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Drone footage shows major milestone for Metrolink works at Crumpsall

Recent work on the Bury line resulted in a major milestone for the Metrolink Trafford Park Line (TPL) extension – the new sidings tracks and overhead lines at Crumpsall have been completed. Drone footage from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) filmed by contractors MPT, gives a bird’s eye view of the works, which are a […]

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Former Chairman moving on

Phil Hewitt, a former Chairman of UK Tram will shortly be leaving his role as West Midlands Metro Director, it has been announced. Phil is taking up a new role with WSP and will be moving to Israel to assist in the development of the country’s light rail network.  As was already planned, he will […]

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New Chairman for UK Tram

UK Tram, the organisation representing the country’s light rail sector, has announced the high-profile appointment of George Lowder MBE as its new Chairman As Chief Executive of Transport for Edinburgh (TfE), George was instrumental in the development and delivery of a successful integrated transport network, which includes the city’s acclaimed tramway, and brings a wealth […]

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Documentary highlights the benefits of light rail

A specially commissioned documentary has been launched to recognise the huge positive impact modern tramways can have in key UK cities. Featuring successful systems in the areas including the West Midlands, Nottingham, Manchester and Edinburgh, the film also showcases the economic argument for investment in light rail and can be viewed here. Commissioned by UK […]

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UKTram leads the charge for light rail investment

Innovation, collaboration and promotion are key to unlocking the potential of light rail to transform urban transport, sector leaders have heard this week. Leading the charge for one of the most sustainable forms of public transport, UK Tram is heading calls for greater investment in light rail to tackle congestion and air pollution. Speaking during […]

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Rolling Stock Manager Vacancy – West Midlands Metro

Midland Metro Ltd operates and maintains the West Midlands Metro tram network and is a new company owned by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

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Conference Set to Boost Investment Case for Light Rail

Maximising investment in light rail in a bid to tackle rising urban congestion and pollution will be a key theme at the UK’s major industry conference in Manchester this month. The 14th Annual UK Light Rail Conference and exhibition takes place amid resurgent interest in one of the most environmentally-friendly forms of transport and the sector’s representative body, […]

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Record-breaking year for light rail

Record passenger numbers represent a massive vote of confidence in light rail, the leader of the UK’s light rail sector said today (Friday). James Hammett, Managing Director of UK Tram, said: “Trams have clearly been embraced by the travelling public as a swift and reliable way to get around in urban areas without contributing to […]

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Innovation drives light rail viability

Revolutionary track technology looks set to make light rail an even more attractive option for cities looking to provide clean, reliable transport solutions. A pioneering £3 million initiative led by UK Tram has led to the development of new systems with the potential to reduce the cost of new lines and extensions to existing networks. […]

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