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KeolisAmey Metrolink strengthens commitment to employee safety

KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) has made it easier for its employees to speak up about health and safety concerns by becoming a member of CIRAS – the confidential health and safety reporting service for the UK transport sector. When an employee...

Additional support for light rail operators

Further £7.5 million of emergency funding. The Scottish Government is to provide a further £7.5 million of emergency funding for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams in response to the on-going financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This latest emergency funding brings...

Regeneration of Dudley town centre gets multi-million-pound triple boost

The regeneration of Dudley town centre was given a triple boost today (Tuesday March 16) with work starting on the street-running section of the Metro tram line and the announcement of multi-million-pound investment deals for the Portersfield development and...

Final stages of construction to get underway for Wolverhampton City Centre Metro extension

The Wolverhampton City Centre Metro extension will move closer to completion when the final stages of construction get underway during the spring and summer months. Midland Metro Alliance (MMA), working on behalf of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), will return...

Urban Transport Group brings together past and present Nexus leaders to celebrate 40 years of Tyne and Wear Metro at special event

The Urban Transport Group is bringing together the former boss of Nexus (the public body which operates the Tyne and Wear Metro) Mike Parker and its current Director General Tobyn Hughes for a special event to celebrate 40 years...

Another bridge demolished as West Midlands Metro extension advances

Demolition of the Tame Valley canal bridge is the latest step in the work to extend the West Midlands Metro from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill. The fourth in a series of redundant structures to have been removed along the 11km...

Historic well uncovered during West Midlands Metro construction

An old and forgotten fountain, 8.5 metres deep, has been uncovered during excavation works in Flood Street car park, Dudley, during preparatory works prior to the extension of the West Midlands Metro across Wednesbury and Brierley Hill. This is not...

Tram-Train pilot in Sheffield to act as blueprint for future schemes

The success of South Yorkshire’s Tram Train service has resulted in it being used as a blueprint to benefit future UK transport schemes, as a two-year pilot to test the pioneering technology comes to an end. The award-winning service has...

Station work on Tyne and Wear Metro

Tyne and Wear Metro is getting station platforms ready for the new Metro train fleet and its revolutionary sliding step at each door. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is carrying out platform compliance work at 40...

Additional government money will keep Tyne and Wear Metro services running

The government has stepped in to provide £8.5 million of financial support to keep services running on the Tyne and Wear Metro while passenger numbers continue to recover. The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed the funding which is in...

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Passengers encouraged to travel safely as covid restrictions eased

With many shops and businesses open again and schools set to return after the Easter break, Transport for Greater...