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Light rail


A little background

The public transport sector is living through a special time for light rail and tram systems (LRT), as new developments in infrastructure bring ridership levels to new heights. LRT, at the global level, has experienced a ‘remarkable renaissance’ in recent years, as the international landscape shows growth and expansion on the agenda.

What do we do?

With a promising outlook for LRT around the world, the Light Rail Committee within UITP works alongside our relevant members to produce content on the evolution of the sector. With a promising outlook for LRT around the world,

Light rail and tram systems hold an important position in the future of our cities and much attention and resources will go into the maintenance, modernisation and replacement of assets to keep ageing systems attractive and fit for operational purpose in the years to come, The Light Rail Committee works to make sure expectations are met, as interest grows and knowledge is required.

The small railways certainly do not play a small role in the sustainability of European cities.


  • UITP Staff

    Daria KUZMINA

    Manager - Knowledge & Innovation
    Knowledge & Innovation
  • UITP Staff

    Salah REGAN

    Rail Officer - K&I
    Knowledge & Innovation
  • Committee Chair

    Andrés MUÑOZ DE DIOS

    Managing Director
    Metropolitano de Tenerife SA (Metrotenerife)
  • Division Chair

    Joao REBELO

    Director of the Technical Systems Departament
    Metro do Porto
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