Daily Archives: Saturday 24 March 2012

2556 makes it three Variotrams for Tramlink

The third of the Variotrams for London Tramlink was delivered to Therapia Lane depot in the early hours of Friday 23rd March. Numbered 2556 this marks the halfway point in deliveries of these extra vehicles for Tramlink as the original … Continue reading

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Metrolink Fleet Update

Further examples of the M5000 trams on Manchester Metrolink have entered service in recent weeks following the fitting of equipment enabling them to operate on the current system but despite rumours of the demise of the first of the T68s … Continue reading

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Four tramways to feature in Olympic Torch Relay

Full details of the route for the Olympic Torch Relay in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has recently been unveiled and amongst the various forms of transport which will be used four different tramways … Continue reading

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Work starts on expansion of Midland Metro Depot

Work has started on a major project to expand and upgrade the Wednesbury Midland Metro Depot ahead of the delivery of the new trams, which are due to enter service in February 2014. The contract for the £13.8 million project … Continue reading

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Kangaroo tickets jump in price

The Kangaroo ticket – the multi-modal ticket available for unlimited travel in Nottingham  – is to increase in cost from the current £3.70 to £4 per day. This ticket is the only ticket which is now available on both the … Continue reading

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MER season commences as go-ahead given for new substation at Laxey

Just a few days after the commencement of services on the Manx Electric Railway for this year it was announced that Tynwald have given permission for the construction of a new substation at Laxey to replace the current equipment which … Continue reading

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More construction jobs advertised for NET Phase Two

A further forty labouring jobs are currently being advertised to help with the construction of phase two of Nottingham Express Transit. This follows on from the initial 70 previously filled and means that the project will have created 110 jobs … Continue reading

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Cardiff 131 goes home

Cardiff water car 131‘s extended seaside holiday has finally come to an end. The tram left Blackpool early in the afternoon on Friday 23rd March, bound for its usual home at Crich Tramway Village. Regular readers will remember that the … Continue reading

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Evening photo session confirmed at Beamish

Beamish, the Living Museum of the North, have confirmed a special ‘out-of-hours’ photo session as part of the 2012 Great North Steam Fair event. This will take place on Saturday 14th April, from 5:45pm until approximately 9:00pm. Similar events proved … Continue reading

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