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Continued support for light rail in Scotland welcomed by UKTram

Continued funding to support Edinburgh Trams and Glasgow Subway has been welcomed by UKTram, which has pressed for support for the light rail sector throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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Light rail news roundup

In your round up of Light Rail News this week – it’s Customer Service Week in Edinburgh, the end of Sheffield track works, Luas publishes a ‘Modern Day Guide to Tram Etiquette’, and it’s free admission to Crich Tramway Village for local residents. 

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National Occupational Standards for tram drivers published

Working in partnership with employers across the light rail sector, UKTram has developed a new set of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for drivers.

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Light rail project costs put under the spotlight

The complexities of calculating the likely costs of new light rail systems has been put in the spotlight by Matthew Taylor of the UKTram Centre of Excellence in the latest edition of a leading sector publication.

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Light rail news roundup

The complexities of calculating the likely costs of new light rail systems has been put in the spotlight by Matthew Taylor of the UKTram Centre of Excellence in the latest edition of a leading sector publication. In a feature article for the Tramways and Urban Transit, he says that easily available sources of information on […]

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Light rail news roundup

KeolisAmey Docklands has won a prestigious award after another year of record-breaking performance. The system was presented with the blue riband trophy for Passenger Operator of the Year at the National Rail Awards while Manchester Metrolink were highly commended in the Infrastructure Achievement category for the extension to Trafford Park. For the full story on […]

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Light rail news roundup

A new newsletter has been launched by UKTram to help keep members up to date on the organisation’s work across a wide range of projects and initiatives. In his introduction to the newsletter, Managing Director James Hammett thanks members for their contributions over the last 12 month and in helping UKTram deliver a sector-wide response […]

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UKTram Newsletter September 2020

A new newsletter has been launched by UKTram to help keep members up to date on the organisation’s work across a wide range of projects and initiatives. In his introduction to the newsletter, Managing Director James Hammett thanks members for their contributions over the last 12 month and in helping UKTram deliver a sector-wide response […]

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Light rail news roundup

The successful completion of a pioneering project looks set to help overcome some of the barriers to the further expansion of light rail in the UK. As part of the £3 million Low Impact Light Rail (LILR) Competition led by UKTram, innovations that could speed up and reduce the cost of network construction, or lower […]

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