Green light for tram-train pilot
The tram-train concept will see new trains developed that can run on both light and heavy rail lines, enabling them to reach both suburbs and city centres.
“Tram-trains have already proven hugely popular on the Continent,” said Baker. “Now we will be able to test whether they can bridge the gap between tram and train networks in this country.”
Ministers first backed the tram-train concept in September last year, when a Department for Transport report pointed out several authorities were already looking at the concept.