North Somerset Railway Proposal

NSR aim is to enable reintroduction of national railway operations between Radstock and the Somer valley and the Network through partnerships with GWR, Network Rail, the DFt and Local Councils. https://www.northsomersetrailway.com/

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Temporary tram diversion tracks permit access to buried utilities under tram tracks – they do not necessarily need to be moved during tram line installed

The above images and video below, indicate how rapidly tram tracks can be diverted whilst services are maintained or moved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33FAA4pzRkA “Kletterweiche” are a form of temporary tracks laid on the surface of the road to effect a diversion if large excavations for utility work is required. See images below from Wroclaw Poland 2015: Please find […]

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Manchester metro builders ignored continental experience by not fitting tried and tested gong warning sound

The original “T68” trams in Manchester were fitted with whistles derived  from LMS steam locomotive hooters adapted to work on air and indirectly operated via an electro-pneumatic valve.  They were often ineffective in the city centre, causing drivers to improperly switch the tram into off-street mode on-street in order to sound the screeching off-street horn.  […]

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Manchester Metro sub-optimal as local expertise and continental experience ignored

UK TRAMWAY HANDICAPS Constructing a road or a railway is a far more straightforward process than installing a tramway in a city centre. Tramway installation requires the skills of mechanical, electrical (traction, distribution, electronic), civil, railway, software, highway and traffic engineers, as well as relying heavily on financial, public relations, legal and political expertise interfacing […]

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8 Tram light rail track installation costs

See Also: 0 Likely Tram Track Installations costs for Bath – French Tram Engineering Experts EGIS 1 tram light rail track installation costs 2 Recent German Light Rail Tram Track costs – £13 – £20m / km 3 UK Tram track light rail installation costs – “circa £20m to £30m per route kilometre” 4 Tram […]

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Why you get bus jam if you try to run a large city solely on buses and without trams

Above: A previous Lothian Buses director, Neil Renilson decided that ALL bus routes should run through the centre of Edinburgh. His wisdom has been questioned, and the picture provided by George Murray shows why. https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/robin-heydon-column-cambridge-ottawa-13462503   The problem of bus queues in Princes Street Edinburgh, Cambridge, Oxford or anywhere that has reasonable demand for public transport arises […]

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