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Light Rail news roundup 1st April 2022

In light rail news this week – Trams back running to St Andrew Square in Edinburgh, bodywork repairs required in the West Midlands, driver simulator tested ahead of new Tyne & Wear fleet, 70% of track now laid on Trams to Newhaven project and LRSSB welcomes findings of positive ORR review.


Weather challenges tackled by UKTram working group

The impact of adverse weather conditions on tram networks, and some effective measures to mitigate against them, have been put under the spotlight during a recent meeting of UKTram’s Operations Group.


Group welcomes patronage research

An ambitious research project aimed at boosting light rail patronage following the coronavirus pandemic has won the backing of marketing and customer services professionals from across the sector.


Light Rail news roundup 25th March 2022

In this weeks light rail news – A-Z of Consent message on NET Tram, services suspended again in the West Midlands, trams return to Edinburgh City centre stops, works announced in Sheffield and on Luas, and Seaton scoops visitor attraction award.


Venue for Summit announced

The impressive Deansgate headquarters of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has been named as the venue for an eagerly anticipated light rail event in September.


Light Rail News Roundup 18th March 2022

In this weeks light rail news – NET users told to ‘pay up duck’, recruitment drive launches in Edinburgh, zonal ticketing introduced in the West Midlands, six days of works on the Ashton line and half price entry with a lottery ticket to Seaton Tramway.


Light Rail News Roundup 11th March 2022

In light rail news this week – WM Metro name charity of the year, tram named after NET community hero, Edinburgh Trams link with electric coach operator, Crich and Seaton prepare for new season and LRSSB publish guidance for helping vulnerable people.


Light Rail News Roundup 4th March 2022

In Light Rail news this week – prestigious award for Edinburgh Trams, NET seeks customer feedback, pay-as-you-go travel on Metro, Seaton Tramway in the running for three awards and planning application lodged for Dudley Interchange.   


UKTram welcomes further funding to safeguard services

The organisation representing the UK’s light rail sector has welcomed further funding for essential transport services as the country emerges from the pandemic. Tramways, metro systems and other similar transit systems are set to receive a share of a £150 million package of support for vital bus and light rail services announced by the government this […]