Public Transport

Transport written question – answered on 9th June 2008.

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Photo of Nick Palmer Nick Palmer PPS (Malcolm Wicks, Minister of State), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the Answer from Lord Bassam of Brighton on 2 June 2008, Official Report, column 26-8WA, on transport: tram trains, where and when the second phase of the trial will be held.

Photo of Tom Harris Tom Harris Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The first phase of the tram train trial will start in 2010 and it will take two years to test the technical and operational feasibility of tram train and gather the necessary data to understand the costs and benefits. Subject to successful completion of the first phase there is an option for a second phase to use the Sheffield Supertram network to see what additional benefits the vehicles can deliver when extended onto city centre tram lines.

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