The electric trams shuttling car parts and groceries around European cities
French and German cities using trams to move products show how to cut congestion while making a profit from the network
Having achieved ubiquity in almost every urban centre in Britain by the end of Victorian age, the electric tram was killed off by the rise of the automobile in the middle decades of the 20th century.
Over the past 25 years, however, the tram has undergone a stuttering, half-hearted revival. Since the launch of the Manchester Metrolink in 1992, a handful of British cities have opted for electric tram systems, which offer quiet, reliable and pollution-free transport in dense urban areas.
Source: Guardian Transport