Tram design for town
PUBLISHED: 12:30 05 November 2010
THIS IS what transport bosses want to see people using in and around Weston and Worle if they get financial support from the area.
Liverpool-based Trampower unveiled a proposal for an £80million tram network for the town last month, and now it has a finished design for its trams.
The firm believe a network of two dual-lines along the seafront and to the M5 would be viable and popular, proving a profitable venture for a business or group of town figures.
Although the plans are at a very early stage and a feasibility study is yet to be completed, a city class tram costing between £1.3-1.7million has been chosen for the town.
The company is already behind two other multi-million pound proposals for tram networks in Preston in Lancashire and Galway in Ireland.
Commercial and public affairs director Neil Anderson, said: “This is a really viable idea for the town, something which will clear congestion and provide a clean and quick option for people moving around.
“We now just wait private funding, which can range from an investor to a bond scheme made up of residents.”
Anyone who wants to contact the firm can do so by logging on to www.trampower.co.uk