|Government Support for Light Rail 20 Mar 2021||Transport Minister Baroness Vere said: As the country opens up in line with the roadmap out of lockdown, we want light rail and tram services to be available to passengers and running as normal.||United Kingdom|
|"Oslo Effect" - Non Exhaust Emissions Jul 19||Government recognised the "Oslo Effect", NEE - Non Exhaust Emissions are a greater hazard than Tail Pipe emissions but nothing in Legislation yet!||United Kingdom|
|TramTrain: Leeds Yorkshire Evening post||Tram train is the best option for Leeds’s transport future if the city is to become a truly global economic player, a key summit has been told. Experts gathered at Leeds Town Hall earlier, with operators and manufacturers all making the case for a light rail system in Leeds.||United Kingdom|
|London: Aging air pollution Aug 2016||Aging air quality and TfL to stop buying diesel vehicles||United Kingdom|
|Blackpool: 5 Million Passenger Target Aug 2016||Blackpool: 5 Million Passengers Target Aug 2016||United Kingdom|
|Leeds: Call for TramTrain for Leeds City Region: May 2016||The All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group have backed proposals for a TramTrain network in the Leeds City Region and West Yorkshire, resurrecting part proposals put forward by Metro, the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority, made to the Light Rail Group in 2009 using newer low cost solutions from UKTram and elsewhere in the Industry.||United Kingdom|
|UK: Portsmouth to Southampton Proposals March 2016||Tram proposals Portsmouth to Southampton link||United Kingdom|
|UK: Central Belt Pollution Warning 17 March 2016||At-risk Scots warned to 'take it easy' as "dangerous air pollution" hits Central Belt of Scotland||United Kingdom|
|UK: Isle of Wight Trams as replacements Feb 2016||Tram Systems UK I O W Trams as replacements ?||United Kingdom|
|Edinburgh: Operator of the Year 2015||Edinburgh Trams has been named the world’s ‘Operator of the year’ at the 2015 Light Rail Awards Last night’s awards have been hailed by tram chiefs, which they say “recognise excellence and innovations in the light and urban rail sector across the world”.||United Kingdom|
|Transport Select Committee July 2015||Speaking in response to the publication of Northern Transport Strategy, Louise Ellman MP, Chair of the Transport Committee said: "I welcome the Northern Transport Strategy but I am concerned that there is no commitment to funding. Ministers must clarify when there will be real improvements to overcrowded and slow rail services between our major northern cities. Transport for the North must be clear that the proposals to "simplify" rail fares in the north will not be used as a way of increasing fares by the back door—as proposed last year in the consultation on the Northern Rail franchise.||United Kingdom|
|DfT Light rail statistics 2014 - 2015||In the financial year ending 2015, light rail usage in England continued to rise with record numbers of passenger journeys (239.8 million) and vehicle miles (18.4 million) since comparable records began in 1983 •since the financial year ending 2005, the first full year when all current systems were in operation, light rail journeys have grown by 51% •around 2.7% of all public transport journeys in Great Britain are made on light rail systems||United Kingdom|
|Oxford: Could Trams improve historic cities May 2015||Dr Nicholas Faulk and the case for Trams or Light Rail for Oxford||United Kingdom|
|Defra Pollution Report: Local Mortality Burdens April 2014||A DEFRA Report estimating Local Mortality Burdens associated with Particulate Air Pollution A major reason for Trams which have no pollution at point of use and can use clean sustainable electricity||United Kingdom|
|Blackpool: Extention to Fyldes||A new group is battling to get tram services between Blackpool and South Fylde back on track. Trams to Lytham want to restore services from Squires Gate to Lytham Station and has launched an online petition to Lancashire County Council (LCC) to extend the service.||United Kingdom|
|UK Government: Lost Pollution Case 28 April 2015||The government has lost a case on its failure to act on pollution. UK’s failure to meet EU limits on nitrogen dioxide must be tackled, court rules in case brought by NGO ClientEarth over government’s failure to act||United Kingdom|
|Cardiff Metro Nov 2014||Creating the Most Liveable Capital City Region in Europe - and why transport really does matters!||United Kingdom|
|Edinburgh||The City of Edinburgh Council 10am, Thursday, 11 December 2014 Future Investment in Public Transport – Potential tram Extension||United Kingdom|
|Info Sheet 1 : Edinburgh - The Facts - Supplied Undated 1 Aug 2010||Info Sheet 1 : Edinburgh - The Facts - Supplied Undated 1 Aug 2010||United Kingdom|
|Info Sheet: 2 : Manchester Metrolink - Rochdale Connection June 2010||Info Sheet: 2 : Manchester Metrolink - Rochdale Connection June 2010||United Kingdom|
|Info Sheet 3: Manchester Metrolink - Rochdale August 2010||Info Sheet 3: Manchester Metrolink - Rochdale August 2010||United Kingdom|
|Info Sheet 4 Manchester Metrolink - Airport||Info Sheet 4 Manchester Metrolink - Airport||United Kingdom|
|Presentation - Metrolink June 2012 Phil Purdy||A presentation given at the 7th Light Rail Conference, Manchester June 2012 Improving the passenger experience through intermodal operation Philip Purdy Metrolink Director Transport for Greater Manchester||United Kingdom|
|LR Blackpool launch of Bombardier Flexity 2||Blackpool and Lancashire County Council embrace latest international technology for UK’s longest running tram operation Bombardier is hosting the global launch of the BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 2 tram in Blackpool, England. Blackpool and Lancashire County Council purchased the world’s most advanced tram technology from Bombardier to revitalize Britain’s most traditional tram system and will operate 16 new, ultra-modern FLEXITY 2 vehicles on the Blackpool and Fleetwood tramway. See the launch on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7zQQNFjvtM||United Kingdom|
|Update - Edinburgh July 2011||Update - Edinburgh July 2011||United Kingdom|
|REPORT: TRANSPORT AND THE ECONOMY - Select Committee Announcement -||REPORT: TRANSPORT AND THE ECONOMY - Select Committee Announcement -||United Kingdom|
|Info Sheet 5 ERG Barriers to Investment Jan 2010||Info Sheet 5 ERG Barriers to Investment Jan 2010||United Kingdom|
|Info Dft Tram Statstics 2012 - 13||222 million passenger journeys were made in total on the eight systems, 18 million (9%) more than during the previous year. Overall, growth in passenger journeys largely mirrored increased vehicle miles in 2012/13, with more services run in Docklands, Manchester and Blackpool contributing to 11% annual growth in mileage operated, the greatest single year rise since the most recent new system was opened in Nottingham in 2004.||United Kingdom|
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