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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


    Elan east lancashire accessible network

    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


    Elan east lancashire accessible network

    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

    New tracks reduce construction impacts and costs

    380mm

    180mm

    Ri60 LR55


    10 years trouble free in sheffield

    10 years trouble free in Sheffield


    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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