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Light Rail news roundup 25th August 2023

Friday August 25, 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – The Stourbridge Shuttle celebrates passenger milestone, engineering works in Edinburgh, a unique challenge for ultramarathon runner on Tyne & Wear Metro, and proposals for a new tram line in London.


Stourbridge’s Shuttle has now carried 7 million

The Stourbridge Shuttle is celebrating seven million passenger journeys since services began in 2009.


Historic tramways focus on enhancing safety

The light rail heritage sector has been praised for its willingness to engage with regulators on enhancing safety processes and risk management.


Light Rail news roundup 18th August 2023

Friday August 18, 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Luas customers invited to be tourists in their own city, extra trams for concerts in Edinburgh, testing for new trains on Tyne & Wear Metro, and celebrations to mark Volk’s Electric Railway anniversary.


Last few tickets for Light Rail Summit

Just a handful of free tickets remain for one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the light rail calendar.


Light Rail news roundup 11th August 2023

Friday August 11, 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Tram ticket offer for football fans in Blackpool, customers in Edinburgh reminded of August bike ban, and an Autism Friendly Award for the operator of Tyne & Wear Metro.  


Light Rail news roundup 4th August 2023

Friday August 4, 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Dog trials on West Midlands Metro, engineering works in Nottingham and Dublin, and a campaign targets anti-social behaviour on Tyne and Wear Metro.


Blackpool showcases innovative safety system

A demonstration of the latest obstacle detection and avoidance technology has been staged for light rail professionals during a recent visit to Blackpool’s Starr Gate Depot.


Applications open for the role of UKTram Chair

Tuesday August 1, 2023

Applications are now open for the role of Chair of the UKTram Board, and the light rail sector’s representative body is looking for a professional, strategic leader with stakeholder focussed experience. Candidates should have a good understanding of the sector, a track record of setting high governance standards, and a commitment to helping light rail […]


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