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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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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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