Daily Archives: Wednesday 4 April 2012

Eventful first day for Blackpool’s upgraded tram service

The long-awaited commencement of passenger services on the upgraded Blackpool tramway occured on Wednesday 4th April 2012, with Flexity 006 becoming the first of the new low-floor trams to run in ordinary passenger service. The car was allocated to Route … Continue reading

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Tramlink 2548 receives all over advert

Recently all our attention on London Tramlink has been on the Variotrams and their exploits on test and in service but at the start of this week a surprise appeared on the tramway in the form of 2548 in an … Continue reading

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Variotram 2554 continues test passenger runs

On a visit to Croydon on Wednesday 4th April Variotram 2554 was noticed running in passenger service between Wimbledon and East Croydon. The tram is believed to have run these test passenger runs for at least four weekdays now but … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: 28th & 29th April 2012

There will be more engineering works on Manchester Metrolink over the weekend of Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April which will mean no trams will run on the Bury line whilst all other lines will see service amendments.

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In Pictures: Mitcham Double tracking

With thanks to Ian Buck we provide some photos of the latest progress on the Mitcham double tracking project. This work will be ongoing over the next few months with several track closures required to allow this to happen, the … Continue reading

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More Metrolink extension work leads to road closure

Work on the extension of Manchester Metrolink to Oldham and Rochdale is continuing to progress with the level crossing at Beal Lane due to attended to over the Easter weekend. As a result of this work Beal Lane will be … Continue reading

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East Croydon gets the hump!

As part of the preparations to ensure that the Tramlink network is fully accessible to the new Variotrams, two small humps have been constructed at the ends of platform 2 (the central platform) to allow level boarding to the two … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Easter services

No engineering works are scheduled for the Manchester Metrolink over Easter and a Sunday service will be in operation on both Good Friday 6th April and Easter Monday 9th April.

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