SUPER-TRAMWAYS FOR EDINBURGH?
Growth in the swing of informed public opinion towards improved public transport rather than the disamenity and pollution implied by unrestricted growth of individual or private car transport is indicated by a report produced by the Scottish Association for Public Transport, which has evolved from the former Scottish Railway Development Association. This Study Paper No. 4 concerns Edinburgh and the options for transport in the Scottish capital and sharply disagrees with the views expressed by consultants. The consultants evaluated alternative strategies for Edinburgh in 1971; a conventional rail service was outlined and a more detailed but incomplete study of a limited light rail system, but both were rejected in favour of an 'enhanced bus system'. Following the keen interest shown in light rapid transit (LRT) or a super-tramway system in the Tyneside PTE, it is of interest that Option B in these plans is for higher capital investment in a service designed to serve a greater portion of the population.
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- Klapper, C F
- Publication Date: 1974-1
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 2 p.
- MODERN RAILWAYS
- Volume: 31
- Issue Number: 304
- Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
- ISSN: 0026-8356
- TRT Terms: Light rail transit; Streetcars
- Geographic Terms: Edinburgh (Scotland)
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00053761
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 1981 12:00AM