|UTG Pandemic May 2021||Light rail: keeping city regions moving during the pandemic – and building back better afterwards. The Urban Transport Group brings together the public sector transport authorities for the largest city regions. This fact sheet is about the five LRT systems in England outside London which are part of the Urban Transport Group network. These systems are Manchester Metrolink, Tyne and Wear Metro, Sheffield Supertram, Nottingham Express Transit (NET) and West Midlands Metro.||UTG - Urban Transport Group|
|UTG-Light Rail needed Now Nov 21||Leading Green light: What light rail can do for city regions – https://lightrailuk.co.uk/admin/dashboard/UTG-Urban-Transport-Group produced by consultant Steer Group on behalf of the Urban Transport Group – stresses the role light rail networks have played in providing connectivity during the pandemic, allowing key workers and others unable to work from home to commute, as well as providing access to healthcare facilities and vaccination hubs. (See related report below)||UTG - Urban Transport Group|
|UTG - What light rail can do for City regions OCT 21||Light rail is now playing a bigger role in the life of British towns and cities than since the heyday of urban tram systems between the First and Second World Wars. In the year to March 2019, 282 million journeys were made on Britain’s nine light rail networks. Light rail has supported economic growth in the areas that it serves, promoted social inclusion and led to environmental gain, including a reduction in carbon emissions. It contributes to meeting the Government’s “levelling up” agenda and helps meet the need to decarbonise transport||UTG - Urban Transport Group|
For public transport to become a force in dealing with urban congestion, carbon reduction, improving air quality and to be an attractive alternative to the car, it must be built quickly and operate affordably.
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