History of trams closed, removal, withdrawal, closure, shut-down, in Bath and other British cities?

Great article covering this here: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jul/28/erased-from-history-how-sydney-destroyed-its-trams-for-love-of-the-car Quote from above, which was a complete lie ” Sydney also listened attentively to British experts. In 1949 three representatives of the London Passenger Transport Board recommended to the NSW government that Sydney cancel an order for 250 new trams and replace the entire system with buses by 1960. Three years […]

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Press Release – Briefing on Trams in Bath BRLSI Thursday 23 Nov

“no show stoppers  to Bath trams in BANES consultant’s report says Lib Dem councillor” Professor Lesley who has a lifetime studying urban transport discussed what the evidence was for thinking trams would solve Baths’ transport crisis at a reasonable cost. First he outlined how the similar Preston ( pop 110,000) tram system he was developing […]

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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 have a much higher carrying capacity than buses or cars

Note: In the above Triptych, each of the pictures has the same fixed number of people, very spread out in the cars, condensed in the tram. Expert comments from below  David Walmsley, BSc PhD CMILT MCIHT, Transport Analyst: “ TABLE 3.2 MODAL CHARACTERISTICS COMPARED  ( From the World Bank ) Mode Characteristics       Max. capacity […]

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