A company wants to pitch bringing the tram back into action in Chester.
Trampower believe they have found a potential route which ‘could be financially viable’.
It has been more than 85 years since they last ran within the walls.
Could they now help to reduce both congestion and pollution in the city?
Trampower, who claim a new line could be done without subsidy by the taxpayer, want Chester to follow Preston’s lead - the city has just approved a £25m tram test line.
Business development manager Lincoln Shields said: “We believe there are potential tram lines in Chester that could be financially viable and therefore fundable commercially without the need for public subsidy, based on our experiences in Preston.
“We are happy to meet the council to explain our approach.”
Trampower technical director Lewis Lesley added: “Electric trams using renewable power are sustainable and non polluting.”
Liberal Democrat candidate Bob Thompson brought up the idea to bring back the trams during his 2015 General Election campaign.
They remain central to the transport infrastructure in Birmingham, Manchester and cities across Europe.
Chester’s last tram ran on February 15, 1930.
At its most extensive, the network ran from the city out to Saltney and Boughton and was powered by a hydro-electric power station on the River Dee.
If you look closely, remnants of the system can still be spotted too, but could they make a comeback?
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