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Light rail news roundup 1st April 2021

In light rail news this week – plans for more extensions to Manchester Metrolink and London Tramlink, major modernisation works on the (World Cup winning) Stourbridge Shuttle, NET support for mental health charity, full timetable restored in Tyne & Wear and Coventry VLR scheme set for testing prototype vehicle.  The second Covid-19 ‘lockdown’ and recent […]


Operators discuss latest lockdown challenges

The second Covid-19 ‘lockdown’ and recent peak in infections nationwide presented fresh challenges for light rail operators, members of a UKTram working group have heard.


Coventry Very Light Rail tours its future home

Coventry City Council’s prototype Very Light Rail vehicle, which has the potential to transform how people move about the city, is set to be moved ready for real on track testing.


Light rail news roundup 25th March 2021

In this weeks light rail news – congratulations to a World Cup winner, NET complete £3.5m Incentro refurbishment, report praises Metrolink extension, £6.8bn plan to revitalise transport in the North East, LUAS urges customer donations on Daffodil Day and Seaton Tramway confirm reopening plans. A further £7.5 million in emergency funding for Edinburgh Trams and […]


Post-pandemic promotion of light rail discussed

Planning for a return of customers following the gradual lifting of coronavirus restrictions is well underway say marketing and customer service professionals from across the light rail sector.


UKTram welcomes continued support for Scottish systems

A further £7.5 million in emergency funding for Edinburgh Trams and Glasgow Subway has been welcomed by the organisation representing the UK’s light rail sector.


Stourbridge Shuttle crowned World Cup winner

Congratulations to the team at Pre Metro Operations Ltd after the Stourbridge Shuttle was crowned winner in the World Cup of Trams.


New round of emergency funding welcomed

Additional emergency support to help light rail systems in the Midlands and the north of England maintain services through continued Covid-19 restrictions has been welcomed by UKTram.


Light rail news roundup 18th March 2021

In light rail news this week – works in Blackpool, Manchester and Sheffield mean changes to services, demolition starts at Tyne & Wear Gosforth Depot, final stages of construction on West Midlands Metro Wolverhampton extension and Winter completion for track work at Douglas Bay Horse Tramway.  An innovative online system to speed up and simplify […]