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New draft strategy for light rail in UK revealed at Edinburgh UKTram Summit

“A Light Rail Strategy for the UK” – a new draft strategy promoting the benefits of light rail – was one of the highlights of the Light Rail Summit held in Edinburgh during September with it set to be presented … Continue reading

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New modelling tool can predict demand for tram stops and lines

A new and innovative tool for forecasting demand for public transport stops and stations could be set to revolutionise the way new tram and light rail systems are developed in the future according to the UK Tram Centre of Excellence.

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Fewer staff required to self isolate but staff retention and recruitment remain challenge to UK tram operators

“This service has been cancelled because of staff shortages”. Anyone who has attempted to travel on the UK transport network in recent weeks and months probably can’t help but be aware of the challenges all transport operators – whether that … Continue reading

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Light Rail Summit to take place in Edinburgh

UK Tram – the representative body of tram and light rail systems in the UK – and the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board are getting together to organise a high-profile Light Rail Summit in Edinburgh this September. This will … Continue reading

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UKTram to develop new standards for driver trainers

Starting in July, UKTram is to give a boost to training for tram drivers by working with colleagues across the sector to develop a new set of standards for driver trainers. This new initiative – which is part of a … Continue reading

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UKTram call for investment in light rail

UKTram – the industry body with representatives from across the UK tram and light rail sector – have called for fresh investment to be made to light rail post-pandemic to help boost economic recovery as Covid-19 restrictions continue to be … Continue reading

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New National Occupational Standards for roles in tramway engineering published

A project which is looking to further drive professionalism across the light rail sector has reached a major milestone with the publication of new National Occupational Standards (NOS) for roles in tram and tramway engineering. These are now available for … Continue reading

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UKTram to continue working with government’s on support for light rail in UK

UKTram – who bring together all UK tram and light rail systems to give a “single voice” when dealing with governments and statutory bodies – have pledged to continue working in partnership with the UK and Scottish Governments to secure … Continue reading

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