Tram-train backed in the UK. Can we expect the same here?


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 What  is important to note is that the very thorough and highly respected Her Majesty’s Railway Inspectorate is now investigating the safety and implementation of TramTrain in the UK; if it passes the HMRI it can be well assured that TramTrain will be safe for operation on the “interurban” line, on this side of the pond!

HAMPSHIRE’S transport chiefs have backed plans for a high-frequency tram-train running between Southampton and Fareham.

As revealed by the Daily Echo yesterday, futuristic hybrid vehicles will replace standard trains on the existing Netley line under an ambitious multi-million pound scheme.

The reintroduction of passenger services on the Waterside line between Totton and Hythe were also supported by the Transport for South Hampshire joint committee.

The proposals were among 11 top priorities identified in a new report outlining the future of railways in South Hampshire over the next 30 years.

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