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10Jan

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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09Aug

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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03Jun

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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25May

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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16May

CYBER SECURITY – RESPONSIBILITIES AND SAFEGUARDS

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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10May

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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21Apr

Ticketing’s crucial role in the passenger experience

Russell McCullagh examines the opportunities and challenges facing operators during a period of rapid technological change.

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17Feb

Metrolink 2CC opening date confirmed

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.

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17Feb

Knorr-Bremse Kiepe deal completed

The sale of Vossloh’s Electrical Systems business (Vossloh Kiepe) to Knorr-Bremse was completed on 31 January, following approval by German authorities.

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17Feb

SPT to trial virtual smartcard app

Rambus Ecebs has announced that its Nevis Technologies joint venture with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is to use the Glasgow Subway (UK) to pilot the company’s latest mobile ticketing product using Host Card Emulation (HCE).

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