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Light Rail news roundup 16th December 2022

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Career opportunities in the West Midlands, travel tips from NET, tram services impacted by industrial action on the rail network and new safety videos from the LRSSB.

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Group plans for the unexpected

The management of unexpected malfunctions of critical tramway infrastructure or equipment is to be the subject of a series of best practice workshops for network operators.

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Light Rail news roundup 8th December 2022

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Festive celebrations in Nottingham, Santa specials in Edinburgh, late night Luas services and film showcases £3 million project on Tyne & Wear Metro.

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Working group plans to help operators tackle rising costs

The organisation representing UK light rail is set to co-ordinate efforts to mitigate the impact of rising costs across the sector.

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Magazine puts light rail strategy in the spotlight

A leading trade publication has highlighted the work being done by UKTram to drive the growth of light rail and the challenges currently faced by the sector.

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Engineers highlight track maintenance challenges

The management and repair of track faults proved to be one of the key topics of debate at a recent meeting of light rail engineers from across the UK.

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Light Rail news roundup 2nd December 2022

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Transport for Greater Manchester aims to tackle gender-based violence on public transport, West Midlands Metro launches retro-competition, and Edinburgh Trams helps bring IT to schools in developing countries.

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Changes to UKTram Board of Directors

Two new directors have been elected to the UKTram board during the organisation’s annual general meeting on Thursday, December 1.

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International event recognises women working in light rail

UKTram has been strengthening links with the wider international transport sector at a major event in the Far East where the role of women in light rail was put firmly under the spotlight.

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