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Light Rail News Roundup 12th November 2021

Friday November 12, 2021

In light rail news this week – VLR an option for new rail lines, green flash sale on NET, poppies on trams and free veterans travel in Edinburgh. Contactless payments launch on Blackpool’s trams and Prince Charles meets frontline Tyne & Wear staff. An additional £2.2 million of emergency funding for light rail in Scotland […]

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Light Rail News Roundup 5th November 2021

Friday November 5, 2021

In light rail news this week – more recruits on Metro’s Kickstart scheme, new tickets for Rugby fans in Edinburgh, green rewards on NET, free parking in Tyne & Wear, an extension to DLR? plus hopes not dashed for the ‘Dasher’. Opportunities for a rewarding career in engineering within the UK’s expanding light rail sector […]

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Light Rail News Roundup 22nd October 2021

Friday October 22, 2021

In this weeks light rail news – safety reminders on Metrolink, Edinburgh promotes family ticket to half-term day trippers, Halloween giveaway on Luas, Tyne & Wear gives away old Metro trains, extra depot tours in Blackpool and the ORR reviews LRSSB progress.  Patronage continues to grow across all networks since the lifting of coronavirus restrictions, […]

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Light Rail News Roundup 15th October 2021

Friday October 15, 2021

In light rail news this week – radio upgrade in Blackpool, Stourbridge Shuttle release VLR video, consultation on Manchester ‘Bee Network’, young people become NET ‘Trambassadors’, finishing touches to Birmingham Westside extension and major step forward for Coventry VLR scheme. A new report highlighting how Britain’s light rail systems are instrumental in supporting economic growth, […]

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Light rail news roundup 8th October 2021

Friday October 8, 2021

In Light Rail news this week – Mandip walks 100 miles to raise £1400 for cancer charity, 5 million journeys using Manchester’s contactless payment system, £100m track dualling welcomed in Tyne & Wear, chill-out carriages on the DLR and Arts Council grant for the Brierley Hill Metro extension. UKTram and the organisation responsible for light […]

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Blackpool Trams win Most Improved System at Global Light Rail Awards

Thursday October 7, 2021

The Blackpool Tramway has won the award for the Most Improved System in 2020/21.

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Successful summit sees launch of far-reaching strategy

A bold vision to help drive the expansion of light rail in the UK has been welcomed by sector leaders at a high-profile summit. The unveiling of a new draft strategy document proved one of the highlights of the event in Edinburgh, organised by UKTram in partnership with the LRSSB. Following months of consultations, ‘A […]

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Views sought on new national standards for tram driver trainers

Tuesday October 5, 2021

A pioneering project to enhance driver training standards across light rail has taken a major step forward with the launch of a sector-wide consultation. Earlier in the year, UKTram started working with colleagues from across the sector to develop a new set of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for tram driver trainers and is now asking […]

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Light rail news roundup 1st October 2021

Friday October 1, 2021

In light rail news this week – commuter discounts on West Midlands Metro, ‘Chase the Tram’ raises money for NET charity, Tangerine Ticket in Blackpool, extra decks to be installed to increase Metrolink park & ride capacity, 17th birthday for Luas Red Line and track laying milestone passed in Wolverhampton. An innovative new system designed […]

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