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UKTram welcomes funding for light rail in Scotland

Emergency funding for Edinburgh Trams and Glasgow Subway has been welcomed by an organisation representing the light rail sector.

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Light rail summit to be rescheduled with extended agenda

In response to feedback from members, UK Tram is rescheduling a high-profile light rail summit that was planned for September.

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Light rail news roundup

With the lifting of more coronavirus restrictions, progress is being reported on various ongoing projects, including an initiative that aims to enhance safety across the light rail sector.

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UKTram-backed safety project sees further progress

Edinburgh Trams and IHF Ltd are progressing a project aiming to improve the safety of drivers and mobile workers by using wearable technology. The Driver Innovation Safety Challenge (DISC) aims to support the development of a smart wrist or arm band which can monitor and analyse drivers’ and mobile workers’ fatigue and wellbeing levels. Algorithms […]

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DfT figures reflect impact of coronavirus restrictions

New figures from the Department for Transport demonstrate the need for continued support for the light rail sector in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Light rail news roundup

With last week’s government announcement that more coronavirus restrictions are to be lifted at the weekend, light rail operators have been preparing for an expected increase in customer numbers.

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Tram capacity the ‘hot topic’ during online meeting

The impact of new customer travel patterns in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic proved one of the main topics of discussion at UKTrams’ fourth virtual Light Rail Operators Committee ‘Sounding Board’ meeting.

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Light rail news roundup

In a week that saw face coverings become mandatory on public transport in England, marketing and customer services professionals from across the light rail sector held a virtual meeting to report on the challenges faced when implementing the new rules.

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Sharing best practice on coronavirus communications

Marketing and customer services professionals from across the light rail sector have been sharing valuable insights into measures taken by networks in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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