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UKTram makes the case for light rail investment

Light rail industry body UKTram has released a new video designed to highlight the economic argument for further investment in light rail. The promotional film was launched at the latest UK Light Rail Conference, held in Manchester on  23-24 July. UKTram Managing Director James Hammett, explained: “The potential of light rail to deliver clean, reliable and efficient public transport is rising up the political agenda and it’s important we don’t miss the opportunity to help transform the cities of the future. “Covering nearly 200 miles, used by nearly 300m passengers every year and attracting significant inward investment, our existing tramways are clearly a success story worth shouting about.” See the video at... read more
Saving energy

Saving energy

Len Vossman explores a few of the current initiatives designed to improve energy performance and management, while also reducing the operational costs of tramway and metro systems.

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Preparing Canberra light rail

Preparing Canberra light rail

Shany Shaked and Robert Wagner of DB Engineering & Consulting describe the process of testing and commissioning for Australia’s newest light rail system.

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Artics roll  in Schöneiche

Artics roll in Schöneiche

Tony Streeter examines how the international drive to offer barrier-free public transport has brought low-floor vehicles to a traditional metre-gauge tramway on the outskirts of Berlin.

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Enhancing safety

Enhancing safety

TAUT examines the role of technology and human factors in improving passenger safety on urban tramway systems.

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Florence T2: A modern masterpiece

Florence T2: A modern masterpiece

The Tuscan capital is world-renowned as the birthplace of the Renaissance, but with its latest addition Alessandro Fantechi and Giovanni Mantovani show how the city is becoming a leader in the art of the modern tramway.

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Safety in Stuttgart

Safety in Stuttgart

Reinhold Schröter of Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen talks to TAUT about how serious incidents in previous decades have helped shape the city’s light rail system of today.

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A tramway for the Potteries?

A tramway for the Potteries?

Reg Harman explores the viability of a tramway scheme for the Stoke-on-Trent area, linked to wider initiatives to reinvigorate this world-famous region.

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Your night to shine?

Your night to shine?

The Global Light Rail Awards is tomorrow (2 October) – will this be your night to shine? Join the industry in celebrating light rail excellence and innovation over the past 12 months.

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APTA EXPO

Held just once every three years, APTA EXPO is the world’s largest showcase of technology, products, and services related to the public transportation industry.

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Heritage calendar highlights

A number of cities are to host tempting events for those interested in heritage tramway operations this year; among them Antwerp, the Rittnerbahn in Italy, and Zürich.

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SmartRail Europe

SmartRail Europe

SmartRail Europe – 5-6 April 2017, Amsterdam – is the annual show for railway infrastructure managers, train operating companies, system and data integrators and technology suppliers to create the digital railway of the future.

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