In praise of the tram: Britain's lost network and the future of transport
The UK once had an extensive tram network, now reduced to just eight cities. Would resurrecting the historical network solve Britain’s transport woes?
Britain loves transport – it’s famously one of the UK’s favourite conversational gambits. And it’s not simply our day-to-day journeys that fascinate us; a rich seam of travel-related nostalgia runs though the national consciousness.
Worldwide, only the US has more museums dedicated to transport than the UK – which perhaps explains the quiet ripple of excitement with which enthusiasts greeted the latest updates to Rail Map online.
Britain made a huge mistake abandoning its tramway systems
Source: Guardian Transport