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Magazine: Tramways & Urban Transit: updated 14 November 2013
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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 912) and the December issue of Tramway Review (236) are being dispatched.
Included this month is a special members book offer form for a new book 'Amsterdam trams'
Due to an oversight the Offer Codes were not included for Members on Direct Debit. If you are affected please create/log in to your account in the shop to find the codes or email Amsterdam@lrta.org
The 2014 renewal forms were on the reverse of the November carrier for personal members and will be repeated with the January issue. Members on direct debit should have received a letter outlining the payments for 2014.
The December T&UT and 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 www.lrta.info/shop.. If when logged in you do not see the link to the on-line magazine then e-mail OLM@lrta.org with you membership number and details.
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 and also a form with details of new books available in the shop and also a new address if ordering by post. Membership cards for on-line only members can now be printed from the members area!
Personal members, except those who pay by Direct Debit, will have received 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 magazine.
Direct debit: Members who pay by Direct Debit will be sent a letter outlining the 2014 rates. There is no need to reply unless you wish to change any options otherwise renewal will be automatic.
To ensure prompt arrival of magazines in 2014 please ensure that payment reaches us or our agents by 30 November 2012. If for any reason you are not renewing, it is important that we or our agents are notified before that date!
LRTA and associated societies renewals, at home and abroad, can be made on-line through our shop.
On-line renewal is now availble!
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|912 December 2013||NTA - Metropolitan Mass System Ltd||Tel Aviv: Integrated LRT - 120 years in the making|
|912 December 2013||Paul Dawkins||Why high-speed plans investment to succeed need urban transport|
|912 December 2013||Witold Urbanowicz||A new hope for Kaliningrad trams|
|912 December 2013||Neil Pulling||Systems Factfile 75: Bielefeld, Germany|
|912 December 2013||Neil Pulling||Auckland's rail future|
|912 December 2013||Mike Russell||Classic trams: Spanning the Andes Part 4|
|912 December 2013||Insert||Light Rail Awards|
|911 November 2013||Keith Bailey||Why passengers prefer trams...|
|911 November 2013||Phil Mumford||Gold Coast light rail: Queensland's first lrt project|
|911 November 2013||Reg Harman||French tramways: Far more than just transport|
|911 November 2013||Neil Pulling||Systems Factfile 74: Linz, Austria|
|911 November 2013||Vic Simons||St Louis: 20 years young|
|911 November 2013||Mike Russell||Classic trams: Spanning the Andes|
|910 October 2013||David Gibson||Comment: Why Derby must make tramway plans now|
|910 October 2013||vic Simons||Toronto: Making the Big Move|
|910 October 2013||Christophe Chaillou||Running a modern tramway depot: Paris T3|
|910 October 2013||Neil Pulling||Systems Factfile 73: Gothenburg, Sweden|
|910 October 2013||Efacec||Next-generation energy storage systems|
|910 October 2013||Mike Russell||Classic trams: Halberstadt reaches 110|
|910 October 2013||Insert||21 years of Metrolink|
|909 September 2013||Vic Simons||Salt Lake City Update|
|909 September 2013||Kevin Leather & Dr. David Viner||Climate change and transport: Creating an age of resilience|
|909 September 2013||Pilar Orero & Guillermo Talavera||Almada's tramway: Problem not solution?|
|909 September 2013||Neil Pulling||Systems Factfile 72: Nuremburg, Germany|
|909 September 2013||Mike Russell||Classic trams: Woltersdorf|
|909 September 2013||Insert||Tranvia Zaragoza|
|908 August 2013||Tony Streeter||Comment: Extreme weather: Why we need a rethink|
