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Proposed Tramway: Warrington Dec 2017Western Link Road Urban Transport Corridor Pollution,The Warrington Tram Solution Purpose & Requirements,A Cross Party willingness toachieve goals, Comply and improve Air Quality in Warrington and District Reduce the 95 UTC pollution related deaths per year,Improve town connectivityProposed
Presentation: Applrg Minutes of Parliamentary Tea: Minister Jesse Norman MP House of Commons Nov 2017Call for more DfT staff; Minister willing to talk on Smaller Cities and Towns Tramways and calls for Leadership and EnergyPresentations
Parliamentary Tea: Stadler, Mrs Elaine Greenwood 28th November 2017Mrs Elaine Greenwood, Stadler UKPresentations
Pollution: House of Commons: Improving Air Quality Evidence 23 November 2017Environmental Audit Committee, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Health Committee, Transport Committee Oral evidence: Improving Air Quality, HC 433 Thursday 23 November 2017 Ordered by the House of Commons to be published on 23 November 2017.Pollution
Parliamentary Tea; Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Norman Jesse 28th Nov 2017Meet the Minister Jesse Norman MP Hereford and South Herefordshire, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, (Department for Transport) Restricted places, first come first served basis RSVP if you have not done so far pleasePresentations
LR Applrg 24th October 2017 Meeting MinutesAll Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group Meeting at the House of Commons, Tuesday, 24th October 2017 Chairman: Iain Stewart MP.. Speakers Transport Focus Tram Passenger Survey Robert Pain Senior Insight Advisor at Transport Focus. Bath Tram Dave Andrews Transport Consultant. Tram Re-introduction Group for Bath Trams for Cambridge (as part of "CaMKOx") Dr Colin Harris Cambridge Connect Mr Daniel Zeichner MP for Cambridge Meeting Reports
TESTTESTIndustry
Warrington: 2nd Open Letter to WBC: A better value for £196m 30th October 2017For the £196 million +, proposed for the Western Link road and other new road schemes, a low-cost, lightweight tramway scheme along the lines of that proposed for Coventry (developed, designed and manufactured in the UK) would far better serve the needs of this town by careful route planning to keep the "rat running" out of the town, a town that has aspirations for city statusNorth Cheshire
Warrington: Open Letter to WBC Councillors 3 October 2017I am writing an open letter to object and complain about your recently announced road plans and housing building plans.North Cheshire
Report: Air Quality for Warrington November 2016There is an opportunity coming in the proposed rebalancing of the North - South economy This can be provided by rail as part of the "Rail North" proposals and must include light rail and tramways, each mode providing optimal service for varying traffic flows. The essential requirement is full integration of modes, in terms of interchange and through ticketing, allowing seamless journeys into and within Warrington. Trams and light rail should form an essential component of our public transport provision especially connections in the East with Manchester Metrolink We need our local politicians to be more proactive to secure Warrington's position as a central hub and future proof our transport links North Cheshire
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Report: Air Quality for Warrington September 2017The solution for the falling air quality in Warrington and DistrictNorth Cheshire
Presentation: Applrg House of Commons 24 October 2017: Dr. Colin Harris Cambridge Light RailDr Colin Harris established Cambridge Connect in 2016 and is working closely with Railfuture and UK Tram to promote light rail as an enduring and sustainable approach to public transport for Cambridge. Dr Harris is Director of the consultancy Environmental Research & Assessment, and is based in Cambridge". A stand alone system or as part of CaMKOxPresentations
Presentation: Applrg House of Commons 24 October 2017: Robert Pain, Transport FocusThe Tram Passenger Survey (TPS) Provides a consistent, robust measurement of passenger satisfaction with tram services in Britain Informs our understanding of barriers to (greater) tram use, how to encourage greater use, and how to improve the passenger experience Allows for comparisons to be made with passenger experiences on buses and trains In 2016 covered tram services in Manchester, Birmingham, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Sheffield Presentations
Presentation: Applrg House of Commons 24 October 2017"Trams for Cambridge (CaMKox) Mr Daniel Zeichner MP, Tram Group Bath Mr Dave Andrew Charles, Trams as part of the pollution solution, Dr Colin Harris UKTram TIME CHANGE TO start at 1530 and finish at 1730. ROOM CHANGED TO CMR 21Presentations
Catapult University of Coventry “Very light rail will be quicker and cheaper to build and run than any of the tram systems currently operating in the UK. The track will be easier and quicker to lay and in the future, the system will be able to operate without drivers. This means it will be able to be really frequent – a real hop on, hop off service, which will help to take cars off our roads – important when traffic is growing rapidly and economic success relies on keeping people moving."Very Light Rail
Inquiry; Four Committees relaunch Air QualityFour Committees relaunch a joint inquiry on air quality 09 October 2017 Four Committees team up to scrutinise the Government's plans to reduce the harmful effects of air pollution on public health and the environment. Inquiry: Improving air quality Environmental Audit Committee Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee Health Committee Transport Committee Presentations
Applrg Diary dates Sept 2017Diary dates for October & November 2017, Invitations and details to followWho Are We?
Who we are 1 October 2017Applrg; Who we are 1 October 2017Who Are We?
Edinburgh: Updated Outline Business Case Sept 2017Edinburgh Tram – York Place to Newhaven Updated Outline Business Case Sep 2017Edinburgh
Pollution: Real Cost of Road Pollution Sept 2017 Air pollution doesn't just look and smell bad. It kills. And it costs megabucks. We all know that high blood pressure, smoking, high blood sugar, and cholesterol are big risk factors for premature death. But air pollution is right behind them — it's killer number five. Pollution
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Pollution: How dangerous is road rubber? Sept 2017A busy road with 25,000 vehicles travelling on it each day will generate around nine kilograms of tyre dust per kilometre. Pollution
LR Applrg Birmingham Extention gets UK Govt. Funding 1 Sept 2017The Department for Transport (UK) announced on September 1 that it is to provide £59•8m towards the construction of the Edgbaston extension of the Midland Metro tram route in Birmingham. Industry
LR Trams reach Tallin Airport: Estonia Sept 2017 Revenue service began on an extension of the Tallinn tram network to the airport on September 1 2017, Industry
LR Applrg : Switzerland: Basel Trams reach French Border August 2017Basel tram operator BVB opened the first phase of an extension into France on July 31. Industry
LR A Commuter pollution study: CARB USA August 2017Light rail commutes had the lowest average exposure per mile for all measured pollutants, and car trips experienced marginally higher per mile exposure, whereas train commutes with older diesel technologies experienced the largest exposure per mile of all of the motorized transportation commute modes. The study also offers advice for reducing exposure to air pollution during commute trips:Pollution
Pollution : TramForward is disappointed with Government 2 Aug 2017TramForward is disappointed with the recently announced Government air quality policy as it deals only with the reduction of nitrogen dioxide pollution from vehicle exhausts. Nitrogen dioxide is only part of the problem, particulate matter is also extremely damaging to health. While the proposed measures may well cut down particulate as well as nitrogen dioxide emissions, they will do nothing to tackle the other major source of particulate pollution, which is wear of tyres, brake linings and road surfaces. This has been dubbed the “Oslo effect” after the city where the problem was first identified.Pollution
Applrg; Annual Tram Statistics: UpThe statistics are collected annually to inform the development and monitoring of light rail policy. Figures present information on usage, infrastructure and revenue for the 8 systems which are urban and primarily surface-running. In the financial year ending March 2017: light rail use in England reached record levels of passenger journeys and vehicle miles since 1983 267.7 million passenger journeys were made on the 8 systems there was a 7.2% increase in passenger journeys in England (outside London) 57% of passenger journeys were in London, on Docklands Light Railway and London Tramlink vehicle mileage increased by 2.9% mostly due to developments of the Midland Metro and Nottingham Express Transit systems light rail revenue increased by 5.5% in real terms to £362.4 millionIndustry
Applrg: New Light Rail Minister 24 July 2017Meet our new Light Rail Minister Jesse Norman MPWho Are We?
Presentation: Applrg House of Commons Minutes of 26th April 2017 Meeting Meeting held in the House of Commons, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 Chairman: Greg Mulholland MP Speakers: James Backhouse Transport Solicitor Backhouse Jones, Daniel Andrew Giblin Transport ConsultantTramForward member Joanne Bentley Customer Services Manager Nottingham Express Transit Presentations
Who Are we: A Hung Parliament 9 June 2017A Hung Parliament, A simple guideWho Are We?
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UK Elections 8th June 2017: Purdah NoticeThe All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group will be going into "PURDAH" with the dissolving of Parliament with effect end of business Wednesday 3 May 2017Presentations
Proposed Tramway: Bristol Nov 2010 (Revised)The Ashton Gate to Temple Meads preserved light rail route is proposed as the first section of a rail based Rapid Transit Network for Bristol. A high quality frequent service will reduce traffic on Hotwells Road while serving the Ashton Gate, Hotwells, Southville/Ashton, South Harbourside and Redcliffe areas of the city.Proposed
Pollution:Air Quality at the Heart of Election Press Release All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group April 2017“The quality of our air should be a political priority as it has a huge impact on the health of the nation. That is why we are calling on every party to have in their manifesto, a commitment to improving air quality. That is even more important now that we are going to see the Government’s defeat in Court before the election. They will have to defend their policy and parties can have a genuine debate about how to tackle such a large public health issue.” Pollution
Presentation: Applrg House of Commons Meeting: In Search of Excellence: Joanne Bentley, 26 April 2017Building a Culture of Customer Excellence - Joanne Bentley, Customer Service Manager, Nottingham Trams LtdPresentations
Presentation: Applrg House of Commons Meeting: Legal Consequencies of Transport Pollution 26 April 2017James Backhouse & Jones Ltd Chester Public Law: ECHR EU regulation/directive JR Client Earth Legal firm Private Law:Tort timeline comparator Asbestosis Employment/worker rights Breach of Statutory Duty Presentations
Presentation: Applrg House of Commons Meeting: Tramforward Trams and Clean Air 26th April 2017TramForward Presentation - Trams and Clean AirPresentations
Presentation: Applrg House of Commons Meeting 26th April 2017: Tramforward Trams and Clean AirNotes for TramForward presentation, Applrg House of Commons 26th April 2017Presentations
Pollution: Client Earth Judgement 27 April 2017The UK Government has failed in its attempt to delay publication of its air quality plans until after the General Election. Mr Justice Garnham today ordered the government to produce the plans after the local elections on 9th May. The final plans must be produced by 31 July. Pollution
Presentation: Applrg House of Commons Meeting 26th April 2017Amended timings and location to Committee Room 8, new timings 1400h - 1600h Due to a General Election being called and Parliament being dissolved 3rd of May 2017, this will be the last meeting of this session and we will reform after the election In the meantime come and join usPresentations
Pollution:Trams, the Urban Air Quality SolutionLight Rail systems offer an attractive and effective system, reducing congestion and pollution by offering motorists an alternative to car use, Manchester Metrolink registered a modal switch approaching 32%, helping to create pollution-free zones in cities (clear zones). Pollution
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Pollution:Four Select Committees call for Air Quality EvidenceMP’s from four select committees have combined forces to launch an unprecedented joint inquiry on air quality to scrutinise cross-government plans to tackle urban pollution hotspots. The Environmental Audit Committee, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health, and Transport Committees will hold four evidence sessions to consider mounting scientific evidence on the health and environmental impacts of outdoor air pollution. Pollution
Transport in the North 18 July 2017Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar Transport in the North of England: infrastructure, economic growth and devolution Timing: Morning, Tuesday, 18th July 2017 Venue: Central ManchesterConferences
APPLRG: Diary Dates April - June 2017Diary dates: April - June 2017Conferences
Westminster Energy Forum:15th June 2017Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar: Priorities for a national air quality plan Timing: Morning, Thursday, 15th June 2017 Venue: Central London Conferences
Pollution: LRTA warns of Pollution dangersThe Light Rail Transit Association notes the recent EU final warning and threat of heavy fines against five countries, including the UK, on air quality breaches. 1 This concerns Nitrogen dioxide emissions, which is largely from vehicle exhausts. However, a worrying source of equally harmful PM10 and PM2.5 pollutants has recently been identified. It has generally been assumed that most vehicle pollution comes from the tail pipe and by cleaning up engines or moving to electric vehicles that can be cut. 2 Research has shown that up to 90% of harmful PM2.5 and 85% of PM10A pollution come from non-exhaust sources such as tyre wear, road surface wear, and the brakes. This is known as the Oslo effect after the city where it was first noted 3. Unfortunately, electric vehicles can be up to 40% heavier so even more of these harmful particles are emitted from the tyres. Pollution
Pollution: Oslo Effect 2 2017Oslo Effect 2 How air pollution harms your health, (An update to the original Oslo Effect report of 1988) Pollution
Presentation: Applrg House of Commons: Preston Guild; Trampower 18 Jan 2017Preston Guild Tramway 2017, A guide to low cost tramways and funding?Presentations
Combe Rail Devon UK: TramTrain Line proposal Jan 2017Combe Rail is proposing a modern, light railway between Barnstaple and Braunton.Proposed
Presentation: Minutes 18th January 2017 Meeting at the House of Commons, Wednesday, 18th January 2017, Chairman: Greg Mulholland MP, Speakers:Andrea Lee, Healthy Air Campaigner, Client Earth, Lewis Lesley and Stewart Saunders, Preston TramPower Group, Ben Still, Managing Director, West Yorkshire Combined Authority Presentations
Light Rail Conferences; Mainspring 2017Mainspring Light Rail Conferences 2017Conferences
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Presentation:Client Earth:The Right to Breathe 18 Jan 2017Fighting for our right to breathe clean airPresentations
Presentation: Applrg House of Commons: Leeds West Yorkshire Combined Authority 18 Jan 2017The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (CA) is a collaboration between the West Yorkshire authorities. It is the place where work that cuts across the whole of West Yorkshire and city region is undertaken and is the Local Transport Authority for West Yorkshire. Presentations
Presentation:Applrg Meeting 18th January 2017 House of CommonsAll Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group, Committee Room 12 1500h - 1700h 18th January 2017Presentations
Report: Smart Cities: A Sustainable Stimulus Programme Jan 2017The UK faces a range of economic, environmental and social challenges as it prepares to exit the European Union and these are inseparably linked. Three of the most pressing are climate change, housing and the pressure on our land a high population density imposes transport challenges.Industry
Pollution:Dementia risk in Transport Corridors Jan 2017a new study tracking 6.6 million people estimates effect on one in 10 cases of Alzheimer’s while those living by busy roads are 12% more likely to be diagnosed with dementia Living near busy traffic may increase the likelihood of dementia, according to a new study Pollution
Leeds SupertramLeeds Supertram,12.12.16 11 Slides - COLINIndustry
LR Tram SummitPcatIndustry
SECOND DRAFT LRPPPMLight Rail Technology As An OptionIndustry
LR UK Presentation LeedsRoger Harrison 12Dec2016Industry
LRUK Leeds Tram SummitStrailastic PresentationIndustry
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Merseyside: Stadler order for Mersey Rail Dec 2016The leaders of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority gave the go-ahead on December 16 for a £460m project to replace the Merseyrail suburban electric multiple-unit fleet. This includes the selection of Stadler to supply a fleet of 52 trainsets for entry into service from the end of 2020. Contracts are expected to be signed in early 2017. Comment: A missed opportunity to order TramTrain type vehicles to expand the system to include street running, history will show a lack of vision and forward thinking despite a high awareness of the options. Industry
Presentation: Leeds Tram Summit: Stadler 12 Dec 2016Stadler; Leads for LeedsIndustry
Presentation: Leeds Tram Summit Press Release 13 Dec 2016Press Release:Transport experts confirm that light rail for Leeds IS realistic and affordable and could be started with the NGT £250 millionIndustry
Germany: Leipzig Orders Solaris Vehicles Dec 2016The latest funding package would cover half the cost of a further nine trams. In 2015 LVB selected Solaris to supply five trams for €7•7m, with options for a further 36. The first tram from the base order is due to arrive in Leipzig this month, with entry into revenue service on the 1 458 mm gauge network expected early next year. International
Meeting: Leeds Tram Summit: 12 Dec 2016Transport experts to gather in Leeds for summit on future of city’s light railIndustry
Presentation: Leeds Tram Summit: Steve Barber Dec 2016Steve Barber Bsc Vice President LRTA Chair Beeston & Chilwell for Integrated Transport Past Chair Greater Nottingham Joint Planning Advisory Board Steve_barber@ntlworld.comIndustry
TramTrain: Leeds Yorkshire Evening postTram train is the best option for Leeds’s transport future if the city is to become a truly global economic player, a key summit has been told. Experts gathered at Leeds Town Hall earlier, with operators and manufacturers all making the case for a light rail system in Leeds. United Kingdom
Presentation: Leeds Tram Summit PR Dec 2016The Light Rail for Leeds Summit will bring together transport experts from around the country to discuss whether the £173.5 million set aside for the failed NGT Trolleybus scheme can be used to begin a transformative light rail network in Leeds. With the local contribution for NGT from West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and Leeds City Council being up to £81 million, the total money currently available for a light rail scheme is £250 million. - Invitation onlyIndustry
