Tram

Manchester Metrolink on a city street
The return of the tram to city streets has been a success story. Find out how we are working to bring the benefits of modern trams to more of our urban centres.

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What light rail can do for cities

February, 2005

This report sets out the case for investing in light rail. It is based on a detailed review of the available evidence held by the promoters of schemes in the UK looking at the benefits that have been delivered so far and how these have been achieved.

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South Yorkshire transport chief is new Chair of Urban Transport Group

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Stephen Edwards, the Executive Director of South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), is the new Chair of the Urban Transport Group.

His appointment follows the end of the two-year term of outgoing Chair Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director at Nexus.

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pteg welcomes MPs’ tram report

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Supertram in city street - angled

Welcoming the publication today of the findings of the pteg supported All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group inquiry into Light Rail and the City Regions, Geoff Inskip (lead Director General for pteg on light rail issues) said:

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Tram inquiry continues

Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Nottingham's light rail system

The joint, select committee-style inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group and pteg holds its second hearing today at Westminster after getting off to a strong start with its first hearing, held on 27th Oct.

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Tram inquiry gets underway

Monday, October 26, 2009
Manchester Metrolink

The joint inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group (APPLRG) and pteg will hold its first hearing on Tuesday 27th October at the House of Commons.

The Chair of the inquiry, Paul Rowen MP, today said:

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Joint call for trams to be treated fairly

Monday, July 20, 2009
Sheffield Supertram

As the Government revises its major scheme business case guidance, Campaign for Better Transport and pteg [1] have called for an end to the discrimination against trams.

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pteg sets out agenda on where next for UK light rail

Wednesday, June 25, 2008
A tram in Zurich, Switzerland

Speaking at the well attended All Party Light Rail Group’s Parliamentary reception last night (24th June), Geoff Inskip (Director General of Centro and lead Director General for pteg on light rail issues) set out the perspective of Britain’s big city transport authorities on where next for moder

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PTEs and TfL reaffirm commitment to the tram

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Launching a new brochure on ‘what modern trams can do for cities’, Britain’s largest bloc of tram promoters – TfL and pteg – today, reaffirmed their commitment to developing and promoting tram schemes.

Chair of pteg, and Director General of Centro, Rob Donald, said:

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PTAs respond to Government tram decisions

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Responding to the recent decision by the Government to refuse funding for new tram schemes in Leeds, Merseyside and South Hampshire, Cllr Mark Dowd, Chair of the PTA special interest group (which brings together leading councillors from all seven of the UK’s PTAs), said:

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PTAs respond to Government tram decisions

Friday, December 2, 2005

Responding to the recent decision by the Government to refuse funding for new tram schemes in Leeds, Merseyside and South Hampshire, Cllr Mark Dowd, Chair of the PTA special interest group (which brings together leading councillors from all seven of the UK’s PTAs), said:

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