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Light rail news round up 18th February 2021

Thursday February 18, 2021

In light rail news this week – maintenance works see closures on West Midlands Metro and Tyne & Wear Metro, mass transit plan for Edinburgh, apprentice success in Blackpool, DLR remembers victims of terrorist attack 25 years ago, go ahead for £24m Dudley Interchange and new stray current guidance from LRSSB. The launch of a […]


Light rail news round up 12th February 2021

Friday February 12, 2021

In a bumper edition of light rail news this week – Blackpool Heritage raise over £2500 in donations for Western Train works, West Midlands Metro rapid testing staff, Edinburgh Trams takes customers to vaccination centres, Blackpool tramway closes for maintenance, Tram-trains back to 2 per hour, design contract awarded for Luas extension and construction gets underway […]


Light rail news round up 4th February 2021

Thursday February 4, 2021

In light rail news this week – vaccination centre at NET park & ride site, concession pass restrictions eased in the West Midlands, kids pack from Blackpool, new Tyne & Wear trains to be manufactured from later this year and LRSSB updates members with latest newsletter. An ambitious project to develop and refresh new standards […]


Light rail news round up 28th January 2021

Thursday January 28, 2021

In this weeks light rail news – proposals for more stops on Metrolink, app payments for parking in Tyne & Wear, Sunday service on NET trams and reduced frequency on Sheffield Tram-Train, plus wildlife and art project at Seaton and new EMC guidance from LRSSB. Sector-wide trials of a new prototype wearable device mark a […]


Light rail news round up 21st January 2021

Thursday January 21, 2021

In Light Rail news this week – Greater Manchester concession pass holders are told NOT to renew their pass, fare changes on Tyne & Wear Metro, canal bridge demolition for West Midlands Metro extension and call for stories for National Apprenticeship Week. Representatives from across the light rail heritage sector have been discussing the challenges faced […]


Light rail news round up 15th January 2021

Friday January 15, 2021

In this week’s Light Rail news – business as usual after Brexit, timetable changes on Sheffield Supertram, crackdown on antisocial behaviour on the Manchester Airport line, computer-generated fly-through gives a glimpse of Dudley Town centre after Metro is extended and LRSSB publishes guide to safety-critical markings. UK Tram News Sector leaders have reported ‘business as […]


Light rail news roundup

Thursday January 7, 2021

In the first Light Rail news round-up of 2021 – face covering rules enforced on Metrolink, VR headsets give Tyne & Wear drivers a virtual tour, new year fare changes in Nottingham and the West Midlands, cabmens shelter restoration completed at Crich and new audible warning guidance issued by LRSSB.   A comprehensive ‘route map’ […]


Light rail news roundup

Thursday November 19, 2020

In Light Rail news this week – NET renew community partnership, a rising star in the West Midlands, park & ride expansion in Greater Manchester, Sandilands inquest delayed and another milestone passed on Birmingham Westside extension.


Light rail news roundup

Friday November 13, 2020

In this weeks Light Rail News – More trams for Metrolink, an early finish at Supertram, no fare changes in Tyne & Wear and business case remains positive for Trams to Newhaven extension project.


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