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Light rail news roundup

The ongoing coronavirus restrictions have presented the light rail sector with a series of major challenges, but throughout the pandemic networks across the UK have remained committed to serving their customers and planning for the future.


Driver biometrics project sees launch of new website

A pioneering project aimed at further improving tram safety by utilising the latest biometric monitoring technology has taken a significant step forward with the launch of a new website.


New Chair for light rail safety body

The organisation responsible for driving forward safety standards across the UK’s light rail sector has appointed a new Chair.


Latest funding for light rail welcomed

Additional government funding to help light rail systems restore pre-coronavirus service levels has been welcomed by UKTram.


Sector Responds to New Coronavirus Guidance

The country’s light rail sector is continuing to ‘pull out all the stops’ to help keep customers and employees safe during the latest phase of the coronavirus crisis.


More Covid-19 support needed for light rail

UKTram has welcomed the announcement of a £30 million support package for light rail systems in England but says more still needs to be done to help the sector in the months ahead.


Tram Driver National Occupational Standards Review

Welcome! Help shape future of National Occupational Standards for Tram Drivers: UKTram are working with the Tram industry to review the existing National Occupational Standards for Tram Drivers. NOS set out the skills, knowledge and understanding required to undertake a particular task or job role to a nationally recognised level of competence, helping to formalise […]


Support for light rail networks welcomed

A government commitment to support tram systems in England during the coronavirus outbreak has been welcomed by the organisation representing the UK’s light rail sector.


Announcement on support expected soon

The government is set to announce details of a package of support for the light rail sector during the Covid-19 outbreak.