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Light rail news roundup

Thursday September 10, 2020

The successful completion of a pioneering project looks set to help overcome some of the barriers to the further expansion of light rail in the UK. As part of the £3 million Low Impact Light Rail (LILR) Competition led by UKTram, innovations that could speed up and reduce the cost of network construction, or lower […]

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Edinburgh Trams and IHF to launch FOCUS+ Pilot

Friday August 28, 2020

The name FOCUS+ has been selected for the solution developed as part of the Driver Innovation Safety Challenge (DISC) project. This new name reflects the aim of DISC to deliver a secure and performant wearable technology solution able to improve the safety of drivers and mobile workers by monitoring their fatigue and wellbeing levels. DISC […]

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Light rail news roundup

Thursday August 27, 2020

Organisations operating in the light rail sector are being invited to take part in a pilot scheme aimed at testing the latest wearable technology that’s being developed to improve tram safety. A partnership of public and private sector organisations, led by Edinburgh Trams with the support of UKTram and Transport for Edinburgh, the Driver Innovation […]

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Light rail news roundup

Tuesday August 18, 2020

A leading industry figure has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the organisation responsible for strengthening safety standards across the UK’s light rail sector. For more than 25 years, Carl Williams has worked in public transport operations and maintenance and brings a wealth of experience to the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board. […]

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Join Seaton Tramway for their 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Monday August 17, 2020

Come along to Seaton Tramway on 28th August to see all 13 trams in action throughout the day*. Trams old and new will be traveling between Seaton and Colyton all day. Heritage trams 14, 16 & 19 that ran on the streets of London, Bournemouth & Exeter respectively will be enjoying the 6-mile round trip. […]

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Light rail news roundup

Tuesday August 11, 2020

UK Tram has welcomed a government announcement on further funding for light rail systems in England. The latest support package, announced last weekend, amounts to around £3.1 million per week, for the next 12 weeks, and the organisation says the money will be vital as the sector enters a new phase of the coronavirus recovery. […]

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Light rail news roundup

Tuesday August 4, 2020

Nottingham’s tram network has resumed a full service as government restrictions around public transport continue to ease As more people return to work and start to travel more again, NET returned to its normal timetable on Monday, August 3, with tram services operating from every seven minutes. The NET Travel Centre in King Street has […]

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Light rail news roundup

Wednesday July 29, 2020

A full review of system switches and crossing maintenance regimes is set to be funded by UKTram and the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board. Huddersfield University will be partners on the project, which is being carried out in line with a push by the Office of Rail and Road requiring those responsible for maintenance […]

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Light rail news roundup

Tuesday July 21, 2020

The light rail sector has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement last week of changes to government advice on travelling by public transport. UKTram also believes that the sector is now well placed to support any Government messages on safe travel, and fully prepared to manage an increase in customer numbers. Over the past few months […]

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