Presentation: Leeds Tram Summit LeedsTo answer claims by Leeds City Region "Trams are too expensive, Take too long to build and Buses are cheaper" by the Light Rail Industry Entry by Invitation OnlyIndustry
Pollution: Doctors against Diesel Dec 2016Doctors, health professionals and medical students today launched the Doctors Against Diesel campaign, by holding up giant numbers which read ‘9,400’, representing the number of early deaths in London each year due to toxic air pollutionIndustry
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Poland: Reworked Ex Frankfurt Cars: A low cost option Dec 2016The first of 15 Type Pt trams which Tramwaje ?l?skie acquired second-hand from Frankfurt-am-Main has been unveiled following an extensive modernisation.International
Pollution: City Pollution Warning Dec 2016Air quality alerts have been issued at bus stops, tube stations and roadsides across London because of high pollution levels, said a spokeswoman for the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The alerts will notify Londoners on Thursday evening during their commute home from work. Vulnerable people to stay at home Industry
Pollution:Four more cities ban diesel vehicles: Dec 2016Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, led the initiative at the C40 conference of mayors on climate change, taking place in Mexico this week. She said: “Mayors have already stood up to say that climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face. Today, we also stand up to say we no longer tolerate air pollution and the health problems and deaths it causes, particularly for our most vulnerable citizens.” “Soot from diesel vehicles is among the big contributors to ill health and global warming,” added Helena Industry
Pollution: Four More Cites to Ban Diesel Vehicles December 2016Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, led the initiative at the C40 conference of mayors on climate change, taking place in Mexico this week. She said: “Mayors have already stood up to say that climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face. Today, we also stand up to say we no longer tolerate air pollution and the health problems and deaths it causes, particularly for our most vulnerable citizens.” “Soot from diesel vehicles is among the big contributors to ill health and global warming,” added Helena Industry
Finland:Helsinki Tram loan Dec 2016Helsinki City Transport (HKL) has signed a long-term loan agreement with the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to procure 40 new trams for the city.International
Charlotte: USA Hybrid Battery Trams Ordered Dec 2016Siemens is to supply six hybrid battery-powered versions of its S70 light rail vehicles for Charlotte’s Gold Line extension.International
Manchestr Metrolink: Trafford Park Consortium Retained 3 Dec 2016MPT, a Thales, VolkerRail and Laing O’Rourke consortium, has been retained by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to design and build the city’s Trafford Park line.Manchester - Metrolink
LR Applrg: Leeds: Press Release Greg Mulholland MPGreg Mulholland, the MP for Leeds North West, has highlighted the findings of a transport study, which found Leeds was the seventh most congested city in the UK, as further reason for investment in a mass transit scheme in the city. The report by Inrix, a transport information company, found that London was the most congested city in the UK, but Leeds was seventh in the list, and found that traffic jams will cost motorists in Leeds and Bradford £2.6bn by 2025. Industry
TramTrain:TramForward Press Release: Glasgow AirportTramForward welcomes the recent Outline Business Case for a TramTrain service to connect Glasgow Airport to Glasgow Central, which would be the best performing option for the much-discussed rail link, offering the best value for money due to its greater attraction for users.Tramtrain
Client Earth: Clean Air Handbook Nov 2016Air pollution has significant impacts on the health of Europeans, particularly in urban areas, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). While air quality is slowly improving, air pollution remains the single largest environmental health hazard in Europe, resulting in a lower quality of life due to illnesses and an estimated 467 000 premature deaths per year.Tramtrain
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ClientEarth:Air Pollution:2nd Court Victory Nov 2016ClientEarth has won its High Court case against the Government over its failure to tackle illegal air pollution across the UK.Industry
TramTrain: Glasgow Airport Rail Link Plans November 2016Plans for direct tram-train link between Glasgow Airport and cityTramtrain
TramTrain:Leeds City Region Press Release:18th November 2016Leeds City Council never discussed Light Rail option with Minister Tramtrain
LR Applrg: Greg Mulholland: Croydon Incident: Hansard 14 November 2016Extract from Hansard 14th November 2016 Croydon IncidentIndustry
Applrg Letter of Condolence: CroydonLetter of Condolence – Croydon Tram crashIndustry
UKTram:Tram Safety Statement 9 Nov 2016Statement Regarding Tram SafetyIndustry
Presentation:Minutes of H o C Meeting:Minister & TramTrain 11 October 2016Minutes of a Meeting on TramTrain and Paul Maynard MP at the House of Commons, Tuesday, 11th October 2016Presentations
Presentation: TramTrain & Leeds City Region, A personal insight: Tim Kendell DfT (Retired)A personal insight to some of the issues with Tram Train, Tim Kendell, formerly of DfTPresentations
TramTrain: Leeds City Region: Open letter from Greg Mulholland MP"Government transport millions for Leeds must be used for mass transit scheme and not squandered on smaller measures” says Greg Mulholland Leeds MPTramtrain
TramTrain : Leeds City Region: Letter to Judith Blake"Government transport millions for Leeds must be used for mass transit scheme and not squandered on smaller measures” says Leeds MP in a letter to Judith Blake, Leader, Leeds City CouncilTramtrain
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TramTrain: Leeds City Region: Letter to Chris Grayling"Government transport millions for Leeds must be used for mass transit scheme and not squandered on smaller measures” says Leeds MP in a letter to Chris Grayling MPTramtrain
LR Urban Pollution; Alzheimers LinkTiny magnetic particles produced by car engines, road surface, tyres and brakes can travel into the human brain and may trigger Alzheimer's disease, scientists have warned. Articles
Presentation: Is TramTrain part of Greater ManchesterIs Tram Train part of the future for Greater Manchester?Presentations
Presentation: Applrg Meeting TramTrain 11 October 2016 RSVPPresentation: Applrg Meeting TramTrain 11 October 2016 RSVP, Secretary of State for Transport Mr Paul Maynard MPPresentations
TramForward Press Release: Air Pollution - Alzheimers Disease Sept 2016TramForward once again urges the adoption of electric powered public transport to improve public health by reducing vehicle-related air pollution, which has now been linked to Alzheimer's diseaseIndustry
TramForward Press Release: Derby Stanton Ironworks Sept 2016TramForward welcomes Erewash Borough Council's proposal that the redevelopment of the huge former Stanton Ironworks near Ilkeston should be connected to both Nottingham and Derby by tram. Industry
Presentation; Minutes of Parliamentary Tea 14 Sep 2016Minutes of a Parliamentary Light Rail Group Tea 14 Sept 2016, Power Point presentation uploaded separately Presentations
TramTrain:Reply to Hon Alderman D H Townsley Sept 2016TramTrain:Reply to Hon Alderman D H Townsley Sept 2016 arguments against Leeds City Region TramTrain starter proposalsTramtrain
Presentation: Parliamentary Tea 14 Sept 2016 Midland AllianceA Midland Alliance Sep 2016 PresentationPresentations
Invitation: Parliamentary Tea 14 September 2016; FinalAn Invitation to a Parliamentary Tea in the House of CommonsPresentations
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LR Applrg Health Report Alzheimers Sept 2016Further pollution consequences Light Rail
LR Applrg 25th May 2016 Meeting MinutesApplrg 25th May 2016 Meeting MinutesMeeting Reports
Turkey: Izmir - New Trams for ExtensionsIzmir - New Trams for ExtensionsInternational
Turkey: Izmir New Trams for ExtensionsIzmir New Trams for ExtensionsInternational
Finland: Helsinki -Espoo Extension Aug 2016Helsinki - Espoo ExtensionInternational
Estonia: Tallin Airport Extension Aug 2016Tallinn Airport Tram ExtensionInternational
Cambridge UK: Issac Newton Line Proposal Aug 2016Issac Newton Line proposalProposed
Holland: The Hague Air Pollution Aug 2016The Dutch Government sued over air quality Aug 2016International
London: Aging air pollution Aug 2016Aging air quality and TfL to stop buying diesel vehiclesUnited Kingdom
Russia: St Petersburg : Fast Trams Stadler & TKK July 2016St Petersburg's fast trams orderInternational
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Industry :Asian Capacitors : July 2016Asian Capacitors, a break through with out street over headInternational
Romania: Update July 2016Romanian update July 2016International
Australia, Gold Coast: 14 Million Passengers July 2016Australia, Gold Coast: 14 Million Passengers July 2016International
Brazil: Rio Olympic Games Tram July 2016Brazil: Rio Olympic Games Tram July 2016International
Perth Australia: Light Rail Reviewed: Aug 2016Perth Australia: Light Rail Reviewed: Aug 2016International
Blackpool: 5 Million Passenger Target Aug 2016Blackpool: 5 Million Passengers Target Aug 2016United Kingdom
Nexus: UK £1 bn spendThe North East Combined Authority has approved a Metro & Local Rail Strategy that outlines £1bn of planned investment in the Tyne & Wear Metro and main line passenger services over the next 20 yearsIndustry
Who were were 2015A list of members Election 2015Who We Were
TramTrain: Paris T11 Vehicles arrive for testingThe arrival of the first Alstom Citadis Dualis tram-train cars at the Noisy-le-Sec maintenance depot on July 12 marked the start of commissioning of the T11 Express tram-train line in the northern suburbs of Paris.Tramtrain
LR: Invitation Parliamentary Tea 14 Sep 2016Parliamentary Tea to be held in the Thames Pavilion 14 September 2016Meeting Reports
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CAF: UK Investment Jul 2016UK: Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF confirmed to Railway Gazette on July 14 that it is preparing to open a UK assembly plant to support the contracts it has won in recent months.Industry
Nottingham: Intermodal Conference, 20 - 21 Jun 2016Mainspring Intermodal Conference 20 - 21 June Crowne Plaza NottinghamConferences
DfT UK: Tram ridership 252 million 9th June 2016THE number of people using light rail trains and trams in Britain rose by an average of 5.8 per cent last year according to new figures from the Department for Transport, which has recorded a total of 252 million journeys in 2015-16 and revenues of almost £337 million. Industry
TramTrain: Leeds City Region Press Release : 1st June 2016PRESS RELEASE Office of Greg Mulholland MP (Leeds North West) Parliamentary Light Rail Group holds special meeting in Leeds to highlight TramTrain as city’s best option Tramtrain
LR Applrg 27th May 2016 Meeting: Minutes TramTrain LeedsMinutes of the launch of TramTrain project LeedsMeeting Reports
Presentation: Applrg Leeds City Region TramTrain 27th May 2016The launch of the Leeds City Region TramTrain and Tram campaign, Black Prince, opposite main railway station Leeds @1100hPresentations
TramTrain; Leeds Launch of Leeds City Region Campaign 27 May 2016Launch of TramTrain & Tram for Leeds City Region, 1100h 27 May 2016, Black Prince opposite railway station LeedsTramtrain
Presentation: Applrg Sheffield Stadler TramTrain 25 May 2016A Power Point presentation from Stadler, Sheffield TramTrainPresentations
Presentation: Applrg :Metro Cardiff & District 25th May 2016A Power Point presentation by Mr Mark Barry on proposals for Light Rail South WalesPresentations
Leeds: TramTrain, Leeds Catch up Opportunity 27 May 2016“TramTrain – Leeds’ Catch up Opportunities”Conferences
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LR Applrg 25th May 2016 Meeting: Typo amendmentMeeting Reports
Leeds: Meeting, TramTrain for Leeds City Region:Fri 27th May May 2016Parliamentary Light Rail Group calls special meeting in Leeds on Friday 27th May The All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group, chaired by Leeds MP Greg Mulholland, will this Friday host a special meeting of the Group in Leeds to discuss the way forward for a TramTrain system for Leeds City Region to be held in the Black Prince opposite Leeds railway station @1100h Proposed
Environment: Trams: A solution for poor air quality June 2016A look at the Public Health issues in our increasingly pollution choked cities and how trams can save lives - and money!Industry
Birmingham: 11th Annual Light Rail Conference 27 & 28 Jul 2016The 11th Annual UK Light Rail Conference and exhibition brings together over 250 decision-makers for two days of open debate covering all aspects of light rail operations and development. Delegates can explore the latest industry innovation within the event’s exhibition area and examine LRT’s role in alleviating congestion in our towns and cities and its potential for driving economic growthConferences
Nottingham: Intermodal Conference 20 - 21 June 2016The growth of inter-modal transportation is rapid and the passengers are in the driving seat. They are connected, confident and expect to be able to travel from A to B in a smooth, continuous and informed journey.Conferences
Leeds: Call for TramTrain for Leeds City Region: May 2016The All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group have backed proposals for a TramTrain network in the Leeds City Region and West Yorkshire, resurrecting part proposals put forward by Metro, the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority, made to the Light Rail Group in 2009 using newer low cost solutions from UKTram and elsewhere in the Industry. United Kingdom
Leeds: NGT Cancellation 13 May 2016NGT Cancellation "I am delighted that the Government and Inspector have listened to my calls and not just rejected the NGT Trolleybus but also insisted that Leeds retains the £173m to be used for an alternative transport system.Proposed
LR Applrg 25th May 2016 Meeting: Time ChangesMeeting times changed to 1500h - 1700h, details as listed belowMeeting Reports
LR Applrg 25th May 2016 Meeting: Time ChangesMeeting times changed to 1500h - 1700h, details as listed belowMeeting Reports
Preston:Trampower Tram Plans reworked April 2016REWORKED PLANS IN TO BRING TRAMS TO PRESTONVery Light Rail
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Qatar; Designs for new LR vehicles unveiled April 2016QATAR: The designs for the future Doha Metro cars and Lusail Light Rail Transit vehicles were unveiled by national railway project promoter Qatar Railways CoInternational
COST Project: Operations Safety Summary 2016Summary COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a pan-European intergovernmental framework. Its mission is to enable break-through scientific and techno- logical developments leading to new concepts and products and thereby contribute to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities TramTrain full report can be found on http://www.tram-urban-safety.eu/spip.php?rubrique21Industry
LR Applrg 25th May 2016 Meeting InvitationOur next meeting which will be held in Committee Room 12, House of Commons at 1400h - 1600h, Wednesday 25th May 2016. We will be updating you on TramTrain which is now very relevant and imminent in many LEP etc., plans for the alleviation of poor air quality, congestion and regeneration Our speakers are Mr Drew Hendry MP, SNP tbc, Tramway & Light Rail Policy Senor Rachid Meftah, Stadler Rail Valencia Spain, Professor Mark Barry, Consultant, A Metro for Wales's Capital City and The Valleys (Not in order of sequence) I would be obliged if you could RSVP me pleaseMeeting Reports
Midland Metro: New Street Running April 2016The Midland Metro is set to run to New Street station in Birmingham city centre from May 22Centro West Midlands
Russia: St Petersburgh, Low cost trams, March 2016Low cost reworked modern tramsIndustry
Ukraine; VinnytsiaA low cost tram for 160000 EurosIndustry
TramTrain: Karlsrhue March 2016More TramTrains for Karlsruhe orderedTramtrain
UK: Portsmouth to Southampton Proposals March 2016Tram proposals Portsmouth to Southampton linkUnited Kingdom
UK: Central Belt Pollution Warning 17 March 2016At-risk Scots warned to 'take it easy' as "dangerous air pollution" hits Central Belt of Scotland United Kingdom
Edinburgh:South Suburban Line 14 March 2016South Suburban line gets ScotRail Boss backingEdinburgh
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China; Qindao Opens Hydrogen Tram Service March 2016China: Qindao Hydrogen Services OpensInternational
Manchester Metrolink; A private schematic map; Bill TuckwellA private schematic Metrolink Map March 2016Manchester - Metrolink
Glasgow : Stadler, Subway contract March 2016Glasgow Subway Contract 2016Industry
LR South Wales; TramTrain options for Cardiff: Tim Kendell TramForwardTramTrain Options for Cardiff BayCardiff Metro
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Midland Metro: Catenary Free Trams Feb 2016Midland Metro Catenary Free TramsCentro West Midlands
UK: Isle of Wight Trams as replacements Feb 2016Tram Systems UK I O W Trams as replacements ?United Kingdom
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Australia: Canberra, Spanish Trams 6 Feb 2016Canberra Spanish trams to run to GunGahlinInternational
Spain: Tenerife Extention ApprovalThe board of Metrotenerife Spain has approved the start of tendering for a 2•5 km extension of tram Route 2 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. International
France: Caen Guided Bus convertion to Tramway Feb 2016FRANCE: The municipality of Caen has confirmed its intention to develop a three-line light rail network by converting it's Guided Bus to a Tramway for opening by the end of 2019International
Netherlands: Rebuilt Den Haag Station inaugurated 1st Feb 2016NETHERLANDS: The rebuilt Den Haag Centraal station was officially inaugurated by Mayor Jozias van Aartsen and State Secretary at the Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment Sharon Dijksma during a day of celebrations on February 1International
Presentation: House of Commons 24th February 2016 RSVPRSVP, Download document may be needed for entry On behalf of my Chairman, Mr Greg Mullholland MP, please find attached invitation and program for our next meeting in Committee Room 12, @ 1400h - 1600h, Wednesday 24th Feb 2016 Speakers :Baroness Randerson of Roath Park Mr Peter Cushing, Director, Manchester Metrolink Mr. Paul Rowen, TramForwardPresentations
Presentation; Power Point, House of Commons 27th Jan 2016 Christophe Chassegnette, Cola RailTramways; The New Low Cost Methods -The Tracks to the futurePresentations
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Return Of Double Deck Tramcars? January 2016The new vehicle will make best use of street space and improve the productivity of public transport vehicle crews.Very Light Rail
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VLR:TDI UK light rail vehicle unveiled. Jan 2016A new design of train – dubbed a ‘very light rail vehicle’ – has been unveiled by two Warwickshire businesses, who hope it will find applications in the UKVery Light Rail
Holyrood; TramForward Press Release Dec 2015Tram Forward welcomes the development of two light rail schemes in Scotland. Yesterday the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley City Deal Cabinet on Tuesday the 15th December pledged to help fund four major infrastructure projects in Greater Glasgow - including an airport transport link. Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh: Almost 5 Million passengers already Dec 2015Edinburgh - Almost 5 Million passengersEdinburgh
