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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

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
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
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
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
ELAN : affordable ?

Can be opened in stages

Fit available budgets

Part or all can be privately financed

when underwritten by PSO grant

elan where
ELAN : Where?
  • Demonstration line, to try the concept
  • Accessing most congested zones
  • Pioneering new development areas
  • Catalyst for environmental improvements
elan learning from experience
ELAN : learning from experience ?
  • UK
  • Europe
  • US
  • Canada
  • Australia
elan light rail world wide
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
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
slide10

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
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
TRAM Power Ltd offers ELAN:

Innovative tramcars,

Low impact tracks

Streamlined electrification

Costs up to 50% lower

Local Manufacture in Blackburn

slide13

ELAN : design factors

15 m horizontal track radius

100 m vertical curve capable

Magnetic emergency brakes

MU compatible

elan electrification in place
ELAN : Electrification in place

Over existing tracks

Old

And

new

elan conclusions
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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