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Why promises need to be followed by actions…

It is unlikely that the result of the recent UK General Election will have come as a surprise to many. The 80-strong majority secured by the Conservative Party in the country’s third election in five years is clear evidence of a ‘push-back’ against years of bickering, broken promises and a willingness to break the deadlock on Brexit that has been seen as holding back decision-making and key investment the UK desperately needs.

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The UK Light Rail Conference looks for innovative solutions to improve the challenges of climate change brought about by the transport industry.

‘Addressing the challenges of climate change offers a massive opportunity for light rail’, was the key theme at this year’s UK Light Rail Conference #UKLRC19, hosted in the trendy Media City area of Manchester from 23 – 24 July 2019. We hear from AssessTech’s Sally Brinkley on her key takeaways from the conference.

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Taking back control: the role of cities in light rail

With cities continuing to grow and more powers being devolved from central government, the way that transport schemes are being developed is changing.  This puts light rail in the driving seat.

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The 5 C’s of the 21st Century Depot

Adam Collins of SNC-Lavalin analyses the challenges of the modern depot and looks at how technology may transform how we operate and maintain both vehicles and infrastructure.

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With potentially devastating disruption seen across both public and private networks in May, Kevin Bell from Bond Dickinson examines some of the threats to transport systems.

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It’s not all about the spin…

Ahead of his presentation at the 12th Annual UK Light Rail Conference, Dr Stuart Thomson considers the vital, and often overlooked role, of stakeholder engagement.

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Is 2017 the year of the driverless breakthrough?

Throughout 2016, not a month went by without the announcement of a new driver-less automobile trial or a new record claim. The world seems to be embracing the technology to create autonomous vehicles, with all the big names you’d expect present and correct.The race is on!

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Fast and effective tram driver route training

Tram-Pro takes tram driver training simulation to the next level. Innovative and dynamic with state of the art graphics and powerful analysis tools it has transformed the way, and the time, that training is conducted resulting in a robust, cost effective outcome.

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