Latest Safety News

Tramways Principles and Guidance update

Following a routine review, an updated version of the Tramways Principles and Guidance (LRG 1.0) document has been published on the LRSSB web portal.

Comprehensive guide to stray current management

New guidance aimed at reducing and managing the risks associated with stray electrical currents on tramways and other light rail systems has been published by the LRSSB.

Call for Non-Executive Director nominations

The LRSSB is inviting nominations for an unpaid Non-Executive Director to represent Light Rail Operators on the organisation’s board.

Newsletter showcases safety topics

The implications of Brexit on light rail safety standards are among the topics put under the spotlight in the latest issue of the LRSSB newsletter. The first issue of 2021 also includes information on the publication of new guidance documents covering audible warnings and tramway signage, as well as news of an innovative project utilising […]

Sector set to benefit from AI research

Light rail operators across the UK are being offered the chance to benefit from the latest artificial intelligence and virtual reality research funded by the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board.

Updated guidance on electromagnetic compatibility

The Light Rail Safety and Standards Board has published updated guidance to help sponsors of new tramway systems to meet current legislation on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

‘Business as usual’ for light rail post-Brexit

Sector leaders have reported ‘business as usual’ for UK light rail following the country’s exit from the EU and the end of the transition period on December 31.

Comprehensive guidance on signage and markings

A comprehensive guide to tramway signage and other safety-critical markings has been published by the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board.

Guidance on audio warnings published

New, updated guidance on the testing of audible warning systems has been published by the organisation responsible for further enhancing light rail safety.

Latest news from the LRSSB

As the end of the year approaches, we’ve published the second issue of our newsletter to help keep stakeholders updated on our activities over the last few months of 2020. Alongside a welcome from our new Chief Executive Carl Williams, it includes summaries of several key projects, including the development of new hazard perception tool […]