Stoke-on-Trent could bring back trams to city

October 15, 2018 by  

After decades of bus reliance, Stoke-on-Trent could welcome trams back to the city.

The reintroduction of trams has the potential to reduce congestion in Stoke-on-Trent. It has been nine decades since trams have taken passengers across the city. Planners hope that a new infrastructure could link up the railway station to the city centre. Printing services can be useful to help organisations prepare planning documents to submit for approval.

Fred Hughes, a local historian, told Staffs Live:

“A tram line would attract business so long as you can get people out of cars and using public transport.”

The Transforming Cities Fund may provide the resources to upgrade the transport offer of Stoke-on-Trent. The hope is that trams would be joined by electric buses and light rail in a new mix of transport solutions.

Stoke-on-Trent has already been shortlisted as a possible recipient of the Transforming Cities Fund. In practice, this means that the city has a chance of securing a portion of £840 million. This money is likely to be split among ten urban areas.

In addition to the tram planning, self-driving pods might be introduced via Stoke City Council. This automated type of transport could benefit the public and help drive innovation. The government would like to stimulate advances in technology. This is in line with a strategy of job creation.