TramTrain:Sheffield Dec 2015TramTrain vehicle unveiledTramtrain
WMG House of Commons Presentation 16th December 2015WMG -Trams from £5000kVery Light Rail
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Presentation: House of Commons 16th December 2015Update: Change of Speaker; Mr Daniel Zeichner MP Cambridge Local Shadow Minister for Transport replaces Mr Jonathan Reynolds MPPresentations
Norther Power House Conference 14th April 2016 Posted Dec 2015Next steps for the Northern Powerhouse - investment, infrastructure and innovation 14 April 2016; Book directConferences
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New Trams ordered for Dublin, Lyon and Gold Coast 1 Dec 2015A summary of new trams ordered for Dublin, Lyon. and the Gold Coast International
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LR South Wales Metro Vision 1 Dec 2015South Wales Metro vision is set out which could see trams returning to the streets of Cardiff and the Valleys Trams could replace heavy rail trains on several routes across South Wales, providing faster and more frequent services Cardiff Metro
Edinburgh: Extention needed to beat pollution 16 Nov 2015Edinburgh council will meet on Thursday to discuss a £145m plan to extend the tram line from the city centre to Newhaven via LeithEdinburgh
Urban Air Pollution: The Almost complete answer - Glasgow October 2015Urban air in much of Europe is not fit to breathe, and vehicles, especially diesel cars and buses, are the principal cause. High levels of particles, nitrogen oxides and unburned fuel create a cocktail of harmful pollution that is breathed by almost every urban European citizen. The effects are half a million premature deaths each year; a quarter of a million hospital admissions; and 100 million lost working days cumulatively costing over €900 billion. The crisis is taking place despite extensive EU laws that limit ambient air-pollution levels, total national emissions, and emissions from major sources including vehicles. The Commission has acted against 18 EU member states for breaching pollution levels but progress to tackle the problem is glacial. EU limits for air pollution are projected to be breached for at least another 15 years and levels will remain above World Health Organisation no-effect guidelines.Articles
Canada: Ballard Fuel Cell Trams for China 1st Nov 2015VANCOUVER, CANADA and BEIJING, CHINA – Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLD) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Tangshan Railway Vehicle Company, Limited (TRC) for development of a new fuel cell module that will be designed to meet the requirements of tram or Modern Ground Rail Transit Equipment applications. The value of this work to Ballard is approximately $3 million and represents the next step toward a commercial product, following the June 2015 signing and announcement of a framework agreement between the Companies. Randy MacEwen, Ballard’s President and CEO said, “The growing need for mass transit solutions in China, together with acknowledgement of the severe air quality issues, certainly makes fuel cell-powered trams an intriguing market opportunity. And Ballard is well positioned to address this opportunity, given our ongoing work with TRC.” Industry
TramTrain: Paris, Express South Line Finance Approved October 2015A €455m financing plan for the first phase of Paris's Tram Express South tram-train line was approved by the board of Ile-de-France Transport Authority, bringing the project a step closer to construction, which is due to start in the first half of next year. Tramtrain
USA: El Paso Trams reworked October 2015A low cost solution;USA: Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority has awarded Brookville Equipment Corp an $18•8m contract to overhaul and modernise six PCC streetcars dating from 1937 for use on the future 7•7 km El Paso Streetcar Project in Texas. Brookville said the aim would be to provide ‘a modern transit solution wrapped in a nostalgic, historical package’.Industry
Siemens: To open a new Turkish Factory 22 Oct 2015The Turkish Science, Industry & Technology Ministry that the country expects 6 500 urban rail vehicles to be procured by Turkish cities over the next eight years. Industry
TramTrain: Aarhus Denmark October 2015Aarhus is currently developing Denmark's inaugural light rail project which is on course to open in 2017 to coincide with the city becoming the year's European Capital of Culture The developments are expected to serve 20,000 new residents in Lisbjerg and 10,000 in Nye as greater Aarhus' population increases to 375,000, and its housing stock by 50,000 to 200,000 by 2030. The city is expected to create another 50,000 jobs during the period, taking its total to 230,000 while its already sizable student population is expected to expand from 40,000 to 60,000 by the end of the next decade.Tramtrain
Sintropher: Brussels, The Final Conference 2015This is a report of the final Seminar of the Sintropher project, part-­funded by the EU INTERREG IVB North West Europe Programme. It brought together partners of the seven demonstration regions of the Sintropher project with experts and representatives of EU and other European public transport organisations, to disseminate and discuss the results of the project.Conferences
WMG: Very Light Rail Update Oct 2015The WMG centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult works at the forefront of emerging technologies and is renowned for innovation in the automotive sector. Its academic researchers and engineers specialise in Energy Storage & Management and Lightweight Technologies working on high impact projects such as all-aluminium car bodies for Jaguar Land Rover. They are now transferring this knowledge and expertise to rail and specifically ‘Very Light Rail’. The WMG centre sees Very Light Rail (VLR) as a key new manufacturing sector for the UK, with the potential for VLR vehicles to be used on disused branch lines, many of which have been closed since the early 1960s. To encourage this through further research they are collaborating with Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council to build a Very Light Rail Innovation Centre in the Black Country Very Light Rail
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Holyrood CPPRG Sep 2015Notes of meeting of Cross Party Group on Rail in the Scottish Parliament of 15 September 2015 Minister for Transport and the Islands Derek Mackay MSP spoke about railway developments. He spoke of good news for Scotland from the benefits of rail investment. He said he was excited by EGIP, the Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Project, which would bring improved journey times with electrification. Work on clearing the Winchburgh Tunnel for electric trains had been completed successfully. Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh: Operator of the Year 2015Edinburgh Trams has been named the world’s ‘Operator of the year’ at the 2015 Light Rail Awards Last night’s awards have been hailed by tram chiefs, which they say “recognise excellence and innovations in the light and urban rail sector across the world”. United Kingdom
Manchester Metrolink: Shortlist for New Franchise 19 Oct 2015Four operators have been shortlist to take over Manchester’s Metrolink light rail network from 2017.Manchester - Metrolink
Australia: Gold Coast: Feds to fund Stage 2?The Australian Government is providing A$95m for the construction of the Gold Coast light rail Stage 2, connecting the Gold Coast to Brisbane. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk have said that the extension project will be completed in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. International
Australia:Canberra:European technology 5 October 2015 Rolling stock companies bidding to be part of Canberra's tram network are planning state-of-the-art technology and European design, with similar models to the Gold Coast and Sydney networks. Bids from the two consortiums are being considered by the ACT government now, with Spanish company Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles part of the Canberra Metro bid and Bombardier Transportation Australia part of the Activate bid. The ACT plans to spend $65 million on a fleet of 14 trams, each 33 metres long and with capacity to carry about 200 people. Canberra's trams will include space for four bikes inside each vehicle, and passengers will buy tickets or activate their smartcard from readers at tram stops, not on board. The trams will be 100 per cent powered by renewable energy. International
TramTrain: Pesa Poland October 2015PESA: The recent Winner of the Manufacturer of the Year Award 2015 offers its latest TramTrain BrochureTramtrain
TramTrain presentation Glasgow Airport Rail Link - The evidence still stands 2015TramTrain - Presentation - Glasgow Airport Rail Link - The evidence still stands 2015Tramtrain
LR:Oslo ReportDue to interest generated by the Transport Select Committee and others, this report has been retrieved from our archives. An updated report will appear shortlyArticles
Australia: Change of Government leds to Tram projects being dusted off. Oct 2015With Malcolm Turnbull now in the prime minister’s chair, Adelaide could get the green light on rail projects. Australia just experienced a change in government without an election when the ruling Liberal Party ousted Prime Minister Tony Abbott and chose Malcolm Turnbull as his replacement. That in turn has led officials in at least two Australian cities to dust off or propose plans for new light-rail lines, as Turnbull has made comments suggesting that he would be more receptive to rail transit projects than the road-focused Abbott was. International
Australia:Gold Coast, Feds to fund additional Trams October 2015Malcolm Turnbull's ascension to prime minister means Gold Coast's light rail extension will be completed in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Local member Steven Ciobo confirmed on Thursday the federal government had reached an in-principle agreement to provide funds for the second stage of the light rail project. International
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Eire: Dublin, Relaunch of Airport Metro Project Oct 2015THE GOVERNMENT HAS resurrected the Metro North plan to link Dublin city centre with the airport and Swords. The relaunched project should be finished by 2026, it was announced today as part of the government’s capital investment plan. The plan isn’t a new one – an older Metro North proposal was shelved by the coalition as it took office in 2011 on cost grounds. It will cost over €2 billion. A handout of the stops given to reporters today. International
Ultra Light Double Decker; Sep 2015Recent technical advances have broken through important cost barriers and have made the urban tram mode affordable for smaller towns and districts Reconciling Conflicting Objectives Problems caused by traffic congestion are experienced by small and large urban centres and, increasingly, suburban districts. The presence of too many private cars competing for road space, circulating while searching for a place to park and intruding into what would otherwise be attractive public spaces causes planners to try to achieve conflicting objectives. How to ease access to central zones, preserving their appeal and not sacrificing valuable space for the free movement and accommodation of private cars has been achieved largely by means of effective but expensive investment in transportation systems or vast car parks. Very Light Rail
Poland: An update of success: Sept 2015Where does this boom come from? The success of the Polish recovery is clearly down to the connectivity provided by the tram Arguments in all of the cities are almost completely identical: trams can transport much more passenger than for example buses, and in comparison to them, they are much more cheaper in exploitation, they do not pollute the environment, don’t get caught up in traffic jams, don’t create greater noise. – Used up rails can be recycled, but a deteriorated road is hard to recycle and costly in utilization – states Tomasz Kunert from Warsaw’s town hallInternational
Bulgaria, Sofia: Green grass Track Aug 2015Bulgaria's capital is grassing over some of its tram lines as part of a programme to make the city greener. An initial 60m (197ft) stretch of the "green rails" has already opened in Sofia's Ruski Pametnik Square. Architects hope the new turf will muffle traffic noise, improve air quality and cool the often torrid Sofia summer heat, Nova TV reports. A drainage system has been installed to divert rain water off the rails into the soil beneath the grass. There seems to be no problem with grass track there!International
Edinburgh:Extentions Assessment Aug 2015Edinburgh city councillors are reviewing the possibility of extending the tramway to Leith and Newhaven after an updated business case was introduced at its latest council meeting. The extension would serve to drive the renewal of the city’s waterfront, improve connections to the city centre and unlock the area’s sustainable regeneration. New links to Granton and, from there, to Newhaven are also being considered. Edinburgh
Midland Metro: End of T69 Trams Aug 2015Transport authority Centro and National Express will have a ceremony to send off the last T69 tram on Friday, following its final public journey. It will start its day at 6.04 am, from the Wednesbury depot, going to Snow Hill where it will start its service from 6.30 am. The tram will then run the 23-stop 13-mile route a few times before making its last trip carrying passengers at 11.10 am. Centro West Midlands
The Almost complete answer to poor Urban Air Quality: July 2015Government Transport Policies are killing us: - All governments have tried to sell us the low cost options of more efficient roads, cars, buses and trucks etc., but the evidence shows that these do not work on the scale now needed and this is a fatal path for many that they are taking down and whilst it appears that lip service is being paid to saving the planet etc., a step change with this new Government is required now that the facts are in the public domain has morally to be done to reduce the illness and death of hard working families, our very young and to enable our older citizens to enjoy considerable healthy, happy longevity Articles
Australia: Gold Coast, One year on Aug 2015Tourism and Commonwealth games Minister Kate Jones says the light rail system has revolutionised public transport on the Gold Coast. "Gold Coast residents and visitors alike have embraced the G:," she says. "We've created jobs, reduced congestion, boosted urban renewal, serviced major events, and given locals and tourists a new way to experience the Gold Coast. "Gold Coast Light Rail patronage continues to exceed expectations, with an average of more than 18,200 trips made on the G: each day." "The Gold has experienced a very significant global increase in public transport patronage of more than 25 per cent in the first 11 months since the G: and the bus network changes started. International
LR South Wales Metro Tram Based ? 3rd Aug 2015The South Wales Metro needs to be based around trams if it is to achieve its full potential The electrification of the Valleys Lines gives us an opportunity to be create a light rail system in south east Wales that be best suited to future growth Plans for a South Wales Metro should be built around light rail or trams instead of the heavy rail that currently uses the Valleys Lines Cardiff Metro
LR South Wales Metro:£600 Million Confrmed 30 July 2015Transport Minister Edwina Hart will confirm that £600m has been identified for Valley Lines, but no decision yet on whether it will be tram or heavy rail In a statement to AMs Mrs Hart, who has responsibility for transport, is also expected to announce a new strategic transport advisory group to provide expertise and advice to the Welsh Government as it engages with stakeholders and suppliers in the rail sector, as part of the process of firming up its Metro plans. Cardiff Metro
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Taiwan Kaohsiung Test Running July 2015Kaohsiung, July 22 (CNA) Kaohsiung began a week-long test of the country's first light rail system on Tuesday with an eye toward holding a passenger trial run in the second half of August, the southern Taiwan city's Mass Rapid Transit Bureau said. It is gratifying to note that the All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group on their visit in 2013 in high level discussions with the Taiwanese Minister of Transport advocated that the line should be built at Grade (Ground Level) to enable retail and residential development along the route and not as in the Taipei system of an elevated line with subsequent station cluster development. ( JH Secretary ) International
Australia: Sydney, French Architect Jul 2015Imagine for a minute a George Street devoid of cars, with sleek granite paving spanning the entire boulevard and trees shading pavement cafes as pedestrians wander from boutique to boutique. Every four minutes a light rail tram would roll by, almost silently. But by and large, Sydney's major artery would be a place for people to walk and talk - an unthinkable idea now. "The idea is, a good tramway line is like a reserve, a pleasant place, whether people use the transportation system or not," says Thomas Richez, a world-renowned French architect whose firm has been involved in retrofitting more than a dozen cities in Europe and Africa with light rail projects. International
Holyrood CPPRG April 2015Meeting of the Cross Party Group on Rail in the Scottish Parliament Minute of the meeting held on 28th April 2015, 5.30pm Scottish Parliament
Holyrood CPPRG Nov 2014Meeting of the Cross Party Group on Rail in the Scottish Parliament Minute of the meeting held on Tuesday, 25th November 2014, 5.30pm Scottish Parliament
Holyrood CPPRG Feb 2015Meeting of the Cross Party Group on Rail in the Scottish Parliament Minute of the meeting held on Tuesday, 3rd February 2015, 5.30pm Scottish Parliament
USA LRT beats BRT July 2015For several decades, U.S. proponents of “bus rapid transit” (so-called BRT) have waged a veritable war against light rail transit (LRT), relying particularly on a claim that BRT is “just like light rail, but cheaper.” LRT defenders have responded with data-based evidence, of which some of the strongest has been the operating and maintenance (O&M) data reported by transit agencies and published annually in the National Transit Database (NTD) of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Consistently, this has shown LRT systems averaging significantly lower in unit O&M costs compared to urban bus services. However, past NTD reports have consolidated BRT with “regular” bus performance data, leading bus partisans to argue that BRT’s supposed O&M cost advantages were being obscured in the big all-bus mix. Industry
WMG Very Light Rail July 2015A joint venture between WMG and Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council The proposed centre will be located at Castle Hill, Dudley. The estimated project costs are equivalent to ~£28m. The project has recently secured £4.5 m funding from the Black Country LEP, and is also in process of applying for £15 m funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It has support from the Association of Black Country Authorities. Very Light Rail
Parliamentary Tea 16 Sept 2015 RSVPA limited invitation from Mr. Greg Mulholland MP. Chairman, To a Parliamentary Tea In the Thames Pavilion Room, House of Commons RSVP to ensure your invitation confirmationPresentations
