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Light rail news roundup 30th July 2021

Thursday July 29, 2021

In light rail news this week – NET celebrates milestone anniversary of local charity, temporary timetable changes on Supertram, Red Line works on Luas, conservation area created at Howdon Metro depot, Seaton Tramway joins ‘Love Your Railway’ campaign and LRSSB business plan highlights intensive programme of safety initiatives.    Tickets are now on sale for […]

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Light rail news roundup 23rd July 2021

Friday July 23, 2021

In this week’s light rail news – ribbon cut on new Metro training academy, NET stars in short film premiere, extra validators installed on Luas, time lapse film captures demolition of Gosforth Metro Depot and Blackpool Brush Railcoach 298 returns to Crich. Continued government support for light rail systems in England as remaining Covid-restrictions are […]

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Light rail news roundup 16th July 2021

Friday July 16, 2021

In light rail news this week – NET supports ‘Step Out, Stay Out’ campaign, Edinburgh Trams pauses service to honour dear friend and colleague, Blackpool increases tram frequency to cope with staycation demand, Luas launch safety campaign as Covid restrictions ease and Tyne & Wear open online merchandise shop.   Light rail networks in England have […]

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Light rail news roundup 9th July 2021

Friday July 9, 2021

In our round up of light rail news this week – ‘Green machine’ tram in Sheffield, more park & ride spaces on Metrolink, interior designs for new Tyne & Wear Metro fleet are revealed, customer service recruitment on DLR and Seaton to organise annual heritage festival.    The easing of some coronavirus restrictions has presented […]

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Light rail news roundup 2nd July 2021

Friday July 2, 2021

In light rail news this week – Metro steps up recruitment ahead of expansion, NET joins city Windrush anniversary celebrations, frequency increase on Metrolink, summer timetable announced in the Isle of Man and LRSSB plan Human Factors workshop.   Continued financial support for Edinburgh Trams and Glasgow Subway from the Scottish Government has been welcomed […]

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Light rail news roundup 25th June 2021

Friday June 25, 2021

In this week’s light rail news round-up – a Summer of improvement works in Manchester, NET signs Armed Forces Covenant, film highlights enhanced cleaning in Tyne & Wear and Digbeth High Street set to be transformed by Eastside Metro extension. An extension to emergency support for light rail systems has been welcomed by UKTram. In […]

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Light rail news roundup 18th June 2021

Friday June 18, 2021

In light rail news this week – support grows for the ‘Stourbridge Dasher’, NET donates future ‘antiques’, services resume on West Midlands Metro, Luas supports Pride month, fundraising appeal from Blackpool Heritage and medical fitness guidance issued by LRSSB.  Recovery from the pandemic, and supporting staff with continuing testing, vaccinations and self-isolation, continue to challenge […]

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Light rail news roundup 11th June 2021

Friday June 11, 2021

In this week’s light rail news – new book celebrates 40 years of Tyne & Wear Metro, services suspended in the West Midlands, images show progress on Edinburgh ‘Trams to Newhaven’ extension, Queens Award for Heaton Park Tramway and new website for the LRSSB.  An important online resource for the sector has been launched this week by […]

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Light rail news roundup 4th June 2021

Friday June 4, 2021

In light rail news this week – full timetable is restored in Edinburgh, track maintenance continues in Sheffield and on Luas, film celebrates art history on Tyne & Wear Metro, construction about to begin on Birmingham Eastside extension, Seaton planning for Polar Express and new driver inattention guidance issued by LRSSB.  With further lifting of […]

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