But a busway
is much cheaper and faster to build than light rail.
The scheme would see 180 buses per day running like trams on a 3.2km guided busway
from a park and ride site at Hoole, along the disused Mickle Trafford to Shotton railway line and into the centre of Chester.
He added: "Police made a number of calls to the defendant but couldn't locate him; he was eventually discovered on the guided busway
. "He was found sat in his black Ford Mondeo with the keys still in the ignition and the engine running.
Since 1985 Nantes has built three tram lines, totalling 42km, and (since 2006) one 7km busway
. The tram lines have proved, says this January's Today's Railways, "a massive success", but on the busway
, the 17 metres buses), after only seven years of use, are now "saturated".
CDTS would mean a 3.2km busway
running from a new park and ride facility into the city centre.
Buses on the guided busway
would pick up and set down at many communities and facilities along the busways
and within the urban areas.
Cheshire Police are investigating events leading up to the incident at 7pm yesterday on the Runcorn Busway
, at its junction with Crown Gate.
CHESTER, Ellesmere Port and North Wales Chamber of Commerce wants the Chester Guided Busway
opening soon, believing it is vital to enhancing the Chester Region and its economy.
The world's longest busway
opened in 2011 in Cambridgeshire.
Halton council leaders are hailing it as revitalisation of the original Runcorn Busway
The 3.2km guided busway
, known as the Chester Deeside Transport System (CDTS), was due to be considered by county councillors at today's Environment Committee meeting.
Highway space was reallocated to create a two-way segregated busway
and a one-way gyratory system for general traffic.
RUNCORN: Essential roadworks are being carried out along the A56 from the west of the 02 roundabout through the busway
junction to Wellfield Road in Preston Brook, Runcorn.
The scheme, originally expected to cost pounds 11.36m, would see 180 buses per day running like trams on a fixed busway
from a new park and ride site at Hoole, along the disused Mickle Trafford to Shotton railway line and into the centre of Chester.