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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 999) and the March issue of Tramway Review (265) 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.

The March T&UT issue (No 999) and the March issue of Tramway Review (265) have been uploaded.

Renewals for 2021

Personal members, except those who pay by Direct Debit, should 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, January and February magazines.

Direct debit: Members who pay by Direct Debit will be sent a letter outlining the 2021 rates. There is no need to reply unless you wish to change any options otherwise renewal will be automatic.

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 this website contact: for details.

Article list for 2021 Vol. 84, earlier years lists are linked below

997 January 2021Lanna BlythCuenca: linking the old and the new
997 January 2021Matt JohnstonWhat can we learn from 2020?
997 January 2021 Global Light Rail Awards 2020
997 January 2021Mike BallingerSystems Factfile 159 - Appenzell/St. Gallen, Switzerland
997 January 2021Geoffrey ClaydonClassic Trams: UK heritage lines fight for survival
998 February 2021Morgan LyonsWhat future for US transit?
998 February 2021Mike Taplinnew tramways for 2021
998 February 2021Dr Alex LuvishisProspects for a H2 revolution
998 February 2021Tony StreeterSystems Factfile 160 - Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
988 February 2021Ernesto FalzoneClassic Trams: Buenos Aires Anniversary
999 March 2021Alistair GordonQ&A: 'Europe has embraced trams - why haven't we?'
999 March 2021Per Gunnar AnderssonLund: A new model for sustainability
999 March 2021David GibsonElectrification masterclass: Powering trams
999 March 2021Neil PullingSystems Factfile 161 - Sheffield, UK
999 March 2021Mike RussellClassic Trams: Halle's electric '130' Pt 1

Earlier years articles lists:- 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 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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