Transport Select Committee July 2015Speaking in response to the publication of Northern Transport Strategy, Louise Ellman MP, Chair of the Transport Committee said: "I welcome the Northern Transport Strategy but I am concerned that there is no commitment to funding. Ministers must clarify when there will be real improvements to overcrowded and slow rail services between our major northern cities. Transport for the North must be clear that the proposals to "simplify" rail fares in the north will not be used as a way of increasing fares by the back door—as proposed last year in the consultation on the Northern Rail franchise. United Kingdom
Nottingham: Light Rail Conference July 2015Over the past few years, there has been a push to fast forward research into technologies and processes that will innovate Britain’s railway. Pots of money and dedicated bodies have been created to drive forward improvements on the heavy rail network. Now light rail is looking at how to develop its corner of the industry. At the UK Light Rail Conference 2015 in Nottingham last month, Paul Griffiths, metro programme director at West Midlands’ transport authority Centro, announced that funding was in place to support seven projects to move forward to the next stage of UK Tram’s Low Impact Light Rail research programme. Industry
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TramTrain: Alstom Citidas Dualis Nantes July 2015Alstom has commissioned all 24 Citadis Dualis tram-trains ordered by the Pays de la Loire region. The final vehicle has now entered passenger service on the Nantes-Clisson line. SNCF placed a framework order in 2007 with Alstom worth €650 million for 200 Citadis Dualis tram-train units. Tramtrain
Luxemburgh: New CAF design Revealed July 2015Luxtram and manufacturer CAF have revealed the design of the new trams being built for Luxembourg ‘s first modern light rail network. CAF has developed the styling of its Urbos tram with designers Eric Rhinn, Michel Leonardi and Isabelle Corten. CAF is supplying 21 high-capacity trams for the line – the first of which will arrive in the city at the start of 2017. International
Edinburgh: Bikes on trams July 2015Now Edinburgh trams will become the first light rail network in the UK to welcome bikes on board permanently. Up to two cyclists will be able to take their bikes onto trams, but they will be barred throughout August to allow for festival crowds. Edinburgh
Brazil: San Paolo: June 2015São Paulo’s state governor has signed a 20-year public transport operating contract, which includes the new VLT light rail system, with the BR Mobility Santos consortium. The PPP operating contract is worth $5.6 billion (€1.63 billion) over the next 20 years. A signing ceremony was held last week to coincide with the delivery of the first Brazilian-built VLT light rail vehicle for the project. International
West Midlands: Ultra Light Centre Bid June 2015RTM previously reported on the plans to create a new ultra light rail service between Dudley and Sandwell. It would transport passengers from Dudley Port station in Tipton to the site of Dudley’s former station at the bottom of Castle Hill, close to Dudley Zoo and the Black Country Living Museum. There are also plans to then extend the light rail service towards Dudley bus station. The total cost of the project, which is being developed jointly by Dudley Council and WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) at the University of Warwick, is £27.8m. A bid for £13.9m has been made to the European Regional Development Fund, which would join £4.5m already secured through the Local Growth Fund. The rest of the cost is to be met by private investment. Industry
TramTrain: Traction design delay June 2015Network Rail’s head of the delayed £60m tram-train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham has admitted that design problems have affected the pace of work and the infrastructure picture “isn’t positive”. Speaking at a panel session at the UK Light Rail Conference in Nottingham yesterday, Simon Coulthard said his team is “learning lessons the hard way” but that design and implementation works should be complete by about autumn next year. Tramtrain
Edinburgh: Extention to Newhaven June 2015Edinburgh city council is looking into extending the tram network to Newhaven, Ocean Terminal or the foot of Leith Walk. City leaders will approach the Scottish Government for help with paying for a potential £145 million extension. Figures for the cost of completing the line have been published in an outline business case, which will be tested against quotes provided by construction firms interested in carrying out the work. Council chiefs said a government grant was one option being considered to help fund the line, despite the SNP administration’s insistence that it would pay “not a penny more” towards the troubled project. Edinburgh
Alstom: Build a tramway in 30 Months for 20% lessALSTOM: The construction time for a new light rail or tram line could be reduced to just 30 months according to Alstom Transport, which launched its Attractis package at the UITP World Congress and Expo in Milano on June 8. Bringing together experience gained in the construction of 16 light rail projects around the world under turnkey contracts, Attractis is also expected to reduce costs by up to 20%. This would make light rail more affordable for cities that might otherwise only be able to invest in bus rapid transit, according to Alstom Transport President Henri Poupart-Lafarge. Industry
Japan: Hiroshima, Remembrance Tram June 2015HIROSHIMA--An inspirational symbol, one of the few remaining streetcars that survived the August 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima has been repainted its original gray and blue colours to mark the 70th anniversary of the world’s first use of a nuclear weapon.International
TramTrain: Cardiff Tramforward Proposal June 2015A proposal for Cardiff Bay, Mr Tim Kendell, TramforwardTramtrain
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DfT Light rail statistics 2014 - 2015In the financial year ending 2015, light rail usage in England continued to rise with record numbers of passenger journeys (239.8 million) and vehicle miles (18.4 million) since comparable records began in 1983 •since the financial year ending 2005, the first full year when all current systems were in operation, light rail journeys have grown by 51% •around 2.7% of all public transport journeys in Great Britain are made on light rail systems United Kingdom
Australia: Sydney, June 2015 A before and after comparison with the Gold CoastWe have heard it all before here in the UK how wrong they are A before and after comparison Light rail is "too disruptive." The city's transport needs "could be accommodated much more cheaply by buses." The tram line would remove too many car parking spots "necessary for the vitality of business." No – we are not talking about Sydney. But you can rest assured that almost every argument about Sydney's new light rail line has been made before, and not too far away. The above comments are from Lex Bell, a councillor from Surfers Paradise who was one of the most vociferous critics of the tram line built on the Gold Coast between 2010 and 2013. International
Manchester Metrolink: 31.2 Million Passengers June 2015Trams travelling 5.6 million miles In just four years, the numbers of stations have rocketed from 38 to 92 and there are now 57 miles of track across Greater Manchester Booming Metrolink has smashed previous records as the network continues to expand across Greater Manchester. In the year up to April, 31.2m passengers took the tram - a 6.8 per cent rise on the previous year when 29.2m journeys were made. It’s also been a bumper financial year, with takings up 7.8 pc last year to £56.8m from 52.3m. In 2010.11, they were £29.4m. In total, Metrolink trams travelled 5.6 million miles - a 7.8 per cent increase. Manchester - Metrolink
Tourist Tram Dubai April 2015Emaar Properties has unveiled the Dubai Trolley, the world's first hydrogen-powered, zero-emission street running trolley/tram.Starter Trams
Hydrogen Tram: Dubai April 2015Emaar Properties has unveiled the Dubai Trolley, the world's first hydrogen-powered, zero-emission street running trolley/tram.Industry
West Midlands: Ultra Light Rail EU funding Bid June 2015A bid for £13.9m of EU money has been launched to help fund a new ultra light rail link in the West Midlands.Centro West Midlands
Kazakhstan: Pavlodar, June 2015THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Redevelopment has agreed to provide a Tenge 2.5bn ($US 13.4m) loan to fund the modernisation of the 86km tram network in Pavlodar, a city of 330,000 people in northwest Kazakhstan.International
Sydney: Australia, Construction begins: June 2015THE detailed construction schedule for Sydney's CBD and South East light rail line was released on May 28, with major city centre works on the 12km route scheduled to start on October 23 2015International
Houston: USA, Opens TWO new Lines June 2015Houston's Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro) celebrated the opening of two new light rail lines over the weekend of May 23.International
Marseille: France, opens third line June 2015COMMERCIAL services began operating on Marseille's third light rail line on May 30 with the opening of the 1.2km branch to Place Castellane, which extends the network into the south of the city.International
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Ulm: Germany, Siemens wins LRV Contract June 2015STADTWERKE Ulm (SWU) signed a €32m contract with Siemens on May 22 for 12 Avenio M low-floor LRVs as part of a project to expand the German city's metre-gauge tram network.International
Tramtrain: Aarhus Denmark June 2015LETBANEN, the public company responsible for developing the tram-train network in the Danish city of Aarhus, revealed the final interior and exterior designs on June 1 for its fleet of 26 LRVs, which is being supplied by Stadler Pankow.Tramtrain
Budapest: Trams instead of Metro June 2015PLANS to extend Budapest metro Line 4 east from its current terminus at Keleti have effectively been abandoned after the municipal government voted instead to expand the city's tram network. Under the new proposals a new tram line will be constructed from Astoria to Újpalota, while tram Line 1 will be extended north to Aranyvölgy and Line 60, the city's rack railway, will be extended at both ends. International
Edinburgh New Board May 2015A host of new faces are set to take on top jobs at Transport for Edinburgh, as management of Lothian Buses and the city’s tram system are brought closer together. The appointment of the first non-executive directors of the tram will bring its corporate structure into line with Lothian Buses for the first time. Edinburgh
Minister Andrew Jones MP Under Secretary of State Transport May 2015Mr Jones commented following his appointment: “We all know that transport is one of the most significant factors supporting economic growth. Ensuring that people are able to move from place to place easily and that goods can get from manufacturers to customers, both here and abroad as exports, is one of the basics of business. Transport is also an important factor in the quality of our daily lives. We must never forget that people use our trains, roads and public transport for shopping, getting the kids to school and a multitude of everyday tasks.Articles
Pesa Manufacturers in the UK?The modern, low-floor Swing and Twist trams by PESA Bydgoszcz SA have been given a modern, harmoniously looking body and a large glazed surface. The Swing vehicles are the famous trams that in 2009 were selected by the Warsaw authorities in one of the largest tender for trams in Europe, covering the delivery of 186 units. Industry
Oxford: Could Trams improve historic cities May 2015Dr Nicholas Faulk and the case for Trams or Light Rail for OxfordUnited Kingdom
Defra Pollution Report: Local Mortality Burdens April 2014A DEFRA Report estimating Local Mortality Burdens associated with Particulate Air Pollution A major reason for Trams which have no pollution at point of use and can use clean sustainable electricityUnited Kingdom
Blackpool: Extention to FyldesA new group is battling to get tram services between Blackpool and South Fylde back on track. Trams to Lytham want to restore services from Squires Gate to Lytham Station and has launched an online petition to Lancashire County Council (LCC) to extend the service.United Kingdom
UK Government: Lost Pollution Case 28 April 2015The government has lost a case on its failure to act on pollution. UK’s failure to meet EU limits on nitrogen dioxide must be tackled, court rules in case brought by NGO ClientEarth over government’s failure to act United Kingdom
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Europe: Cost of Air Pollution 28 April 2015Tuesday 28 April 2015 17.00 BST Last modified on Wednesday 29 April 2015 15.46 BST The financial cost of air pollution in Europe stands at more than $1.6tn (£1.5tn) a year, a study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found, equating to about a tenth of the GDP of the continent. While air pollution has long been known to be a major environmental burden, the costs in human and economic terms have not been categorised before. International
Cambridge: Guided Busway may be ripped up 10 April 2015The busway, which runs between Cambridge and Huntingdon, has had 11 million passengers since it opened four years ago, but it has been plagued with defects. A technical report six months ago said the busway, which was built by contractor BAM Nuttall, had £31 million worth of defects - in some places the track has risen four inches - which need to be addressed to tackle the “deteriorating” ride quality. Industry
Edinburgh Bikes on Trams April 2015Bikes will be carried on Edinburgh trams for the first time as part of a trial into joined-up sustainable transport. Although only available at off-peak times, the one-month trial from May will be a first for UK tram services as a regular part of their service. Throughout May, all services will carry bikes apart from on weekdays 7.30-9.30am and 16.00-18.30pm. There will only be access from the central disabled doors and passengers must hold their bike upright during the journey. Edinburgh
Manchester Metrolink Press Release 2nd May 2015JMW’s residential conveyance team, led by partner Andrew Garvie, analysed data from both 2013 and 2014 and evaluated the number of house sales across Greater Manchester. This indicated that Ancoats, Manchester city centre, Sale, Didsbury, Prestwich and Wythenshawe were amongst the biggest leaders in terms of year-on-year sales increases, and each of these areas is now served by Metrolink. Sales have doubled in Wythenshawe, Failsworth, Prestwich, and Didsbury, and gone up 122 per cent in Ancoats. This compares with an average increase of 15 per cent in the last year across the whole region.Manchester - Metrolink
Pesa: Poland 29 April 2015The modern, low-floor Swing and Twist trams by PESA Bydgoszcz SA have been given a modern, harmoniously looking body and a large glazed surface. The Swing vehicles are the famous trams that in 2009 were selected by the Warsaw authorities in one of the largest tender for trams in Europe, covering the delivery of 186 units. They have also been chosen by Gda?sk and Szczecin. The Swing was also the first Polish tram to be exported to foreign markets - Hungary and Romania. Its major advantage, which makes it so attractive to potential buyers, is the exceptional price-quality ratio. The new Twist tram is a supplement to PESA’s range. In total, since 2009 PESA has manufactured approx. 300 trams.Industry
Helsinki: Artic 16 April 2015A new type of tram building thinking, a hard road from conception to delivery The demanding conditions of Helsinki have been taken into account with the construction of this new tram. Its construction includes a freely pivoting bogie that is able to communicate the steep curves of the tram network of Helsinki, and its surface materials have been selected with easy maintenance and the climatic conditions of Helsinki in mind. The car has a fully low-floor design with 74 fixed and 14 folding seats. The car offers easy wheelchair or pram access. Industry
Alstom: First Citadis sold to Shanghai China 13 April 2015Shanghai has placed a €72 million order with Alstom’s Chinese joint venture for 30 new Citadis trams – becoming the first Chinese city to adopt the technology. Shanghai Alstom Transport Co (SATCO), a joint venture between Alstom and Shanghai Rail Traffic Equipment Development Co, will supply light rail vehicles for the first two lines of a planned six-line system in the Songjiang district of Shanghai. International
West Midlands Explores ULR 6th Feb 2015The new rapid transit study for the West Midlands conurbation will study lower cost alternatives to light rail. The West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority announced proposals for a study of rapid transit connections between the Black Country and Birmingham last month Centro West Midlands
Dft U-Turn 2nd April 2015The DfT is retaining control of the approval process for about 30 of the biggest local transport major projects in England, in a U-turn from previous thinking. Ministers had planned to fully devolve responsibility for local major transport schemes to Local Enterprise Partnerships under the Local Growth Fund regime that began this month. LEPs have had to develop assurance frameworks for ensuring that their projects deliver value for money. Industry
Midland Metro DfT U-Turn 02 April 2015Department of Transport apparent U-Turn The DfT is retaining control of the approval process for about 30 of the biggest local transport major projects in England, in a U-turn from previous thinking. Ministers had planned to fully devolve responsibility for local major transport schemes to Local Enterprise Partnerships under the Local Growth Fund regime that began this month. LEPs have had to develop assurance frameworks for ensuring that their projects deliver value for money. Centro West Midlands
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Manchester Metrolink Free WiFi 31 March 2015Councillor Andrew Fender, chair of the TfGM Committee, said: “Metrolink is not only the largest light rail network in the UK, but now also the first light railway in England to become fully wifi capable, symbolising the region’s digital ambitions. “With over 30 million passenger trips made on Metrolink every year, this will help hundreds of thousands of people make the best use of their travel time with quick and simple access to free wifi.” Manchester - Metrolink
Queen Street Auckland NZ 3 April 2015Much of Queen St would be closed off to motor vehicles under latest scheme by transport planners. Cars may be squeezed out of Auckland's main street as the city's transport authority looks to modern trams to move growing throngs of commuters. Auckland Transport chief engineer Steve Hawkins warns there will be insufficient space in much of Queen St for general traffic to co-exist with trams running in each direction every few minutes between the waterfront and Dominion Road. International
LR Applrg 10 Feb 2015 meeting MinutesMinutes of the 10 February 2015 at 16:00 House of Commons meeting Trams, Light Rail, TramTrains, a Party Policy perspective for the General Election Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Speakers Claire Perry MP (Conservative. Devizes) Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport Norman Baker MP (Liberal Democrat. Lewes) Former Minister for Transport Lilian Greenwood MP (Labour. Nottingham South) Shadow Rail Minister Meeting Reports
LR Applrg 10 Feb 2015 Meeting InvitationMeeting 10 February 2015 at 16:00 House of Commons Trams, Light Rail, TramTrains, a Party Policy perspective for the General Election Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Speakers Claire Perry MP (Conservative. Devizes) Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport Norman Baker MP (Liberal Democrat. Lewes) Former Minister for Transport Lilian Greenwood MP (Labour. Nottingham South) Shadow Rail Minister Meeting Reports
