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Old July 1st, 2016, 10:20 PM   #1
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Next UK city to get a light rail/metro system?

Hi all,

Was wondering what people's thoughts were on which will be the next UK city to construct a light rail/tram/metro system?

So far we have London (Underground, Tramlink), Birmingham (Midland Metro), Manchester (Metrolink), Newcastle (Tyne & Wear Metro), Sheffield (Supertram), Nottingham (Express Transit), Glasgow (Subway), Blackpool and Edinburgh.

As my home city is Bristol I would be biased and hope that we are next, although it would be interesting to hear everyone else's thoughts?

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Old July 2nd, 2016, 11:28 AM   #2
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You might do better reposting this in the transport photo. It's where us tram fetishists hang out.
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Old July 2nd, 2016, 01:06 PM   #3
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Leeds I hope. There's a chance for a fresh start now the trolleybus has fallen through and tram-trains seem to be the most commonly mentioned option.

Bristol had a scheme in planning but along with Leeds, Portsmouth and Liverpool had it killed by Alastair Darling. Bristol I believe is now advancing with some kind of horrendously over-priced BRT scheme.

Leeds is really the only place I see a new tram system happening, unless Preston Trampower ever comes to anything or Glasgow Airport implements its tram ideas.
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Tram train is being piloted between Sheffield and Rotherham. Until this happens and is seen to be a viable success........nothing will happen.
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Old September 16th, 2017, 11:07 PM   #7
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Leeds I hope. There's a chance for a fresh start now the trolleybus has fallen through and tram-trains seem to be the most commonly mentioned option.

Bristol had a scheme in planning but along with Leeds, Portsmouth and Liverpool had it killed by Alastair Darling. Bristol I believe is now advancing with some kind of horrendously over-priced BRT scheme.

Leeds is really the only place I see a new tram system happening, unless Preston Trampower ever comes to anything or Glasgow Airport implements its tram ideas.


Yup! Metrobust is Bristol was supposed to start operations this month but we still don't have an operator! Construction disaster across the city and no one to run the bloody thing! Should've gone with a tram system.
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Old September 16th, 2017, 11:13 PM   #8
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Leeds I hope. There's a chance for a fresh start now the trolleybus has fallen through and tram-trains seem to be the most commonly mentioned option.

Bristol had a scheme in planning but along with Leeds, Portsmouth and Liverpool had it killed by Alastair Darling. Bristol I believe is now advancing with some kind of horrendously over-priced BRT scheme.

Leeds is really the only place I see a new tram system happening, unless Preston Trampower ever comes to anything or Glasgow Airport implements its tram ideas.


Yup! Metrobust is Bristol was supposed to start operations this month but we still don't have an operator! Construction disaster across the city and no one to run the bloody thing! Should've gone with a tram system.
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Old September 23rd, 2017, 04:21 AM   #9
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Not Bristol.
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Old September 23rd, 2017, 01:04 PM   #10
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Maybe Coventry:

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/new...ntrys-13684442

Or maybe not, as this story seems to appear every now and then and nothing happens.
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Bristol urgently needs one. The congestion in that city is appalling...
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