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The future looks bright for UK light-rail systems

6 May 2011 | By Colin Walton, President, Light Rapid Transit Forum (LRTF)

While most would admit that the United Kingdom lags behind much of Europe in opening new light-rail systems in its major cities, the current coalition government seems keen to draw a line in the sand and examine major new developments as soon as the economic clouds lift. Urban transit schemes…


The place of light rapid transit in the UK

30 April 2009 | By Mary Bonar, Chairman and a founder member of the Light Rapid Transit Forum

To understand the place of light rail in the United Kingdom over the last 20 years, you have to look at some underlying factors to do with politics, distribution of the population and the manufacturing base. First and foremost, the substantial tax raising powers lie with the UK Government at…