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UK Transport Infrastructure Program (TIF)If Britain can embrace TIF, it would open the door to funding regeneration projects across the most deprived parts of the country where the tax increase from those regeneration projects would be most pronounced. And it would enable us to do that without increasing the budget deficit. As Michael Gove and Rishi Sunak work out how to level up the country without busting the bank, having a strong TIF regime should be near the top of their in-tray. United Kingdom
Government Support for Light Rail 20 Mar 2021Transport Minister Baroness Vere said: As the country opens up in line with the roadmap out of lockdown, we want light rail and tram services to be available to passengers and running as normal. United Kingdom
"Oslo Effect" - Non Exhaust Emissions Jul 19Government recognised the "Oslo Effect", NEE - Non Exhaust Emissions are a greater hazard than Tail Pipe emissions but nothing in Legislation yet!United Kingdom
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
London: Aging air pollution Aug 2016Aging air quality and TfL to stop buying diesel vehiclesUnited Kingdom
Blackpool: 5 Million Passenger Target Aug 2016Blackpool: 5 Million Passengers Target Aug 2016United Kingdom
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
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
UK: Isle of Wight Trams as replacements Feb 2016Tram Systems UK I O W Trams as replacements ?United Kingdom
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
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
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
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
Cardiff Metro Nov 2014Creating the Most Liveable Capital City Region in Europe - and why transport really does matters!United Kingdom
EdinburghThe City of Edinburgh Council 10am, Thursday, 11 December 2014 Future Investment in Public Transport – Potential tram ExtensionUnited Kingdom
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
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
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