A Note from An Appreciative Visitor!

  • Posted On: 6 February 2021

Happy Saturday! (6th February) As a Mom I'm reaching out to let The World Alliance of Tourist Trams & Trains know your Links page was a big help to my daughter Kerri and a school project she's working on.

With all the uncertainty still happening with COVID-19, Kerri's school has moved all their work to virtual classrooms online. It's been quite the transition for sure this school year, but I'm doing my best to help Kerri with her homework to ensure she doesn't fall behind!

Right now I'm helping her with a transportation project for her social studies class; they're learning about the history of transportation, the pioneers who changed travel and important moments in transportation history. Your page led us to some great websites to check out and include, so Kerri and I wanted to make sure we thanked you.

16th UIC Covid-19 Task Force web-conference held on 26 January 2021

  • Posted On: 27 January 2021

The 16th meeting of the UIC Covid-19 Task Force was attended remotely on 26 January 2021 by around 50 participants from across the globe.

Marc Guigon, Chair of the Task Force, welcomed the participants and gave an overview of presentations to come, with a particular focus on technical solutions for vaccination certificates and how the various vaccination campaigns will have an impact on the pandemic.

A series of interesting presentations were delivered by representatives from DSB (Danish Railways), the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), CIT (International Rail Transport Committee) various UIC members and the consultancy Consilium GCV.

WATTRAIN December 2020 Newsletter now available.

  • Posted On: 19 January 2021
WATTRAIN December 2020 Newsletter now available


  • This edition of the WATTRAIN Newsletter focusses on WATTRAIN’s newest members in India.
  • The following Press release and testimonials outline the vision of the creators and supports of TRAM World Kolkata. 
  • We take a look at preparations and activity at the Railway At The End Of The World. 
  • And keep updated on Sustainable Steam projects

The UIC Covid-19 Task Force has published a new state-of-the-art entitled “Contamination Rates on Trains”.(UIC)

  • Posted On: 17 December 2020

The latest state-of-the-art document entitled Contamination Rates on Trains, produced by the UIC Covid-19 Task Force with the help of its members, has just been published:

West Bengal Transport Corporation ( Calcutta Tramways company)..and an appeal!

  • Posted On: 16 December 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta )Tramways is a living heritage site under threat. Historic public transportation system that out-survives trams in many international cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, London, Melbourne. In Calcutta, the tram was established in 1873. This is a unique mass transport system in Asia that was never discontinued....

2021 is the European Year of Rail

  • Posted On: 15 December 2020
2021 is the European Year of Rail. Some of the key objectives will be to promote rail as a sustainable, green, innovative and safe mode of transport and to promote European cross-border partnerships enhancing sustainable tourism, innovation, employment, education, youth, culture and accessibility. This should be a great opportunity for member organisations to share this initiative with their national tourist boards and create a joint marketing initiatives.

Covid-19 & Beyond - Challenges and Opportunities for Cultural Heritage

  • Posted On: 15 December 2020

Europa Nostra has produced an excellent document entitled Covid-19 & Beyond - Challenges and Opportunities for Cultural Heritage:

Mimmi Mickelsen, Chair of the Fedecrail Tramway Group(TG)has written an interesting article on how tramways throughout Europe have fared during the pandemic.

Heritage Railway Association of the UK and Ireland (HRA) resign from Fedecrail from 1st January 2021.

  • Posted On: 15 December 2020
With the UK transition period coming to an end on 31st December 2020 and after the UK referendum decision in 2016 to leave the EU, the Heritage Railway Association of the UK and Ireland (HRA) has decided to resign from Fedecrail from 1st January 2021. Having been a founding member since Fedecrail’s creation in 1995, the news of its imminent departure has been received with some sadness

The Achensee Steam Cog Railway ..nominated to the 7 Most Endangered Programme 2021.(Fedecrail)

  • Posted On: 15 December 2020
The Achensee Steam Cog Railway is the only public railway in the world that, since it was opened in 1889, still uses all of the equipment of a late 19th-century railway system. These elements are steam-locomotives, passenger carriages, an engine-house with sliding platform, workshop, rails, dams and bridges.
In the spring of 2020, the Achensee Railway company went bankrupt and the subsidies which were promised by the Tyrolean provincial government were not disbursed by autumn. This authentic example of European industrial heritage is at risk of fast deterioration due to lack of maintenance to ensure its original and continuous function.

New track to be installed at Colyford Crossing as track maintenance continues through Winter closures.(Seaton Tramway)

  • Posted On: 11 December 2020


Permission has been granted by Devon County Council to undertake works to Seaton Tramway’s Level Crossing at Colyford, with works taking place 4th -12th January 2021. Work will see the removal of the existing tramway tracks, to be replaced with new rails and foundations under and across the carriageway.