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Industry News | 2nd September 2019 Read

Success of light rail in summit spotlight

The success of light rail as a sustainable solution to the UK’s urban transport challenges will be put in the spotlight at a high-profile industry summit next week. Bringing together professionals from across the sector, the annual event organised by UK Tram is being staged during a landmark year for light rail. Alongside record-breaking patronage […]

Industry News | 19th August 2019 Read

New group to drive customer communication

Marketing and customer service professionals from across the light rail sector are being urged to get onboard a new initiative to boost the popularity of the country’s tramways. Led by UK Tram, a new Light Rail Marketing, Communications and Customer Service Group will meet quarterly to share best practice and discuss ideas on raising the […]

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 […]

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