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Former Chairman moving on

Friday August 9, 2019

Phil Hewitt, a former Chairman of UK Tram will shortly be leaving his role as West Midlands Metro Director, it has been announced. Phil is taking up a new role with WSP and will be moving to Israel to assist in the development of the country’s light rail network.  As was already planned, he will […]

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New Chairman for UK Tram

Wednesday August 7, 2019

UK Tram, the organisation representing the country’s light rail sector, has announced the high-profile appointment of George Lowder MBE as its new Chairman As Chief Executive of Transport for Edinburgh (TfE), George was instrumental in the development and delivery of a successful integrated transport network, which includes the city’s acclaimed tramway, and brings a wealth […]

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Tram operator backs terminal illness charter

Monday August 5, 2019

The operator of Nottingham’s tram network has signed up to an initiative aimed at supporting employees facing terminal illness.

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Skills training boost for tram recruitment

Thursday July 25, 2019

An innovative training scheme has delivered a significant recruitment boost for the region’s expanding tram network. West Midlands Metro joined forces with two local colleges to drive an initiative aimed at equipping people with the skills needed to apply for jobs created by the future expansion of the tramway. Now, nine people from the first […]

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Documentary highlights the benefits of light rail

Wednesday July 24, 2019

A specially commissioned documentary has been launched to recognise the huge positive impact modern tramways can have in key UK cities. Featuring successful systems in the areas including the West Midlands, Nottingham, Manchester and Edinburgh, the film also showcases the economic argument for investment in light rail and can be viewed here. Commissioned by UK […]

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UKTram leads the charge for light rail investment

Innovation, collaboration and promotion are key to unlocking the potential of light rail to transform urban transport, sector leaders have heard this week. Leading the charge for one of the most sustainable forms of public transport, UK Tram is heading calls for greater investment in light rail to tackle congestion and air pollution. Speaking during […]

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Rolling Stock Manager Vacancy – West Midlands Metro

Monday July 8, 2019

Midland Metro Ltd operates and maintains the West Midlands Metro tram network and is a new company owned by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

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Conference Set to Boost Investment Case for Light Rail

Friday June 28, 2019

Maximising investment in light rail in a bid to tackle rising urban congestion and pollution will be a key theme at the UK’s major industry conference in Manchester this month. The 14th Annual UK Light Rail Conference and exhibition takes place amid resurgent interest in one of the most environmentally-friendly forms of transport and the sector’s representative body, […]

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Record-breaking year for light rail

Friday June 21, 2019

Record passenger numbers represent a massive vote of confidence in light rail, the leader of the UK’s light rail sector said today (Friday). James Hammett, Managing Director of UK Tram, said: “Trams have clearly been embraced by the travelling public as a swift and reliable way to get around in urban areas without contributing to […]

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