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Welcome to WATTRAIN

Since being founded in 2010, WATTRAIN (The World Alliance of Tourist Trams and Trains) has been at the forefront in promoting the interests of the owners and operators of tourist trams and trains.

Its aims are to represent the interests of such operators on a global scale, to advise and assist its members on technical, legal, environmental, cultural, commercial, marketing and other matters, to exchange ideas and information, to encourage best practice and to promote the sector generally. And to build a repository of useful railway related material and sources for member railways and individuals..

In particular, it seeks to ensure that traditional skills are passed on to the next generation. The strategy for achieving those aims is set out in Wattrain’s Strategic Plan.

WATTRAIN held its last conference in Frisco,Texas, (30 November -4th December 2018) ,where speakers addressed topical issues and were updated on technical developments of interest to tram (trolley) or train operators. “Addressing Tomorrow’s Challenges with Today’s Resources” was the conference theme.

The Conference was successfully Hosted by the Museum of the American Railroad.

Over the coming weeks,  the presentations at the Conference will appear on this website under the WATTRAIN Frisco 2018 heading, and will be available in English and Spanish.

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Click HERE to visit World Rail Festival website for all the necessary details of the programme etc...


"WATTRAIN members are scattered around the world in different jurisdictions and in different circumstances and laws. Please seek independent professional advice on the efficacy and safety of any systems and/or equipment mentioned on this website and related materials in relation to your operations, as WATTRAIN cannot accept responsibility for the specific application of the system/equipment  mentioned herein.” 

Latest News

The UIC Covid-19 Task...

  • 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: https://bit.ly/2W0ax1N

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West Bengal Transport...

  • 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...

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2021 is the European Year...

  • 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...

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Covid-19 & Beyond -...

  • Posted On: 15 December 2020
Europa Nostra has produced an excellent document entitled Covid-19 & Beyond - Challenges and Opportunities for Cultural Heritage: https://www.europanostra.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/20201014_COVID19_Consultation-Paper_EN.pdf Mimmi Mickelsen, Chair of the Fedecrail Tramway Group(TG)has written an...

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