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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 May T&UT issue (No 941) has 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 May T&UT 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 February 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.

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 2016 Vol. 79, earlier years lists are linked below

937 January 2016Vic SimonsSEATTLE: Cutting edge LRT solutions
937 January 2016Nicholas Falk and Reg HarmanSWIFT RAIL and growing cities
937 January 2016Ray DeaconINNSBRUCK EXPANSION: The next level
937 January 2016Neil PullingSystems Factfile 100 - Paris T1 and T8, France
937 January 2016Mike RussellClassic Trams: Wien's tramway at 150
938 February 2016Richard BuckleyUK Minister launches first tram-train
938 February 2016Michael TaplinNew tramways for 2016
938 February 2016Herbert PenceMONTREAL: From rubber tyres to steel wheels
938 February 2016Andrew ParkinsonRail technology: The cost of a hard future
938 February 2016Neil PullingSystems Factfile 101 - Seville, Spain
938 February 2016Mike RussellClassic Trams: Bern tramways at 125
939 March 2016Martyn JandulaTrams return to Olsztyn after 50 years
939 March 2016Wire-free debateIs the tramway world ready to go wire-free?
939 March 2016Tony StreeterDLR: BIM innovators
939 March 2016Neil PullingSystems Factfile 102 - Geneva, Switzerland
939 March 2016Mike RussellIrish heritage on display
940 April 2016Michael TaplinWorldwide tram orders 2016
940 April 2016Witold UrbanowiczBydgoszcz - Fordon: The vital link to Fordon
940 April 2016Scott McIntosh / Richard BuckleyTramway gauges: gauging opinion
940 April 2016Neil PullingSystems Factfile 103 - Schwerin, Germany
940 April 2016Mike RussellClassic trams: Belgian developments
941 May 2016Michael TaplinIsland Line: A suitable candidate for LRT conversion?
941 May 2016Mike RussellRomania's tramway revival Pt 1
941 May 2016Dave SpenceColombia: Medellín's miracle
941 May 2016Neil PullingSystems Factfile 104 - Lyon, France
941 May 2016Mike RussellClassic trams: Trams' role at a dutch theme park

Earlier years articles lists:- 2015 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, 13 Orton Enterprise Centre, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6XU United Kingdom. - or by email at

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