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Light rail news roundup

This week sees a significant development for the light rail sector with the introduction of new rules for mandatory face coverings on all public transport.

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UKTram helps shape new face coverings guidance

Additional government guidance on the wearing of face coverings on public transport has broadly met the expectations of operators says the organisation representing the country’s light rail sector.

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Sector welcomes clarity on face coverings

Government plans to make face coverings mandatory on public transport have been welcomed by the organisation representing the UK’s light rail sector.

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Light rail news roundup

The ongoing coronavirus restrictions have presented the light rail sector with a series of major challenges, but throughout the pandemic networks across the UK have remained committed to serving their customers and planning for the future.

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Driver biometrics project sees launch of new website

A pioneering project aimed at further improving tram safety by utilising the latest biometric monitoring technology has taken a significant step forward with the launch of a new website.

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New Chair for light rail safety body

The organisation responsible for driving forward safety standards across the UK’s light rail sector has appointed a new Chair.

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Latest funding for light rail welcomed

Additional government funding to help light rail systems restore pre-coronavirus service levels has been welcomed by UKTram.

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Sector Responds to New Coronavirus Guidance

The country’s light rail sector is continuing to ‘pull out all the stops’ to help keep customers and employees safe during the latest phase of the coronavirus crisis.

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More Covid-19 support needed for light rail

UKTram has welcomed the announcement of a £30 million support package for light rail systems in England but says more still needs to be done to help the sector in the months ahead.

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