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Regular news: Issue 580 23 Sep 2011

Greater standardisation the key to light rail renaissance, says Baker


Andrew Forster

Light rail projects must become more affordable through greater system standardisation and taking a new approach to managing utility diversion work, the DfT said this week.

The recommendations come in a report ordered by local transport minister Norman Baker. Writing the report’s foreword, Baker highlighted the two proposed tram-train trials between Sheffield and Rotherham and the Watford-St Albans branch line in Hertfordshire, saying this had “real potential” on other parts...

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