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Positive response to draft occupational standards

An ambitious project to develop and refresh new standards for light rail engineering roles has received a positive response from professionals across the sector.

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Light rail news round up 28th January 2021

In this weeks light rail news – proposals for more stops on Metrolink, app payments for parking in Tyne & Wear, Sunday service on NET trams and reduced frequency on Sheffield Tram-Train, plus wildlife and art project at Seaton and new EMC guidance from LRSSB. Sector-wide trials of a new prototype wearable device mark a […]

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Successful first tram trials of wearable biometrics technology

A pioneering project using biometric monitoring technology to further boost light rail safety has taken a major step forward with sector-wide trials of a new prototype wearable device.

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Light rail news round up 21st January 2021

In Light Rail news this week – Greater Manchester concession pass holders are told NOT to renew their pass, fare changes on Tyne & Wear Metro, canal bridge demolition for West Midlands Metro extension and call for stories for National Apprenticeship Week. Representatives from across the light rail heritage sector have been discussing the challenges faced […]

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Heritage Committee meets online

Representatives from across the light rail heritage sector have been discussing the challenges faced by organisations preserving the country’s rich tramway history.

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Light rail news round up 15th January 2021

In this week’s Light Rail news – business as usual after Brexit, timetable changes on Sheffield Supertram, crackdown on antisocial behaviour on the Manchester Airport line, computer-generated fly-through gives a glimpse of Dudley Town centre after Metro is extended and LRSSB publishes guide to safety-critical markings. UK Tram News Sector leaders have reported ‘business as […]

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‘Business as usual’ for light rail post-Brexit

Sector leaders have reported ‘business as usual’ for UK light rail following the country’s exit from the EU and the end of the transition period on December 31.

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Light rail news roundup

In the first Light Rail news round-up of 2021 – face covering rules enforced on Metrolink, VR headsets give Tyne & Wear drivers a virtual tour, new year fare changes in Nottingham and the West Midlands, cabmens shelter restoration completed at Crich and new audible warning guidance issued by LRSSB.   A comprehensive ‘route map’ […]

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Still time for Engineers to have their say

Engineers from across light rail have until next Tuesday (January 12) to have their say in setting new standards for key roles within the sector by taking part in a survey here.

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