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Author Topic: Land Train For Plymouth City Centre?  (Read 1291 times)
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« on: April 29, 2008, 04:11:45 pm »

A 'land train' could be up and running in Plymouth city centre by the summer - three years after the idea was first put forward (link below.)

Taxifast boss John Preece, who first acquired the ^200,000 machine in 2005, says he is now '99 per cent there' in negotiations with the city council.

He says he expects to charge a ^1 fare, and hopes to use the vehicle for clubs at night and for tourist tours.

The 58-seat, 11-tonne vehicle would run in a circuit from Drake Circus to the West End and back, keeping passengers entertained with screens showing news and entertainment.

If the land train is a success, Mr Preece says, he envisages having five working in the city centre.

Meanwhile, Green Party candidate Colin Bannon says that Plymouth can and should become a garden city, freed from the "tyranny of the car" (link below.)

He says there should be no dual carriageways. Instead, every road should have a bus lane and a cycle lane, with the cars being squeezed into whatever's left.

Quote from: Colin Bannon
"I can see a quiet Plymouth where most or our trips are made by bus, bicycle or on foot,"

"Imagine Plymouth almost covered with trees, many producing fruit."
« Last Edit: April 29, 2008, 04:19:25 pm by Lee Fletcher » Logged

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