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Featured on BBC Midlands News today. Looks like a real winner as it will be much cheaper to lay the track for it. And no overhead wires either. 

 

Very Light Rail | Very Light Rail | Coventry City Council

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6 hours ago, woodenhead said:

https://www.coventry.gov.uk/verylightrail

 

There are also proposals for road trams elsewhere which do away with the track as well.

Essentially a glorified guided bus.  The people behind the Coventry project went for a railed solution because of reasons such as lower energy consumption (steel wheels being more efficient than rubber tyres).  

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9 minutes ago, Edwin_m said:

Essentially a glorified guided bus.  The people behind the Coventry project went for a railed solution because of reasons such as lower energy consumption (steel wheels being more efficient than rubber tyres).  

 

Also much better in pedestrianised areas to have a vehicle following a fixed course.

 

We also know that car users are far more likely to transfer to using a tram than a bus.

 

I feel that this project has the potential to be a game-changer in allowing trams to be developed in places where a more traditional tramway would be too expensive.

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