Comparative energy consumption of trams and buses

Above: A bombardier tram in the 10th district of Vienna, Austria Trams are a seemingly expensive outlay for a city. They require permanent tracks and overhead wires. At least that’s how the figures can often initially appear, but there is more to it than basic installation cost. What of the energy required to operate, maintain and […]

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Websites for UK Tram organisations

UK Parliamentary Light Rail Group – https://www.applrguk.co.uk/   List of new trams under development – https://www.applrguk.co.uk/Tram-Tracker-Project   The campaigning arm of the LRTA – Light Rail Transit Association – http://www.lrta.org/TramForward/index.php   The official voice of the UK Tram industry – https://uktram.com/   Technical standards et – https://uktram.com/documents/   General facts about existing trams – https://www.thetrams.co.uk/tramsinuk.php   Light Rail […]

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Trackless trams 9th in sequence of tram letters in Bath Chronicle. Chinese tram bus – why rubber tyred tram buses don’t work

See Also: https://bathtrams.uk/techno-economic-reasons-why-rubber-tyred-trolley-diesel-bendy-buses-can-not-compete-with-steel-wheeled-trams/ Dear Chronicle, Colin Starkey suggests the optically guided tram bus system as used in the Chinese city Zhuzhou instead of trams This is not a new idea and was installed in France in since 2001 in Rouen and Nimes. It has a number of disadvantages compared to steel wheeled trams.  As is becoming increasingly […]

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