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.
Russell McCullagh examines the opportunities and challenges facing operators during a period of rapid technological change.
Transport for Greater Manchester has announced that Sunday 26 February will see the start of passenger services on Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing (2CC), marking the completion of the system’s GBP1.5bn (EUR1.76bn) ‘Big Bang’ expansion programme.
New Edinburgh City Council Chief Executive Andrew Kerr has supported the idea of extending the city’s controversial tram project to Newhaven