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UKTram helps drive online Authority to Work solution

An innovative online system to speed up and simplify the process of applying for permission to work near a tramway is set to enter the final stages of development.


Light rail news roundup 12th March 2021

In light rail news this week – over 5000 ‘World Cup’ votes cast so far, 5G-connected tram in the West Midlands, full timetable resumes on NET, full size replica cab for training in Tyne & Wear, Seaton to reopen in April and Rail Director interview for LRSSB Chief Executive about future plans.  The latest issue […]


Latest newsletter packed with updates

The latest issue of the UKTram newsletter is now available to view online and it contains a wealth of information on topics ranging from low rail adhesion research to trials of the latest wearable biometric technology. In his introduction, Managing Director James Hammett also assesses the impact of Brexit on the sector and welcomes the […]


Light rail news roundup 4th March 2021

 In our news round up this week – UKTram continues to work with governments on light rail support, ‘World cup’ kicks off with battle of the tram stops, engineering works extended in Blackpool, works start on £70m depot at South Gosforth and LRSSB launch consultation on medical fitness. UKTram has this week pledged to continue […]


Working in partnership on emergency support

UKTram has pledged to continue working in partnership with the government to secure additional support for light rail as coronavirus restrictions are cautiously lifted. Throughout the pandemic, the organisation has maintained a constant dialogue with the Department for Transport, providing government ministers and officials with valuable information on the impact of Covid-19 on the sector. […]


UKTram steps up global engagement

UKTram has further strengthened its international links by becoming a full member of an organisation promoting and supporting public transport across the world.


Institute membership set to boost transport collaboration

UKTram is forging even closer ties with the wider transport industry after becoming a full member of a highly respected organisation for industry professionals.


Light rail news round up 25th February 2021

In this weeks light rail news – works mean changes to services in Blackpool and the West Midlands, 50th ‘day of action’ in Manchester, app tracks depot rebuild progress in Tyne and Wear, works contracts awarded for extensions to DLR Beckton depot and £30m development at Black Country Living Museum.  Kicking off next week, the […]


World Cup of Trams all set for kick-off

Sports fans may be struggling to watch their favourite teams and superstars due to coronavirus restrictions, but UKTram is helping to promote a fun competition between light rail systems.