Difficulties involved in utility / services diversion for street running trams

See also: https://bathtrams.uk/cms/wp-admin/post.php?post=5637&action=edit Dear Dave,                 Relating to recent correspondence in the press I would like to make a point about Utilities in streets to be developed for tram services. I can agree with your correspondents that we as a nation need to do better; but having been involved in a survey of utilities myself (for […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Govt considering supporting tram re-introduction:

PRESS RELEASE Bath Trams are pleased to note that the Govt has listened to the type of the evidence advanced by Bath Trams and is now actively considering supporting their re-introduction: “New tram networks could be rolled out in towns and cities across England under government plans to cut congestion and pollution. The Department for […]

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Trams are more reliable up hills than buses during snow

When trams in Montreal were replaced with buses they could not get up the steep hills which the trams could.  With trams snow only has to be cleared from the rails not the entire road, and it is easy to warm the rails only to melt snow.  Trams also can drop sand on the tracks.

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More letters supporting trams following John Carson’s anti-Edinburgh and anti-Bath Tram letters in the Bath Chronicle

For previous weeks letters please see: https://bathtrams.uk/saga-of-anti-edinburgh-tram-and-sequence-of-letters-in-bath-chronicle/ https://bathtrams.uk/third-tranche-of-letters-in-bath-chronicle-about-trams/ Plain text versions of letters: Dear Sir, John Carson,  misreports the intent of the Letter last week mentioning Edinburgh trams. The letter he takes issue with was not (as he implies) upholding Edinburgh as a good example of a tram system, but merely pointing out that trams  encourage […]

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The number of people using very popular trams in Edinburgh increased by 10 per cent with some services running every three minutes.

Monday 07 January 2019 The number of people using trams in Edinburgh increased by 10 per cent as figures show more than 7.3 million passengers travelled last year.The rise in passengers has been attributed to extra trams running at peak times, with some services running every three minutes. Please note that due to economic factors […]

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1st in Sequence of anti-Edinburgh & Bath tram letter and subsequent pro-tram letters in Bath Chronicle

See also :https://bathtrams.uk/another-slew-of-letters-supporting-trams-following-john-carsons-letter/ https://bathtrams.uk/third-tranche-of-letters-in-bath-chronicle-about-trams/ https://bathtrams.uk/4th-in-sequence-of-tram-letters-in-bath-chronicle/ https://bathtrams.uk/5th-in-sequence-of-tram-letters-in-bath-chronicle/       Third tranche of letters in Bath Chronicle about trams Vic McKinlay who lives in Edinburgh pointed out in picture above that despite its initial problems, a) The Edinburgh tram has massively increased the patronage of an adjacent park and ride and b) is now very popular […]

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The above chart shows the huge increase in public transport ( trams) achieved in Freiburg, and the corresponding drop in car traffic. Source of the above – http://www.ecotippingpoints.org/our-stories/indepth/germany-freiburg-sustainability-transportation-energy-green-economy.html The above slides are taken from a paper given at the Bath Trams conference ( see below). https://bathtrams.uk/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/APPLRG151210-1.pdf  slides 18 – 30 in and show how far better […]

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bus passengers numbers is falling dropping, also

The above show that generally bus journeys has declined since 1986 – in fact this has been declining ever since buses replaced trams in the 1930.  Note however that light rail / tram  usage has been steadily rising.  In London they have been rising but this is likely due to the large investment due to […]

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