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UKTram backs inclusion and diversity

Friday March 1, 2024

The Managing Director of light rail’s representative body is urging male colleagues to think about ways they can contribute to making the sector an even more inclusive place to work.


West Midlands Metro Engineering Expansions Interface Manager Vacancy

Monday February 26, 2024

West Midlands Metro is your ticket to an exciting career in the heart of England’s thriving West Midlands region. We are the driving force behind modern and sustainable urban transportation.  Our sleek trams connect cities, towns and most importantly – people, providing them with a safe and secure, reliable and sustainable tram service.  With a […]


Light Rail news roundup 23rd February 2024

Friday February 23, 2024

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Successful fare evasion crackdowns in Manchester and Nottingham, Patronage figures reflect growing popularity of trams in Edinburgh, and an open day for seasonal conductors in Blackpool.


Engineers highlight benefits of asset mapping and track condition monitoring

The merits of employing infrastructure mapping alongside condition monitoring to improve asset management and performance on UK tramways have been examined by light rail engineers.


Minister of State for Rail and HS2 Visits BCIMO

The Minister of State for Rail and HS2, Huw Merriman, visited the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) on Thursday 15th January to get a taste of what the future of light rail transport looks like.


Light Rail news roundup 16th February 2024

Friday February 16, 2024

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Romance on trams in Edinburgh, services suspended in Sheffield due to rail break, track and overhead line renewal on Tyne and Wear Metro, and Polar Express™ returns to Seaton.


Skyefall Project may benefit from rail technology tested by UKTram

An innovative project aimed at improving a vital transport route in the Highlands of Scotland has come under the spotlight during a recent meeting of the UKTram Centre of Excellence.


Light Rail news roundup 9th February 2024

Friday February 9, 2024

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Another milestone reached in the expansion of West Midlands Metro, further changes to Metrolink services in Manchester, work continues over the winter at Crich, and views sought on DLR extension.


Order marks ‘revolution’ in VLR development

Thursday February 8, 2024

A recent deal that will lead to trials of new lightweight passenger trains has been welcomed by a recently established very light rail (VLR) working party.


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