TramForward PR Passenger Focus 29 Mar 2015The survey by Passenger Focus’ gives a revealing inside look at how the trams are being used, and by what kinds of people. The survey found passengers said they were satisfied with the way trams kept to their schedule including punctuality and whether the service is value for money and satisfaction with ticket prices, throughout the UK in this first large-scale independent study. The tram study showed a higher level of satisfaction than Passenger Focus’s recent study of bus services Industry
Stadler: Moscow Demonstrator 23 March 2015Mosgortrans has begun trialling a new prototype tram model from Stadler Minsk ahead of a possible introduction to the city’s light rail fleet . The three-car ‘Metelitsa’ is one of several new trams being tested in the Russian capital at the city’s Bauman depot. Over the next four months, the low-floor trams will carry out technical and operational tests both with and without passengers. International
Alstom: Rio de Janerio 27 March 2015The first track segment of a new VLT light rail system in Rio de Janeiro has been laid. A 400-metre section of track has been installed on General Luiz Mendes de Morais street in the city’s Santo Christo district. International
Solaris: Leipzig Order 27 March 2015Leipzig City Transport (LVB) has placed a framework order with Solaris for up to 41 Tramino light rail vehiclesInternational
Bombardier: Brussels Final Flexity 20 March 2015Societe des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (STIB), Brussels’ public transport authority, placed its first order for 46 Flexity Outlook trams in 2003. This has been followed up with several additional options.International
Bombardier: Dusseldorf & Cologne 20 March 2015Bombardier has been awarded two new contracts for light rail vehicles from the Dusseldorf (Rheinbahn AG) and Cologne transport authorities (KVB).International
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Midland Metro Eastside Extention Route 28 March 2015West Midlands’ transport authority Centro has confirmed the route of the Midland Metro Eastside extension in Birmingham.Centro West Midlands
Manchester Metrolink Second City Crossing Nov 2014Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has been able to start work on this section of the new Metrolink line faster than expected after securing a £10.8m European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant earlier this year. It means that trams could be running between Victoria and a brand new stop in Exchange Square as early as next winter (2015/16), which will also give Metrolink the ability to run more trams between Shaw And Crompton and the city, ahead of the whole Second City Crossing being completed in 2017. The Second City Crossing is part of a co-ordinated three-year programme of works, known collectively as Grow, which will enable Manchester city centre to flourish for years to come. Manchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink St Peter Square Details March 2015Metrolink service plans during major transformation of St Peter’s Square stop Metrolink services will continue to run across the city during the upcoming closure of St Peter’s Square tram stop, under plans agreed today.Manchester - Metrolink
Tram Survey Passenger Focus March 201590 per cent of tram passengers are satisfied with their journey according to this year’s Tram Passenger Survey (TPS) published today. Over 4,900 tram passengers in Blackpool, Greater Manchester, the West Midlands, Nottingham, Sheffield and Edinburgh were surveyed. The results show continued satisfaction during a year which saw significant investment across many of the networks surveyed David Sidebottom, Passenger Focus director, said: “These results are good news for tram passengers, operators and transport authorities. “Continuing high levels of tram passenger satisfaction demonstrates what can be done when these survey results are used to identify and deliver improvements that matter most to passengers. And the evidence from some areas shows they are doing just that. For example, the introduction of more new trams in Manchester and the West Midlands has increased capacity and enhanced the passenger experience. The right approach can make a big difference.” Industry
Solaris : Krakow Testing 26 Feb 2015Krakow City Transport (MPK) has begun testing its new energy-efficient Solaris trams. A three-month trial phase is now underway on the city’s line 1. International
Sydney 27 Feb 2015Financial close has been achieved on the €1.4 billion CBD and South East Light Rail line in Sydney. The ALTRAC Light Rail consortium, previously called Connecting Sydney, will deliver the new 12-kilometre tram system from Circular Quay through the central business district (CBD) and on to Moore Park and Randwick Racecourse. International
Nottingham Daylight Testing 9 Feb 2015Nottingham’s new Citadis trams have begun day-time testing on the NET network’s extensions to Clifton and Chilwell. Daylight test runs were due to begin this morning (February 9) in The Meadows and Wilford Lane following a series of night trials on the Clifton line. Nottingham
Milwaukee, A Green Light. 11 Feb 2015 Milwaukee’s Common Council has voted in favour of building its downtown light rail line. Phase one of the city’s streetcar network is expected to cost $123.9 million. Ground breaking is scheduled to take place later this year and the line is set to open in 2018. International
Midland Metro Depot Extension 6 Feb 2015 Morgan Sindall has completed a £13.8 million extension of Midland Metro’s Wednesbury depot. Part of a £128 million expansion of the light rail network, the project has doubled the size of the depot to support the maintenance of the operator’s new 21 Urbos trams. Centro West Midlands
Paris T9 5 Feb 2015Ile-de-France transport authority STIF has obtained the declaration of public utility for the proposed T9 tram line in Paris. The declaration is a necessary step in the project’s development which will allow STIF to potentially begin preliminary works in 2016. International
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Arup/Ramboll : Copenhagen Line 3 Designers 6 Feb 2015An Arup/Rambøll joint venture has been charged with designing a new double-track light rail system in Copenhagen.International
Dudley R & D Centre 30 Jan 2015Dudley is to become the home of light rail innovation in the UK after approval was granted for a £20 million research facility.Industry
Edinburgh 9 Dec 2014Edinburgh City Council is to consider the case for extending its tram network to Leith. Leith had been included in original plans for the light rail system but the length of the line was scaled back after the project ran into funding problems. Edinburgh
Helsinki & Espoo 28 Jan 2015WSP and Ramboll are to draw up detailed plans for a new dual-track light railway linking Helsinki and Espoo. The 25-kilometre system will connect the Itäkeskus district in Helsinki and Keilaniemi in Espoo, partially replacing the existing bus service between the city. International
Edinburgh Leith Extention 9 Dec 2014Edinburgh City Council is to consider the case for extending its tram network to Leith. Leith had been included in original plans for the light rail system but the length of the line was scaled back after the project ran into funding problems. International
RAPT: Valencienne 24 November 2014 RATP Dev has been awarded a seven-year contract to operate two light rail lines in Valenciennes. The contract covers the entire Transvilles public transport network including bus and light rail International
Siemens: Qatar Education City 11 Mar 2015QATAR: Siemens' Simmering plant in Austria has completed the first of the Avenio light rail vehicles for the Education City People Mover System, an 11•5 km catenary-free tramway which is being built to serve the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science & Community Development's education and research campus west of DohaInternational
Hannover Ustra 13 March 2015Hanover’s public transport operator, Üstra Hannoversche Verkehrsbetriebe (Üstra), is finally set to put its new light rail fleet into serviceInternational
Presentation House of Commons 2nd Dec 2014Low Impact Light Rail James Hammett General Manager UKTramPresentations
LR Applrg December 2014 MinutesAll Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group (APPLRG) Report of a meeting held at the House of Commons on Tuesday 2nd December 2014 at 17:00 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Speakers: Lilian Greenwood MP Nottingham South, Shadow Rail Minister Peter Cushing, Chief Executive, Manchester Metrolink James Hammett, General Manager, UKTram Meeting Reports
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LR A Waterfront Tourist Line for Liverpool Feb 2015In view of the sale of by Mersey travel of rails, overhead, vehicles and other equipment, is it time to revisit this proposal which has all the services moved and a significant of amount of progress has happened since the original proposal at the time of the cancellation of Merseytram by Labour's Alistair Darling. This would tie in with at least two other Liverpool Waters proposals and certainly infill with any One North proposals The current plan for by the CA, Liverpool City Region has no Light Rail content at presentStarter Lines
Alstom: Astana Kazakstan Feb 2015Astana is getting ready to launch a light rail tramline with up to 50 trams before 2017, Interfax-Kazakhstan reports citing Tramway Strategy Manager of Alstom Loic Dubois. “There is a project called light rail tramline for Astana. It has to be launched before EXPO-2017. We know today that the plan is to construct 3 lines, 42 stops and launch around 50 trams,”International
The Oslo Report - Road Pollution more dangerous than tail-pipe emissions “Oslo PM Report” A Summary About Particulate Matters from Passenger Transport In Oslo, ("Svevestøv fra persontransport i Oslo. En beregning av mengder og kostnader"), By Otto Andersen Articles
Presentation UKTram High level Summit 4th Feb 2015High-Level Tram Summit Wednesday February 2015 Lower Hall, Emmanuel Centre 9-23 Marsham Street LONDON SW1 3DW Programme Arrival and Registration Welcome and UK Tram New Constitution and Governance Geoff Inskip Report Feedback from Working Groups o Executive Chris Coleman o Guidance and Standards Colin Robey o Promoter Group Peter Cushing o Engineers Group Dean Watkins o Operators Group Claire Ansley o Marketing Group James Hammett o Heritage Group Geoffrey Claydon 14:35 Report Feedback on UK Tram Working Group o Low Cost Light Rail Competition Paul Griffiths o Ultra-Light Rail Bob Chard o Pedestrian Crossings Phil Hewitt ORR Update David Keay Refreshment Break Keynote Speech Baroness Kramer Progress Report Green Light for Light Rail RAIB Update Carolyn Griffiths UK Achievements Update Colin Robey UK Tram Forward Action Plan James Hammett Summing Up Roger Harrison Presentations
Presentation House of Commons 10 Feb 2015 Final UpdateThe Panel, Claire Perry, Norman Baker & Lilian Greenwood will give a short presentation of 5 - 10 - minutes followed by some written questions submitted by 27th January 2015 and the remainder of the meeting with questions from the floorPresentations
TramTrain Tinsley Sheffield 27 Jan 2015Connecting Sheffield and Rotherham by linking the railway to the Supertram network will give better access to jobs, education and leisure facilitiesTramtrain
Manchester Metrolink Stockport TramTrain 25 Jan 2015Plans to connect Stockport to the Metrolink network with a special ‘tram train’ system have been revealed. Proposals are on the table to create an orbital route running from Reddish through the Heatons into Stockport and then out through Edgeley, Cheadle Heath, Cheadle, Gatley and Baguley. The ‘tram train’ technology - which allows adapted trams to use existing heavy rail lines - would allow the route to run along the Stockport-Altrincham-Chester line for much of the distance. Tram train possibilities have been discussed previously by TfGM - and a £60m pilot using one of flexible vehicles is due to take place in Sheffield. Manchester - Metrolink
Tram Workshop: OxfordThe workshop will bring together an invited group of practitioners and policy makers to discuss the feasibility of using a new generation of trams to connect the historic centre with new housing and other developments.Proposed
Cardiff Metro Nov 2014Creating the Most Liveable Capital City Region in Europe - and why transport really does matters!United Kingdom
Manchester Metrolink New Line through Deansgate - Castlefield Stop - 17 Dec 2014Metrolink services are now running through the busy city centre Deansgate-Castlefield stop on a brand new section of line after the new island platform fully opened to passengers today. It marks a key stage in the transformation of the busy stop, which is being completely renewed as part of a major programme of works to expand the tram network through the city centre Manchester - Metrolink
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Manchester Metrolink to go to The Trafford Centre - Nov 2014Transport leaders are forging ahead with proposals to build a new Metrolink line to Trafford Park following an overwhelmingly positive public response to the plans. The news follows the announcement that Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has secured full funding for the £350 million line as part of a wider devolution deal for Greater Manchester. During the 12-week public consultation this summer, 89% of comments were in favour of plans to build the 5.5km tram line through Trafford Park to the Trafford Centre. Of more than 1,500 responses received, 6% were neutral and just 5% not in favour. The scheme is being refined in light of comments received during the consultation and TfGM will continue to engage with stakeholders along the route as the design develops. Manchester - Metrolink
Manchester Metrolink Airport Lines opens with a flying start - Jan 2015The new 15-stop Metrolink line to Manchester Airport is off to a flying start with more than 266,000 passengers using the line in its first few months. The news comes as passengers opted to make a record-breaking 30 million journeys by tram in 2014, able to travel further afield on new lines to town centres in Rochdale, Oldham, Wythenshawe and beyond. Manchester - Metrolink
Metrolink Focus Jon Lamonte FCILTJon Lamonte FCILT, Chief Executive at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) delivered this speech to the CILT Greater Manchester Group in 2014. He discussed the latest transport developments and achievements in the North West of England and looks toward what will be a challenging yet exciting year for TfGM.Articles
Presentation House of Commons 10 Feb 2015A high level direct Q & A session to find out what the three main parties promise for the May 2015 Election. A selection of written and verbal questionsPresentations
Applrg AGM 2014Annual General Meeting 2nd December 2014Meeting Reports
Pyongyang, North Korea (Democratic Peoples's Republic of Korea) Systems Fact File 87The fascinating history of the capital of the Democratic Peoples's Republic of Korea and its diverse tramway operation Tramways & Urban Tramways December 2014International
St. Etienne, France System Fact File 86Old but not old-fashioned, short but not insignificant, Sait-Etienne's tramway has grown from from a surviving fragment as part of the city's much-needed economic revival Tramways & Urban Tramways November 2014International
Tallin, Estonia System Fact File 85Estonia's only tramway in the midst of infrastructure and awaiting new trams after years of reliance of second-hand rolling stock Tramways & Urban Tramways Oct 2014International
Linz, Austria Systems Fact File 74Linz; The network exemplifies this Austrian city being the the EU's biggest public transport users by head of population Tramways & Urban Tramways November 2013International
Gothenburg Sweden Systems Fact File 73Fleet problems created unwelcome news for Scandinavia's largest tramway. A report from Sweden's second city where service nevertheless been maintained on this impressive system Tramway & Urban Tramways Oct 2013International
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Nuremberg Germany Systems Fact File 72Nuremberg in northern Bavaria is one of Germany's great transport centre and we have a look at the changed role of trams in the city'd own network Tramways & Urban Tramways September 2013International
Szeczin Poland Systems Fact File 68A population of around 407,00 makes Szczecin the seventh largest in Poland. After years of declining infrastructure and vehicle quality, the tramway is receiving much needed new investment through EU project funding Tramways & Urban Tramways May 2013 International
Presentation House of Commons Feb 2015Please download the invitation to our next presentation on 10th Feb 2015 Committee Room 7 1600h - 1800h and e-mail me for confirmation to applrguk@aol.com The format is different time this time. The first half of the meeting will be replying to pre- submitted questions by the three panel members as to their party's policy The second half will be a straightforward Q & A Please submit your written questions soonest as the numbers will be limited Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy, prosperous New Year and thank you for your support in 2014 Yours aye, James Harkins FCILT MTPS Secretariat, All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group c/o Transport & Training Services UK Group Light Rail (UK) Warrington Business Park Long Lane, Warrington Cheshire, England United Kingdom WA2 8TX 07721378223 (M) 01925 243500 (B) e-mail applrguk@aol.com www.applrguk.co.uk The Past we inherit, the Future we build.Presentations
Dubai tramway opens 11 Nov 2014UAE: The first tram line in Dubai was officially inaugurated on November 11 by the Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.International
Complete Streets - From Policy to Implementation 22 September 2014Presented at Rail~Volution Minneapolis, 22 September 2014 Greg Thompson . Tom Larwin . Tom Parkinson Transportation Research Board Subcommittee on International Light Rail Development Since 1985 when the first modern tram line opened in France 56 additional lines have opened in 33 provincial cities and various part of the Paris region carrying in aggregate well over three million passengers per day.* Almost all of these passengers become pedestrians on at least one end of their daily trips, and most do so on both ends and places where they transfer from one line to another or change modes.Presentations
Potential Extension to Leith 11 Dec 2014The City of Edinburgh Council - Over the next decade Edinburgh’s population is expected to increase more than anywhere else in Scotland. As part of the Council’s commitment to work towards a thriving, sustainable Edinburgh, there is a strong focus on establishing an integrated public transport network for the Capital, alongside encouraging and promoting active travel and catering to the needs of all road users. A sustainable approach to planning public transport investment is essential. The case for trams should be considered as part of this broader sustainable approach by virtue of the potential to connect different parts of the city and to move large quantities of people, whilst enhancing the city’s environment. This report sets out the context for possible future investment in tram taking account of integration with other major projects including the St James Quarter redevelopment and the Leith Programme. Authority from the Council is sought for officers to prepare a report back to Council in late spring 2015 would include an updated tram business and financial case including cost estimates, an integrated design and outline delivery programme.Edinburgh
