The answer to the problem of reducing the cost of a light rail transit scheme could well be the use of very light rail.
Author: Nicholas Kerr
Born 1946, south London. Attended Dulwich College 1957 – 1964. Spent six months in Hamburg, Germany, January – July 1965, as intern at North German Broadcasting (NDR). Matriculated Emmanuel College Cambridge, October 1965 to read for BA in Modern and Mediæval Languages; Graduated 1968. Taught English as a foreign language in Brussels, Belgium, 1968 – 1971 Returned to England to teach French and German in a boys grammar school in Leicester 1971 – 1974 Ordained priest in the Church of England, July 1978. After three years in Southwark Diocese, served the rest of my ministry in Rochester Diocese—the western half of historical Kent. Enthusiastic European, still reeling from the result of 2016's referendum.
EuroWalks looks at local places with links to mainland Europe. Rainham High Street has revealed a connection with the Franks.
Can we encourage those in authority to take light rail in our conurbations seriously? That would seriously combat our lethal air quality.
Symbols surround us to such an extent that we scarcely notice them. From the beginning of 2021 many of them will begin to disappear.
Eurotunnel traffic increase: the number of freight trucks using the tunnel was up 38% compared to January 2021; passenger vehicles up 44%.
To celebrate our first birthday, the KBL Anniversary Quiz recalls some of the topics we have covered over the last twelve months.
Little Amal, the 3.5m high puppet of a Syrian child refugee was welcomed into Canterbury on her long walk from the Turkish-Syrian border.
We present two poems, plus reference to one published earlier to celebrate the big poetry weekend, in the wake of National Poetry Day
According to recent reports our PM wants us to be heading backwards to pounds and ounces. But will this be acceptable to the British people?
Trams are efficient in a number of ways. They generally have priority over other vehicles at junctions, making them speedier than cars. They use electrical energy more efficiently, even more than the expanding fleet of electric vehicles. This is because there is less friction between steel wheel and rail than there is between rubber tyre and asphalt.