A Must Read For Regional Mayors Before They Talk Transit Funding!

SinceAi??Ai??the spring of 2008, the Light Rail Committee has circulated an E-Mail sent by American transit and transportation expert, Gerald Fox to a Victoria transit group that wants to promote LRT and TramTrain in the Capital Region. Mr. Fox easily shreds TransLink’s business case for the Evergreen Line which shouldAi??Ai??forewarn transit groups and regional politiciansAi??Ai??in […]

The LR55 Rail System – Cheap track for trams!

This item first appeared in August 20,2009, but I think it is so important to reprint the article in light of todays interest in streetcars and light rail in Vancouver and Surrey. The LR55 rail, not only provides a cheaper solution to tram track construction, it makes a quick job of construction, making life a […]

Prefab tram track = fast construction! Friends of Light Rail/Streetcar Take Note!

Prefab tram track = fast construction! Friends of the Broadway Light Rail/Streetcar Take Note!

The following article from EccoRussia, gives an account of the installation of 670 metres of prefabricated tram track on the Athens (Greece) light rail/tram in just 10 days or about 67 metres of new tram track a day! At this speed of track laying it would take a mere 14 days to lay one kilometre […]


Nice Tramway – is now open and running – Lessons for the Broadway LRT Gang!

The following link shows the newly opened Nice LRT/tram system and shows how well modern LRT fits into urban centres. The nature of Broadway is going to change with both metro and LRT, the questions that merchants and residents must ask, which mode will enhance livability? There is much debate about that question, but until […]


More Tram Videos

Thank you for blog reader, David Cockle, for more European tram movies! Amsterdam. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEBFJd0CJH4 Budapest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLMgwWNbKRk&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqeT9Nuka38&feature=channel Basel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y51rWxDosU&feature=related Bern http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B2rKdXkZKU&feature=related Nottingham. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3scXjpvO6M Croydon Tramlink. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNmZI9rFDys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ3UaZXzRPA&feature=related Nantes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNbL1xj6D00 Montpellier. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIJ5SJ_K9oE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I47fjmS7DK0&feature=fvw Bordeaux. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stmLf8qjppg&feature=channel Freiburg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG4OIOVlmgM Mulhouse. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfYlHdoppaQ&feature=related Barcelona. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EsbeM9QnCg&feature=related Dublin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PqTQDy8tsw&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8owxp9k8DSQ&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAO3i36doo0&feature=related Prague. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-4k_vfFgVE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwQolOZ7Ed4&feature=related Leipzig. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh1xE_pvjI8 Melbourne http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMOCKiQr5hE&feature=related

Tram Berlin Linie M13 KT4D Warschauer Str. – Virchow Klinikum 1/7

This video from U-Tube shows a classic European tramways, which operates on-street and on reserved rights-of-ways, including simple HOV lane style of RRoW. Please note the simple (traffic light) style signaling at intersections and the various styles of RRoWs. Streetcar/LRT has the flexibility to operate in almost all urban conditions, affordabley and efficiently, a lesson […]


Notes on – Broadway merchants want light rail not SkyTrain down business corridor – meeting

A few thoughts on Tuesdays meeting put on by BARSTA regarding transit issues on Broadway or what Zweisystem calls the ‘Broadway Follies’. First though a comment on Vancouver’s pedestrians; my god does anyone in Vancouver, including pedestrians and cyclists obey the rules of the road? Driving in Vancouver reminded me of some sort of perverted […]

What the SkyTrain lobby really wants.

A Poll That the Main Stream Media Ignored. Can We Expect The Same For Other Non SkyTrain ‘Rail’ Projects?

A very strange thing happenedAi??yesterday with ‘Zwei’. When I was discussing a transit matter with an US transit type about the RAV/Canada line. He told me that TransLink officials claimed that over 80% of Vancouverites supported RAV and if it were not for the high costs of the metro, many more metro type transit systems […]