Car free Utrecht finds buses wont work so is installing trams

Spanish Supplier CAR is providing trams for Utrecht Utrecht has a virtually car free centre and relises on buses and cycling, but studies have shown that the bus network has reached a saturation point and is no more a viable solution for the growing passenger traffic in the region. As a result, a tram network […]

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The renaissance of tramways and urban redevelopment in France

MISCELLANEA GEOGRAPHICA – REGIONAL STUDIES ON DEVELOPMENT Department of Geography, Université de Bourgogne, France e-mail: yves.boquet@u-bourgogne.fr Yves Boquet Received: 3 June 2016 Accepted: 15 March 2017 Abstract Tramways have made a remarkable comeback in France since the 1980s. An organization of public transport based on the decentralized administration system set up in the early 1980s […]

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Relative carrying capacity, cars, buses, trams

From David Walmsley, BSc PhD CMILT MCIHT, Transport Analyst says: The above World Bank table is accurate for the type of roads into Bath, but is optimistic for buses and trams, however it does show that trams are much more effective than buses.  More realistic figures are shown in the table below. The roads into […]

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Trams can reduce HGV freight into Cities

Above is a freight tram in Dresden – this could replace 8 HGVs since most HGVs entering Bath only drop off about half their load. These freight trams would be loaded at peripheral tram stops, so no freight consolidation centre is required, and HGVs can approach from any direction and offload without having to waste time […]

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Tram Restaurant Dining

The introduction of trams back into cities sometimes incorporates a determined effort to maximise the infrastructure. Implementing a unique city tourism attraction with retro-style vintage restaurant dining car trams is one way its done. Providing a wonderful fine dining experience and a sightseeing trip through the city’s highlights has great appeal to visitors.

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