Light Rail Tramways & Guided Busways

Ardent’s experience in promoting Transport & Works Act Orders (TWAOs) is unrivalled. We have successfully promoted more TWAOs than any other Surveying practice in the UK.

Ardent’s experience in promoting Transport & Works Act Orders (TWAOs) is unrivalled. We have successfully promoted more TWAOs than any other Surveying practice in the UK.

Examples of our experience include Docklands Light Railway (who we acted for 20 years), Transport for London, Cambridge Guided Busway, Metrowest, Bristol Guided Busway and Nottingham Express Transit.

Unlike more common forms of Compulsory Purchase powers, TWAOs are an envelope within which consents can be placed and often provide for a wide range of permanent and temporary land rights, as well as planning and operating powers, highways orders and environmental consents. Ardent has a wide and practical knowledge in the use and application of these powers including the valuation and financial consequences.

We understand the concepts behind the delivery of both rural and urban infrastructure and apply bespoke property strategies including the use of land temporarily, and the acquisition of protection zones and airspace rights.

In addition, we have specialists in railway infrastructure protection, so our surveyors can help to manage third party development around existing railway infrastructure, ensuring that its operation is not endangered.

For more information on Light Rail, contact Steve Yates on 07825 829 315 or steveyates@ardent-management.com