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The Croydon Tramlink has benefited businesses and employment in the local area For my coursework I will be looking at the above Hypothesis. I must decide if I agre

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Tramlink study Introduction London is Europe's largest city. Every day millions of people have to commute to get to their work place. Through out the city businesses rely on a transport system that enables employees and customers to access their offices shops and factories . An efficient transport system provides saves the environmental , time and costs. Which can result in an increase in commuters who use the transport system more regularly as they will trust the system more which will lead to more money coming in from the transport sector. An inefficient transport system to a business can result in a decline in custom and an increase in custom and an increase in employees that are tired , stressed and unpunctual . London planners have discovered many ways to improve transport in the city, in 1991. Hypothesis The Croydon Tramlink has benefited businesses and employment in the local area For my coursework I will be looking at the above Hypothesis. I must decide if I agree or disagree with this statement. To do this I will be visiting the local area affected by the Tramlink as well as carry out research from secondary sources of information. Method On Friday the 13th May our Geography class set for a fieldtrip to find out more about the Tramlink and the local area. ...read more.


Advantages and disadvantages Question 5: "I prefer using the Tramlink to other forms of public transport" Advantages Disadvantages ***********************************BUS BUS*********************************** Bus lanes can mean buses are faster then cars. Buses are unpredictable- inefficient often late. Good for short journeys as there are a lot of stops. Can be crowded. Flexible-lots of routes. Buses can get stuck in traffic. Buses often run 24 hours. Business people that need to travel long distances would not take the bus. *********************************Trains Trains********************************* Fast. Delays. More space. Noisy and polluted. Trains more reliable. Not may train stops- so may need to commute to stations. Excellent for long distances. Difficult for elderly people, families and disabled. ********************************Walking Walking******************************** Healthy. Takes a long time. Free. Not suitable for the elderly or disabled. No pollution. Difficult when you have a lot to carry. ***********************************Cars Cars*********************************** Efficient and fast-no waiting. Expensive. Good for carrying bulky items. Pollution. Good for families Traffic jams. *********************************Trams Trams********************************* Easy access for elderly and disabled. Can beak down. Frequent and efficient Only limited routes. Cheap. Can be crowded. Quit and little pollution. Fast-no traffic jams. Chapter 1 -The Croydon Tramlink In this chapter I will look at the following questions: 1. How has the Tramlink improved transport services provision? 2.what are the practical advantages and disadvantages of the Tramlink? ...read more.


They draw in tram users with the nearness of tram stops to shopping areas. Question 2: Is there a hierarchy of shopping centres along the route? At the start of the route there is Wimbledon's centre court shopping centre, Half way through the journey there is a business park and upon arrival at Croydon there is the Alder's shopping centre. Question 3: Have high order shops benefited more than a low order centres? Yes as they serve to all ranges of age ranges and consumer groups. Croydon is one of the highest order shopping centres that fit this build in criteria. Conclusion "The Croydon Tramlink has benefited businesses and employment in The local area" In conclusion, my views on the hypothesis is that it is true. For the reasons of helping different groups of people. It is cheap so both wealthy and poor can afford it. It runs on time so both school goers and working people can arrive at the destinations on time thanks to the time accuracy of the trams. It is easy access to both disable and able bodied people and helpful too as your destination is told to you step by step during the route. It provides jobs both directly and indirectly to many people from driving the trams to cleaning them up! Theses are all the reasons that I feel my hypothesis is correct. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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