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Retirement tribute to Heritage Group chairman

One of the leading advocates for preserving light rail’s rich heritage is standing down from his role as chairman of a high-profile forum representing the UK’s historic tramways and museums.

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Light Rail news roundup 20th May 2022

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Superheroes in Tyne & Wear, family fun in Edinburgh, new park and ride spaces for Manchester Metrolink and real ale tours in Blackpool.

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Expansion of biometric technology trials

Volunteers from tram networks across the country have joined a pioneering project that’s using biometric monitoring technology to further boost light rail safety.

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Patronage recovering but challenges ahead for light rail

Light rail systems around the UK are continuing to rebuild patronage following the coronavirus pandemic, but fresh challenges are now emerging, say sector leaders.

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Light Rail news roundup 13th May 2022

Transport Minister Baroness Vere has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at a high-profile event in September that’s set to attract professionals from across the light rail sector.
The impressive Deansgate headquarters of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has already been named as the venue for an eagerly anticipated Light Rail Summit, and a packed programme of presentations is now taking shape.

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Minister named as summit’s keynote speaker

Transport Minister Baroness Vere has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at a high-profile event in September that’s set to attract professionals from across the light rail sector.

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Light Rail news roundup 6th May 2022

An experienced light rail customer services professional has been confirmed as a Non-executive Director of the sector’s representative organisation. Following its latest Board meeting, UKTram has announced the appointment of Jo Bentley, who recently returned to Nottingham Trams Limited as Head of Customer Experience. Having previously worked for the operator as Customer Service Manager, she […]

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Customer service professional joins UKTram Board

An experienced light rail customer services professional has been confirmed as a Non-executive Director of the sector’s representative organisation.

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Light Rail news roundup 29th April 2022

In light rail news this week – NET sponsors World Masters Hockey, wheel sets in production for Tyne & Wear’s new fleet, weekend Red Line changes on Luas and big bank holiday weekend for Blackpool Heritage.

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