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Tramway marketeers join forces

Tuesday October 1, 2019

Marketing and customer service professionals from across the UK’s light rail sector have joined forces to promote the benefits of travelling by tram to potential customers. At a meeting organised by UK Tram, they agreed to a more collaborative approach to communications, drawing on best practice and successful initiatives that have already boosted patronage figures […]

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Celebrating excellence and innovation at the 2019 Global Light Rail Awards

Monday September 30, 2019

The Global Light Rail Awards is the perfect occasion to join the sector in celebrating its excellence and innovation over the past 12 months – the ceremony takes place at London’s Honourable Artillery Company this Wednesday (October 2). Well-known as the industry’s ‘Oscars’, this event is hosted for another year by broadcaster, journalist and light […]

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California cycle ride sees Dan from UK Tram raise charity cash

Wednesday September 25, 2019

UK Tram Technical Officer, Dan Hill, has donated nearly £4,500 to an AIDS charity after taking part in a gruelling cycle ride on the other side of the Atlantic. Friends and colleagues from across the light rail industry helped Dan raise the cash as he trained for the annual AidsLifeCycle in California. The 545-mile bike […]

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Polar Express returns to Devon

Monday September 16, 2019

The Polar Express™ is coming to Seaton Tramway on selected dates through November and December. Families can take a once in a lifetime trip on a magical tram ride to Santa’s home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars. Passengers are encouraged to travel in their favourite pyjamas whilst […]

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Summit call for shared vision

Thursday September 12, 2019

The new leader of an organisation representing light rail in the UK has pledged to unite the sector in a shared vision for the future. Delivering the key note address at a high-profile industry summit, George Lowder MBE also issued a rallying call to members of UK Tram to help build an increasingly strong case […]

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Successful tram test on new track for the Birmingham Westside extension

Tuesday September 3, 2019

Trams arrived in Victoria Square for the first time as a gauge test of newly installed track for the Birmingham Westside extension was successfully completed. Followed by a team of Midland Metro Alliance engineers, the West Midlands Metro Urbos 3 made the after-hours journey from Grand Central, in another clear sign that the project is […]

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Success of light rail in summit spotlight

Monday September 2, 2019

The success of light rail as a sustainable solution to the UK’s urban transport challenges will be put in the spotlight at a high-profile industry summit next week. Bringing together professionals from across the sector, the annual event organised by UK Tram is being staged during a landmark year for light rail. Alongside record-breaking patronage […]

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New group to drive customer communication

Monday August 19, 2019

Marketing and customer service professionals from across the light rail sector are being urged to get onboard a new initiative to boost the popularity of the country’s tramways. Led by UK Tram, a new Light Rail Marketing, Communications and Customer Service Group will meet quarterly to share best practice and discuss ideas on raising the […]

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Drone footage shows major milestone for Metrolink works at Crumpsall

Thursday August 15, 2019

Recent work on the Bury line resulted in a major milestone for the Metrolink Trafford Park Line (TPL) extension – the new sidings tracks and overhead lines at Crumpsall have been completed. Drone footage from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) filmed by contractors MPT, gives a bird’s eye view of the works, which are a […]

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