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Global Light Rail Awards celebrate outstanding achievement

Guests from around the world gathered to celebrate another year of outstanding achievement and innovation at the Global Light Rail Awardsat London’s Honourable Artillery Company last night, (Wednesday, October 2). Well-known as the industry’s ‘Oscars’, the judging panel evaluated submissions in 17 categories, noting that, “this was one of the toughest years yet to choose […]

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Tramway marketeers join forces

Marketing and customer service professionals from across the UK’s light rail sector have joined forces to promote the benefits of travelling by tram to potential customers. At a meeting organised by UK Tram, they agreed to a more collaborative approach to communications, drawing on best practice and successful initiatives that have already boosted patronage figures […]

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Celebrating excellence and innovation at the 2019 Global Light Rail Awards

The Global Light Rail Awards is the perfect occasion to join the sector in celebrating its excellence and innovation over the past 12 months – the ceremony takes place at London’s Honourable Artillery Company this Wednesday (October 2). Well-known as the industry’s ‘Oscars’, this event is hosted for another year by broadcaster, journalist and light […]

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California cycle ride sees Dan from UK Tram raise charity cash

UK Tram Technical Officer, Dan Hill, has donated nearly £4,500 to an AIDS charity after taking part in a gruelling cycle ride on the other side of the Atlantic. Friends and colleagues from across the light rail industry helped Dan raise the cash as he trained for the annual AidsLifeCycle in California. The 545-mile bike […]

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Polar Express returns to Devon

The Polar Express™ is coming to Seaton Tramway on selected dates through November and December. Families can take a once in a lifetime trip on a magical tram ride to Santa’s home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars. Passengers are encouraged to travel in their favourite pyjamas whilst […]

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Summit call for shared vision

The new leader of an organisation representing light rail in the UK has pledged to unite the sector in a shared vision for the future. Delivering the key note address at a high-profile industry summit, George Lowder MBE also issued a rallying call to members of UK Tram to help build an increasingly strong case […]

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Successful tram test on new track for the Birmingham Westside extension

Trams arrived in Victoria Square for the first time as a gauge test of newly installed track for the Birmingham Westside extension was successfully completed. Followed by a team of Midland Metro Alliance engineers, the West Midlands Metro Urbos 3 made the after-hours journey from Grand Central, in another clear sign that the project is […]

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Success of light rail in summit spotlight

The success of light rail as a sustainable solution to the UK’s urban transport challenges will be put in the spotlight at a high-profile industry summit next week. Bringing together professionals from across the sector, the annual event organised by UK Tram is being staged during a landmark year for light rail. Alongside record-breaking patronage […]

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New group to drive customer communication

Marketing and customer service professionals from across the light rail sector are being urged to get onboard a new initiative to boost the popularity of the country’s tramways. Led by UK Tram, a new Light Rail Marketing, Communications and Customer Service Group will meet quarterly to share best practice and discuss ideas on raising the […]

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