Planners OK Preston demo line

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.

In the meanwhile, Trampower have launched a Facebook page and a Twitter account.

My previous posts, including links to related LEP stories, are as follows:

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