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Extension to coronavirus support welcomed

A government announcement on further funding for light rail systems in England has been welcomed by sector leaders.

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Light rail news roundup

Nottingham’s tram network has resumed a full service as government restrictions around public transport continue to ease As more people return to work and start to travel more again, NET returned to its normal timetable on Monday, August 3, with tram services operating from every seven minutes. The NET Travel Centre in King Street has […]

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Light rail news roundup

A full review of system switches and crossing maintenance regimes is set to be funded by UKTram and the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board. Huddersfield University will be partners on the project, which is being carried out in line with a push by the Office of Rail and Road requiring those responsible for maintenance […]

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UKTram presses minister on recovery support for sector

Transport Minister Baroness Vere has recognised the need for ongoing support for light rail as operators ramp up services while many coronavirus restrictions remain in place.

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Continued compliance thanks to successful safety messages

Marketing and customer services professionals from across the light rail sector have reported the continued success of their messages on safe travel during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Light rail news roundup

The light rail sector has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement last week of changes to government advice on travelling by public transport. UKTram also believes that the sector is now well placed to support any Government messages on safe travel, and fully prepared to manage an increase in customer numbers. Over the past few months […]

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Operators ready to welcome back customers

Changes to government advice on travelling by public transport announced today (Friday, July 17) have been welcomed by the UK’s light rail sector.

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Light rail news roundup

As more businesses across the country re-open this week, light rail networks in key cities are continuing to adapt to the new ‘normal’. While colleagues in operational roles continue to experience a very different working environment, light rail engineers have reported that general maintenance and even major projects have continued with far fewer complications. Through […]

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Engineers report project progress

Engineers from across the light rail sector have reported steady progress on a range of projects as lockdown restrictions are eased across the country.

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