Thursday, 21 May 2015

May 2015 newsletter

We're pleased to present our newsletter for May 2015 - apologies for the long wait. There is news from Wensleydale and information about the new ULR Group, but we lead with a new opportunity in Devon - the Heathfield branch line. The picture below (thanks to Ecorail) shows the unused bay at Newton Abbot that could be the starting point of a route to a Park and Ride site just outside Bovey Tracey (known as the gateway to Dartmoor).

UK Tram ULR Group launches

Lightweight Community Transport is very pleased to be supporting the new Ultra Light Rail Group. This group of companies developing business in the field of ULR will be jointly represented within UK Tram, the UK's industry body for light rail and trams. First outing was at the recent High Level Tram Summit, where Baroness Kramer (then the Minister of State for Transport) expressed the government's commitment to trams in general and ULR in particular - very good to hear. Our own Bob Chard delivered a presentation on ULR which you can download as a PDF here.
Sustraco, meanwhile, has taken the lead preparing a new leaflet introducing the concept of ULR - a great place for beginners to learn about the promise and the principles of the new technology. Again, you can download the leaflet here.