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UK Tram welcomes Minister’s shuttle visit

By Martin Farrow

The organisation representing the country’s light rail sector, UK Tram, has welcomed a visit by The Minister of State for Transport, Jesse Norman MP, to the innovative Stourbridge Shuttle Ultra-Light Rail link.

Celebrating its tenth year of operation, the award-winning service – operated by Pre Metro Operations Ltd [PMOL] in partnership with West Midlands Railway – is an established part of the local transport system.

One of the most dependable rail systems in the UK, the shuttle operates over 5,400 journeys every month, with a reliability level of around 99.7%. It has been twice recognised in the last three years at the Global Light Rail Awards, receiving Highly Commended and runners-up achievements.

James Hammett, Managing Director of UK Tram, said: “Light and ultra-light rail is rapidly rising up the political agenda in response to concerns about air quality in our cities.

“It’s heartening to see the Minister for Transport visiting a successful system that’s delivering clear benefits to the communities it serves.

“UK Tram is leading the response to a government consultation, launched earlier this year, on the future of light rail, and the success of the Stourbridge Shuttle Ultra-Light Rail link helps strengthen our case. We’re delighted the Minister has seen this success for himself.”

You can read the full story on the Minister’s visit to the Stourbridge Shuttle Ultra-Light Rail link here.