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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, […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Building Back Better – A Light Rail Strategy for the UK

Tuesday September 28, 2021

To support the launch of the far-reaching Light Rail Strategy, UKTram has produced a new video. Featuring examples of how tramways have provided a major boost for cities where they already operate, it also includes expert views on the wider benefits light rail can deliver and can be viewed here.


Last few Light Rail Summit tickets

Friday September 17, 2021

The last few tickets for a landmark Light Rail Summit are still available from the UKTram online shop. The event, organised by UKTram and the LRSSB, will see professionals from across the sector meet at the Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel on September 23 for the unveiling of a new vision for the future of the country’s […]


Light rail news roundup 17th September 2021

In light rail news this week – Workwise scheme offers travel discounts in the West Midlands, penalty fare increased on NET, strike action on Metrolink, construction of new stop starts at Seaton and LRSSB announces new board member.  UKTram and the organisation responsible for light rail safety are in the running for multiple awards at […]


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