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Friday February 7, 2020

Nottingham’s tram network has become the UK’s first light rail system to receive a prestigious international standard. As a result of a two-year investment programme, NET operator, Nottingham Trams Limited, has secured the key ISO 55001:2014 (Assets) certification – a major success which is set to drive further improvements in service reliability. Paul Robinson, Managing […]


Embedded rail project set to reduce costs and disruption

Engineers from across the light rail sector are joining forces on a project with the potential to save tramway owners and operators hundreds of thousands of pounds in maintenance costs while improving network reliability.


Firefighters in Edinburgh display technical expertise as they lift tram

Wednesday January 29, 2020

Firefighters in Edinburgh demonstrated their heavy rescue capabilities during a unique training exercise to carefully lift a tram off the track.


UK First in Customer Service for Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams has been told it is the first UK light rail operator to achieve ServiceMark accreditation. What’s more, they are the first transport operator in Scotland and only the second in the UK to make the list.


Nominate a rising star of the sector

Friday January 17, 2020

The search is on to find the 2020 Rail Professional of the Year and UK Tram members are being urged to nominate the rising stars of the light rail sector. The awards present the opportunity to highlight the achievements of young people at varying stages of their careers in the rail industry and judges will […]


Chair shares his views on future of the sector

Thursday January 16, 2020

The Chair of UK Tram has stressed the critical need for a UK-wide light rail strategy and a clear narrative around what it can deliver.


Go Ahead for The Development of National Occupational Standards for Tram Drivers

Thursday January 9, 2020

UKTram are leading on a UK wide National Occupational Standards (NOS) project, to review the existing Tram Driver NOS, which were last looked at in 2005. The full list of these NOS can be found here Tram Driver NOS Units National Occupational Standards (NOS) are revised and developed in partnership with employers and other appropriate […]


Have your say on future conferences

Wednesday January 8, 2020

Professionals from across the sector are being offered the opportunity to help build on the success of a high-profile light rail event.


Extension opening demonstrates light rail innovation

Wednesday December 11, 2019

The opening of an extension to the successful West Midlands Metro network today (December 11) demonstrates how the light rail sector is leading the way when it comes to sustainable urban transport. The use of battery-powered trams along the Centenary Square extension marks the first time in the UK that trams have run on a […]


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