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Maximising investment in light rail in a bid to tackle rising urban congestion and pollution will be a key theme at the UK’s major industry conference in Manchester this month. The 14th Annual UK Light Rail Conference and exhibition takes place amid resurgent interest in one of the most environmentally-friendly forms of transport and the sector’s representative body, […]Read
A new safety body drawing on experience and expertise from across the light rail sector has now been established under the leadership of Chief Executive, Peter Cushing. Set up in response to a report into the 2016 derailment of a tram in Croydon, an accident that resulted in the tragic deaths of seven people, the […]Read
The operator of the region’s expanding tram network, Midland Metro Ltd (MML), is a new company owned by the West Midlands Combined Authority. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced transport professional to join the Midland Metro team as Head of Operations. As the organisation looks forward to significant growth, the successful candidate will initially […]Read
The UK’s light rail sector has welcomed a decision to press ahead with plans to extend one of the country’s most popular tram networks. Since opening nearly five years ago, Edinburgh’s tramway has proved an overwhelming success, reporting 6.6 million customer journeys last year and turning a profit a year ahead of schedule. UK Tram, the […]Read
Snaefell Cafe and Restaurant is due to open its doors on the same day as Snaefell Mountain Railway commences its operation for the season – Tuesday 26th March. The difference this year is that the cafe is under new management, with Caterleisure taking over the operation. Stuart Peacock, Chairman for Caterleisure ‘We are delighted to […]Read
Saturday evening saw the Heritage Railway Association (HRA) awards ceremony in London, where Douglas Bay Horse Tram was announced as the winner for Outstanding Visitor Experience in the Small Groups category. This will be the fourth award in 2019 for Isle of Man Transport who early this year collected a trio of wins for the Manx Electric Railway. Including […]Read
Plans by the Government to carry out a full review on the potential for new light rail schemes could herald a step change for public transport across the country. UK Tram, which represents the light rail sector, welcomed the Government’s ‘Call for Evidence’ announced today (Thursday) as a landmark occasion and said new tramways and […]Read