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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

A Note from An...

  • 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...

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16th UIC Covid-19 Task...

  • 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...

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WATTRAIN December 2020...

  • 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...

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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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