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Light rail news roundup 2nd July 2021

In light rail news this week – Metro steps up recruitment ahead of expansion, NET joins city Windrush anniversary celebrations, frequency increase on Metrolink, summer timetable announced in the Isle of Man and LRSSB plan Human Factors workshop.   Continued financial support for Edinburgh Trams and Glasgow Subway from the Scottish Government has been welcomed […]

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Impact of pandemic reflected in latest tram statistics

New figures have revealed the full impact of Covid-19 restrictions on tram patronage and revenues, highlighting the importance of government support that has helped to keep vital services running.

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UKTram welcomes latest tranche of funding in Scotland

Continued financial support for Edinburgh Trams and Glasgow Subway from the Scottish Government has been welcomed by the organisation representing the UK’s light rail sector.

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Light rail news roundup 25th June 2021

In this week’s light rail news round-up – a Summer of improvement works in Manchester, NET signs Armed Forces Covenant, film highlights enhanced cleaning in Tyne & Wear and Digbeth High Street set to be transformed by Eastside Metro extension. An extension to emergency support for light rail systems has been welcomed by UKTram. In […]

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Extension of Covid support welcomed

An extension to emergency support for light rail systems has been welcomed by UKTram.

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Light rail news roundup 18th June 2021

In light rail news this week – support grows for the ‘Stourbridge Dasher’, NET donates future ‘antiques’, services resume on West Midlands Metro, Luas supports Pride month, fundraising appeal from Blackpool Heritage and medical fitness guidance issued by LRSSB.  Recovery from the pandemic, and supporting staff with continuing testing, vaccinations and self-isolation, continue to challenge […]

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HR professionals continue to respond to Covid challenges

Recovery from the pandemic, and supporting staff with continuing testing, vaccinations and self-isolation continue to challenge HR professionals in the light rail sector.

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Light rail news roundup 11th June 2021

In this week’s light rail news – new book celebrates 40 years of Tyne & Wear Metro, services suspended in the West Midlands, images show progress on Edinburgh ‘Trams to Newhaven’ extension, Queens Award for Heaton Park Tramway and new website for the LRSSB.  An important online resource for the sector has been launched this week by […]

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Light rail news roundup 4th June 2021

In light rail news this week – full timetable is restored in Edinburgh, track maintenance continues in Sheffield and on Luas, film celebrates art history on Tyne & Wear Metro, construction about to begin on Birmingham Eastside extension, Seaton planning for Polar Express and new driver inattention guidance issued by LRSSB.  With further lifting of […]

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