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Light Rail news roundup 14th June 2024

In this week’s news from the light rail sector –  Blackpool extension set for launch, additional trams in Sheffield, essential trackworks in Nottingham, Manchester Metrolink sets new record and a student speaks about her work placement at BCIMO.

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Light Rail news roundup 7th June 2024

In this week’s news from the light rail sector –  Manchester Metrolink, Edinburgh Trams and West Midlands Metro gear up for major events this weekend, work starts on the restoration of the historic canopy at Whitley Bay Metro station, and updates on the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension.

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Software delivers boost for trackworker safety

Virtual reality is set to deliver a major boost for light rail safety with the launch of a new training tool, for anyone working on or near tram tracks.

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Light Rail news roundup 31st May 2024

In this week’s news from the light rail sector –  Landmark anniversaries celebrated in Edinburgh and the West Midlands, Metrolink keeps Manchester moving during sporting celebrations, and offers ahead of Blackpool extension launch.

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Engineers meet online as best practice workshop postponed

Recent rail strikes failed to prevent 35 light rail engineers and suppliers from getting together to discuss a range of topical issues.

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Light Rail news roundup 24th May 2024

In this week’s news from the light rail sector –  Support for Pride from West Midlands Metro, extra trams for ‘Swifties’ in Edinburgh, Nexus joins forces with the police to tackle anti-social behaviour in coastal communities, and Manchester Metrolink offers travel advice for celebrating City fans.

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Tickets available online for Light Rail Summit

Anyone planning to attend UKTram’s high-profile Light Rail Summit can now secure their place by booking online.

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Light Rail news roundup 17th May 2024

In this week’s news from the light rail sector –  Artistic youngster wins West Midland Metro’s birthday competition, marketing professional appointed to LRSSB team, engineering work on tram tracks in Sheffield and tiny visitor prevents Seaton tram entering service.

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Security in the spotlight at sector summit

Safety and security on the UK’s light rail networks will be a key focus of a major sector event later this year.

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