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Edinburgh Trams and IHF to launch FOCUS+ Pilot

The name FOCUS+ has been selected for the solution developed as part of the Driver Innovation Safety Challenge (DISC) project. This new name reflects the aim of DISC to deliver a secure and performant wearable technology solution able to improve the safety of drivers and mobile workers by monitoring their fatigue and wellbeing levels. DISC […]

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Light rail news roundup

Organisations operating in the light rail sector are being invited to take part in a pilot scheme aimed at testing the latest wearable technology that’s being developed to improve tram safety. A partnership of public and private sector organisations, led by Edinburgh Trams with the support of UKTram and Transport for Edinburgh, the Driver Innovation […]

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Setting new standards for tram technicians

UKTram is continuing to drive professional standards across the light rail sector with the launch of a new initiative aimed at traction and rolling stock technicians.

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Light rail news roundup

A leading industry figure has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the organisation responsible for strengthening safety standards across the UK’s light rail sector. For more than 25 years, Carl Williams has worked in public transport operations and maintenance and brings a wealth of experience to the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board. […]

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Light rail safety body appoints CEO

A leading industry figure has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the organisation responsible for strengthening safety standards across the UK’s light rail sector.

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Calls for all UK networks to get funding support

Following the announcement of new funding for five light rail networks in England, the voice of the Industry UKTram welcomed the fact that this announcement would also aid the Light Rail systems governed by devolved administrations.

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Light rail news roundup

UK Tram has welcomed a government announcement on further funding for light rail systems in England. The latest support package, announced last weekend, amounts to around £3.1 million per week, for the next 12 weeks, and the organisation says the money will be vital as the sector enters a new phase of the coronavirus recovery. […]

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Extension to coronavirus support welcomed

A government announcement on further funding for light rail systems in England has been welcomed by sector leaders.

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Light rail news roundup

Nottingham’s tram network has resumed a full service as government restrictions around public transport continue to ease As more people return to work and start to travel more again, NET returned to its normal timetable on Monday, August 3, with tram services operating from every seven minutes. The NET Travel Centre in King Street has […]

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