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UK Light Rail Conference

Tuesday July 17, 2018 8:00 am to Wednesday July 18, 2018 5:00 pm

Investment, innovation and global growth
Helping shape the future of UK Light Rail

Coming back once again to Manchester, the UK Light Rail conference focuses on the current developments and future of Light Rail in the UK.

Topics for 2018 include:

  • Creating efficiencies from data-rich systems
  • Disruptive transportation models and technologies
  • Creating climate resilience
  • Intelligent depots and maintenance by design
  • Next-generation traffic priority measures
  • Mobile and wearable tech as the great enabler for accessibility
  • Avoiding promoter pitfalls: Making light rail a reality
  • Street-running safety considerations
  • Managing security on open access systems
  • Beyond the passenger: Additional revenue streams
  • The role of digitisation and automation
  • Opportunities and challenges for light rail conversion
  • To be involved in the 2018 event, please contact us on 01733 367600.

The 2017 event welcomed around 260 delegates to Manchester for two days of presentations, panel debates and exhibition focused upon the latest trends and innovation in the sector.

With a greater worldwide presence than ever before, presentations on game-changing schemes and new technology were received from 12 countries, as well as project updates on new and ongoing schemes across the UK.

With parallel streams on strategy, scheme development and funding, and technical and operational innovation, the event also featured exhibits from some of the industry’s leading suppliers and service providers as well as almost ten hours of networking with a popular drinks reception and a summer BBQ event.

Supported by the Department for Transport, Marketing Manchester, UKTram and Transport for Greater Manchester, daytime refreshment and networking sessions were hosted by KeolisAmey Docklands, with a drinks reception in the landscaped gardens of the University of Manchester hosted by international transport operator Keolis.


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UK Light Rail Conference
Renold Building,
Manchester M1 7JR,

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