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Light rail news roundup 25th March 2021

Thursday March 25, 2021

In this weeks light rail news – congratulations to a World Cup winner, NET complete £3.5m Incentro refurbishment, report praises Metrolink extension, £6.8bn plan to revitalise transport in the North East, LUAS urges customer donations on Daffodil Day and Seaton Tramway confirm reopening plans. A further £7.5 million in emergency funding for Edinburgh Trams and […]


Light rail news roundup 18th March 2021

Thursday March 18, 2021

In light rail news this week – works in Blackpool, Manchester and Sheffield mean changes to services, demolition starts at Tyne & Wear Gosforth Depot, final stages of construction on West Midlands Metro Wolverhampton extension and Winter completion for track work at Douglas Bay Horse Tramway.  An innovative online system to speed up and simplify […]


Light rail news roundup 12th March 2021

Friday March 12, 2021

In light rail news this week – over 5000 ‘World Cup’ votes cast so far, 5G-connected tram in the West Midlands, full timetable resumes on NET, full size replica cab for training in Tyne & Wear, Seaton to reopen in April and Rail Director interview for LRSSB Chief Executive about future plans.  The latest issue […]


Latest newsletter packed with updates

The latest issue of the UKTram newsletter is now available to view online and it contains a wealth of information on topics ranging from low rail adhesion research to trials of the latest wearable biometric technology. In his introduction, Managing Director James Hammett also assesses the impact of Brexit on the sector and welcomes the […]


Light rail news roundup 4th March 2021

Thursday March 4, 2021

 In our news round up this week – UKTram continues to work with governments on light rail support, ‘World cup’ kicks off with battle of the tram stops, engineering works extended in Blackpool, works start on £70m depot at South Gosforth and LRSSB launch consultation on medical fitness. UKTram has this week pledged to continue […]


Working in partnership on emergency support

Wednesday March 3, 2021

UKTram has pledged to continue working in partnership with the government to secure additional support for light rail as coronavirus restrictions are cautiously lifted. Throughout the pandemic, the organisation has maintained a constant dialogue with the Department for Transport, providing government ministers and officials with valuable information on the impact of Covid-19 on the sector. […]


Light rail news round up 25th February 2021

Thursday February 25, 2021

In this weeks light rail news – works mean changes to services in Blackpool and the West Midlands, 50th ‘day of action’ in Manchester, app tracks depot rebuild progress in Tyne and Wear, works contracts awarded for extensions to DLR Beckton depot and £30m development at Black Country Living Museum.  Kicking off next week, the […]


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 […]


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