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France demonstrates that Bath could support light rail

Andrew Braddock Yateley Hampshire GU32
11 May 2018
French cities such as Besançon have built tramways, so there’s no reason why Bath couldn’t support a system too, says Andrew Braddock
French cities such as Besançon have built tramways, so there’s no reason why Bath couldn’t support a system too, says Andrew Braddock

 

In dismissing the idea of installing a modern tramway in Bath, Francis King offers no realistic alternative options for solving the city's dire problems with growing traffic congestion and worsening air quality (Letters LTT 13 Apr). 

His assertion that none of Bath’s local bus services enjoy ridership levels that might justify upgrading to tram is no reason to eliminate this mode from the solution to these problems. Indeed, France’s refusal to rule out trams is precisely what...

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