News from the British light rail and metro operating and supply industries, including the London Underground, Tyne & Wear Metro, Glasgow Subway and tram operators in Birmingham, Blackpool, Croydon, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Manchester and Sheffield. For global urban transport news, read Metro Report International
UK: Additional scenarios reflecting real-life incidents and changes to the highway code have been added to a virtual reality hazard perception tool which light rail operators can use for training and as part of their recruitment processes.
UK: Three transport consultancies have been awarded contracts to independently develop innovative and ‘creative, but deliverable, viable and feasible’ concepts for transport on the Watford to Croxley Link.
UK: The government and Transport for London have reached agreement on a funding settlement running until March 31 2024. This includes just under £1·2bn of base funding and a revenue support mechanism, although there is still a funding gap and TfL is required to consider pension reform, cost savings and ...
UK: South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has appointed Turner & Townsend and Anturas to support the development of a business case for investment in the Sheffield Supertram light rail network, and its subsequent implementation.