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Business Comment: Issue 355 6 Feb 2009

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Bus Rapid Transit, Light rail/tram, DfT/SRA, First, Other, All of UK

Could 2009 prove to be the year when bus rapid transit is taken seriously in the UK?

Several years ago it seemed that no self-respecting local authority didn’t have aspirations for a light rail network. Indeed the mode was seen as a vital part of the great decade of regeneration that characterised the 10 years from the mid 1990s in many British cities.

However, the dream for many of a cosmopolitan tram system that would make their city feel that little bit more continental, crashed to the ground when then transport secretary Alistair Darling took the axe to several...

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