Members’ Online Meetings

Programme of online meetings for LRTA Members

The series of online discussions and presentations using the Zoom platform that we started during the pandemic have proved so popular around the world we have decided to continue holding them on a monthly basis. They are open to all LRTA members and will continue on the third Wednesday of each month at 16.00 (UK Time). See details below

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 on the day with the Zoom links. See below for more details about how and to join a Zoom meeting.

Details of meetings:

Please note that the talk on Coventry VLR arranged for 21st September has had to be postponed until 19th October. Existing bookings have been updated. A replacement talk has been arranged.

21 September 2022
Tim Kendell
How Dr Beeching saved the railways and set the scene for the current Railway Renaissance

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19 October 2022
Nicola Small
Delivering the UK’s first urban VLR Demonstration line

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16 November 2022
Martin Schiefelbusch

Light rail and electric transport in Stuttgart and surroundings

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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

8 June 2022
Michael Russell

The Tramways of Upper Silesia. Part 2 – from 1945 to the present day..

20 July 2022
Vic Simons

Light Rail developments in Boston and elsewhere in USA

The recording of these talks are now available to members.
Recordings will be available for at least 28 days from the date of the talk.

To access the recordings, go to the new Membership Program and sign in to view the Members Page where you will find the link.

Alternatively 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.