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ELAN East Lancashire Accessible Network. Presentation by TRAM Power Ltd. Unit 4 Carraway Road, Liverpool L11 OEE tel. +44 (0)151 548 7040 web : www.trampower.co.uk Prepared by Professor Lewis Lesley

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ELAN East Lancashire Accessible Network

Presentation by

TRAM Power Ltd.

Unit 4

Carraway Road,

Liverpool L11 OEE

tel. +44 (0)151 548 7040

web : www.trampower.co.uk

Prepared by

Professor Lewis Lesley

& Lincoln Shields

Presentation by

TRAM Power Ltd.

Unit 4

Carraway Road,

Liverpool L11 OEE

tel. +44 (0)151 548 7040

web : www.trampower.co.uk

Prepared by

Professor Lewis Lesley


ELAN : why light rail transit ?

  • Proven technology

  • Attractive alternative to car commuting

  • Economic capital costs

  • Electrification

    • Sustainable and environmentally benign

  • Stimulates urban regeneration

  • Increases property tax base

  • Attracts new investors

  • Increases job market


Why ELAN rail transit ?

  • *Improve accessibility

  • *Raise civic profile

  • *Affordable option

  • *Quick implementation

  • *Incremental development and benefits

  • *High public acceptance

  • *Local initiative


  • ELAN : What is light rail transit ?

    • Steel wheels on rails

    • Electrically powered, low maintenance

    • Variety of rights of way

      • On street, off highway, railway lines

      • Penetrate to traffic generators

    • Tracks and electrification

      • Rapid installation


    ELAN : affordable ?

    Can be opened in stages

    Fit available budgets

    Part or all can be privately financed

    when underwritten by PSO grant


    ELAN : Where?

    • Demonstration line, to try the concept

    • Accessing most congested zones

    • Pioneering new development areas

    • Catalyst for environmental improvements


    ELAN : learning from experience ?

    • UK

    • Europe

    • US

    • Canada

    • Australia


    ELAN : light rail world wide ?

    • Over 500 systems

    • Growing by 30 new systems pa.

    • Stimulates (re)generation of urban centres

    • Relieves congested M.65.& links roads

    • Reduces urban centre parking

    • Improves air quality.

    • Reduces CO2 emissions


    Implementing ELAN rail transit

    • Wide range of suppliers & contractors

    • Compatible systems

    • Improving technology

    • Reducing real costs now possible

    • New model for procurement ?

    • Save time, save money

    • Affordable projects


    ELAN : the stages ?

    • Colne Branch: Rose Grove

      • – through to town centre to P + R Site

    • New line to Padiham regeneration zone

      • (from Rose Grove)

    • Rose Grove – Todmorden (via Burnley centre)

    • Rose Grove – Blackburn

    • Blackburn – Darwen

    • Blackburn - Clitheroe

    • Etc.


    ELAN : other inputs

    • Transfer of track bed and infrastructure

    • Guarantee PSO annual grant

    • New partnership company

    • owns and operates

    • Free standing operation (freq ~ 4 per hour)

    • Interchanges at Rose Grove, Manchester Rd. and Blackburn

    • Park and Ride at strategic sites off M.65.

      • and Colne north


    TRAM Power Ltd offers ELAN:

    Innovative tramcars,

    Low impact tracks

    Streamlined electrification

    Costs up to 50% lower

    Local Manufacture in Blackburn


    ELAN : design factors

    15 m horizontal track radius

    100 m vertical curve capable

    Magnetic emergency brakes

    MU compatible


    New tracks reduce construction impacts and costs

    380mm

    180mm

    Ri60 LR55


    10 years trouble free in Sheffield


    ELAN : Electrification in place

    Over existing tracks

    Old

    And

    new


    ELAN : Conclusions

    • Economic way to improve rail services

    • Private funding to fast track refurbishment

    • Staged development allows heavy rail accommodation

    • Satisfies local and national policies

    • Environmentally sustainable

    • Supports regeneration

    • And gets motorists from their cars


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