The Anonymous Widower

Study Concludes There Is Demand For A Light Rail System In Bath

The title of this post is the same as that of this article in Global Rail News.

This is the first two paragraphs.

Plans to bring a light rail system to the historic city of Bath, UK, have taken a step closer after it received backing from a preliminary study.

The study was produced by consultants Atkins and followed suggestions from the public to look at the potential for a new tram system, according to Bath and North East Somerset council.


  • Atkins are one of best consultants in the world, with lots of experience.
  • Many Continental cities, the size of Bath have a tram network
  • Darmstadt with a population twice that of Bath has nine tram lines.
  • Tram systems in historic towns and cities can be built without catenary, using batteries for motive power.
  • Smaller lightweight tram systems are being developed.

So I’m not surprised that, it was recommended that Bath get a tram network.

But if Bath can develop a viable tram network, then surely any town or city with the right set of problems and needs should be looking at trams.

My list of possible cities and large towns, where trams could start by connecting the the railway station to the main town centre would include.

  • Cambridge
  • Colchester
  • Coventry
  • Huddersfield
  • Ipswich
  • Leicester
  • Middlesbrough
  • Norwich
  • Wigan

There must be loads more.



January 24, 2018 - Posted by | Transport | ,

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