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Features | 28th June 2019 Read

Conference Set to Boost Investment Case for Light Rail

Maximising investment in light rail in a bid to tackle rising urban congestion and pollution will be a key theme at the UK’s major industry conference in Manchester this month. The 14th Annual UK Light Rail Conference and exhibition takes place amid resurgent interest in one of the most environmentally-friendly forms of transport and the sector’s representative body, […]

Industry News | 21st June 2019 Read

Record-breaking year for light rail

Record passenger numbers represent a massive vote of confidence in light rail, the leader of the UK’s light rail sector said today (Friday). James Hammett, Managing Director of UK Tram, said: “Trams have clearly been embraced by the travelling public as a swift and reliable way to get around in urban areas without contributing to […]

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 […]

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