LETTER FROM BATH AND BRISTOL AREA TRAMS ASSOCIATION REGARDING THE WORDING ON THE WECA MASS TRANSIT WEB PAGE, 23rd March 2023.

MAYOR DAN NORRIS MAYOR, WEST OF ENGLAND COMBINED AUTHORITY BRISTOL LETTER FROM BATH AND BRISTOL AREA TRAMS ASSOCIATION REGARDING THE WORDING ON THE WECA MASS TRANSIT WEB PAGE, 23rd March 2023. Dear Mayor Norris, You may recall that we had a fruitful meeting last year and you were very receptive to our ideas about trams/light rail for […]

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Possible Bristol – Keynsham tram route – largely off-street running

The WoE’s transport predicament We applaud Mayor Norris’s efforts to a stronger Transport Authority and bus-rail integration, both desperately needed. As is bus franchising and mass transit. It has been wrongly suggested that building tram routes causes massive disruption. But new trams routes in other cities, are opportunistic, largely not sticking to busy thoroughfares. Please […]

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-1 Likely cost of Tram Tracks £10m /km in Germany.

From Professor Lewis Lesley, 1 Mar 2023: There is a long article about Coventry in March’s New Civil Engineer, to which I have submitted the following comments: Dear Editor, The recent (March 2023) issue has a lot about rails of different sorts. Responding to the item ‘Travel Light”, no doubt the people involved in this […]

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Much vaunted Belfast Glider Bus has a corridor capacity of 1,000 per hour. a tram corridor 12,000.

Dave Andrews <tyningroad@gmail.com> 21:16 (0 minutes ago) to <expertsfortrams@googlegroups.com>, <bathtramreintroduction@googlegroups.com>, TfGB, Gordon “The overall capacity, including people standing, has also fallen notably, albeit more modestly, in that busiest hour, from some 1,104 people overall to 997 people.”   https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/crammed-glider-service-east-belfast-has-far-far-fewer-peak-time-seats-old-buses-did-581000 The corridor capacity of tram line can be  12,000 per hour. An argument advanced for the Glider is an interim approach […]

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An Investigation into the Economic Impacts on Cities of Investment in Light Rail Systems

paul.abell@pobroadband.co.uk Thu, 10 Oct 2019, 11:00 to me Hello everybody, If it has not already been mentioned, I would point people towards “An Investigation into the Economic Impacts on Cities of Investment in Light Rail Systems”, a June 2014 report for UKTram by Professor richard Knowles and Dr Fiona Ferbrache awailable at:  http://www.railforthevalley.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/LR-UK-LightRailReport-An-investigation-into-the-economic-impacts-on-cities-of-investment-in-light-rail.pdf Regards, Paul Abell

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Meeting with Dan Norris WECA mayor Press Report:

The above  article by the way isn’t quite correct. Numerous surveys have shown that on any new tram route, about 20% of the tram passengers will have previously driven along that route ie are now leaving the car behind. And if you calculate the space taken up by the tram, and compared it to the […]

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international experience should be useful as it shows that trams can coexist with cyclists

https://www.itdp.org/2022/08/25/better-together-rapid-transit-and-cycling-networks/?utm_source=Sustainable+Transport+e-bulletin&utm_campaign=f5ac665152-Mid_Summer_2017_eBulletin_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fca8d7a24c-f5ac665152-135881832&mc_cid=f5ac665152&mc_eid=b2c2285fbe This new report on . They  of course help cut car journeys into city centres, thus making walking and cycling safer and more enjoyable, as they are more attractive than buses to suburban residents. The link also offers a free data source to enable cities to be compared Best

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