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Group welcomes patronage research

An ambitious research project aimed at boosting light rail patronage following the coronavirus pandemic has won the backing of marketing and customer services professionals from across the sector.

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Light Rail news roundup 25th March 2022

In this weeks light rail news – A-Z of Consent message on NET Tram, services suspended again in the West Midlands, trams return to Edinburgh City centre stops, works announced in Sheffield and on Luas, and Seaton scoops visitor attraction award.

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Venue for Summit announced

The impressive Deansgate headquarters of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has been named as the venue for an eagerly anticipated light rail event in September.

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Light Rail News Roundup 18th March 2022

In this weeks light rail news – NET users told to ‘pay up duck’, recruitment drive launches in Edinburgh, zonal ticketing introduced in the West Midlands, six days of works on the Ashton line and half price entry with a lottery ticket to Seaton Tramway.

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Light Rail News Roundup 11th March 2022

In light rail news this week – WM Metro name charity of the year, tram named after NET community hero, Edinburgh Trams link with electric coach operator, Crich and Seaton prepare for new season and LRSSB publish guidance for helping vulnerable people.

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Light Rail News Roundup 4th March 2022

In Light Rail news this week – prestigious award for Edinburgh Trams, NET seeks customer feedback, pay-as-you-go travel on Metro, Seaton Tramway in the running for three awards and planning application lodged for Dudley Interchange.   

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UKTram welcomes further funding to safeguard services

The organisation representing the UK’s light rail sector has welcomed further funding for essential transport services as the country emerges from the pandemic. Tramways, metro systems and other similar transit systems are set to receive a share of a £150 million package of support for vital bus and light rail services announced by the government this […]

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Light Rail News Roundup 4th February 2022

In light rail news this week – York Place stop closes in Edinburgh, NET shuttle buses for big cup derby, free parking extended in Tyne & Wear, 2022 plans announced in the Isle of Man and LRSSB developing safety verification tool.

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Dialogue with the DfT highlighted during meeting

Senior figures from across the light rail sector have heard how UKTram is continuing to work closely with the Department for Transport on the sector’s post-pandemic recovery.

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