I like trams. They’re a pretty good method of transport overall, being reasonably quiet and safe. They also have the advantage of being quite low on emissions, depending on how the electricity to run them is generated. It’s just a shame that the Scottish Corporations were so taken with the power of the diesel engine in the ’60s; Scotland might still have a world-class tram network today.
Shame that the only working tramway we have in Scotland is in a museum. The Edinburgh tram project is still waiting a report regarding it’s final costs, so who knows when it’ll be complete or if it’ll be nearly as successful as it’s older counterpart in Brussels. Although at least after the papal visit, the Council can say a tram has moved on the tracks (all of a few hundred meters down Princes Street).