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Light Rail news roundup 28th July 2023

Friday July 28, 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – West Midlands Metro celebrates games legacy, Tyne & Wear Metro warns of trespass dangers, Blackpool tram donated to the National Tramway Museum, and travel offer for rugby fans in Edinburgh.

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Packed programme of speakers for Light Rail Summit

Light rail professionals are being urged to book now or miss out on a place at a high-profile event featuring presentations by key figures from across the sector.

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Light Rail news roundup 21st July 2023

Friday July 21, 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – All night trams in Edinburgh for the festival season, milestone for Metro extension project with re-opening of Lower Bull Street, Croke visitors urged to use Luas park and ride facilities and successful demolition of Gosforth Metro depot.

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UKTram support for Net Zero innovation project

The organisation representing the light rail sector is backing a pioneering initiative aimed at driving innovation and economic growth by supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the transport industry.

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Light Rail news roundup 17th July 2023

Monday July 17, 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – enforcement action extended to more park and ride sites in Nottingham, a police operation in Manchester aims to boost travel safety and upgrades to Edinburgh’s ticket website.

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Event highlights funding opportunities for light rail innovators

Firms operating in the light rail sector have the opportunity to find out how to access funding for projects driving innovation in the sector during an online event next week.

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Light Rail news roundup 7th July 2023

Friday July 7, 2023

In this week’s news from the light rail sector – Tramway heritage celebrated in the West Midlands, first tests of new train in Tyne and Wear, eye-catching tram in Edinburgh and proposals for a light rail in Southwark.

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Challenges and opportunities discussed in talks with Minister

Talks this week with the government minister responsible for light rail have seen UKTram highlight challenges faced by the sector while enabling it to press home the case for future growth.

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UKTram outlines plans for 2023/24

Thursday July 6, 2023

The organisation representing the UK light rail sector has set out its priorities for the next 12 months, including working with members to boost post-pandemic patronage.

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