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Industry News | 15th August 2019 Read

Drone footage shows major milestone for Metrolink works at Crumpsall

Recent work on the Bury line resulted in a major milestone for the Metrolink Trafford Park Line (TPL) extension – the new sidings tracks and overhead lines at Crumpsall have been completed. Drone footage from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) filmed by contractors MPT, gives a bird’s eye view of the works, which are a […]

Industry News | 9th August 2019 Read

Former Chairman moving on

Phil Hewitt, a former Chairman of UK Tram will shortly be leaving his role as West Midlands Metro Director, it has been announced. Phil is taking up a new role with WSP and will be moving to Israel to assist in the development of the country’s light rail network.  As was already planned, he will […]

Industry News | 7th August 2019 Read

New Chairman for UK Tram

UK Tram, the organisation representing the country’s light rail sector, has announced the high-profile appointment of George Lowder MBE as its new Chairman As Chief Executive of Transport for Edinburgh (TfE), George was instrumental in the development and delivery of a successful integrated transport network, which includes the city’s acclaimed tramway, and brings a wealth […]

Members News | 5th August 2019 Read

Tram operator backs terminal illness charter

The operator of Nottingham’s tram network has signed up to an initiative aimed at supporting employees facing terminal illness.

Members News | 25th July 2019 Read

Skills training boost for tram recruitment

An innovative training scheme has delivered a significant recruitment boost for the region’s expanding tram network. West Midlands Metro joined forces with two local colleges to drive an initiative aimed at equipping people with the skills needed to apply for jobs created by the future expansion of the tramway. Now, nine people from the first […]

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