The installation of trams drives city regeneration by making access cheap, easy, fast, pleasant and convenient

Metrolink has helped to create the modern Greater Manchester city-region by driving regeneration and employment in the areas it serves.

Last year saw a record-breaking 37 million passenger journeys and that number is continually growing.

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/trams-edinburgh-manchester-uk-transport-system

 

See also: https://bathtrams.uk/5756-2/

 

Trams are great for city transport – why doesn’t the UK have more?

and can help underpin neighborhood regeneration projects.

“Think of trams as an urban development project rather than a transport scheme,” says Martin Wedderburn, Transport Planner and Associate for thinktank the Centre for London. “The physical permanence of the rails has a much bigger impact on developers and investors, especially in the UK where bus routes can be changed or withdrawn at such short notice.”

Yet while light-rail use in England is at record highs of 268 million journeys, the highest since records began in 1983, they make up

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/trams-edinburgh-manchester-uk-transport-system

 

 

 

The renaissance of tramways and urban redevelopment in France

 

 

https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/mgrsd.2017.21.issue-1/mgrsd-2017-0005/mgrsd-2017-0005.pdf

What light rail can do for cities:

http://www.bathtram.org/tfb/tF30selcom050403.pdf