Saturday, April 08, 2006


We like trams

Trams are still a novelty - they make the place feel a little bit continental (only because they had all been removed from the UK by the time I was born). I really wish there hadn't been such stupidity in the 1960s over what the future of transport should be. A few years before the railways were torn up in 1963 after Dr Beecham's report, Sheffield had already abolished its tramway system to make way for the car (poor, misguided fools). By the mid 70s, Sheffield decided that it needed a transport system to attract people away from the car but it wasn't until October 1995 that the final phase of the Supertram was completed. Thirtyfive years to replace what had been there all along.


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