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Meetings hear of networks rising to challenges

The challenges and successes experienced by networks across the UK and Ireland have been highlighted by light rail professionals during recent working group meetings.

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Light Rail news roundup 13th October 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Rock ‘n’ Roll star announcement on Manchester Metrolink, fare evasion campaign earns an award for NET, free admission for local residents from Crich Tramway Village, and a new mural unveiled by Tyne & Wear Metro.

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Get ‘OnTrack’ with the news from UKTram and LRSSB

The autumn edition of the UKTram and LRSSB newsletter, OnTrack, is now available to download, and inside you will find all the latest news from two organisations at the heart of the light rail sector. Read all about the recent Light Rail Summit, progress on key safety projects, stakeholder engagement, the strengthening of overseas partnerships, […]

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Light Rail news roundup 6th October 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Top tram accolade for West Midlands Metro, Edinburgh adds to its awards collection, a statement from Blackpool Transport and work resumes on canopy project on Tyne & Wear Metro. UKTram Light rail leaders have welcomed a pledge by the Prime Minister to support the expansion […]

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UKTram welcomes PM’s commitment to light rail

Light rail leaders have welcomed a pledge by the Prime Minister to support the expansion of the sector in the UK.

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Light Rail news roundup 29th September 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – West Midlands Metro launches new social media channel, penalty fares rise on Manchester Metrolink, testing and commissioning on Tyne & Wear Metro and an award for Head of Engagement and Skills at Midland Metro Alliance.

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Project celebrates breakthrough in driver fatigue detection

A wearable device that’s been designed to detect the onset of fatigue in tram drivers has delivered remarkable results in independent testing commissioned by UKTram.

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Light Rail news roundup 22nd September 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Parking enforcement extended at tram park and ride sites in Nottingham, successful launch of West Midlands Metro extension, Manx Electric Railway celebrates anniversary and Manchester Metro restores peak service. UKTram UKTram’s mission to support the growth of light rail in the UK remains on track […]

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Summit highlights success on key light rail targets

UKTram’s mission to support the growth of light rail in the UK remains on track to deliver a major boost for the sector and the travelling public.

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