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Light rail news roundup 28th May 2021

Friday May 28, 2021

In this weeks light rail news – timetable changes in Blackpool for Talbot Square works, NET asks customers to ‘trust the tram’, driver recruitment campaign in Edinburgh, new Ops Director for Tyne & Wear and a new look Blackpool Heritage Tours is back on the tracks! Training for tram drivers is set for a major […]


Light rail news roundup 21st May 2021

Friday May 21, 2021

In light rail news this week – changes to Metro services while bridge is demolished, new ticket for day trippers launched in Edinburgh, bank holiday engineering works in Sheffield, new CCTV system for Tyne & Wear, first new tram arrives in the West Midlands and LRSSB publishes annual report. As the country sees the further […]


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Tuesday May 18, 2021

As the country sees the further easing of coronavirus restrictions, the latest issue of the UKTram newsletter includes all the latest on our response to the crisis – including details of how the organisation continues to work with government on continued support for the sector. Now available to view online and it also contains updates […]


Light rail news roundup 14th May 2021

Friday May 14, 2021

In this week’s round up of Light Rail news – Metrolink Trams clock up more than one-hundred million km, homelessness charity thanks NET for free advertising, extra trams to run in Edinburgh, Blackpool and Sheffield as restrictions lift, first phase of depot demolition completed in Tyne & Wear and first new bridge installed on West […]


Light rail news roundup 7th May 2021

Friday May 7, 2021

In light rail news this week – Edinburgh backs ‘Service With Respect’ campaign, video released by Stourbridge Shuttle, knitted birthday tribute to Tyne & Wear Metro and Seaton are winners at the HRA Awards. Most UK light rail systems have now returned to a full operational timetable and all have reported increases in patronage following […]


Light rail news roundup 29th April 2021

Thursday April 29, 2021

In light rail news this week – West Midlands Metro chooses Cancer Research for fundraising efforts, restrictions ease in Scotland, new video welcomes customers back to Tyne & Wear Metro, services resume on the Isle of Man and review of tramway ‘bible’ by the LRSSB. Mental health support for employees has been put in the […]


Light rail news roundup 23rd April 2021

Friday April 23, 2021

In this weeks light rail news – Kickstart scheme used to recruit young people in the West Midlands, Travel Hubs reopening in Edinburgh, TfGM asks motorists to be ‘tram aware’, engineering works start on Luas, milestone reached on Birmingham Westside extension and fatigue management advice from the LRSSB.  Sector leaders have called for fresh investment […]


Light rail news roundup 15th April 2021

Thursday April 15, 2021

In light rail news this week – study finds tram ventilation systems limit risk of virus spread, track works planned in Nottingham, lots of vacancies ahead of Metro expansion, frequency increase in Sheffield and risk model developed by LRSSB Last week we were all saddened by news of the passing of Steve Berry, Head of […]


Light rail news roundup 1st April 2021

Thursday April 1, 2021

In light rail news this week – plans for more extensions to Manchester Metrolink and London Tramlink, major modernisation works on the (World Cup winning) Stourbridge Shuttle, NET support for mental health charity, full timetable restored in Tyne & Wear and Coventry VLR scheme set for testing prototype vehicle.  The second Covid-19 ‘lockdown’ and recent […]


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