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Driving safety improvements for all

Driving safety improvements for all

Highly Commended at the 2021 Global Light Rail Awards, a new risk management model developed by the organisation driving sector-wide safety standards is now being widely adopted by operators and duty holders in the UK. Carl Williams explains the project’s key elements and the benefits it will bring.

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Zurich’s cargo tram

Zurich’s cargo tram

Andrew Thompson explores the unusual, but highly successful, freight operation in Switzerland’s largest city.

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How do we cut LRT’s costs?

How do we cut LRT’s costs?

At a time of constrained public finance, we are being challenged more than ever to find more cost-effective transport solutions – TAUT brings together a panel of experts to dig deeper…

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PantoSystem: A game-changer for light rail

PantoSystem: A game-changer for light rail

PantoInspect, the market-leading manufacturer and supplier of automated and real-time wayside pantograph monitoring systems, is proud to announce that its PantoSystem has now been installed on Denmark’s busiest light rail line in Aarhus.

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Managing safety

Managing safety

Which is better, independent safety verification or approval by the state? Tony Streeter talks to two people intimately familiar with the issues, to consider the benefits of each.

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An intelligent future

An intelligent future

With benefits for operators, passengers and the bottom line, the application of Artificial Intelligence and automation to public transport is a question of ‘when’ not ‘if’. Lanna Blyth digs a little deeper into the reasons why.

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European Light Rail Congress 2021 – Zaragoza

European Light Rail Congress 2021 – Zaragoza

The European Light Rail Congress brings together leading opinion-formers and decision-makers from across Europe for two days of debate around the role of technology in the development of sustainable urban travel.

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Your night to shine?

Your night to shine?

The Global Light Rail Awards is tomorrow (2 October) – will this be your night to shine? Join the industry in celebrating light rail excellence and innovation over the past 12 months.

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APTA EXPO

Held just once every three years, APTA EXPO is the world’s largest showcase of technology, products, and services related to the public transportation industry.

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Heritage calendar highlights

A number of cities are to host tempting events for those interested in heritage tramway operations this year; among them Antwerp, the Rittnerbahn in Italy, and Zürich.

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SmartRail Europe

SmartRail Europe

SmartRail Europe – 5-6 April 2017, Amsterdam – is the annual show for railway infrastructure managers, train operating companies, system and data integrators and technology suppliers to create the digital railway of the future.

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