Archive for the ‘Tram-Train’ Category

TfGM prefers Marple over Mid Cheshire Tram-Train ….

Posted on November 3rd, 2013, by The Chairman

Recent reports placed in the public domain for the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee Capital Projects and Policy Sub Committee on 8 November 2013 include the proposed Tram-Train Strategy for Greater Manchester under Item 8. The item starts on p.41. Extension to Hale is costed at £81m and to Knutsford at £160m. Seems a huge […]

New Tram-Trains in Lyon ….

Posted on October 7th, 2012, by The Chairman

The first line of the new Western Lyon tram-train project started running on Saturday 22 September. This is a transport project in the urban area of Lyon in the region Rhône-Alpes to improve the traffic between the railway stations of Lyon-Saint-Paul to Brignais, L’Arbresle, Sain-Bel, and Lozanne. The project consists of the creation of three […]

TfGM consider Tram-Train for Mid Cheshire line ….

Posted on September 16th, 2012, by The Chairman

Here’s a Report TfGM put together for its Capital Projects & Policy Sub-committee on 21 September 2012 – Item_10_Medium_Term_Rail_Development_-_FINAL1 Note the references to the development of services along the Mid Cheshire line in section 9. The report referred to in 9.3 is the one Michael Ross and I put together. The process towards developing medium […]

Chemnitz goes for bi-mode tram-trains ….

Posted on August 17th, 2012, by The Chairman

German city, Chemnitz, is developing a tram-train network with bi-mode diesel and electric tram-trains running from the overhead wires on the city’s tram system and onto regional railway lines to nearby towns and villages using their diesel engines. More details are in The Railway Gazette. These three routes form the first stage of a five-phase […]

Report for GMPTE on Tram-Train to Greenbank – 2007 ….

Posted on August 6th, 2012, by The Chairman

Following on from the proposal for tram-train in Mid Cheshire, we’ve been contacted to let us know that GMPTE commissioned a report in 2007 on the potential for Tram-Train to Greenbank (it seems there’s also a separate report on Tram-Train to Marple). This report has been released in a redacted form under The Freedom of […]

Updated Middlewich Rail Link Campaign website launched ….

Posted on August 5th, 2012, by The Chairman

Our colleagues working on the campaign for the reopening of the line through Middlewich to regular passenger services have recently upgraded their website. We believe that reopening this line including the station at Middlewich will bring strong economic benefits to Mid Cheshire. It will be good for Middlewich (pop. 13,000 in 2001 and growing), making […]

Tram-train on the Mid Cheshire line – a proposal

Posted on July 26th, 2012, by The Chairman

John Oates and Mike Ross have put together a proposal for tram-train on the Mid Cheshire line. We thought it would be good to publish this following our recent post about bi-mode tram-trains in Kassel. Tram Train Proposal This is now being considered by members of the Community Rail Partnership as well as MCRUA. Could […]

Tram-trains in Kassel by John Murray ….

Posted on July 23rd, 2012, by The Chairman

Based on a visit made on 16 July 2012. The Department for Transport recently announced a trial of tram-train technology in Sheffield. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is closely following the trial with a view to introducing tram-trains on the Mid-Cheshire railway line between Manchester, Northwich and Chester. The proposal is that tram-trains operate on […]

Tram-Train trial to go ahead in South Yorkshire (at last!!) ….

Posted on May 17th, 2012, by The Chairman

Here’s an announcement today from the Department for Transport. *********************************************************************** Revolutionary new tram trains to be piloted in South Yorkshire Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 17 May 2012 Type: Press release Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport Passengers in South Yorkshire will be the first in the country to benefit from flexible new Tram Trains that […]

An interesting GMITA report on Tram-Train ….

Posted on November 15th, 2010, by The Chairman

Just published, here’s an interesting GMITA report on Tram-Train spotted by one of our members: It’s quick to download – just click here. Our previous posts covering Tram-Train have included: – Tram-Train – Why are we waiting? and – Cheshire, Warrington & Merseyside – A Case for Tram-Train. The sooner we get a decent timetable […]