Infamous Swansea ‘bendy buses’ scrapped – no longer viable

Infamous Swansea ‘bendy buses’ scrapped six years after council spent £10m ripping up city centre roads to accommodate them Bus operator First Cymru say the articulated vehicles are no longer viable   http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/infamous-swansea-bendy-buses-scrapped-9526626  

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Cambridge busway failure

Failed Cambridge Busway http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/cambridge-guided-busway-13387477 ” Serious questions are now being raised about the safety and long-term viability of the busway after findings by Smarter Cambridge Transport show it is “deteriorating fast”, despite only being six-years-old. Some residents are saying the public transport system should never have been built, arguing in favour of a light railway. CamPete […]

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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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Trams can reduce HGV freight into Cities

Above – freight tram in Dresden since 2002. Freight tram trials planned in Karslruhe Freight tram trials planned in Karslruhe Aug 22, 2020, Oliver Cuenca. THE German city of Karlsruhe, in collaboration with Karlsruhe Transport (VBK) and Albtal Transport (AVG), has announced plans to begin trials of freight-carrying LRVs and tram-trains by 2022. It is […]

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