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For a new era of city transport!

The Light Rail Transit Association’s magazine is widely regarded as the definitive light rail journal and is essential reading for all concerned with urban transport and planning. T & UT is published on the third Friday of every month and is full of news, features and articles about light rail and urban transit systems around the world.

Read how cities are transforming themselves with modern modes of urban transit — making them better places to live, work, shop and play — enabling civilised life without the dominance of the motor car.

The LRTA also publishes an historical magazine Tramway Review, further information here.

The December T&UT issue (No 960) and the December issue of Tramway Review (252) have been dispatched.

Members Area

The members area is now active and can be accessed in the same way as for the on-line magazine. Currently it holds the AGM papers and a new document which gives advice on campaigning.

The December T&UT issue (No 960) and the December issue of Tramway Review (252) are now available on-line for members and can be accessed by logging into your account (or creating an account) on the LRTA shop at If when logged in you do not see the link to the on-line magazine then e-mail with you membership number and details.

Renewals for 2018

Personal members, except those who pay by Direct Debit, should receive a yellow insert (with the November issue) with details of other societies and overseas agents along with a renewal form on the reverse of the address carrier for the November, December, January and February magazines.

Direct debit: Members who pay by Direct Debit will be sent a letter outlining the 2018 rates. There is no need to reply unless you wish to change any options otherwise renewal will be automatic.

LRTA and associated societies Renewals, at home and abroad, can be made on-line through our shop.

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Article list for 2017 Vol. 80, earlier years lists are linked below

949 January 2017Professor Lewis LesleyPreston: Developing the Guild Line
949 January 2017Vic SimonsWashington DC: Streetcar developments
949 January 2017Witold UrbanowiczMoscow goes full circle
949 January 2017Neil PullingSystems Factfile 111 - Bonn, Germany
949 January 2017Mike RussellClassic Trams: Bratislava's hidden gems
950 February 2017Edmund WestIs the world ready for driverless trams?
950 February 2017Mike RussellTenerife's tramway triumph
950 February 2017Hervé MazzoniTram automation: not if, but when?
950 February 2017 Metro automation: Automatic for the people
950 February 2017Neil PullingSystems Factfile 112 - Antwerp, Belgium
950 February 2017Mike RussellClassic Trams: Waterfront torpedoes (San Francisco)
951 March 2017Michael TaplinNew Tramways for 2017
951 March 2017Herbert PenceCRRC in the USA: China's giant weighs into the US market
951 March 2017Witold UrbanowiczMetro technology: PESA
951 March 2017Neil PullingSystems Factfile 113 - Ostrava, Czech Republic
951 March 2017Mike RussellClassic Trams: Just visiting: Trams on tour
952 April 2017Russell McCullaghComment: Ticketing's crucial role in the passenger experience
952 April 2017Michael TaplinGrowth for global tram markets
952 April 2017Alain FlauschComment: The need to lead the transition
952 April 2017Tony StreeterChemnitz: The model matures (Tram train)
952 April 2017Vic SimonsPhoenix light rail takes flight again
952 April 2017Neil PullingSystems Factfile 114 - Nantes, France
952 April 2017Mike RussellClassic Trams: Washington's two of a kind
953 May 2017 TRAM-TRAINS to Rotherham edge ever closer...
953 May 2017Vic SimonsLA light rail on the move
953 May 2017Scott McIntoshKeeping moving, come rain or shine
953 May 2017Tony StreeterMagdeburg still feels flooding pain
953 May 2017Mike RussellDealing with the Russian winter
953 May 2017Neil PullingSystems Factfile 115 - Métro de Charleroi, Belgium
953 May 2017Mike RussellClassic Trams: Washington's two of a kind. Pt 2
954 June 2017Neil PullingBlackpool: Five million strong
954 June 2017  Blackpool's LRT Engineering Excellence event
954 June 2017David HoltWhere art meets engineering
954 June 2017 Track management: Repair or replace?
954 June 2017Neil PullingSystems Factfile 116 - Krefeld, Germany
954 June 2017Vic SimonsSacramento developments
954 June 2017Mike RussellClassic Trams: Farewell to Gent's saviour
955 July 2017Witold UrbanowiczA new perspective for Poland's tramways
955 July 2017Phil Hewitt and Alejandro Moreno Birmingham's 'Big Bang'
955 July 2017Scott McIntoshTNC vs public transport: complement or competition?
955 July 2017Neil PullingSystems Factfile 117 - Madrid, Spain
955 July 2017Mike RussellClassic Trams: New Zealand's heritage gems
956 August 2017Vic SimonsFall and rise of the El Paso streetcar
956 August 2017Alistair GordonComment: Investing in people is the key to passenger satisfaction
956 August 2017Witold UrbanowiczA fertile market for polish car builders
956 August 2017Geoffrey Claydon CB80 years of the LRTA
956 August 2017Jim HarkinsComment: Fighting the battle for cleaner air for all
956 August 2017Neil PullingSystems Factfile 118 - Gent, Belgium
956 August 2017Mike RussellClassic Trams: Zürich's double anniversary
956 August 2017InsertDLR: 30 Years of Excellence
957 September 2017UK Light Rail Conference'Follow the money sell the benefits'
957 September 2017Phil Hewitt and Alejandro MorenoMidland Metro to 2030
957 September 2017Herbert PenceUSA: Low taxes, yet great expectations
957 September 2017Neil PullingSystems Factfile 119 - Bogestra, Germany
957 September 2017Mike RussellClassic Trams: Sydney tram Museum
958 October 2017Vic SimonsDenver:Fastracks slowed by regulatory approvals
958 October 2017 Electrification: OLE design principles
958 October 2017AdvertorialElectrifying the Limmittalbahn
958 October 2017Dennis SchulzTianjin: Catching up in northern China
958 October 2017Neil PullingSystems Factfile 120 - Milan, Italy
958 October 2017Mike RussellClassic Trams: ÜSTRA at 125
959 November 2017 The creation of "Europe's champion" (Alstom/Siemens)
959 November 2017Vic SimonsDallas: The US urban rail pathfinder
959 November 2017Trevor Dowens and Dr Stuart HillmansenTraction energy - efficiency solutions
959 November 2017Dr. Alex LuvishisFuel cell tram evolution
959 November 2017Neil PullingSystems Factfile 121 - Montpellier, France
959 November 2017Kostj KozlovClassic Trams: Kyiv's 'Electric 125'
960 December 2017Vic SimonsStreetcars help rebuild motor city: Detroit
960 December 2017Mark Walbrun and John KrauseRethinking Chicago Transit
960 December 2017Howard ParkinsonDigital disruption on the rails
960 December 2017Ashley MurdochLooking to a mobile future
960 December 2017 Global Light Rail Awards 2017 - Special Review
960 December 2017 Staying safe in a digital world
960 December 2017Neil PullingSystems Factfile 122 - Würzburg, Germany/td>
960 December 2017Mike RussellClassic Trams: Darmstadt
960 December 2017Special ReportMetrolink@25: Big Bang and Beyond.

Earlier years articles lists:- 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009* 2008 2007 2006 2005** 2004** 2003** 2002** 2001**
* one article available as a pdf
** some articles available to read as web pages.

List of selected articles from 1999 to 2005 available to read as web pages.

The Editorial and Production Team:

Simon Johnston, Editor–in–Chief of Tramways & Urban Transit welcomes comments, ideas — even criticism! - from readers.

If you have an article, feature, photo or letter for publication in the magazine which you would like considered for publication you can contact Simon by post at:

The Editor, Tramways & Urban Transit, 13 Orton Enterprise Centre, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6XU United Kingdom. - or by email at

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