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Light Rail news roundup 20th May 2022

Friday May 20, 2022

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Superheroes in Tyne & Wear, family fun in Edinburgh, new park and ride spaces for Manchester Metrolink and real ale tours in Blackpool.


Light Rail news roundup 13th May 2022

Friday May 13, 2022

Transport Minister Baroness Vere has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at a high-profile event in September that’s set to attract professionals from across the light rail sector.
The impressive Deansgate headquarters of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has already been named as the venue for an eagerly anticipated Light Rail Summit, and a packed programme of presentations is now taking shape.


Light Rail news roundup 6th May 2022

Friday May 6, 2022

An experienced light rail customer services professional has been confirmed as a Non-executive Director of the sector’s representative organisation. Following its latest Board meeting, UKTram has announced the appointment of Jo Bentley, who recently returned to Nottingham Trams Limited as Head of Customer Experience. Having previously worked for the operator as Customer Service Manager, she […]


Light Rail news roundup 29th April 2022

Friday April 29, 2022

In light rail news this week – NET sponsors World Masters Hockey, wheel sets in production for Tyne & Wear’s new fleet, weekend Red Line changes on Luas and big bank holiday weekend for Blackpool Heritage.


Light Rail news roundup 22nd April 2022

Friday April 22, 2022

This week’s news from across the light rail sector includes a significant concrete pour in Dudley for the West Midlands Metro expansion, a new ticket offer in Blackpool, heritage tramway optimism and artwork commissioned by Nexus.


Light Rail news roundup 14th April 2022

Thursday April 14, 2022

The prospect of a landmark year for the light rail sector has been highlighted by a leading transport magazine. In the latest edition of Rail Director Magazine, James Hammett, UKTram Managing Director, has set out how funding for new and existing transport systems – and the publication of a bold strategy for the future of […]


Light Rail news roundup 8th April 2022

Friday April 8, 2022

In this week’s light rail news – Confirmation of a further £37 million in support for tram networks, a recruitment campaign in Edinburgh, track works in Manchester and anniversary celebrations in Blackpool and Tyne and Wear.


Light Rail news roundup 1st April 2022

Friday April 1, 2022

In light rail news this week – Trams back running to St Andrew Square in Edinburgh, bodywork repairs required in the West Midlands, driver simulator tested ahead of new Tyne & Wear fleet, 70% of track now laid on Trams to Newhaven project and LRSSB welcomes findings of positive ORR review.


Light Rail news roundup 25th March 2022

Friday March 25, 2022

In this weeks light rail news – A-Z of Consent message on NET Tram, services suspended again in the West Midlands, trams return to Edinburgh City centre stops, works announced in Sheffield and on Luas, and Seaton scoops visitor attraction award.


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