Aims and Objectives

All our work is motivated by one overarching aim:

To develop sustainable, cost-effective solutions to improve connectivity for poorly connected regions in North West Europe.

As part of this, we have four specific objectives (with a fifth objective added in the project extension):

  • Promote possible cost-effective technology-based solutions
  • Assess the appraisal procedures used by different countries for investment in regional tram systems, and improve the development process for a positive  business case
  • Promote high-quality, effective interchange between regional tram systems and regional rail and air hubs
  • Promote and market the benefits of regional tram-based systems to users and stakeholders
  • Test technologies for low cost transport links in different regional contexts, linked to more integrated territorial corridor plans that help these links realise wider economic and regeneration benefits - and better recognise these benefits in the investment case