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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 972) and the December issue of Tramway Review (256) have been dispatched.

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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 972) and the December issue of Tramway Review (256) 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.

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Article list for 2018 Vol. 81, earlier years lists are linked below

January 2018 2018 index
961 January 2018Vic SimonsHouston builds...and rebuilds
961 January 2018Reg HarmanAdvanced french lessons
961 January 2018Lanna BlythConnecting Cambridge
961 January 2018Ana MorenoZaragoza: The perfect advert for modern LRT
961 January 2018Neil PullingSystems Factfile 123 - Bratislava, Slovak Republic
961 January 2018Mike RussellNew Life for Almaty trams
962 February 2018Michael TaplinNew tramways for 2018
962 February 2018Francis WagnerLUXTRAM: A capital idea
962 February 2018Wire-free viewsTaking the power back
962 February 2018Neil PullingSystems Factfile 124 - Mainz, Germany
962 February 2018Mike RussellMelbourne's tram museum
963 March 2018 Launching Denmark's LRT revolution: Aarhus
963 March 2018 Elsewhere in Denmark...
963 March 2018David GibsonTramway current demand
963 March 2018Dr Nick MallinsonBetter connected: Battery technology
963 March 2018Andrew Scarffe125 years of the MER
963 March 2018Neil PullingSystems Factfile 125 - Midland Metro, UK
963 March 2018Mike RussellMelbourne's tram museum Pt 2
964 April 2018Howard Johnston Rolling Stock Conference report
964 April 2018Michael TaplinLRT Rolling stock review
964 April 2018Australia Special FocusGoing for Gold
964 April 2018Australia Special FocusConnecting Canberra
964 April 2018Australia Special FocusNewcastle NSW: Sun, sand and Light rail
964 April 2018Australia Special FocusRelinking Adelaide
964 April 2018Neil PullingSystems Factfile 126 - Sydney, Australia
964 April 2018Mike RussellMelbourne's tram museum Pt 3
965 May 2018Allan Alaküla Tallinn: Free public transport? Why not?
965 May 2018Vic SimonsNew Orleans desires streetcar expansion
965 May 2018 Hamburg's green depot
965 May 2018Simon Johnston Enhancing capacity on the DLR
965 May 2018Adam Collins The future of depots: The 5 Cs of the 21st century depot
965 May 2018bernard tabaryComment: Taking our cities back from the private car
965 May 2018Neil PullingSystems Factfile 127 - Darmstadt, Germany
965 May 2018Mike RussellClassic trams: Frankfurt's "Transport Days"
966 June 2018Johan Herrlin Comment: Rebooting public transport
966 June 2018T J Flynn & Ian CushionION: Reshaping a region (Waterloo - Kitchener)
966 June 2018 Urban Integration: Managing noise and vibration
966 June 2018Dr. Rob Armstrong EMC compliance: "Wire-free does not equal EMC compliance".
966 June 2018Neil PullingSystems Factfile 128 - Edinburgh, UK
966 June 2018Mike RussellClassic trams: Tram diversity in Oregon
967 July 2018Geoff Butler and Simon Johnston Shared objectives in Brussels: Highlights of May's EU Light Rail event.
967 July 2018Vic Simons Memphis: Streetcars are back on track
967 July 2018Howard JohnstonIs the time right for a new double-decker?
967 July 2018Martin Brejsa Mapping Prague's tramways
967 July 2018 Training: The virtual world
967 July 2018Neil PullingSystems Factfile 129 - Wroclaw, Poland
967 July 2018Ray DeaconClassic trams: Securing our tram heritage (Amsterdam: Threat to tram Museum)
968 August 2018Simon Johnston South Wales Metro: Blurring the lines.
968 August 2018Andreas Heitland VDV Tram-Train: Creating a Tram-Train 'standard'
968 August 2018Ciril van Hattum Supporting Hong Kong's expansion
968 August 2018Noel Dolphin Electrification design: Elegant overhead
968 August 2018Neil PullingSystems Factfile 130 - Plzeñ, Czech Republic
968 August 2018Mike RussellClassic trams: Skjoldenæsholm museum turns 40
969 September 2018UK Light Rail Conference "IT'S ABOUT CUSTOMERS, CUSTOMERS, CUSTOMERS".
969 September 2018Vic Simons, Philip Webb and Steve Munro On the move in Toronto
969 September 2018Tobias Brauer and Martin Schiefelbusch Köln: Private funding for public transport
969 September 2018Neil PullingSystems Factfile 131 - Frankfurt am Main, Germany
969 September 2018Mike RussellClassic trams: The tramway museum at Brus
970 October 2018Geoff Butler NEXT STOP: BERLIN (Innotrans).
970 October 2018Technology AUTONOMOUS TRAMS: WHY? WHEN? HOW?
970 October 2018Q&A: Benoît Brossoit "This is not an industry where size matters"
970 October 2018Alessandro Fantechi and Giovanni Mantovani Firenze's tramway renaissance
970 October 2018Neil PullingSystems Factfile 132 - Bydgoszcz, Poland
970 October 2018Mike RussellClassic trams: The growing Brus collection
971 November 2018Simon Johnston and Geoff Butler INNOTRANS 2018.
971 November 2018Charles Hoskins Glasgow Subway: Creating the UK's first driverless railway.
971 November 2018Neil PullingSystems Factfile 133 - Zürich, Switzerland
971 November 2018Mike RussellClassic trams: Stuttgart's happy birthday
972 December 2018Neil Pulling UK TRAM-TRAIN opens for service.
972 December 2018  Metrolink's new trams: Evolving the M5000.
972 December 2018  Keeping pace in Dublin.
972 December 2018  The art of sensory design.
972 December 2018  Global Light Rail Awards 2018 Special.
972 December 2018Neil PullingSystems Factfile 134 - Alicante, Spain
972 December 2018Mike RussellClassic trams: Manx Electric celebrates '125'

Earlier years articles lists:- 2017 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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