Working around light rail

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Working around light rail

Working near the light rail means there are extra hazards to be aware of:

  • Trams take longer to come to a stop than cars and cannot swerve to avoid contact.
  • Charge bars at light rail stops and the overhead lines that power the tram at the depot are live all the time.

You must receive authorisation from Keolis Downer, the proud operator of Newcastle Transport, before work starts. Authority for the work will only be given when the safe working arrangements are agreed. You will not be able to start work without it as unauthorised work can be dangerous. When carrying out the work, you must ensure you are working in line with the agreed upon safe work arrangements.

Please download our Working around light rail brochure for more information. To apply to work near light rail please download and complete the Site access permit request form.