UKTram has further strengthened its international links by becoming a full member of an organisation promoting and supporting public transport across the world.
By upgrading its membership of the UITP, the International Association of Public Transport, the organisation representing the light rail sector in the UK will now be able to help drive future global initiatives by joining a series of working groups.
James Hammett, UKTram Managing Director, explained: “As an associate member we’ve already played an active role in the work of the Association and its efforts to promote modern, efficient, and sustainable public transport around the world.
“The UITP also offers a fantastic platform for sharing best practice and UKTram members are sure to benefit from the experience of colleagues from overseas as we step up our engagement with the organisation.”
“With full voting rights, membership will also enable us to help shape future policy while raising the profile of light rail in the UK.”
More information on the UITP can be found here https://www.uitp.org/about/