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New Year message from James Hammett, Managing Director of UKTram

Wednesday January 4, 2023

The past year has seen the light rail sector rise to numerous challenges, but in 2023 colleagues can look to the future with fresh optimism.

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Light Rail news roundup 22nd December 2022

Thursday December 22, 2022

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Police patrols in Manchester, free Hogmanay trams in Edinburgh, flood damage in Tyne and Wear, another milestone for the Trams to Newhaven project and Crich volunteers delighted at investment. Manchester Metrolink Greater Manchester’s TravelSafe Partnership launched a special operation across the region last week as […]

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Light Rail news roundup 16th December 2022

Friday December 16, 2022

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Career opportunities in the West Midlands, travel tips from NET, tram services impacted by industrial action on the rail network and new safety videos from the LRSSB.

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Group plans for the unexpected

The management of unexpected malfunctions of critical tramway infrastructure or equipment is to be the subject of a series of best practice workshops for network operators.

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Light Rail news roundup 8th December 2022

Friday December 9, 2022

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Festive celebrations in Nottingham, Santa specials in Edinburgh, late night Luas services and film showcases £3 million project on Tyne & Wear Metro.

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Working group plans to help operators tackle rising costs

Thursday December 8, 2022

The organisation representing UK light rail is set to co-ordinate efforts to mitigate the impact of rising costs across the sector.

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Magazine puts light rail strategy in the spotlight

Tuesday December 6, 2022

A leading trade publication has highlighted the work being done by UKTram to drive the growth of light rail and the challenges currently faced by the sector.

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Engineers highlight track maintenance challenges

Monday December 5, 2022

The management and repair of track faults proved to be one of the key topics of debate at a recent meeting of light rail engineers from across the UK.

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Light Rail news roundup 2nd December 2022

Friday December 2, 2022

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Transport for Greater Manchester aims to tackle gender-based violence on public transport, West Midlands Metro launches retro-competition, and Edinburgh Trams helps bring IT to schools in developing countries.

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