Light Rail Awards 2014See who won what at the prestigious award held in Nottingham 2014Industry
Link to the Edinburgh Tram InquiryWelcome to the link to the website ( http://www.edinburghtraminquiry.org ) for the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry into the Edinburgh Trams project. This inquiry aims to establish why the Edinburgh Trams project incurred delays, cost more than originally budgeted and through reductions in scope delivered significantly less than projected. The website provides an overview of the purpose of the Inquiry, the process involved and details of the individuals responsible for ensuring the Inquiry is conducted in an efficient, timely and effective manner. http://www.edinburghtraminquiry.org/Scottish Parliament
Budapest Tramway's Renaissance Dec 2014An update to Budapest Tramways Renaissance, Restructuring resources and perceptions, renewal and expansionInternational
TIG/m Hydrogen Trams Dec 2014Is HYDROGEN the Holy Grail for Off Wire Operation by Julia Wahnsiedler describes how TIG/m is incorporating proven hybrid hydrogen/battery systems to substantially reduce capital costs and deliver a more sustainable, less intrusive tramway systemIndustry
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Manchester Metrolink WiFi - 16 Dec 2014 Following positive passenger feedback from trials on a single Metrolink tram, on December 16 Transport for Greater Manchester confirmed a £1•7m deal for the roll-out of free wi-fi on all 94 trams, 20 city centre shuttle buses and all new trams entering service within the next two yearsManchester - Metrolink
Paris - France Line T8 opens 16 Dec 2014FRANCE: Paris tram Route T8 entered service on December 16, following four weeks of trial running without passengersInternational
Alstom Translohr T6 Paris Dec 2014A Rubber Wheel Tram The Translohr tram for the T6 line is 46 metres long and can carry up to 255 passengers, It offers unique ease of deployment: the tram installation has a small footprint whilst the trams themselves have an extremely short turning radius (10.5 metres). Industry
Naberezhnye Chelny Dec 2014USSIA: The city of Naberezhnye Chelny in Tatarstan inaugurated a 6•1 km extension of its 1 524 mm gauge tram network on December 12.International
Vossloh Karlsrhue Oct 2014Karlsruhe transport operators VBK and AVG ordered an initial build of 25 vehicles in October 2011 for €75m, with an option for up to 50 more. They are being supplied through a partnership between Vossloh Rail Vehicles in Valencia and electrical equipment supplier Vossloh Kiepe in Düsseldorf. Industry
Bombardier Vienna Dec 2014AUSTRIA: On December 1 2014 public transport operator Wiener Linien announced that it had selected Bombardier Transportation for a €562m contract to supply up to 156 low-floor trams, which will replace its high-floor E2 tram-and-trailer sets. Wiener Linien says that it will also be signing a maintenance agreement, under which its staff will maintain the new fleet ‘on behalf of and at the risk of the manufacturer’. Industry
Edinburgh Tram Inquiry LinkWelcome to the link to the website ( http://www.edinburghtraminquiry.org ) for the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry into the Edinburgh Trams project. This inquiry aims to establish why the Edinburgh Trams project incurred delays, cost more than originally budgeted and through reductions in scope delivered significantly less than projected. The website provides an overview of the purpose of the Inquiry, the process involved and details of the individuals responsible for ensuring the Inquiry is conducted in an efficient, timely and effective manner.http://www.edinburghtraminquiry.org/Edinburgh
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Industry Bombardier Vienna Dec 2014AUSTRIA: On December 1 2014 public transport operator Wiener Linien announced that it had selected Bombardier Transportation for a €562m contract to supply up to 156 low-floor trams, which will replace its high-floor E2 tram-and-trailer sets. Wiener Linien says that it will also be signing a maintenance agreement, under which its staff will maintain the new fleet ‘on behalf of and at the risk of the manufacturer’. Light Rail
EdinburghThe City of Edinburgh Council 10am, Thursday, 11 December 2014 Future Investment in Public Transport – Potential tram ExtensionUnited Kingdom
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TramTrain, Low floor for KarlsruheThe BOStrab approval certificate for the vehicle was formally handed over to VBK at InnoTrans on September 25, making it the first low-floor tram-train vehicle to be approved for both BOStrab and EBO, according to VosslohTramtrain
Metrolink Update 2nd Dec 2014Transport for Greater Manchester METROLINK All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group 2 December 2014 Peter Cushing Metrolink Director A copy of the accompanying video can be found in "Videos" - " Metrolink Airport -The Final Video" Presentations
Dft Light Rail Staistics 2013/14This statistical release presents the latest annual information on light rail and tram systems in England during the 2013/14 financial year, covering usage, infrastructure and revenue. Across the 8 light rail systems passenger journeys on light rail systems increased 2% in 2013/14 compared to the previous year, to 227 million passenger journeys . This represents a 43% increase since 2004/05, the first year Nottingham Express Transit ran (the latest system to open). Light rail and tram revenue increased by 6% in real terms to £290 million in 2013/14 compared to 2012/13. Average revenue per journey has increased 4.6 pence (3.8%) in real terms to 128 pence between 2012/13 and 2013/14.Presentations
PresentationA change of Timings An invitation to To a meeting to be held in the House of Commons. 1700h – 1900h Committee Room 7 Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Lilian Greenwood MP Labour, Nottingham South and Shadow Rail Minister A Political update of Nottingham Tramways and possible future projections Peter Cushing, Chief Executive, of Manchester Metrolink. Mr James Hammett, General Manager, Update on the Low Impact Light Rail CompetitionPresentations
Tram Systems North CheshireA possible segment for the proposed One North plan for Northern England Improving connectivity A Presentation of the case for and applications of TramTrain A low cost, clean, sustainable mode for Cheshire, Warrington & Merseyside Macclesfield Town Hall 21st January 2010North Cheshire
LR Applrg October 2014 MinutesReport of a meeting held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 14th October 2014 at 16:00 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Speakers: Reg Harman (Interfaces) Nicholas Falk (URBED) Paul Rowen (Passenger Focus) Meeting Reports
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Tourist Tram / Train Proposal - Dundee WaterfrontThe new waterfront developments will add to the group of urban elements in 'downtown' Dundee, A revitalized City Center, The new Waterfront, Victoria Dock, The University Quarter, Sea Braes. These are anchored by the 3 major points of entry. The revitalized Railway Station, The city center car parks, the bus station Scotland, the "New Saudi Arabia of Green Renewables" electrical energy will power the trams. The permanence denoted by the track in street encourages developers to concentrate their investments near the lines. The close spacing of stops means that development can be spread along a corridor, revitalizing a whole area - not just one plot A system is being promoted as part of the huge Wirral Waters regenerating from Birkenhead to New Brighton Dundee Waterfront is the ideal place to initiate the first system in Scotland.Tourist Tramways
PresentationA meeting to be held in the House of Commons. 1600h – 1800h Committee Room 6 Tuesday 14 October 2014 Presentations
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Tourist TramwayAruba Aruba's streetcars are powered by batteries augmented by hydrogen fuel cells, which in turn are powered by the island's year-round trade winds. Arubans claim that they are the first in the world to use hydrail technology in regular passenger service. The vehicles are bidirectional and use PCC type B2 trucks that were manufactured in the last century by Clark Equipment Co. for streetcars that ran in Boston and Shaker Heights, Ohio. TIG/m re-machined the wheels to conform with the Ri59 rail laid in Oranjestad.Tourist Tramways
LR Parliamentary Tea June 2014 MinutesReport of the Parliamentary Tea held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 18th June 2014 at 16:00 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Speakers: ….. Robert Goodwill MP, (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport) Professor Richard Knowles (Salford University) and Dr Fiona Ferbrache (Oxford University) Mr. Ricardo Albelda (Universidad Politecnica of Valencia) and Mr Graham Roberts (Managing Director, Vossloh Kiepe UK Ltd.) Meeting Reports
LR Applrg 2014 Light Rail Conference ReportThe 9th Annual UK Light Rail Conference and exhibition moved to Nottingham in June 2014 and brought with it over 267 leading decision-makers from across the UK and mainland Europe for two days of open debate covering all aspects of light rail development. Conferences
ConferenceThe 9th Annual UK Light Rail Conference and exhibition moved to Nottingham in June 2014 and brought with it over 267 leading decision-makers from across the UK and mainland Europe for two days of open debate covering all aspects of light rail development. Conferences
Proposed - Cross River Tram - Val Shawcross AM Chair London Assembly Transport Proposed - Cross River Tram - Val Shawcross AM Chair London Assembly TransportProposed
Proposed - High Wycombe TramProposed - High Wycombe TramProposed
Proposed - South East Edinburgh Transport Economic Potential StudyUsing Lean Build low cost sustainable methods outlined in our Public Inquiry, including not moving the services but stopping the trams and giving access to the utilities, the cost of this line will be significantly less than that of Line 1, therefore Line 1 should not be used as a template for further expansion of the Edinburgh Network. "The work undertaken has shown how a step change in public transport provision in south east Edinburgh will help economic development. Introducing a high quality, fixed link transport service to the area, along with other transport interventions could be a catalyst to unlocking the significant economic development potential identified in this report." Extract Steer, Davies Gleave Buchanan Proposed
Proposed - South East Edinburgh Transport Economic Potential Study Strategy & ResearchThe study concludes that introducing a high quality fixed link transport service to the area, along with other transport interventions could be a catalyst to unlocking significant economic development both at regional and national level. It anticipates that significant transport improvements would bring forward development of the Edinburgh BioQuarter, a site of national importance, by three years and that without a step-change in public transport, Phase 4 of the BioQuarter will be unlikely to proceed without this fixed link Proposed
Proposed - Cardiff Capital Region Metro:Further to the October announcement of around £65M for the first phase of the Metro, the Business and Transport Minister, Edwina Hart, announced on November 19th the setting up of a Business and Enterprise Board for the SE Wales City region. The Board will be responsible for overseeing new economic initiatives in the Region, including the Metro. It is to be chaired by Roger Lewis, Chief Executive of the Wales Rugby Union. Exactly how it will relate to any form of transport executive, Local Authorities, and SEWTA (the transport alliance of the 10 LAs involved) is not yet known. A similar board is also being set up for South West Wales, ie. Port Talbot, Swansea and all stations to Milford Haven! There is a transport Task Force covering north Wales, particularly the Chester, Wrexham and Flint areas. Proposed
Proposed - Derby Tramway 2014Derby is a city of 249,000 citizens and growing, it has increased by 19,000 between 2001 and 2011 (last census) The population of greater Derby is about 300,000. It is home to many high tech industries, and has the highest proportion of technically qualified employees in Britain. Transportation is a major sector, including Rolls-Royce, Bombardier, and Toyota. Proposed
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Lille - France A System Fact File - T&AUT March 2012Rebuilding Lille’s historic tramway followed the introduction of the world’s first fully automatic metro The main city of Nord-Pas de Calais region, Lille is France’s fourth largest urban area (Lille Métropole Communauté Urbaine) with a population of 1 106 885 in 2007. Boosting that number are adjoining communities across the border in Belgium. International
Brno - Czech Republic A small city - System Fact File T&AUT 2012A bustling city of magnificent architecture in an interesting setting, Brno also has a long-established tramway – the Czech Republic’s first – intensive trolleybus operations and rolling stock displaying equal measures of variety. International
Potsdam Germany - A small city - System Fact File T&AUT 2012In a small city with a dramatic history and attractions to match, Potsdam’s long-established tramway owes much to the changes of recent years. International
Perth Western Australia - MapProposed Light Rail Network map International
Perth - Western AustraliaPerth - Western AustraliaInternational
Applrg - Presentation by FGV Alicante Visit May 2012A presentation and update given to the Applrg's visit to Alicante May 2012 by Senior Francesc Sabate Villaret FGV on a fact finding vist 23rd May 2012 International
Detroit USA - Final Light Rail ReportOver $4 billion in investment around light rail in Dallas. Property value increases of 25% in Minneapolis. Over 600% return on investment for light rail spending. These figures are not flukes, just examples of the amazing possibilities offered by light rail. By investing in mass transit now, Detroit can spur economic growth and help revitalize the region. International
LR Applrg - TOD - Transit Orientated Development examplesThis report documents real estate development patterns along three recently constructed light rail transit lines in the United States. This topic is important for local planning practitioners, transit agencies, community members and other stakeholders in their efforts to plan for new transit investments and foster transit-oriented development (TOD). Setting realistic expectations about the scale, timing and location of private investment along new transit lines is especially critical where new development is expected to help pay for needed transit improvements, neighborhood amenities, or other community benefits. International
LR Applrg - Light Rail in France Update Graham Jellett v. 04 05 2011An update and comparison of the rise and rise of the French Light Rail systems compiled by Mr Graham Jellett, Regional Officer LRTA Pages 5 - 9 are significant comparators. International
Brest - France, a system almost there and worth singing aboutA light hearted look and listen to a French system almost built http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCjAyz-IGuo&feature=related International
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LR Applrg - More New LRT T&AUT May 2010 2010: The tide of new tramways continuesA closer look at the new tramways opening in 2010, plus the ones that could have been and the reasons for their delays. Mike Taplin2010: The tide of new tramways continues The article in the February issue of Tramways & Urban Transit showed that in addition to 136 new tramways opened since 1978, another 45 were under construction. The question is, which of these will we be able to ride on before the end of 2010? Prediction is a black art, and already a few of those have drifted into 2011, or beyond, for a variety of reasons. Building a new tramway is a complex procedure at the mercy of many factors, from politicians to finance to the weather, and even the strongest project management skills can wilt from time to time. So, with these caveats accepted, here is the prediction of which schemes will be cutting the ribbon this year – a couple are on very safe ground as they have already happened! What might have been… Projects that could have opened in 2010, but have now slipped into 2011, include the new tramway in Anger, France (12km/7.4 miles) dummy running from December before opening in January; the first phase of the Algiers tramways in Algeria (16.3km/10 miles) and the much delayed and highlycontroversial Jerusalem project in Israel (13.8km /8.5 miles first trial 24 February, passenger service now April 2011). Dubai should open its innovative 10km (6 mile) line in the first quarter of 2011, while Hampton Roads Transit in Norfolk, VA, USA will open its 11.8km Tide LRT system around the same time after months of delay (11.8km). International
LR Applrg - Three Decades of New LRT Update T&AUT Feb 20102010: The tide of new tramways continues The article in the February issue of Tramways & Urban Transit showed that in addition to 136 new tramways opened since 1978, another 45 were under construction. International
Milan Italy - System Factfile T&AUT Article 2010As well as being a political and economic power base, Italy’s second-largest city is also famed for fashion and its passion for football. Exam the large and varied tram operation, part of a complex public transport network. International
Small Cities - Vittoria, Spain System Factfile T&AUT Article 2010A model tramway for the smaller city It is often assumed that only very large cities and urban centres can ever justify a light rail system, but in Europe and beyond, many smaller cities are building new tramways and reaping the benefits. International
TramTrain - Kassel Germany T&AUT Article 2009Kassel’s tram-train system has transformed public transport in the region. With other cities starting to take an interest in the concept, it is no wonder people from around the world are making the journey to central Germany. International
Casablanca - Morocco Yapi Merkezi 12 12 12 On time under two years AND under budget Trams greatly exceed numbers in the first week of service • 31 km double line tram (18,75 miles) • 48 stations. • 60 minutes travel time from first to last terminal. • Commercial speed of approximately 20 km (12,5 miles) / hour. • Capacity of transportation of 250.000 travelers per day. • Hours of operations from 5h00 am till midnight. • Frequency every 4 minutes during rush hours. International
Info Sheet 1 : Edinburgh - The Facts - Supplied Undated 1 Aug 2010 Info Sheet 1 : Edinburgh - The Facts - Supplied Undated 1 Aug 2010United Kingdom
Info Sheet: 2 : Manchester Metrolink - Rochdale Connection June 2010Info Sheet: 2 : Manchester Metrolink - Rochdale Connection June 2010United Kingdom
Info Sheet 3: Manchester Metrolink - Rochdale August 2010Info Sheet 3: Manchester Metrolink - Rochdale August 2010United Kingdom
Info Sheet 4 Manchester Metrolink - Airport Info Sheet 4 Manchester Metrolink - AirportUnited Kingdom
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Presentation - Metrolink June 2012 Phil PurdyA presentation given at the 7th Light Rail Conference, Manchester June 2012 Improving the passenger experience through intermodal operation Philip Purdy Metrolink Director Transport for Greater Manchester United Kingdom
LR Blackpool launch of Bombardier Flexity 2Blackpool and Lancashire County Council embrace latest international technology for UK’s longest running tram operation Bombardier is hosting the global launch of the BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 2 tram in Blackpool, England. Blackpool and Lancashire County Council purchased the world’s most advanced tram technology from Bombardier to revitalize Britain’s most traditional tram system and will operate 16 new, ultra-modern FLEXITY 2 vehicles on the Blackpool and Fleetwood tramway. See the launch on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7zQQNFjvtM United Kingdom
