Members’ Online Meetings

Programme of online meetings for LRTA Members

The LRTA, like many similar organisations, has been unable to organise its usual local and area meetings and talks during the pandemic.

However, from next month we are launching a series of online discussions and presentations using the Zoom platform. These are open to all LRTA members and will start in September on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 16.00 (UK Time).

To join, follow the link to Eventbrite where there is further information about the talks and register. When you register, Eventbrite will issue you with a ticket which will include a link to the Zoom meeting. Eventbrite will send reminder emails with links to your ticket. See below for more details about how and to join a Zoom meeting.

Details of meetings:

There will be no LRTA Zoom meeting during December, although we are planning to have a speaker at the AGM on 19th December.

On-line Members’ ‘Zoom’ Meetings will recommence in January 2021.

Details will be announced here when the arrangements are finalised.

How to join a LRTA Zoom Meeting

LRTA Members’ Zoom Meetings are scheduled to start at 16:00 hrs UK Time (Currently Greenwich Mean Time GMT/UTC). You can join the meeting from 15:30, particularly if you are new to Zoom. Please ensure that you have joined by 15:55 so that we can start promptly at 16:00.

To join, click on the ‘Join Zoom Meeting’ link on your Eventbrite Ticket that you can down load any time from registering to the start of the meeting. When you join please check that you are ‘Muted’ and that your webcam is off (Stop Video on the Zoom Screen). This is to ensure that you do not, inadvertently, interrupt the speaker.

If you have any questions for the speaker, you will be asked to use the ‘Chat’ function where you can type your question and the host will manage the questions and answer session after the speaker has finished the talk.

If you new to Zoom you should join the meeting early as you will need to download an application and install it on your computer/tablet/phone. Just follow the links on the zoom webpage.

If you have any concerns about using Zoom contact Tim Kendell at technical@lrta.org who will endeavour to help.

Past Meetings

11 November
Robert Pritchard – LRTA member
Tramways of the Czech and Slovak Republics

25 November
Vic Simons – LRTA Secretary
Tramways of the US and Canada – Part 2

The recordings of these talks are now available to members.
These recordings will be available for 28 days from the date of the talk.
To access the recordings, you should log onto your account on the LRTA Shop website and choose the ‘Members pages‘ under the ‘Your Account Options‘ heading.

On the ‘Members page‘ click on the ‘Watch Online Meeting‘ button in the middle of the page just above and to the right of the ‘Campaigning’ box. This will take you to the recordings of the talks noted above.

If you do not have an account, email webmaster@lrta.org with your name and membership number and you will be sent a link, however, there may be a delay of up to 48 hours before you receive the link.