Leading figures for the UK light rail sector will be in Edinburgh tomorrow (September 23rd) for a high-profile Summit. UKTram and the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board will use their annual event to launch a new strategy document which will outline plans for light rail development across the UK.

The Summit will take place at the Grosvenor Hotel at Haymarket and will be led by George Lowder MBE, UKTram Chairman and Transport for Edinburgh’s CEO. 

During the day there will also be updates on a range of projects that look to set recognised standards for job roles within the sector and embrace technology to further improve light rail safety, as well as the latest news on extension projects currently underway including Trams to Newhaven.

Jamie Swift, UKTram Marketing & Commercial Manager said:

As we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, tramways and similar urban transit systems face many challenges and opportunities, and this event provides the ideal platform for wide-ranging discussions on a way forward that ensures light rail fulfils its potential to boost economic recovery, improve connectivity, and reduce carbon emissions.

Edinburgh is the perfect example of how trams can be incorporated into transport networks to complement and integrate new modes.