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Industry News | 13th June 2019 Read

Innovation drives light rail viability

Revolutionary track technology looks set to make light rail an even more attractive option for cities looking to provide clean, reliable transport solutions. A pioneering £3 million initiative led by UK Tram has led to the development of new systems with the potential to reduce the cost of new lines and extensions to existing networks. […]

Industry News | 3rd June 2019 Read

Tram milestones point to bright future for light rail

Significant milestones celebrated by two of the UK’s most popular tramways reflect the growing popularity of light rail. While West Midlands Metro is currently marking its 20thanniversary, it’s been five years since tram services were launched in Edinburgh and both systems continue to go from strength-to-strength. UK Tram, the organisation representing the country’s light rail […]

Features | 24th May 2019 Read

Sector Leaders Join Tram Safety Board

A new safety body drawing on experience and expertise from across the light rail sector has now been established under the leadership of Chief Executive, Peter Cushing. Set up in response to a report into the 2016 derailment of a tram in Croydon, an accident that resulted in the tragic deaths of seven people, the […]

Industry News | 21st May 2019 Read

UK Tram welcomes Minister’s shuttle visit

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 […]

Features | 1st May 2019 Read

Midland Metro Head of Operations Job Vacancy

The operator of the region’s expanding tram network, Midland Metro Ltd (MML), is a new company owned by the West Midlands Combined Authority. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced transport professional to join the Midland Metro team as Head of Operations. As the organisation looks forward to significant growth, the successful candidate will initially […]