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, we are holding a series of online discussions and presentations using the Zoom platform. These are open to all LRTA members and will continue 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 how to 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.

Please note:
We regret that the talk by Alan Wilkins on Light Rail Developments in South Wales has had to be postponed from the 10th to the 24th March. We are pleased to announce that Robert Pritchard’s third talk on the Tramways of the Czech and Slovak Republic has been brought forward to the 10th March.

Details of meetings:

10 March 2021
Robert Pritchard – LRTA member
Tramways of the Czech and Slovak Republics
Part 3

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24 March 2021
Alan Wilkins – South Wales Regional Officer
Light rail developments in South Wales

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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 who will endeavour to help.

Past Meetings

10 February 2021
Tim Kendell – Technical Director LRTA

Planning a New Tramway in a World Heritage City – Opportunities and Pitfalls

Link to UKTram Route Map for Sponsors of New Tramways and Light Railways

24 February 2021
Mike Russell – TAUT Heritage Editor and Author
Spanning two Continents – an overview of Russian Tramways

The recording of these talks are now available to members.
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 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.