|With the public transports attracting over 50% of all journeys within the urban area the Swiss city of Zürich
has the (western world's) most successful urban transport system.
At its heart is an integrated network of electric street transports (trams & trolleybuses) and electric mainline railways.
As part of environsensible policies designed to protect the health of city-dwellers by minimizing urban air pollution motor buses are generally restricted to outer suburban and rural services.
As the diagrammatic map suggests, this is a topic which is "awaiting restoration".
OK here in Britain we do have some electric railways and some electric urban tramway systems, however these only operate in a few areas serving only a proportion of our people. And, as yet we don't have ANY full service line haul electric bus routes.
Electric railways are looked at on the Railway Electrification page.
The environsensible benefits of electric transport (and especially electric street transport) are fully covered on the Electric Buses page.