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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.


Light rail news round up 18th February 2021

In light rail news this week – maintenance works see closures on West Midlands Metro and Tyne & Wear Metro, mass transit plan for Edinburgh, apprentice success in Blackpool, DLR remembers victims of terrorist attack 25 years ago, go ahead for £24m Dudley Interchange and new stray current guidance from LRSSB. The launch of a […]


New working group for HR professionals

The launch of a new UKTram working group has seen HR professionals from across the light rail sector commit to sharing best practice on training, recruitment and employment issues.


Light rail news round up 12th February 2021

In a bumper edition of light rail news this week – Blackpool Heritage raise over £2500 in donations for Western Train works, West Midlands Metro rapid testing staff, Edinburgh Trams takes customers to vaccination centres, Blackpool tramway closes for maintenance, Tram-trains back to 2 per hour, design contract awarded for Luas extension and construction gets underway […]


Engineers welcome rail adhesion research

Promising research into combatting low rail adhesion has been welcomed by light rail engineers.


Light rail training in the spotlight during National Apprenticeship Week

The importance of specialist training programmes to the growth of light rail in the UK has been put in the spotlight by sector leaders during National Apprenticeship Week (February 8–14). UKTram is already playing a key role in helping to shape future apprenticeship programmes alongside a host of other initiatives designed to bridge a growing […]


Light rail news round up 4th February 2021

In light rail news this week – vaccination centre at NET park & ride site, concession pass restrictions eased in the West Midlands, kids pack from Blackpool, new Tyne & Wear trains to be manufactured from later this year and LRSSB updates members with latest newsletter. An ambitious project to develop and refresh new standards […]


Positive response to draft occupational standards

An ambitious project to develop and refresh new standards for light rail engineering roles has received a positive response from professionals across the sector.