Can trams fit in the narrow streets in Bath

The above street is not dedicated solely to trams, ie cars use it as well. It is sometimes thought that trams in Bath would need special lanes, this is not the case.  The Bath trams would follow exactly the same route as cars, or put another way, cars would follow on exactly the same tracks […]

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Can trams deal with Bath’s Hills? Hill Climbing capability of trams

Maximum hill climbing, and braking down hill is not dependent on vehicle weight but the number of driven axles and the control system used. The steepest tramway with only wheel/rail adhesion was in Montreal (14%), which the replacement buses could not manage in winter. As a number of you have pointed out Lisbon has 12% […]

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Ultra Light Rail Partners Ltd Parry People mover worldwide export drive

Ultra Light Rail Partners Ltd Ultra Light Rail Partners Ltd (ULRP) is a new company set up by four partner companies, Parry People Movers Ltd (PPM) (www.parrypeoplemovers.com); Sustraco Ltd (www.ultralightrail.com) (the successor to Bristol Electric Railbus Ltd (BER)); Clayton Equipment Ltd (claytonequipment.co.uk), a former subsidiary of Rolls Royce (but now independent after an MBO) and […]

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PRESS RELEASE FROM TramForward   Trams for Bath? Conference, 24th November

  TramForward has long campaigned for trams not only in the major conurbations but in medium-sized towns and cities. Trams can provide economic and clean public transport, encouraging regeneration and a move away from cars, and improving the environment and general ambience of the urban area. TramForward is, therefore, very pleased to support this forthcoming […]

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Green Wave Traffic Light Pre-emption is “…usually not done for trams…” ie not buses (Says World Bank)

The World Bank discusses traffic light priority systems here:  https://www.ssatp.org/sites/ssatp/files/publications/Toolkits/ITS%20Toolkit%20content/its-applications/traffic-management/traffic-signal-priority.html Extract:from above In some cases, public transport vehicles may be given ‘zero wait’ priority – this is usually only done for trams, but may also done for BRT. In this case, the phases are extended or truncated sufficiently quickly that the light is always green when the […]

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The installation of trams drives city regeneration by making access cheap, easy, fast, pleasant and convenient

Metrolink has helped to create the modern Greater Manchester city-region by driving regeneration and employment in the areas it serves. Last year saw a record-breaking 37 million passenger journeys and that number is continually growing. https://www.wired.co.uk/article/trams-edinburgh-manchester-uk-transport-system   See also: https://bathtrams.uk/5756-2/   Trams are great for city transport – why doesn’t the UK have more? and can […]

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