Coventry Rapid Transit Network

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Dear Coventry City Council,

At the council meeting on 24 January, the following was noted in item 12

High quality light rapid transit such as a tram network has the best chance of attracting car users in order to maximize patronage, however the cost of a traditional tram system such as Metro is likely to be prohibitive. The feasibility of a bus based rapid transit system like “Sprint” has also been assessed and is considered not viable for Coventry. As a more viable alternative there is potential to use an innovative lower-cost technology, such as Very Light Rail, which could bring the costs significantly down to a more realistic level.

Please can you provide:

The assessment of the feasibility of a bus based rapid transit system in Coventry.
The assessment of Very Light Rail that shows it is more viable
Any analysis that shows how the money allocated of £57m has been reached
Any work into the initial route that is being proposed

Yours faithfully,

P Dixon

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Dear Coventry City Council,


Please can you provide an update with regards to my EIR request that you acknowledged on 6 February?

Thank you for your help

Yours faithfully,

P Dixon

Information Governance, Coventry City Council

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Dear Sir.

Further to your email, please see attached response to your request.
We apologise for the delay.

Kind regards

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Coventry City Council
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