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Light Rail news roundup 14th April 2023

Friday April 14, 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Record ‘contactless’ journeys in Manchester, green grant for London tram depot, a successful operation to tackle anti-social behaviour on Tyne & Wear Metro and an update on the LRSSB’s upgraded TAIR system.


Get ‘OnTrack’ with the news from UKTram and the LRSSB

Thursday April 13, 2023

Catch up with all the recent news from UKTram and the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board in the Spring issue of OnTrack, now available to download here.

Inside you can read all about UKTram’s Interim Chair, and the appointment of a data analyst at the LRSSB as it prepares for the launch of an upgraded accident and incident reporting system.

There are also updates on the publication of new light rail guidance documents and reports from recent sector working group meetings.


Light Rail news roundup 31st March 2023

Friday March 31, 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Easter Bunnies hop onto trams in the West Midlands, fare increases in Nottingham, late night services in Edinburgh and summer season set to get underway on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway.


Group focuses on third-party disruption to light rail operations

The impact of third-party actions on effective and reliable tramway operations has been highlighted at a recent meeting of the UKTram Operations Group.


Light Rail news roundup 24th March 2023

Friday March 24, 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Tram named after first woman to lead the UK’s largest local authority, history made in Edinburgh as Trams to Newhaven project nears completion, recognition for Tyne and Wear Metro workers and an enhanced accident and incident reporting system has been welcomed by light rail leaders.


Congress provides European perspective on light rail challenges

New financing models for future light rail projects in Europe have been highlighted during a successful international event this week.


Tribute to Simon Johnston

Monday March 20, 2023

The UKTram and Light Rail Safety and Standards Board teams would like to express their sadness at the news that Simon Johnston, editor of Tramways and Urban Transit, has passed away. A true gentleman, Simon will be remembered as one of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable supporters of light rail, and he will be greatly […]


Light Rail news roundup 10th March 2023

Friday March 10, 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – West Midlands Metro names new tram after entrepreneurs, free books on Manchester Metrolink, enlargement of DLR depot given the green light, tram ticket offers for rugby fans in Edinburgh and the LRSSB appoints a data analyst. 


Meeting puts embedded tracks in the spotlight

The management and replacement of embedded track assets was the key topic at a recent, well attended meeting, of light rail engineers from across the UK. Members of the UKTram Light Rail Engineering Group also received updates from networks around the country, as well as from the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board, during their […]


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