Time for the big smoke to dig up the tram lines

Trams. Don’t you love ’em? After Sheffield, Leeds, Edinburgh, Liverpool and, er, Croydon, Nottingham has become the latest UK city to embrace the clean, reliable transport form – adding a touch of European je ne sais quoi into the mix.

Let’s hope it’s a southbound trend: London would benefit most from digging up its tram lines – introduced in 1901 and phased out by the end of the 1940s in favour the Tube and car and bus pollution. Until then, Londoners will have to hop on a train north – or, probably faster, a budget flight to Europe – to appreciate the beauty of the tram.

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