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UK barriers to progress

UK barriers to progress

UK light rail projects can be difficult to get off the ground, but in Europe they’re flourishing.
Tim Kendell analyses the barriers, both real and perceived, to further development of the mode.

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Crossing boundaries in Alsace

Crossing boundaries in Alsace

Most tramways are localised units, but Strasbourg and Basel have crossed key boundaries to help realise multi-national ambitions for light rail as a tool in urban strategy. Reg Harman finds out how.

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Innovation in urban integration

Innovation in urban integration

Thomas Lorent, Head of the Transit Steering Group at Pandrol, looks at the issues of noise and vibration related to urban rail transport and how the latest innovations in track design are ensuring a more harmonious relationship between residents and rail transport.

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The art of sensory design

The art of sensory design

Creating comfortable environments is vital to attracting passengers. TAUT discovers how designers are taking all five senses into account when conceiving both vehicles and infrastructure.

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Uk tram-train: Learning lessons

Uk tram-train: Learning lessons

With public service now underway, Tim Kendell and Ian Ambrose relate some of the challenges in delivering the UK’s tram-train pilot – and the lessons that can be shared across the industry.

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The science of silence

The science of silence

The issue of noise and vibration in the interaction between track and vehicles on light rail and metro systems is a major challenge for both authorities and operators – Marcel Ujfaluši discusses how this can be reduced.

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