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Light Rail: is it worth paying for?

It is argued that the appraisal of light rail proposals in the UK should be extended beyond the quantifiable transport impacts. Promoters should integrate proposed light rail schemes with land use development and regeneration proposals, and other wider aspects of transport.

The paper makes specific reference to:

  • Manchester Metrolink
  • Midland Metro
  • Croydon Tramlink
  • Tyne and Wear Metro
  • Sheffield Supertram
Paper TitleLight rail: is it worth paying for?
Paper AuthorTim Pharoah and Tim Smith
Conference Details AET annual conference Cambridge 11th September 2000


Light rail, tram, public transport planning, transit planning