7th in sequence of tram letters in Bath Chronicle

See also https://bathtrams.uk/8th-in-sequence-of-tram-letters-in-bath-chronicle/   Dear Chronicle Lawrence Sanders’ letter suggesting trolley buses for Bath was interesting so it is worth explaining the fundamental difference between a tram and a bus. ( trolley or diesel, or electric bus) What it comes down to is that trams are expensive to buy, but cheap to operate on each […]

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Buried underground cables pipes utilities movement diversions and tram light rail installations

Also see previous posting: https://bathtrams.uk/cost-of-service-diversion-do-not-rule-out-trams-edinburgh-notwithstanding/ David Walmsley Mon, 18 Feb, 22:29 to me, , , BoardBathTramGroup I am not at all certain that running trams over excavations would be acceptable in the UK. It goes against the NRSWA safety code. David Walmesly David Holt Tue, 19 Feb, 11:08 to , , BoardBathTramGroup, David, me I wonder in what particular respect(s) it goes against the […]

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PRESS RELEASE Bath / Bristol secures funding for study into rapid transit

At a meeting Bath and Bristol Trams  Wednesday night, Mark Shelford, BANES cabinet member for Transport reported that funding had been secured from WECA of £1.95 m for the Bristol mass transit study to develop the feasibility and business cases which will include the spur from Bristol to Bath and villages and towns in between. A […]

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6th in sequence of tram letters in Bath Chronicle

see also: https://bathtrams.uk/7th-tranche-of-letters-in-bath-chronicle/ Letter from Dave Andrews Dear Sirs, John Carson makes a number of useful and insightful points about the difficulties buried utilities can create for tram re–installs. However they are not not as great as he implies.  Edinburgh Tram was based on a heavy, sleepered rail system and trams, and these impose pressure at a far […]

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House prices boosted after opening tram routes in five leading cities

https://www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/Media/Press-Releases/press-releases-2017/lloyds-bank/House_prices_boosted_after_opening_tram_routes/ 12 May 2017 House prices near improved transport infrastructure grow strongly two years after routes open Half of locations with a tram stop see house prices outperform the rest of the city House prices along the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) up by 22% in two years before line opens House prices have been boosted by […]

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5th in sequence of tram letters in Bath Chronicle

Bath Chronicle February 28 2019 letters page 5th sequence See Also previous letter: https://bathtrams.uk/saga-of-anti-edinburgh-tram-and-sequence-of-letters-in-bath-chronicle/ https://bathtrams.uk/another-slew-of-letters-supporting-trams-following-john-carsons-letter/ https://bathtrams.uk/third-tranche-of-letters-in-bath-chronicle-about-trams/ https://bathtrams.uk/4th-in-sequence-of-tram-letters-in-bath-chronicle/ https://bathtrams.uk/5th-in-sequence-of-tram-letters-in-bath-chronicle-2/ Original text as sent to Chronicle: Dear Chronicle, John Carson makes a number of useful and insightful points about the difficulties buried utilities can create for tram re–installs. However they are not not as great as he implies.  Edinburgh […]

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