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THE POLAR EXPRESSTM TRAM RIDE TO RETURN CHRISTMAS 2021

  • Posted On: 4 November 2020

Seaton Tramway is sorry to announce that it is no longer able to run THE POLAR EXPRESSTM Tram Ride in 2020.

 

A Spokesperson said “After working endlessly throughout the year to provide a COVID secure event for your families to enjoy, we have always been optimistic that we would still be able to offer this magical Christmas experience. However the new national lockdown, along with the uncertainties surrounding what will be allowed after the 2nd December, means we are simply unable to set up and deliver this event.


New look for Mid Norfolk Railway in 2021 running season.

  • Posted On: 31 October 2020
Passengers at the Mid Norfolk Railway during the 2021 running season will be surprised by the changes they will see with new and refurbished rolling stock giving a new look to the railway.

Japanese Museum Sets Up Fund for Preserving Old Steam Locomotives

  • Posted On: 22 October 2020
Inuyama, Aichi Pref., Oct. 20 (Jiji Press)--A Meiji era-themed open-air museum in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, has launched a fund to seek donations for the preservation of two old steam locomotives that run on its premises.

SEATON TRAMWAY RECEIVES LIFELINE GRANT FROM GOVERNMENT’S £1.57BN CULTURE RECOVERY FUND

  • Posted On: 9 October 2020
  • Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including Seaton Tramway have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage
  • Grants of up to £1 million will deliver a lifeline for the heritage sector in England with further support to follow and larger grants for capital projects awarded through the Heritage Stimulus Fund
  • First major tranche of funding from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

Requesting support for saving the heritage trams of Kolkata.(Calcutta Tram Users Association)

  • Posted On: 2 October 2020

Calcutta Tram Users Association

We are a citizen's forum trying to garner public support for the ailing tram system of Kolkata. Our British origin historic wooden tramcars are being scrapped by the government and we are afraid of losing our historic rolling stock as a result. 


https://www.facebook.com/CalcuttaTramUsersAssociation


UK: Heritage railways react positively to improving safety and the coronavirus pandemic.(Office of Road and Rail)

  • Posted On: 30 September 2020

The non-mainline heritage rail sector has taken steps to improve how it manages safety across its railways and has been praised by the Office of Rail and Road for how it has managed the reopening of its railways since the coronavirus pandemic.

The rail regulator says it supports the action the Heritage Railway Association (HRA) is taking in developing a strategic approach to increasing its capabilities. There has been significant improvements in its leadership to the sector, most visibly by developing and promoting proportionate ways to manage safety risk.


12th UIC Covid-19 Task Force web-conference held on 22 September 2020

  • Posted On: 23 September 2020

The 12th meeting of the UIC Covid-19 Task Force was attended remotely on 22 September 2020 by almost 60 participants from across the globe.

Marc Guigon, Chair of the Task Force, welcomed the participants and gave an update on the global situation, the latest figures related to the Task Force members, the latest RAILsilience guidance documents and future publications. He took the opportunity to welcome the newest member to the Task Force, SZCZ (Czech Infrastructure Manager).


UK: Heritage railways react positively to improving safety and the coronavirus pandemic.(Office of Rail & Road)

  • Posted On: 9 September 2020

The non-mainline heritage rail sector has taken steps to improve how it manages safety across its railways and has been praised by the Office of Rail and Road for how it has managed the reopening of its railways since the coronavirus pandemic.

The rail regulator says it supports the action the Heritage Railway Association (HRA) is taking in developing a strategic approach to increasing its capabilities. There has been significant improvements in its leadership to the sector, most visibly by developing and promoting proportionate ways to manage safety risk.

This includes plans to develop a Heritage Safety and Standards Board aimed at increasing cross sector cooperation, sharing safety related information, and delivering an important role in developing, reviewing and promoting proportionate ways to manage safety risk.


UIC to chair IRITS webinar on how to inspire rail passenger confidence.

  • Posted On: 9 September 2020
Major rail operators and cutting-edge solution providers will take part in the webinar ‘Providing a healthy environment for rail passengers’ on 18 September 2020. The webinar is Part One of a four-part series that investigates ‘The power of digital to inspire rail passenger confidence’, and is produced by the International Railway Summit in association with Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and Industrial IoT experts Advantech.

11th UIC Covid-19 Task Force web-conference held on 25 August 2020

  • Posted On: 2 September 2020

The 11th meeting of the UIC Covid-19 Task Force was attended remotely on 25 August by around 45 participants from across the globe.

Marc Guigon, Chair of the Task Force, welcomed the participants and gave an update on the global situation, the latest figures related to the Task Force members, the latest RAILsilience guidance documents and future publications.

A series of interesting presentations were then delivered by representatives from JR East (Paris Office), the Federal Railroad Administration (US), UIC Pacific (Australia) and Israel Railways.


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