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Light Rail news roundup 22nd April 2022

This week’s news from across the light rail sector includes a significant concrete pour in Dudley for the West Midlands Metro expansion, a new ticket offer in Blackpool, heritage tramway optimism and artwork commissioned by Nexus.

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Heritage tramways plan for post-covid summer season

The recent lifting of remaining Covid restrictions, combined with the continued popularity of ‘staycation’ holidays, looks set to provide a welcome boost for heritage tramways this summer.

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Light Rail news roundup 14th April 2022

The prospect of a landmark year for the light rail sector has been highlighted by a leading transport magazine. In the latest edition of Rail Director Magazine, James Hammett, UKTram Managing Director, has set out how funding for new and existing transport systems – and the publication of a bold strategy for the future of […]

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Opportunities for light rail highlighted in the trade media

The prospect of a landmark year for the light rail sector has been highlighted by a leading transport magazine.

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Light Rail news roundup 8th April 2022

In this week’s light rail news – Confirmation of a further £37 million in support for tram networks, a recruitment campaign in Edinburgh, track works in Manchester and anniversary celebrations in Blackpool and Tyne and Wear.

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Recruitment initiatives highlighted by light rail HR professionals

Light rail networks from across the UK have reported on the measures they’re taking to attract new staff as the country emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Further funding boost for light rail systems

Confirmation of a further £37 million in support for tram networks in Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield, the North East and the West Midlands has been welcomed by the light rail sector.

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Light Rail news roundup 1st April 2022

In light rail news this week – Trams back running to St Andrew Square in Edinburgh, bodywork repairs required in the West Midlands, driver simulator tested ahead of new Tyne & Wear fleet, 70% of track now laid on Trams to Newhaven project and LRSSB welcomes findings of positive ORR review.

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Weather challenges tackled by UKTram working group

The impact of adverse weather conditions on tram networks, and some effective measures to mitigate against them, have been put under the spotlight during a recent meeting of UKTram’s Operations Group.

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