Update - Edinburgh July 2011Update - Edinburgh July 2011United Kingdom
REPORT: TRANSPORT AND THE ECONOMY - Select Committee Announcement - REPORT: TRANSPORT AND THE ECONOMY - Select Committee Announcement - United Kingdom
Info Sheet 5 ERG Barriers to Investment Jan 2010 Info Sheet 5 ERG Barriers to Investment Jan 2010United Kingdom
Info Dft Tram Statstics 2012 - 13222 million passenger journeys were made in total on the eight systems, 18 million (9%) more than during the previous year. Overall, growth in passenger journeys largely mirrored increased vehicle miles in 2012/13, with more services run in Docklands, Manchester and Blackpool contributing to 11% annual growth in mileage operated, the greatest single year rise since the most recent new system was opened in Nottingham in 2004. United Kingdom
Industry - Parry People MoverSo, you have a marvellous idea for a new form of light rail. You have attracted investors, raised the capital and built a prototype (or several). Your product is highly versatile and can be supplied in ‘railway’ or ‘tramway’ form. In each case you could be talking about existing infrastructure or a new route. What’s more, there are several forms of existing infrastructure – for example, the ‘railway’ form of your vehicle could operate on parts of the national network or on independent railways, including heritage lines that have the potential to act as public transport corridors. Light Rail
Industry - Solaris Tramino TramsTOMORROW’s MOBILITY TODAY: TRAMS BY SOLARIS - Tramino - The increasing need for mobility requires a strong commitment to high performing public transport now and in future. Solaris, one of the leading European bus manufacturers, has applied the successful concept of the Urbino bus family - solid quality, ambitious design and high comfort - to urban rail. Light Rail
Industry - Bombardier - Railway Gazette - Gold CoastBombardier Flexity comes to the Gold Coast Australia. Light Rail
Industry - Bombardier - Tramway & Urban TransitBombardier: Flexity 2 Just over 32m longand 2.65m wide with 100% low floor Light Rail
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Industry - Bombardier - Rail Engineer World launch for Flexity 2 at Blackpool Light Rail
Industry - Bombardier - Transport TimesIs the green light for Trams really on? Light Rail
Industry - Siemens Sicat Overhead The Siemens Sicat LA type overhead contact line was developed by Siemens AG for use in the speed range from 80 to 160 km/h. The Sicat LA overhead contact line is therefore suitable for connecting- and branch lines. TramTrains equipped with single pantograph can use the Sicat LA overhead contact line for travelling at speeds up to 160 km/h. Light Rail
LR Starter Line - High Wycombe - 2010LR Starter Line - High Wycombe - 2010Starter Lines
LR Starter Line - Low Cost Tramways - MacIntosh 2010LR Starter Line - Low Cost Tramways - MacIntosh 2010Starter Lines
LR Low Cost Tramways - Trams beyond the WireLR Low Cost Tramways - Trams beyond the WireStarter Lines
LR Starter Line - Technology - Parry People Mover Article - 2010LR Starter Line - Technology - Parry People Mover Article - 2010Starter Lines
LR Starter Line Low Cost Tramways - Austerity - Harkins 2010 LR Starter Line Low Cost Tramways - Austerity - Harkins 2010Starter Lines
LR Low Cost Tramways - Arizona returns the Streetcar LR Low Cost Tramways - Arizona returns the StreetcarStarter Lines
LR Low Cost Tramways - Fort WorthGrowth in new ‘big’ tramways often takes attention away from the small systems that perform a vital local function. Scott McIntosh looks at the Fort Worth Subway, a system that served the city for 40 years. Starter Lines
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LR Low Cost Tramways - Smart GrowthJon Reeds examines the global Smart Growth movement and light rail’s crucial role in developing the low-carbon urban centres of the future. Starter Lines
TramTrain - Network Rail - Giles Thomas - TechnicalTramTrain - Network Rail - Giles Thomas - TechnicalTramtrain
TramTrain - Chilliwack to Surrey interurban final report. Includes track cost per kmTramTrain - Chilliwack to Surrey interurban final report. Includes track cost per kmTramtrain
TramTrain - Network Rail - Ian AmbroseTramTrain - Network Rail - Ian AmbroseTramtrain
TramTrain - Sintropher EU- A feasibility study for TramTrain on the Fylde Coast TramTrain - Sintropher EU- A feasibility study for TramTrain on the Fylde Coast Tramtrain
TramTrain - Grasping the Opportunity - Leeds City TramTrain - Grasping the Opportunity - Leeds CityTramtrain
TramTrain T&AUT ERG LRTA Feb 2010TramTrain T&AUT ERG LRTA Feb 2010Tramtrain
TramTrain - Kassel T&AUT Jan 2010 TramTrain - Kassel T&AUT Jan 2010 Tramtrain
TramTrain - The TramTrain Project - DfTTramTrain - The TramTrain Project - DfTTramtrain
TramTrain - Mulhouse, France's Latest TramTrain. A heavy rail conversion (French only)TramTrain - Mulhouse, France's Latest TramTrain. A heavy rail conversion (French only)Tramtrain
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TramTrain - Presentation - Glasgow Airport Rail Link - The evidence still stands 2010TramTrain - Presentation - Glasgow Airport Rail Link - The evidence still stands 2010Tramtrain
TramTrain - Report - Glasgow Airport Rail Link - Evidence to the Scottish Parliament 2006TramTrain - Report - Glasgow Airport Rail Link - Evidence to the Scottish Parliament 2006Tramtrain
TramTrain - Vossloh - Hybrid Tram Train CitylinkVossloh Kiepe and Vossloh Rail Vehicles, Spain, will sypply eight with an option for an additional two Citylink tram trains for Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen GmbH. These vehicles are equipped with reliable, state-of-the-art electrical traction and acontrol technology from Vossloh Kiepe. The new bi-directional low-floor, dual mode vehicles will be operated on the lines of the so-called “Chemnitz model”, which extends the public transport in the Chemnitz region. The new tram-trains can be operated as trams in the city and as an interurban train on the existing railway infrastructure, hence eliminating the need to change trains. These Citylink vehicles are fitted with pantograph for 600 / 750 V operation and with two 6-cylinder diesel-gen-sets featuring AdBlue technology, which ensure the mobility on the railway sections of the network. Citylink vehicles fulfil the increasing requirements for mobility and ride comfort and make a significant contribution to better transport connections and quality of service. Tramtrain
TramTrain Presentation - Opportunities for TramTrainTramTrain Conference, 26th February 2014 Crowne Plaza Brussels Tramtrain
TramTrain - pteg August 2012Why tram-trains? Tram-trains combine the tram’s flexibility, and ability to penetrate city centre streets, with a train’s greater speed, allowing quick and easy travel from suburban stations directly into the heart of towns and cities. Tramtrain
TramTrain - The current definitions While in the early days of TramTrain one spoke of the "Karlsruhe model", "track sharing" or "joint running" it is necessary today to distinguish between different groups. Tramtrain
TramTrain - Alicante Spain On the threshold of major expansion, TRAM Metropolitano de Alicante has grown from a railway unsuited to a changing market into a light rail system serving one of Europe’s most popular coastal regions. Tramtrain
TramTrain - Parry Success - First glimpse at £5m light rail networkhttp://www.expressandstar.com/ First glimpse at £5m light rail network Monday 9th January 2012, 6:00PM GMT. This picture is the first glimpse of how a multi-million pound light rail network between Brierley Hill and Stourbridge could look under new plans. They were released today as bosses revealed work could start within the next two years, creating dozens of new jobs. Three new metro-style stations would be built as part of the £5 million project to run passenger railcars on a four-mile section of an existing freight line. Passengers would be able to catch the railcars from The Waterfront, in Brierley Hill. Railcars would then stop at a newly reopened Brierley Hill town railway station, off Station Road, which has been shut for more than 60 years. A new stop would be built near Corbett Hospital, in Amblecote, before railcars travel onto Stourbridge Junction to connect up with main line services to London, Worcester and Birmingham. Cradley Heath based-firm Parry People Movers has attracted £1m in principle from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund to kick-start the project. The firm already runs the branch line between Stourbridge Town and Junction stations. The cash allows the firm to begin research and development into the plans to evaluate the existing infrastructure like the tracks and help develop new vehicles for the line. Further funding will involve a leasing company putting up around £2.5m for the cost of the buying three new trains. Executive chairman John Parry today said it was great news for the company and the Black Country. New jobs including drivers, cleaners and maintenance workers will be needed if the proposals become a reality. “This is the biggest news for the company for a long time and we are delighted to be working on this project,” he said. “The Government do not want to hang around.” Read more: http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2012/01/09/first-glimpse-at-5m-light-rail-network/#ixzz1j34DtKvr Tramtrain
TramTrain - Sintropher TramTrain (Blackpool) Project Newsletter May 2011TramTrain - Sintropher TramTrain (Blackpool) Project Newsletter May 2011Tramtrain
TramTrain - Manchester Metrolink into Cheshire 2010. A heavy rail conversionTramTrain - Manchester Metrolink into Cheshire 2010. A heavy rail conversionTramtrain
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Tourist Tram - Glasgow Commonwealth Games pdf Tourist Tram - Glasgow Commonwealth Games pdfTourist Tramways
Tourist Tram - From GBP 300,000 Plus delivery charges - http://www.newsteadtramcars.com/index.html N.B. This is not an endorsement of the product or servicesTourist Tram - From GBP 300,000 Plus delivery charges - http://www.newsteadtramcars.com/index.html N.B. This is not an endorsement of the product or servicesTourist Tramways
Tourist Tram for - LeedsTourist Tram for - LeedsTourist Tramways
Tourist Tram - Glasgow Commonwealth Games TextTourist Tram - Glasgow Commonwealth Games TextTourist Tramways
Tourist Tram - Heaton Park Manchester ExtentionManchester - A city with two tram systems opens a second extention in a month Tourist Tramways
Tourist Tram - Controlling Costs, Affordable New StartsTourist Tram - Controlling Costs, Affordable New StartsTourist Tramways
Tourist Tram - Wirral Waters - TextTourist Tram - Wirral Waters - TextTourist Tramways
Tourist Tram Wirral Waters Update 06 01 12ITS BIG! 422,752 sq m of office space 20,000 jobs 13,521 residential units 100,00 sq m of cultural, education, leisure, community and amenity space 60,000 sq m of retail and food uses 38,00 sq m of hotel and conference facilities a further 485,000 sq m of space within any of the above classes associated parking, landscaping, public space and infrastructure And now there’s the International Trade Centre as well Tourist Tramways
Conference - 7th Annual Light Rail Conference 16th & 17th May 2012The 7th Annual UK Light Rail Conference and exhibition brings together over 200 senior decision-makers for two days of open debate, covering all aspects of light rail and tramway development, sharing experience from UK and overseas centres of excellence. Conferences
Conference - The future for glasgow city centre.pdfThe Future for Glasgow City Centre: A city centre business vision for economic growth, A must conference for those who wish to see Glasgow Flourish with trams & Light Rail at the heart of this Growth in line with many other successful tram Cities Conferences
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Conference - Transport Hub - All Parties - 2013An outline of Transport events over the three party conferences 2013 season Conferences
Conference - Conservative - 1st October 2013Tuesday 1st October 2013, Committee Room 11 Manchester Town Hall 1600h – 1800h Conferences
Conference - LibDem - 15th September 2013Sunday 15th September 2013 Room Picasso 1 Campanile Glasgow 12.45h – 1430h Conferences
Conference - Labour - 23 September 2013Hall 7, Hilton Metropole Brighton Monday 23rd September 2013 14.30h – 16.00h Conferences
Conference - Labour October 2012 RTM reportA fringe event was held by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Light Rail at all three party conferences. RTM reports from the event held at Manchester Town Hall during the Labour conference, which heard from Centro and UK Tram chair Geoff Inskip, Stuart Kerr of Vossloh Kiepe, Jim Harkins, who provides secretariat support to the APPLRG, Labour MPs Graham Stringer and Clive Betts, and Transport for Greater Manchester chairman Cllr Andrew Fender. Conferences
Conference - Conservative 9th October 2012 BirminghamRoom116, Jurys Inn Birmingham Tuesday 9th October 2012 19.30h –21.00h Conferences
Conference - Lib/Dem 24th September 2012 BrightonMonday 24th September 2012 Hilton Hotel Meeting Room 3 Brighton 18.15h – 1930h Conferences
Conference - Labour 1st October 2012 ManchesterCommittee Room1, Manchester Town Hall Manchester Monday 1st October 2012 16.00h – 18.00h Conferences
UKTram - Summit July 2012A progress report by UKTram of work done sofar www.uktram.co.uk Conferences
Applrg - Parliamentary Tea 13th June 2012Entrance by invitation only - For an invitation please Fax Reply Form Name………………………. Position……………………………………… ? Yes, I intend to attend. ? I cannot attend but I wish…………… to attend in my place ? I cannot attend ? I would like a question “………… “to be raised at one of the meetings Please fax back to 01925 243500 Or RSVP by e-mail to applrguk@aol.com Many thanks for your help Conferences
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Conference - Scottish Local Authority Transport: 2012 The funding and policy challenges aheadScottish Local Authority Transport: The funding and policy challenges ahead A one day networking conference for all those working in and with Scottish local government transport Conferences
Conference - Light Rail Industry Awards 5th October 2011 The brightest and the Best of the Light Rail Industry Honourable Artillery Company, London, UK 5 OCTOBER 2011 Conferences
Conference - Conservative 3rd October 2011 ManchesterConference - Conservative 3rd October 2011 ManchesterConferences
Conference - Labour 27th September 2011 Liverpool Conference - Labour 27th September 2011 LiverpoolConferences
Conference - Lib/Dem 19th September 2011 BirminghamConference - Lib/Dem 19th September 2011 BirminghamConferences
Conference - Sintropher 27th February 2014 BrusselsAs part of our remit for more Trams & Light Rail in the UK APPLRG have been offered the following rather splendid deal held in the Crowne Plaza Brussels This can be a one day or two day exercise dependent on your time I will be speaking at the TramTrain Conference which maybe a bit controversial to possible UK members and I will be at both conference Please advise me soonest which conference (s) as I have a limited number of supported places for either one or both conferences 26 February TramTrain Technology 2014 Conference "Developing the future of urban and regional rail technology" A special price of £75 per person Please email conferences@landor.co.uk and quote APPLRG to reserve your place For information see www.tramtraintechnology.com In conjunction with this: Sintropher Conference, 27 February Supporting Growth through Regional Connectivity A complimentary place at the conference Conferences
Conference - TramTrain 26th February 2014 BrusselsAs part of our remit for more Trams & Light Rail in the UK APPLRG have been offered the following rather splendid deal held in the Crowne Plaza Brussels This can be a one day or two day exercise dependent on your time I will be speaking at the TramTrain Conference which maybe a bit controversial to possible UK members and I will be at both conference Please advise me soonest which conference (s) as I have a limited number of supported places for either one or both conferences 26 February TramTrain Technology 2014 Conference "Developing the future of urban and regional rail technology" A special price of £75 per person Please email conferences@landor.co.uk and quote APPLRG to reserve your place For information see www.tramtraintechnology.com Conferences
Technical - Kletterwiechen - An above surface crossoverTechnical - Kletterwiechen - An above surface crossoverArticles
TramTrain - Kassel TramTrain - Kassel Articles
Technical - Carbon Report 2030Technical - Carbon Report 2030Articles
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Technical - A Low Cost British designed wheel - Needs funding for further developmentTechnical - A Low Cost British designed wheel - Needs funding for further developmentArticles
Technical - A mode cost comparison - Canadian Study November 2009Technical - A mode cost comparison - Canadian Study November 2009Articles
Austerity - Starter Lines - articleAusterity - Starter Lines - articleArticles
Light Hearted - Who needs low floor carsLight Hearted - Who needs low floor carsArticles
Role of Light Rail & Tramways - CitiesRole of Light Rail & Tramways - CitiesArticles
Article Re-Invigorating Local Transport ProvisionsArticle Re-Invigorating Local Transport ProvisionsArticles
Public Inquiry - pteg final report 15 Feb 2010 Public Inquiry - pteg final report 15 Feb 2010Articles
Article - Do we need heavyweight Tram Track?Do We Need Heavyweight Track? The cost of implementing British tramways has escalated over the years. It has become established that street track has to be laid on substantial concrete foundations, and that all utilities have to be diverted, often at enormous cost to the tramway promoter, and the utilities get new assets free! Is all this really necessary? Is it done everywhere else in the world? The answer to both is no. Articles
Report Bus subsidies pro rata greater than Light Rail for less passengersBus use in UK is only holding up because of growth in London - London used to account for 20% of UK bus ridership, these days its 44%, but bus growth in London has levelled off - ridership in the Metropolitan counties is falling - despite the boost of Pensioners Passes - ridership on rail and underground is going UP (this includes trams) - only around 50% of bus income comes from fares - all the rest is subsidy, so buses are not "A successful private sector business" All this shows that if you want to attract discretionary riders - i.e. get car users out of their cars you need rail, buses are an increasingly expensive irrelevance. Articles
Report - UK Cties bottom of European League for car dependencyA report by the Campaign for better transport organisation UK cities bottom of Europe for car dependency 29 September 2011 New research published by Campaign for Better Transport reveals that UK cities are among the most car dependent in Europe, coming bottom of a study into car dependency. The European Car Dependency Scorecard examines how the infrastructure and transport policies of 13 European capitals affect people’s transport choices and quality of life. The scorecard uses 16 indicators covering ease of access to public transport, public attitudes to car use, congestion levels and the side effects from cars to give each of the cities a score and then ranks them accordingly. Whilst Stockholm, Helsinki and Prague grabbed the three top spots, London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast were eighth, ninth, eleventh and twelfth respectively, only beaten to last place by Rome. Articles
