PRESS RELEASE – WECA, BRISTOL, BBATA WORKING TO DELIVER TRAMS FOR RESIDENTS

4 Feb 2021                                                        After many meetings and correspondence with the mayors, politicians, and officers of WECA (West of England Combined Authority), Bath & North East Somerset Council (BANES) and Bristol City Council (BCC), BBATA (Bath and Bristol Area Trams Association) is very pleased to announce that, their recommendations for a modern tram system linked […]

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BBATA (in association provisionally with TFGB) – organize web conference for re-tramming Bath, Bristol,

(BBATA =  Bath and Bristol Area Trams Association, TFGB = Transport Forum for Greater Bristol)   Leading experts will be addressing this issue including Richard Briggs of Mott Macdonald, leading tram/light-rail consultants. Richard Briggs, is Light Rapid Transit Deputy Practice Leader for Mott MacDonald and a member of the UK Tram Centre of Excellence. With […]

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Some history of tram abandonment and Leeds Trolley Bus fiasco

Dave Chas Allen and Bruce Lake are quite right about the initial impact of modern trolleybuses (and even diesel buses) replacing some pretty ancient “boneshaker” trams but any gain in passengers was rapidly lost after WWII as private motoring took hold and the acclaimed flexibility of the rubber-tyred modes simply rendered them victims of the […]

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Publ. October 29. 12th in sequence of letters in Bath Chronicle. (Andrews, Donovan, Butterworth, needs Sharpe’s letter)

John Eddison ( letters 18th Oct raises some interesting questions about the claims made for and the supposed benefits of trams. First of all Bath Trams is not in anyway opposed to buses. Our position is that trams must form the backbone of any decent transport system on the proven basis that motorists simply do not find buses acceptable for […]

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Nov 5th publ…13th in sequence of pro-tram letters in the Chronicle – “Give us full picture of likely tram costs”

Give us full picture of likely tram costs Dear Editor, The letter in your last issue regarding the benefits of a tram system in Bath was very interesting and detailed the advantages of their use. I’ve enjoyed using them in several cities across the UK and Europe in recent years. However, last week’s letter rather glossed over the issues encountered in the […]

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