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Regular news: Issue 580 23 Sep 2011

Greater standardisation the key to light rail renaissance, says Baker

Trams

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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