Daily Archives: Thursday 22 March 2012

Crich join in with 20.12% discount offer

Crich Tramway Village are joining in with the 20.12% off is great campaign which has been organised by the national tourist boards to try and encourage people to take their holidays in the UK this year with so many exciting … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Sunday 1st April 2012

Further engineering works will be taking place on Manchester Metrolink on Sunday 1st April which will mean no trams will be running on the Eccles line. A replacement bus will be provided which will operate between Eccles and Trafford Bar … Continue reading

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More Olympic test timetables for the DLR

There will be two further test timetables for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on the Docklands Light Railway on Saturday 31st March and Good Friday 6th April. Once again the DLR have said it is essential that they … Continue reading

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Tram-trains for Glasgow Airport link?

Plans have been released which suggest that tram-trains could be used as a cheaper alternative to link Glasgow city centre with the Airport. It had originally been intended that a full blown railway link would be used to the Airport … Continue reading

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Edinburgh City Centre worksite to extend to West Maitland Street

The City of Edinburgh Council have now confirmed that the city centre worksite will be extended to include West Maitland Street from Saturday 24th March. Previously it had been revealed that this would be happening sometime in March but no … Continue reading

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627 to become a Jubilee Brush car!

Decorated trams have often played a role in various celebrations connected with the Royal family, such as Coronations and Royal Weddings. 2012 of course marks the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, and the Friends of Fleetwood Trams have decided … Continue reading

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Blackpool tram timetable revealed

Blackpool Transport have unveiled the timetable for the service to be operated on the upgraded tramway from Wednesday 4th April, in the form of a leaflet which is now available locally. There have been a few surprises regarding the service … Continue reading

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A Boat, a Balloon and some bogies at Beamish!

The developments keep coming thick and fast at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North and as has become customary, we are able to provide another update on some of the latest news involving the Museum’s tram fleet, with particular … Continue reading

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Century-old tram shelter demolished

An often forgotten part of Blackpool’s rich tramway history disappeared forever on March 13th 2012, when work on demolishing the large brick waiting shelter at Norbreck was completed. The job had only begun one day earlier, marking the end of … Continue reading

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We’ve been expecting you… on the promenade!

Another of Blackpool’s new Flexity2 trams has now debuted on test, with car 007 making what is believed to have been its first ever appearance on the main line on Tuesday 13th March. Regular followers of the latest developments in … Continue reading

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Mitcham double tracking work to see Tramlink suspensions

Work to increase capacity on the Wimbledon branch of London Tramlink with the doubling of the track around Mitcham has now commenced with vegetation clearance now underway. As part of this work it will be necessary for weekend closures between … Continue reading

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Delays after Metrolink points failure

It’s been a few weeks since we reported on Metrolink delays but the system hit the headlines again this week when a points failure at Timperley caused chaos on Thursday 8th March – a night when Manchester United were playing at … Continue reading

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More Metrolink engineering works: Sunday 11th, Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March

Essential engineering works will take place on Manchester Metrolink on Sunday 11th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March which will mean no trams will run on the Bury line and trams from St Werburgh’s Road on the South Manchester line … Continue reading

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Shandwick Place utility diversions completed ahead of revised schedule

The City of Edinburgh Council have announced that the utility diversion works on Shandwick Place have been completed ahead of the revised schedule and that the firm in charge of installing the tram tracks and overhead equipment will now be … Continue reading

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Another Olympic test timetable for the DLR

As the Docklands Light Railway continues their preparations for this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games they will be operating another modified service on Saturday 24th March. As has been reported before these modified services have been developed to focus on … Continue reading

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RAIB launch investigation into East Croydon derailment

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch have officially confirmed on their website (http://www.raib.gov.uk/publications/current_investigations_register/120217_east_croydon.cfm) that they are investigating the derailment of 2538 at East Croydon on 17th February 2012.

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More job opportunities on Metrolink

Manchester Metrolink are continuing to increase their staff levels with the advertising for Passenger Services Representatives. This role is mainly concerned with revenue protection and providing a safety presence to provide passengers with a safe, secure travelling environment.

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Supertram Easter Weekend services announced

Stagecoach Supertram have been quick off the mark in announcing their plans for the Easter weekend which will see a revised service in operation to reflect changes in demand for trams and to allow some track renewal work to take … Continue reading

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Blackpool 630 goes all the way!

Seven days after its first test run between Town End and Wakebridge, another milestone event occured for Blackpool Brush Railcoach 630 at Crich on Friday 9th March, when the tram was driven all the way to the tramway’s Glory Mine … Continue reading

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Flexity2 update

The ninth of Blackpool’s new low-floor tramcars arrived in town late on the afternoon of Thursday 8th March. The tram had been expected earlier in the day, but an incident on the motorway had delayed its journey and therefore it … Continue reading

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