Daily Archives: Sunday 22 April 2012

The Balloons are back!

So far the 2012 season in Blackpool has been dominated by the new Flexity2 trams and much older cars such as Bolton 66 and Standard 147; however a growing number of the retained Balloon cars have also been in service … Continue reading

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‘Boat’ 236 prepares to set sail

The restoration of Blackpool ‘Boat’ car 236 (ex-607) is now virtually complete, and the tram is currently being prepared to leave Blackpool for a new home at Crich Tramway Village on Monday 23rd April. Following some succesful test runs on … Continue reading

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Another milestone in NET Phase Two works

Work has begun on constructing a new bridge over Nottingham railway station which will carry Phase Two of Nottingham Express Transit to Clifton via Wilford and Chilwell via Beeston. The first stage of work – which will see a pier … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Council claim trams could be running early!

Just as well we aren’t uploading this story a few weeks ago or you probably wouldn’t believe us, but the City of Edinburgh Council are now claiming that the project is running ahead of schedule (well the revised, revised, revised … Continue reading

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Variotram 2555 enters passenger service

The second of the Variotrams being built for London Tramlink has entered passenger service. 2555 was used in service for the first time on Thursday 12th April running from Therapia Lane to East Croydon and then two circuits of the … Continue reading

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More Metrolink Delays

Over the past few weeks there has been several more periods of disruption on the Manchester Metrolink due to tram failures, points failures…and ducks on the track! The Manchester Evening News ran stories on these periods of disruption making it … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Lib Dems take a risk: vote us in and we will extend tram network

The Liberal Democrats in Edinburgh seem to have taken a political risk in unveiling plans for extensions to the currently unpopular tram network before it has opened. At the present time the trams are deeply unpopular in the Scottish capital … Continue reading

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Metrolink Service Performance Update

The latest service performance statistics on the Manchester Metrolink system have been released on the TfGM Committee website – http://www.transportforgreatermanchestercommittee.gov.uk/download/4348/item_05_metrolink_service_performance. This latest report gives details on periods 9, 10 and 11 between Monday 12th December 2011 and Sunday 4th March … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Mitcham track doubling

The first of three planned closures between Mitcham and Mitcham Junction on the Wimbledon line of London Tramlink occurred over the four day Easter weekend. This led to a shuttle service operating every 15 minutes between Mitcham and Wimbledon with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Gleadless Townend Trackwork

Over the Easter weekend there were engineering works on Stagecoach Supertram resulting in revised services and replacement buses. The work was concentrated on the crossover at Gleadless Townend. Click below for photos showing the work undertaken on a very wet … Continue reading

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