Planners have given their OK to a mile-long demonstration tramway in Preston, England.
As reported by David Coates in this Oct. 28 Lancashire Evening Post report, work on the project to run trams over a disused railway line in the city’s Ribbleton area could begin in weeks. Trampower, the company behind the scheme, is awaiting a lease agreement with Network Rail to start work at the site, the paper reported.
The project is designed to be used as a showpiece for investors willing to fund a full-scale light rail system, the first part of which is intended for completion in time for Preston’s 2012 Guild celebrations.
My previous posts, including links to related LEP stories, are as follows:
- Sept. 14, “Preston’s private sector tram plans advance.”
- Sept. 20, “Turbines to power Preston trams.”
- Sept. 28, “LEP: Preston ‘right on track for tram bid.”