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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...

Metrolink unveil tram with special livery following Manchester Arena bombing

Greater Manchester light rail operator Metrolink has launched a specially designed tram in response to the Manchester Arena attack. Paying tribute to the city's spirit following...

Battery power for Spanish trams

A Midland Metro tram, in Spain, is currently being fitted with hi- tech batteries allowing it to run over stretches of track with no...

Streetcars named desire

It’s official: trams are soaring in popularity and the travelling public wants to see more of them. Bucking a less happy national trend, a recent...

TravelSafe pilot begins

A dedicated policing team will be deployed across Manchester’s tram and bus crime ‘hotspots’ over the next three years under a new Travelsafe Partnership...

Midland Metro opens extended Wednesbury depot

Morgan Sindall has completed a £13.8 million extension of Midland Metro's Wednesbury depot. Part of a £128 million expansion of the light rail network, the...

Magenta magic in Birmingham

Midland Metro’s new magenta trams have entered passenger service between Birmingham and Wolverhampton, ticking off the first major milestone in the system’s relaunch. When the...

Daylight testing time

Daylight testing of trams through Edinburgh has begun as city leaders stepped up efforts to win back shoppers to the city centre. The new tram...

Track bonus for Birmingham

As railway staff set about installing new tram tracks in Birmingham city centre on Bonfire Night, linking Snow Hill and New Street, the first...

Blackpool tram boost

Blackpool’s tram system looks set to be extended from the promenade to Blackpool North railway station following an announcement by Transport for Lancashire that...

Metrolink 2.0

Manchester Metrolink 2.0 has been given the go ahead. Taking a break from cabinet reshuffles and HS2, Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, was...

Spanish trams arrive at Nottingham

The first of 22 new Alstom Citadis trams for Nottingham has arrived at NET’s Wilkinson Street depot. Built in Barcelona the trams are scheduled to...

Tram boost for local economy

Expanding Nottingham’s tram system is already benefitting the local economy creating jobs and opportunities for local businesses. Using local firms and skilled people from across...

Edinburgh wires go up

Engineers start installing overhead wires and underground cabling for Edinburgh’s tram system city centre section this month. Cables will be installed on Princes Street and...

Play it again – tram

The king of Morocco has launched the first tram line in Casablanca. King Mohammed VI joined Alstom staff to wave off the first of 74...

Gatwick Express sees passenger increase

Gatwick Express, the non-stop rail-air link between central London and Gatwick Airport, has seen a 17 per cent increase in passengers in the past...

Blackpool Rocks

Blackpool’s tram system is back in action following a £100m project to modernise infrastructure and rolling stock. The majority of its heritage fleet has been...