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Statistic - DfT 2012In 2011/12, there were 204 million passenger journeys on light rail and tram systems in England, the highest annual figure recorded and continuing the upward trend of recent years. Articles
Low Cost Tramways - Do streetcars really beat buses in capacity and costs? Low Cost Tramways - Do streetcars really beat buses in capacity and costs?Articles
Low Cost Tramways - Cutting Procurement CostsImproving competition and cutting costs Providing viable, reliable transport infrastructure is an essential element of any modern nation and is a fundamental requirement if countries are to grow and meet current and future financial challenges.www.tramnews.net . www.Irta.org january 2012 11 Terry Walker of the LRTA’s External Relations Group argues how significant cost savings can be achieved and efficiency improved for light rail development through the use of revised procurement strategies. Articles
Pollution & Health, 30,000 dead in 2008Pollution & Health, 30,000 dead in 2008Articles
Low Cost Tramways - MotorsUsing this technology, it should be possible to achieve vehicle a weight of 10 Tonnes per 100 passenger capacity, with traction energy consumption of 0.5KWh / Km. The aim should be also to get cost down to that of buses on a similar capacity basis. Indeed, bus body technology would be used, the vehicle form being essentially similar to an articulated bus. Articles
Lord Berkeleys debate 14th June 2010 A massive Air Quality Fine for the UKLord Berkeleys debate 14th June 2010 A massive Air Quality Fine for the UKArticles
Air Pollution - Time for the UK to clean up its' actAir Pollution - Time for the UK to clean up its' actArticles
A warning from the pastThe cost, constraints and lack of planning meant that tram in the British Isles was poorly equipped to respond to changes in society. These weaknesses caused tramcar in Britain to disappear much earlier than in the rest of Europe, some weaknesses progressing over the ensuing years to undermine all local transport provisions in the country and more besides. ‘Those who ignore the lessons of history are condemned to re-live them!’ Articles
LR Presentation - Andrew Braddock UKTram 19 03 2013 What Trams can do for Jobs and the Local Economy The Examples of Croydon and Nottingham Presentations
LR - Applrg Presentation Parliamentary Tea 06 2013 Report of a Parliamentary Tea held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 12th June 2013 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Presentations
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LR Presentation - Trevor Baxter - Metrolink AddressAn address given by Mr Trevor Baxter, a private individual from Thamside. Views express by Mr Baxter are not necessarily shared by the Applrg and are those of Mr Baxter Presentations
Invitation - Applrg Meeting 19th March 2013An invitation from Mr John Leech MP Chairman All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group To a meeting to be held in the House of Commons. 1400h – 1600h Committee Room 8 19th March 2013 Presentations
LR Presentation Stephen Joseph CBT 19 03 2013 A pro-light rail transport policy Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive Campaign for Better Transport Presentations
LR Presentation - Applrg 22nd January 2013Where Next for LRT in the UK? A presentation by Chair Roger Harrison, LRTF & Tramlink Nottingham Presentations
LR Invitation to the House of Commons 22nd January 2013An invitation from Mr John Leech MP Chairman, All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group To a meeting to be held in the House of Commons.1400h – 1600h Committee Room 8 22nd January 2013 Presentations
LR presentation - Applrg Meeting 19th March 2013 Report of a meeting held at the House of Commons Tuesday 19th March 2013 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Presentations
LR Presentation - Applrg 6th November 2012 Mike Connelly Managing Customer Care During Tram Construction Mike Connelly Connelly Communications Presentations
LR Presentation - Applrg 6th November 2012 - Local Biodiversity in South ManchesterThe Impact of the Metrolink Light Rail System on Local Biodiversity in South Manchester Dave Bishop Presentations
LR Presentation applrg - 6th november 2012 minutesReport/Minutes of a meeting held in the House of Commons on Tuesday 6th November 2012 at 1500 hours. Presentations
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LR Applrg Labour Fringe Manchester 2012A fringe event was held by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Light Rail at all three party conferences. RTM reports from the event held at Manchester Town Hall during the Labour conference, which heard from Centro and UK Tram chair Geoff Inskip, Stuart Kerr of Vossloh Kiepe, Jim Harkins, who provides secretariat support to the APPG, Labour MPs Graham Stringer and Clive Betts, and Transport for Greater Manchester chairman Cllr Andrew Fender. Copy courtesey of © rail technology magazine Oct/Nov 12 Presentations
LR Presentation - Invitation House of Commons 6th November 2012Mr Greg Mulholland MP Leeds North West Stand in Chairman All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group To a meeting to be held in the House of Commons. Room CM21 1500h – 1600h Tuesday 6th November 2012 (Room and finishing time may change) Presentations
Presentation - Convincing the Politicians - Thomas J PotterConvincing the politicians Thomas J. Potter Senior Transportation Engineer, Norconsult ASformerly Chief Engineer, Bybanen 2001 - 2012 Presentations
LR Applrg Invitation House of Commons 20th March 2012An invitation from Mr John Leech MP Chairman All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group To a meeting to be held in the House of Commons. 1500h – 1700h Committee Room 15 20th March 2012 Presentations
Presentation - Wired vs WirelessA presentation of the emerging world of trams beyond the wire versus trams under the wire A presentation given to the 7th Light Rail Conference Manchester 15th May 2012 Presentations
Presentation - TramTrain ComparisonsSintropher conference British Library Conference Centre, London 25 May 2011 Session 3 - Innovation for Development Case Studies Tram-train technologies: concepts and comparisons Nils Jänig Deputy Director, TTK Presentations
Presentation - How to deliver Public Transport on a Reduced BudgetHOW TO DELIVER PUBLIC TRANSPORT ON REDUCED BUDGET Marc Le Tourneur Direction de l’Innovation et du Développement IN SLIGHT DENSITY AREAS, WHAT PUBLIC TRANSPORT MODE ? REGIONAL TRAM , WHY NOT ? BRT Comparisons Presentations
Presentation - Tram Summit Report - LRTA ERG GroupAt the press launch for “Green Light for Light Rail”, Transport Minister Norman Baker indicated that he would call a “High Level Summit on Light Rail” with key players from the light rail sector to discuss how the recommendations of the report can be implemented. Some sixty three participants from the industry attended at the institution of Civil Engineers at Great George St London Presentations
Invitation - Applrg Meeting 6th December 2011 Invitation - Applrg Meeting 6th December 2011Presentations
Presentation - Applrg 6th December 2011 - Sir Peter Hall Sintropher Project Presentation - Applrg 6th December 2011 - Sir Peter Hall Sintropher ProjectPresentations
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Article: Opportunities abound for transporting goods by tramArticle: Opportunities abound for transporting goods by tramPresentations
Light Rail Awards 2011 Speech by Norman Baker Light Rail Awards 2011 Speech by Norman BakerPresentations
Report - Applrg -Budapest Fact finding trip Jan 2012Purpose of visit Funding of transport schemes – who, how etc Local/regional/national Integration of services – trolleybuses and bus services Public or private What do they do with utilities – move them or access Planning process – how does it work? To explore and understand the legislation, methodology and practical applications of Tram/Light Rail, Trolleybus interface and integration, construction costs and methods. Presentations
Presentation - Now is the time for a new conversation with DevelopersPresentation - Now is the time for a new conversation with DevelopersPresentations
Invitation - Fringe Event - Labour 2011Invitation - Fringe Event - Labour 2011Presentations
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Presentation - Affordable Light Rail & TramsPresentation - Affordable Light Rail & TramsPresentations
Norman Baker - Radio 4 You & Yours, 8th August 2011Norman Baker - Radio 4 You & Yours, 8th August 2011Presentations
Presentation - Norman Baker 12th July 2011 - Why UK Light Rail costs more Presentation - Norman Baker 12th July 2011 - Why UK Light Rail costs more Presentations
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Presentation - Geoff Inskip Delivering Light Rail - A green light - 8 November 2011 Presentation - Geoff Inskip Delivering Light Rail - A green light - 8 November 2011 Presentations
Presentation - Lilian Greenwood MP - 8th November 2011 Presentation - Lilian Greenwood MP - 8th November 2011Presentations
Report APPLRG Meeting 8th November 2011Report APPLRG Meeting 8th November 2011Presentations
Presentation - TrainTram, A low cost solution to Heavy Rail costs Presentation - TrainTram, A low cost solution to Heavy Rail costsPresentations
Presentation - Why UK Light Rail costs more - Invitation onlyPresentation - Why UK Light Rail costs more - Invitation onlyPresentations
Light Rail & Trams, A low cost affordable & sustainable modeLight Rail & Trams, A low cost affordable & sustainable modePresentations
Invitation - Applrg - Mr Norman Baker 15 10 2010 Invitation - Applrg - Mr Norman Baker 15 10 2010 Presentations
Report, House of Commons 25th Jan 2011 Geoff Inskip, Report, House of Commons 25th Jan 2011 Geoff Inskip, Presentations
Low Cost Affordable Trams, Tony Young, Applrg Presentation 14 Dec 2010Low Cost Affordable Trams, Tony Young, Applrg Presentation 14 Dec 2010Presentations
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TramTrain proposal Leeds TramTrain proposal LeedsPresentations
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Public Inquiry File 37.1 CTC tyneside coveringe e- mail.docPublic Inquiry File 37.1 CTC tyneside coveringe e- mail.docPresentations
Public Inquiry File 36.2 Graham Jellett memorandum.pdf Public Inquiry File 36.2 Graham Jellett memorandum.pdfPresentations
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Public Inquiry File 30.1 National Joint Utilities Group (njug) covering letter and memorandum.pdfPublic Inquiry File 30.1 National Joint Utilities Group (njug) covering letter and memorandum.pdfPresentations
Public Inquiry File 29.2a copy of letter(reply) Sidiq Khan to Norman Baker MP.pdfPublic Inquiry File 29.2a copy of letter(reply) Sidiq Khan to Norman Baker MP.pdfPresentations
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Public Inquiry File 24.2 Martin Cook appendix a.pdfPublic Inquiry File 24.2 Martin Cook appendix a.pdfPresentations
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Public Inquiry File 23.1 Campaign for Better Transport memorandum.pdf Public Inquiry File 23.1 Campaign for Better Transport memorandum.pdfPresentations
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Public Inquiry File 19.1 David Rumney covering email.doc Public Inquiry File 19.1 David Rumney covering email.docPresentations
Public Inquiry File 18.1 Sub Technics covering letter.pdfPublic Inquiry File 18.1 Sub Technics covering letter.pdfPresentations
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Public Inquiry File 17.1 Ben Hughes covering email.docPublic Inquiry File 17.1 Ben Hughes covering email.docPresentations
Public Inquiry File 16.1 Light Rail Transit Association Public Inquiry File 16.1 Light Rail Transit AssociationPresentations
Public Inquiry File 15.2 CPT memorandum.doc Public Inquiry File 15.2 CPT memorandum.docPresentations
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Public Inquiry File 14.1 Carillion memorandum.docPublic Inquiry File 14.1 Carillion memorandum.docPresentations
Public Inquiry File 13.1 TramPower memorandum.pdfPublic Inquiry File 13.1 TramPower memorandum.pdfPresentations
Public Inquiry File 12.2 LCT memorandum.pdfPublic Inquiry File 12.2 LCT memorandum.pdfPresentations
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Public Inquiry File 12. LCT covering letter.pdf Public Inquiry File 12. LCT covering letter.pdfPresentations
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Public Inquiry File 4.3 North-East Combined Transport Activists' Round Table memorandum supp.docPublic Inquiry File 4.3 North-East Combined Transport Activists' Round Table memorandum supp.docPresentations
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Public Inquiry File 3.2 Martin Prosser memorandum.pdfPublic Inquiry File 3.2 Martin Prosser memorandum.pdfPresentations
Public Inquiry File 2.1 Light Rail (UK) memorandum.pdfPublic Inquiry File 2.1 Light Rail (UK) memorandum.pdfPresentations
Public Inquiry File 2.2 Light Rail (UK) appendix a.pdfPublic Inquiry File 2.2 Light Rail (UK) appendix a.pdfPresentations
Public Inquiry File 1.1 Evolution Quarter Residents' AssociationPublic Inquiry File 1.1 Evolution Quarter Residents' AssociationPresentations
Public Inquiry File 1.3 Evolution Quarter Residents' AssociationPublic Inquiry File 1.3 Evolution Quarter Residents' AssociationPresentations
Public Inquiry File 1.2 Evolution Quarter Residents' AssociationPublic Inquiry File 1.2 Evolution Quarter Residents' AssociationPresentations
Public Inquiry File 00. Schedule of Evidence.doc Covers PI Files 01 - 37Public Inquiry File 00. Schedule of Evidence.doc Covers PI Files 01 - 37Presentations
Public Inquiry Evidence Index Covers PI Files 01 - 37Public Inquiry Evidence Index Covers PI Files 01 - 37Presentations
Invitation - Applrg HoC 18th March 2014To a meeting to be held in the House of Commons. 1500h – 1700h Committee Room 11. Tuesday 18th March 2014 RSVP Presentations
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Presentation - Minutes - 18th March 2014All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group (APPLRG) Report of a meeting held at the House of Commons on Tuesday 18th March 2014 at 15:00 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Presentations
Presentation - TramTrain the Opportunities 18th March 2014“TramTrain – The Opportunities” A presentation by Jim Harkins FCILT, MTPS. Light Rail (UK) Specialists in Affordable & Sustainable Tramways www.lightrailuk.com E-mail Lightrailuk@aol.com Warrington Business Park, Long Lane, Warrington, UK 01925 243500 Presentations
Presentation - Alston Update - 18th March 2014Alstom Update to APPLRG 18/03/14 Susan Evans Customer Director, NET & Cities Presentations
Presentation - Viaduct - 18th March 2014Matt Taylor Viaduct Helping you to Promote, Support, Build and Operate Light Rail Schemes "A Tram in a Box" Presentations
Presentation - Applrg Low Impact Light Rail - HoC 21 Jan 2014Critical dates for your application of UKTram £3M Fund Key Dates: Competition Launch 13 January 2014 Deadline for Questions 27 February 2014 Registration deadline 21 February 2014 Deadline for applications 7 March 2014 Assessment of applications Period to 28 March 2014 Possible interview phase Period to 28 March 2014 Shortlist and unsuccessful applicants notified April 2014 Contracts awarded April 2014 Presentations
Presentation - Applrg Project in a Box 18 March 2014An article published in Tramway & Urban Tramways Presentations
Presentation - Applrg - LR Supertram 21 January 2014How the Tram System has Enhanced Sheffield Tim Bilby Stagecoach Supertram Presentations
Presentation - Convincing the Politicians PJ RowenA presentaion given by Mr Paul Rowen, 7th Annual Light Rail Conference Coalition Agreement makes specific reference to Light Rail: “ We will reform the way decisions on ….. Transport projects to prioritise … low carbon approvals (including light rail schemes)” Presentations
Dft Green Light for Light RailDft Green Light for Light RailPresentations
Dft Light Rail Statistics 2010Dft Light Rail Statistics 2010Presentations
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Invitation - Parliamentary Tea 18th June 2014The launch of “Economic Impact Study of Light Rail” by Professor Richard Knowles & Dr Fiona Ferbrache Trams, a catalyst for Jobs & Growth Guest Speaker Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP Presentations
Record: Light Rail & Trams for the Capitals 20 01 2009 Record: Light Rail & Trams for the Capitals 20 01 2009Meeting Reports
Record: Level playing fields for Trams 23 2 2009Record: Level playing fields for Trams 23 2 2009Meeting Reports
Invitation: TramTrain March 2009Invitation: TramTrain March 2009Meeting Reports
Record: My tram is bigger than yours Dec 2009Record: My tram is bigger than yours Dec 2009Meeting Reports
Invitation: My Tram is bigger than yours Dec 2009Invitation: My Tram is bigger than yours Dec 2009Meeting Reports
Charity - Greg Mulholland MP Sponsorship AppealA charity appeal Meeting Reports
Applrg Minutes Meeting - December 2010 - Mr Norman Baker, Minister for Transport Applrg Minutes Meeting - December 2010 - Mr Norman Baker, Minister for TransportMeeting Reports
Applrg Budapest Visit Jan 2012Applrg VISIT TO BUDAPEST 17-19 JANUARY 2012 Purpose of visit Funding of transport schemes – who, how etc Local/regional/national Integration of services – trolleybuses and bus services Public or private What do they do with utilities – move them or access Planning process – how does it work? To explore and understand the legislation, methodology and practical applications of Tram/Light Rail, Trolleybus interface and integration, construction costs and methods. Meeting Reports
Applrg Minutes - 5th November 2013All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group (APPLRG) Report of a meeting held at the House of Commons on Tuesday 5th November 2013 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Acting Chairman until 16:10: Jim Harkins Meeting Reports
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Applrg Minutes - 22nd January 2013Report of a meeting held at the House of Commons on Tuesday 22nd January 2013 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Meeting Reports
Applrg Alicante Visit 2012Purpose of visit Funding of transport schemes – who, how etc Local/regional/national Integration of services – Train, bus services Public or private What do they do with utilities – move them or access Planning process – how does it work? To explore & understand the legislation, methodology and practical applications of Tram-train, construction, costs & methods. There are other secondary questions in terms of fare box costs. Meeting Reports
Presentation - Budapest BKV Mr Laszlo SzeslmayerThe past and the present of the Budapest fixed-rail public transport; operational considerations Meeting Reports
Minutes Applrg Meeting March 20 2012The Chairman, John Leech MP, introduced the speakers, Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West, László Szedlmajer, Chief Engineer, BKV, Budapest, and Stuart Kerr, Manager, Strategic Business Development, Vossloh Kiepe. He explained that the meeting was a follow up of a study tour of Budapest made by a delegation from APPLRG in January.Applrg VISIT TO BUDAPEST 17-19 JANUARY 2012 Meeting Reports
Applrg Minutes - 21st January 2014All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group (APPLRG) Report of a meeting held at the House of Commons on Tuesday 21st January 2014 Chairman: John Leech MP (Chairman APPLRG) Meeting Reports
Archive - Who we were 2008Archive - Who we were 2008Who We Are?
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Paul Rowen Lib/Dem, Former Chair 2008 - 2010Paul Rowen Lib/Dem, Former Chair 2008 - 2010Who We Were
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