LRTA holds AGM in North East

Press Release

LRTA holds AGM in North East

The Light Rail Transit Association, the tram and light rail campaigning organisation, will be holding its Annual General Meeting for 2023 in Sunderland. 

A full programme of activities for members is arranged for the 6th-9th October.

The weekend will begin on Friday afternoon with a visit to the Nexus Innovation and Training Centre at South Shields. The Centre has state of the art training facilities including a track layout with signalling and a fully equipped station/platform area. The first of the new Stadler Metro fleet will be available for members to view.

In the evening a reception will be held at the North East Land Sea and Air Museum (NELSAM) at the old Sunderland Airport site. Amongst many exhibits is a Harrier Jump Jet, a Vulcan Bomber and a Blackpool Tram.

On Saturday morning members will be free to explore the Metro system and the AGM will be held in the afternoon at the new Sunderland City Hall. This will be followed in the evening by the Association’s Annual Dinner. The principal guest at the dinner will be Mike Parker, former Director General of Nexus.

On Sunday there will be a visit to the Beamish Open Air Museum and on Monday there will be an opportunity to travel to Edinburgh to inspect the new Newhaven extension in Edinburgh.

LRTA is grateful to the City of Sunderland, Nexus and Edinburgh Trams for their assistance in facilitating the programme.

Paul Rowen, Chairman of the Light Rail Transit Association said “The LRTA is delighted to be back in the North East and to be visiting the vibrant City of Sunderland. We look forward to being brought up to date with the latest strides made by Nexus in developing the region’s excellent light rail system.”