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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 March T&UT issue (No 927) and the March issue of Tramway Review (241) 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. 2015 Membership cards for on-line only members are available to be printed in the members area!

The March T&UT and the March 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 2015

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, December and January magazines.

Direct debit: Members who pay by Direct Debit have been sent a letter outlining the 2015 rates. There is no need to reply unless you wish to change any options otherwise renewal will be automatic.

LRTA renewals, at home and abroad, can be made on-line through our shop.

Advertise in T&UT

Do you want to reach the light rail & tramway market?

Your ad should be in our magazine and/or on this web site!

To advertise in Tramways and Urban Transit e-mail:

To advertise on the website contact: for details.

Article list for 2015 Vol. 78, earlier years lists are linked below

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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