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Light rail news roundup 10th September 2021

Friday September 10, 2021

In this week’s light rail news – Rugby kicks off in new ground next to Edinburgh tram stop, weekly contactless capping launches in Manchester, four additional trains for Metro fleet and appeal for funds to help repair Blackpool tram sheds.   With stunning views across St Andrew Square and out to Firth of Forth, the […]

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Prestigious venue for summit reception

Thursday September 9, 2021

A landmark event for the light rail sector is set to close with an informal reception in one of Edinburgh’s most iconic locations. With stunning views across St Andrew Square and out to Firth of Forth, the fourth floor Brasserie in the city’s famous Harvey Nichols department store will see delegates gather to unwind following […]

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Light rail news roundup 3rd September 2021

Friday September 3, 2021

In light rail news this week – Edinburgh Trams issues travel advice as Covid cases rise in Scotland, frequencies increase in Greater Manchester, Michael Portillo takes a trip on the Metro, Stourbridge Shuttle is tops for punctuality and Polar Express returns to Seaton. The CEO of Keolis UK, Alistair Gordon, and Jonathan Bray, Director of […]

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Light rail news roundup 27th August 2021

Friday August 27, 2021

In this weeks light rail news – it’s ‘M for Metro’ in the West Midlands, Megabus add-on tickets from NET, more trams for Blackpool’s famous illuminations, ‘It’s Time’ campaign in Greater Manchester, Shadow Transport Secretory visits Birmingham extension works and LRSSB to distribute BSI documents following new partnership. With tickets selling fast for a high-profile […]

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Additional rooms at discounted rates for summit delegates

Tuesday August 24, 2021

With tickets selling fast for a high-profile event for light rail professionals, the Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel has released additional rooms for delegates at discounted rates. Anyone attending the Light Rail Summit, organised by UKTram and the LRSSB can take advantage of the offer at the event venue. Jamie Swift, UKTram Marketing and Commercial Manager, explained: […]

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Light rail news roundup 20th August 2021

Friday August 20, 2021

In light rail news this week – Eccles line reopens on Metrolink, NET announces fare rises, engineering works on Luas and London Tramlink, Tyne & Wear Metro offers free football travel and Seaton Tramway celebrates Visit England accreditation.  The organisation responsible for driving light rail safety is set to deliver a keynote presentation at a […]

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Light rail news roundup 13th July 2021

Friday August 13, 2021

In light rail news this week – Metrolink services reduced, football ground shuttle bus connects to NET, multi day tickets for tourists in Edinburgh, discounted tram travel for Fleetwood fans plus new LRSSB board members announced.  Tickets are selling fast for a landmark event for the nation’s light rail sector, and there are just days […]

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Days left to book accommodation for landmark light rail summit

Tickets are selling fast for a landmark event for the nation’s light rail sector, and there are just days left to book discounted accommodation in the host city. The Light Rail Summit, organised by UKTram and the LRSSB, will see professionals from across the sector meet at the Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel on 23rd September for […]

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Latest newsletter highlights working group challenges

Friday July 30, 2021

The latest issue of the UKTram newsletter is now available to view online, offering a useful roundup of recent updates from the organisation. As well as providing an insight into the issues raised at recent working group meetings, it also includes news of a landmark summit to mark the publication of a new strategy for […]

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