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Light Rail News Roundup 23rd December 2021

In the final round up of light rail news for 2021 – Festive jumpers for charity in Edinburgh, NET tram named after celebrated professor, Mayor joins Metrolink Travelsafe operation, iconic station cubes get festive makeover in Tyne & Wear and Luas reminds customers they can text to report anti-social behaviour.  


New Chair for Operations Group

A highly experienced light rail professional has been elected as the new chair of an influential sector working group.


Sharing experience on infrastructure design, maintenance and renewals

Mainspring’s LRT Excellence Days – held in partnership with UKTram – are founded on the requirements of engineers, operators and maintainers and are designed to encourage honest and open discussion around the day-to-day challenges of running a modern light rail system.


Light Rail News Roundup 17th December 2021

In light rail news this week – services resume on West Midlands Metro, memorial for NET tram stop cat, E-scooters banned on Tyne & Wear Metro, Stourbridge Shuttle sponsor theatre company and cycle tramway interface guidance from LRSSB.


Better Value ‘tool kit’ welcomed by light rail experts

A joint initiative that could help drive innovative solutions to the UK’s future transport needs has been welcomed by light rail experts.


Light Rail News Roundup 10th December 2021

In this week’s light rail news – reindeer named trams in Edinburgh, bargain return ticket in Blackpool, first bodyshell unveiled for Tyne & Wear’s new fleet, two years since the start of works on Trams to Newhaven extension and impact of rail breaks shapes new LRSSB guidance.


Light Rail News Roundup 3rd December 2021

In light rail news this week – NET tram wrapped for carbon neutral campaign, pop star tells stories on Metrolink, bumper Edinburgh Trams service over Christmas, first phase completed of Gosforth Metro depot rebuild, Luas recruiting more drivers and LRSSB issues good practice guide for managing wheel-rail interface.


On Track Newsletter Packed with UKTram and LRSSB Updates

There’s plenty of news from UKTram and the LRSSB in the second issue of our OnTrack newsletter, which is now available to download.


Recruitment challenges reported by group

HR professionals from across the light rail sector have reported that recruitment remains a challenge in a highly competitive employment environment.