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Congress provides European perspective on light rail challenges

Friday March 24, 2023

New financing models for future light rail projects in Europe have been highlighted during a successful international event this week.


Tribute to Simon Johnston

Monday March 20, 2023

The UKTram and Light Rail Safety and Standards Board teams would like to express their sadness at the news that Simon Johnston, editor of Tramways and Urban Transit, has passed away. A true gentleman, Simon will be remembered as one of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable supporters of light rail, and he will be greatly […]


Meeting puts embedded tracks in the spotlight

Friday March 10, 2023

The management and replacement of embedded track assets was the key topic at a recent, well attended meeting, of light rail engineers from across the UK. Members of the UKTram Light Rail Engineering Group also received updates from networks around the country, as well as from the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board, during their […]


UKTram appoints Lindsay Murphy as Interim Chair

Friday March 3, 2023

The light rail sector’s representative organisation has appointed Lindsay Murphy as its Interim Chair at a board meeting this week.


Light rail warned of cyber threats

Tuesday February 21, 2023

The increased risks to light rail operations from cyber-attacks and similar IT threats have been highlighted during recent presentations by the Office of Road and Rail (ORR) to senior sector professionals.


Birmingham venue for 2023 Light Rail Summit

Wednesday February 15, 2023

The Institute of Engineering and Technology’s impressive conference facilities in the heart of Birmingham are set to host a major light rail event in September.


Group highlights third-party disruption

Friday February 10, 2023

Light rail leaders have agreed to work together on ways to improve reliability and reduce costs by targeting disruption that’s due to factors beyond the control of operators.


Appeal for tram volunteers in Blackpool

Wednesday February 1, 2023

Ahead of another busy season, Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours is appealing for volunteers to help it run a packed programme of activities.


Sector professionals meet to discuss light rail communications

Marketing and customer service professionals from across the light rail sector have agreed to share best practice across a range of activities that aim to promote tramways and similar transit systems.


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