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Funding band for tram driver apprenticeships approved

Monday December 11, 2023

A national standard for tram driver training is a step closer with the expansion of a popular apprenticeship programme to cover the light rail sector.


Light Rail news roundup 8th December 2023

Friday December 8, 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – New Chair for West Midlands Metro operator, cycle safety campaign in Edinburgh, a fare evasion clampdown in Nottingham and LRSSB signs memorandum of understanding with the ORR.


Light Rail news roundup 1st December 2023

Friday December 1, 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Father Christmas gets a Bee makeover in Manchester, festive tram timetable in Blackpool, special interest groups check out new trains in Tyne & Wear and Pre-Metro conducts public consultation on proposed Dasher service.


Light Rail news roundup 24th November 2023

Friday November 24, 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Campaign aimed at men and boys in Manchester, MD appointed in the West Midlands, a crack down on fare evasion in Nottingham, and Seaton Tramway receives Welcome Accolade. 


Engineers highlight importance of track welding standards

Light rail engineers from across the UK have identified improvements to track welding methods as an effective way to improve operational performance on the nation’s tramways.


Light Rail news roundup 17th November 2023

Friday November 17, 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Dogs on trams in the West Midlands, Edinburgh Trams provide a boost for Poppy Appeal, ‘Get on Board’ campaign in Manchester, and a replica Metro train takes to the stage in Newcastle.  


UKTram appoints high-profile Chair

A highly experienced transport executive has been appointed as the new Chair of the organisation representing the country’s light rail sector.


BCIMO launches state-of-the-art event facilities

Monday November 13, 2023

The Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre, operated by the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation, has launched its brand-new Meeting and Events Spaces to complement its other unique facilities and services.


Light Rail news roundup 10th November 2023

Friday November 10, 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Networks pay tribute to armed services over Remembrance weekend, new trains pass power test on Tyne & Wear Metro, Tramtown plans passed in Blackpool and Luas supports numeracy programme.


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