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First track laid for Westside tram extension

Light rail minister Jesse Norman was joined by regional transport chiefs to see the Midland Metro Alliance lay the first track for...

One of the Metro’s first train drivers calls it a day after 40 years’ service

In the summer of 1980, ex-British Rail guard Ian Rossiter became one of the first drivers to get behind the controls of the Tyne...

Tyne and Wear Metro on TV

A four-part series telling the “human stories” of staff, passengers and communities of the Tyne and Wear Metro is to be filmed for ITV. Camera...

Edinburgh launches competition to create tram driver monitoring system

An open challenge has been launched to find and fund a solution to detect when a tram driver might be about to lose consciousness. Spearheaded...

First track laid for West Midlands Metro extension to Wolverhampton city centre

The Midland Metro Alliance has laid the first tram track for the Wolverhampton city centre extension of the West Midlands Metro. The major milestone saw 36m of...

Midland Metro becomes West Midlands Metro

The Midland Metro has been rebranded as the West Midlands Metro as control of the light rail system passes over from National Express to...

TfL begins process to install automatic braking system on tram network

A new system that automatically applies the brakes should the speed limit be exceeded at high risk locations on London's Tramlink tram network could be...

Tram construction apprenticeship could be launched in 2019

An apprenticeship dedicated to the construction and renewals of tram could be launched as early as 2019. Led by the Midland Metro Alliance (MMA), the...

Councillor who developed early plans for Metrolink calls time on 41-year political career

Tireless Metrolink advocate and councillor Andrew Fender has retired from the political sphere after 41 years. Andrew, who was first elected as a councillor in...

Two original Midland Metro trams saved from the scrap heap

Midland Metro has been unable to find a buyer for its original fleet of trams after putting them up for sale. Thirteen of the Ansaldo...

New 2.7km tram track tested on Midland Metro

Engineers have successfully tested new track on a 2.7km stretch of the Midland Metro line to Wolverhampton St George's. Overhead lines on the Bilston Road...

Ex-Abellio executive to become West Midlands Trains’ MD

Incoming train operating company West Midlands Trains (WMT) has appointed a new managing director. On December 10, WMT will take over the West Midlands franchise...

Low-speed tram collision in Manchester to be referred to RAIB

Manchester's Metrolink will be liaising with the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) after a low-speed collision on the tram network this morning. Shortly before 8.30am...

BTP continues investigation into Croydon tram crash

The British Transport Police has re-questioned the driver from the Croydon tram crash. Seven passengers died and more than 50 were left injured when a...

‘Tyne and Wear Metro fleet problems are becoming more of a concern’

Key business organisations in the North East have called on the government to replace Tyne and Wear Metro's fleet of trains over growing concerns...

Edinburgh Trams – A streetcar named inspire

Edinburgh Trams has turned a profit - two years earlier than anticipated. The light rail system, owned by the city of Edinburgh, notched up a...

HS2 under the microscope

On a single day in July, more than 100 documents relating to HS2 were published on the Department for Transport’s website - not so...

KeolisAmey becomes Metrolink operator

A joint venture between Keolis and Amey has become the new operator of Greater Manchester's Metrolink tram system. KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) takes over from RATP...