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Edinburgh Trams

Tuesday July 24, 2018

The newest light rail system in the British Isles, this 14km tram route runs from Edinburgh Airport all the way to York Place in the city centre. Along the route are 15 tram stops, connecting passengers with bus and rail services and popular shopping and commuter destinations. Edinburgh Trams has a fleet of 27 Urbos 3 trams built […]

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LUAS Dublin

The Luas is the tram/light rail system in Dublin, Ireland, which in 2015 carried 34.6 million passengers, it has two main lines: the Green Line, which began operating on 30 June 2004, and the Red Line which opened on 26 September 2004. Since then, both lines have been extended and split into different branches. The system […]

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London Tramlink

Tramlink began operation in May 2000 as Croydon Tramlink, becoming the first tram system in London since 1959.  It is owned by London Tramlink, an arm of Transport for London (TfL) and is operated as a concession by FirstGroup. The network consists of 39 stops along 28 km (17 mi) of track, on a mixture of street track shared […]

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West Midlands Metro

The light rail system for the West Midlands operating between Birmingham and Wolverhampton via West Bromwich, Bilston and Wednesbury. It opened on 30 May 1999, mostly using the former disused Birmingham Snow Hill to Wolverhampton Low Level Line. An extension into Birmingham City Centre, was approved in 2012 and the first section of the extension to […]

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Sheffield Supertram

Stagecoach Supertram serves the city of Sheffield with three light rail routes covering 29km (50% of the system is on street running with mixed traffic). The tram network links five park and ride sites with the city centre and gives easy access to the rail station, shopping areas, both of Sheffield’s prestigious universities, the Cathedral, […]

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Manchester Metrolink

The Metrolink tramway/light rail system in Greater Manchester, is owned by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and operated and maintained under contract by RATP Dev Group. In 2014/15, 31.2 million passenger journeys were made on the system. The network consists of seven lines which radiate from Manchester city centre to termini at Altrincham, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Bury, East Didsbury, Eccles, […]

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Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

The DLR is an automated light metro system and it opened in 1987 to serve the redeveloped Docklands area of London. The DLR is operated under a franchise awarded by Transport for London to KeolisAmey Docklands, a joint venture between transport operator Keolis and infrastructure specialists Amey plc. It was previously run for over 17 years by Serco Docklands, part of the Serco Group. The […]

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Tyne and Wear Metro

The light rail system serving Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, South and North Tyneside and Sunderland. It opened in 1980 and is operated by DB Regio Tyne & Wear Ltd (a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn and part of Arriva Trains UK) on behalf of Nexus. It is described as Britain’s first modern light rail system. It […]

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SPT Subway

The railway first opened in 1896 as a cable-hauled system powered by steam engines and the railway was hailed as the first of its type in the world. The Subway is generally recognised as the world’s third underground railway, after London and Budapest. In 1923. In the following decade the railway was converted to electric […]

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