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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 936) and the December issue of Tramway Review (244) 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 with the Awards special and the December TR 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 2016

Personal members, except those who pay by Direct Debit, will 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 and January magazines.

Direct debit: Members who pay by Direct Debit have been sent a letter outlining the 2016 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 2015 Vol. 78, earlier years lists are linked below

936 December 2015Vic SimonsPortland: Green meets orange
936 December 2015Witold Urbanowicz.Mixed fortunes in Upper Silesia
936 December 2015Vic SimonsSystems Factfile 99 - Boston, USA
936 December 2015Scott McIntoshStops and interchanges: Putting the passenger first
936 December 2015Mike RussellClassic Trams: Praha at 140
936 December 2015InsertLight Rail Awards
935 November 2015Herbert PenceGoing for gold in Charlotte
935 November 2015Witold Urbanowicz.Fast line to Sykhiv... new trams for Kyiv
935 November 2015Neil PullingSystems Factfile 98 - Rostock, Germany
935 November 2015Scott McIntoshTrams, Trailers and Trains: Further considerations
935 November 2015Mike RussellClassic Trams: A new future for tram depots
935 November 2015InsertNottingham: Extension special
934 Ocober 2015Peter CushingComment: Getting a handle on the vandals
934 Ocober 2015 Safety and security: Keeping systems safe
934 Ocober 2015Scott McIntoshConsiderations for depot design
934 Ocober 2015Neil PullingSystems Factfile 97 - Basel, Switzerland
934 Ocober 2015Mike RussellClassic Trams: Roman Remains
033 Septmber 2015Herbert PenceOttawa: A tasle of two systems
033 Septmber 2015Hervé MazzoniDevelopment in off-wire systems
033 Septmber 2015Vic SimonsDallas Streetcar: A US first
033 Septmber 2015Scott McIntoshTrams, trailers and trains
033 Septmber 2015Vic SimonsHudson-Bergen: HBLR and 8th Street
033 Septmber 2015Neil PullingSystems Factfile 96 - Tours, France
033 Septmber 2015Mike RussellClassic Trams: Berlin at 150
932 August 2015UK Light Rail ConferenceDriving innovation and best practice
932 August 2015UITP World Congress'Without public transport, big cities of the future will become unlivable.'
932 August 2015Howard JohnstonComment: Issues of obsolescence
932 August 2015Vic SimonsStreetcars return to Atlanta
932 August 2015Martijn DondersUtrecht Uithoflijn: Development and challenges
932 August 2015Bob HallUnderstanding the wheel/rail interface Pt. 2
932 August 2015Neil PullingSystems Factfile 95 - Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
932 August 2015Peter Maddocks and Andrew ScarffeSnaefell at 120
931 July 2015Witold UrbanowiczWarsaw: Transforming the transport landscape
931 July 2015Michael TaplinShaking up the rolling stock market
931 July 2015Bob HallUnderstanding the wheel/rail interface Pt. 1
931 July 2015Neil PullingSystems Factfile 94 - Orléans, France
931 July 2015Mike RussellClassic Trams: The wanderer returns
930 June 2015Herbert PenceBlizzard buries Boston
930 June 2015James SnowdonStray Current: Myth or legend?
930 June 2015Howard JohnstonWhy the champions are key to driving LRT development
930 June 2015Neil PullingSystems Factfile 93 - Tram and Light Rail, Hong Kong SAR, China
930 June 2015Alan Pearce and Mike RussellClassic Trams: What about the trolley-poles? Pt 3
929 May 2015David SteeleThe Danish light rail renaissance
929 May 2015James SnowdonUK street track: Have we got it right?
929 May 2015 DUBAI: Showcase for the Gulf?
929 May 2015Gurmeet KaurDubai's rail regulations
929 May 2015Dr Nicholas Falk and Reg HarmanDeveloping historic cities: The case for an Oxford Metro
929 May 2015Witold UrbanowiczNo place for trams in Hamburg
929 May 2015Mike RussellSystems Factfile 92 - Constantine, Algeria
929 May 2015Alan Pearce and Mike RussellClassic Trams: What about the trolley-poles? Pt 2
929 May 2015InsertKeolis
928 April 2015Paul NicholsonThe tramline beyond price: Dubai
928 April 2015Michael TaplinAnother year of growth for global tram orders
928 April 2015Scott McIntoshCreating good vibrations
928 April 2015Dennis SchulzChina's new city tramways
928 April 2015Dr Marc-Andre KlemenzThe roadmap to a timetable
928 April 2015Neil PullingSystems Factfile 91 - Kassel, Germany
928 April 2015Alan Pearce and Mike RussellClassic Trams: What about the trolley-poles? Pt 1
927 March 2015Mike RussellSHENYANG: Riding the dolphin
927 March 2015Vic SimonsDriving north American 'Urban style' LRT
927 March 2015Vic SimonsGomaco Trolley: Giving streetcars a second life
927 March 2015Scott McIntoshIs LRT really the noisy neighbour?
927 March 2015Neil PullingSystems Factfile 90 - Daugavpils, Latvia
927 March 2015Mike RussellClassic Trams: Porto spectacular
927 March 2015InsertMelbourne: Modernising the world's largest tramway
926 February 2015Michael TaplinNew tramways for 2015
926 February 2015Micah BergdaleComment: Engaging the customer is the challenge...
926 February 2015Will MarshallRecord-breaking advances in traction power
926 February 2015Vic SimonsLRT's big bang in the US oil capital
926 February 2015Paul RowenRegional devolution: A new future for UK light rail?
926 February 2015Neil PullingSystems Factfile 89 - Rhein-Neckar Light Rail, Germany
926 February 2015Mike RussellClassic Trams: Amsterdam's museum line
925 January 2015Vic SimonsCalgary: Success breeds ambition
925 January 2015Scott McIntoshTram Design: Issues And Constraints
925 January 2015Régine Charvet PelloMulti-Sensory Transport
925 January 2015Mark Terry & Clive PenningtonTechnology, Reliability and Resilience
925 January 2015Alexey MaslovInside the 'Bat-Tram' (Uraltransmash R1)
925 January 2015Paul PriestmanThe New Tube: 'Creating a Sense of Place Is Critical'
925 January 2015Julia WahnsiedlerIs Hydrogen the Holy Grail for Off Wire Operation?
925 January 2015Neil PullingSystems Factfile 88 - Helsinki, Finland
925 January 2015Mike RussellClassic Trams: Gotha's Double Anniversary

Earlier years articles lists:- 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, c/o LRTA, PO Box 26, Sawtry, PE28 5WY, United Kingdom. - or by email at

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