|908 August 2013||Steven Wallace (Met Office)||The need for greater weather intelligence|
|908 August 2013||News Special||Cities rebuild LRT flood damage|
|908 August 2013||UITP Conference report||Grow with public transport|
|908 August 2013||Neil Pulling||Systems Factfile 71: Graz, Austria|
|908 August 2013||Vic Simons||San Diego: A US original|
|908 August 2013||Mike Russell||Beamish at 40 Pt 2|
|907 July 2013||Howard Johnston||Comment: Why 'Value Engineering' can't mean cheap & cheerful|
|907 July 2013||Tony Streeter||Conference report|
|907 July 2013||Alan Jones||Applying European 'Urban Style' to North America|
|907 July 2013||Vic Simons||Denver's Big Bang|
|907 July 2013||Neil Pulling||Systems Factfile 70: Rouen, France|
|907 July 2013||Tony Streeter||Chemnitz: A model for tram-train connectivity|
|907 July 2013||Mike Russell||Beamish at 40 Pt 1|
|906 June 2013||Dávid Vitézy||Comment: The steps to transport governance reform in Budapest|
|906 June 2013||Tony Streeter & Paul Griffiths||Birmingham City Centre Extension|
|906 June 2013||Simon Johnston||Comment: Smarter thinking... and sports cars for all at the weekends|
|906 June 2013||Neil Pulling||Systems Factfile 69: Magdeburg, Germany|
|906 June 2013||Herbert Pence||At last, Cincinnati gets its metals|
|906 June 2013||Mike Russell||Classic Trams: South America - Spanning the Andes Pt 2|
|906 June 2013||Insert||Casa Tramway: 12/12/12: North Africa's latest light rail launch|
|905 May 2013||Vic Simons||Portland: LRT pathfinder looks to the future|
|905 May 2013||Vic Simons||Update from Los Angeles|
|905 May 2013||Robert Davidson||Rugged and proven tramcar technology for smaller systems|
|905 May 2013||Neil Pulling||Systems Factfile 68: Szczecin, Poland|
|905 May 2013||Gergely Horn||Budapest: Rebuilding one of Europe's largest tramways|
|905 May 2013||Mike Russell||Classic Trams: South America - Spanning the Andes Pt 1|
|905 May 2013||Insert||Manx Electric Railway|
|904 April 2013||Michael Taplin||LRT rolling stock orders fall - but competition increases|
|904 April 2013||Mark Barry||A Crossrail for Cardiff?|
|904 April 2013||Vic Simons||The US-built 21st Century Streetcar|
|904 April 2013||Vic Simons||Systems Factfile 67: San Francisco, USA|
|904 April 2013||Green Track Network||A network for green tracks|
|904 April 2013||Mike Russell||Classic Trams: Warszawa|
|903 March 2013||Howard Johnston||Is HS2 able to unlock money for UK tramways?|
|903 March 2013||Wirral Streetcar: Pioneering small-start systems in the UK|
|903 March 2013||Vic Simons||Light Rail's value in Gold Rush City (Sacramento)|
|903 March 2013||Neil Pulling||Systems Factfile 66: Dresden: Germany|
|903 March 2013||David Gibson||Over-specification and simplifying to reduce cost|
|903 March 2013||Mike Russell||Inspirational heritage operation (Poznan)|
|902 February 2013||Howard Johnston||Dispelling the myth of the UK's 'Expensive' tramways|
|902 February 2013||Vic Simons||Salt Lake City is on the right TRAX|
|902 February 2013||Neil Pulling||Hong Kong: Intensive growth proves it pays to look forward|
|902 February 2013||Mike Russell||Systems Factfile 65: Liberec, Czech Republic|
|902 February 2013||Michael Taplin||New tramways for 2013|
|902 February 2013||Mike Russell||Hungarian 125th anniversary (Budapest)|
|901 January 2013||Howard Johnston||New UK tramways - where will the money come from?|
|901 January 2013||Mike Taplin||Over 160 new tramways in 35 years... and 56 more on the way|
|901 January 2013||Vic Simons||Developing the north american LRT dynamic|
|901 January 2013||Neil Pulling||Systems Factfile 64: Adelaide, Australia|
|901 January 2013||Simcha Ohrenstein||The challenges of LRT security|
|901 January 2013||Mike Russell||Jubilee Saxon-style (Dresden)|
|901 January 2013||Insert||DLR - 25 years of success|
Earlier years articles lists:- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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