A hint of Preston’s tram network plan being back on the table has appeared.Advertisement
Pre Metro Operations says it has been selected as the preferred operator to run a ‘proposed light rail operation in Preston’.
The plans for trams on the former Longridge to Preston line were stalled once again in April 2015.
Preston Trampower had applied to reinstate a small section of the line and a station in Deepdale Street, behind St Chad’s Road.
However, councillors refused to back the tram plans citing ‘safety concerns’.
Related: A brief history of Preston’s tram network
The firm appointed by Trampower to design and build its trams is behind the Stourbridge Shuttle which is a small rail link between two stations in the Midlands.
They say six trams are needed for the Preston service, and their trams can carry 220 passengers – similar to the trams in Blackpool and Birkenhead.
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