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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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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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A trams inflexibility is an advantage as its certainty increases investment values by regenerating cities

Nottingham and Sheffield   The property price rises in Nottingham as reported in the Daily Telegraph, 2013 Fast track to a boom   “Nottingham’s tramlines, ripped out 65 years ago, are now being re-laid. The prospect of superb transport is driving up the city’s house prices, finds Caroline McGhie.   The interest is also reflected […]

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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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Relative carrying capacity, cars, buses, trams

As the slide above shows, trams have a much higher carrying capacity than cars or buses. Source – Sunny Kodukula | Berufsprofil – LinkedIn https://de.linkedin.com/in/santhoshkodukula Köln und Umgebung, Deutschland – ‎Project Coordinator at Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

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