Reasons why rubber tyred trolley, diesel, bendy, buses, Chinese Zhouzou tram bus trackless tram cannot compete with steel wheeled trams

Why trams not buses are the backbone to most low traffic and congestion cities It is worth explaining the fundamental engineering differences between a steel wheeled light rail or tram and a rubber tyred bus (whether battery, trolley, diesel, or electric, Chinese Zhouzou tram bus) and why trams are nearly always the essential backbone in […]

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7th in sequence of tram letters in Bath Chronicle

See also https://bathtrams.uk/8th-in-sequence-of-tram-letters-in-bath-chronicle/   Dear Chronicle Lawrence Sanders’ letter suggesting trolley buses for Bath was interesting so it is worth explaining the fundamental difference between a tram and a bus. ( trolley or diesel, or electric bus) What it comes down to is that trams are expensive to buy, but cheap to operate on each […]

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Buried underground cables pipes utilities movement diversions and tram light rail installations

Also see previous posting: https://bathtrams.uk/cost-of-service-diversion-do-not-rule-out-trams-edinburgh-notwithstanding/ David Walmsley Mon, 18 Feb, 22:29 to me, , , BoardBathTramGroup I am not at all certain that running trams over excavations would be acceptable in the UK. It goes against the NRSWA safety code. David Walmesly David Holt Tue, 19 Feb, 11:08 to , , BoardBathTramGroup, David, me I wonder in what particular respect(s) it goes against the […]

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PRESS RELEASE Bath / Bristol secures funding for study into rapid transit

At a meeting Bath and Bristol Trams  Wednesday night, Mark Shelford, BANES cabinet member for Transport reported that funding had been secured from WECA of £1.95 m for the Bristol mass transit study to develop the feasibility and business cases which will include the spur from Bristol to Bath and villages and towns in between. A […]

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