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Friday August 26, 2022
In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Tram to join pride celebrations in Manchester, classical music in Edinburgh, timetable changes in Blackpool and a Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Crich Tramway Village. Manchester Metrolink Manchester Pride is set to return to the city centre over the August Bank Holiday weekend with thousands of […]Read
Friday August 19, 2022
In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Industrial action in Sheffield, a special travel offer on Tyne and Wear Metro for the return of the Great NorthRun and the opening of a new halt at Seaton Tramway.Read
Friday August 12, 2022
In this week’s news from the light rail sector – A new look for West Midland Metro’s website, free travel for children attending holiday clubs in Nottingham and the successful completion of modernisation works in Tyne & Wear.Read
Friday August 5, 2022
In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Awards deadline approaches, Extra trams for a fusion of Scottish and Australian culture in Edinburgh, a step back in time for West Midlands Metro customers, police operations on Luas and summer tours in Blackpool.Read
Friday July 29, 2022
In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Trial allowing dogs on trams in Manchester, a family ticket offer in Nottingham, a tram ride for the Commonwealth Games baton, extra services in Edinburgh for festival launch and new stops for Seaton tramway.Just a few places remain available for light rail professionals planning to take part in a high-profile event that aims to highlight both the challenges and opportunities faced by the sector.
Transport Minister Baroness Vere has already been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the Light Rail Summit in Manchester on September 15.
Organised by UKTram, the free event will also feature presentations by James Wingerath, Commercial Director of Youth Employment UK, and Guillaume Chanussot, Managing Director of KeolisAmey Metrolink.
To read more about the event, including information on how to book a place, click here.
Friday July 22, 2022
In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Successful launch of Edgbaston extension, tram named after community heroes in Nottingham, late night services in Edinburgh and Light Rail SSB welcomes ORR health and safety report.Read
Friday July 15, 2022
In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Services to Edgbaston all set to launch this weekend, Luas fights vandalism, engineering works in Nottingham and a state-of-the-art simulator in Tyne & Wear.Read
Friday July 8, 2022
In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Live jazz on West Midlands Metro, tram season ticket for Nottingham Forest fans, ‘squeezy’ trams for autistic visitors to Edinburgh Fringe and ambitious plans for the Light Rail SSB. A bold and ambitious strategy aimed at securing a sustainable future for light rail in England, […]Read
Welcome to the latest issue of OnTrack, featuring all the latest news from UKTram and the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board.
Details of government funding for the two organisations can be found inside and there is also the latest news on their ambitious plans for the future.
This issue also includes information on a new online learning platform for light rail safety professionals, while highlighting the work of sector working groups.Read