Daily Archives: Saturday 28 April 2012

Beamish and the “Big Three” or The Great North Steam Fair 2012

In the last few years, Beamish, the Living Museum of the North has become a ‘must-see’ destination for anyone with an interest in traditional British trams. The ambitious transport events held at this location have featured the trams in increasingly … Continue reading

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Centro formally sign contract with CAF for new trams

There has been further progress on the expansion and improvement of Midland Metro this week with Centro and CAF formally signing contracts to provide up to 25 new trams. It had previously been announced that CAF were the preferred bidder … Continue reading

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And then there were four! Variotram 2557 arrives in Croydon

The fourth of the Variotrams for Tramlink arrived at Therapia Lane Depot on Thursday 26th April at 2100 before being unloaded the following morning. The arrival of 2557 means that there are just two of the initial six tram order … Continue reading

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Further details revealed for Seaton Weekend Extravaganza in June

The programme of events for the Trains, Trams and Buses Gala Weekend on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June at the Seaton Tramway has now been revealed on their website. This event is a joint event between the tramway, the … Continue reading

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More DLR Olympic test timetables to operate

As part of the continued preparations for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games the Docklands Light Railway will be running revised services on Saturday 5th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 27th May and Sunday 3rd June. These services have been … Continue reading

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Another tram failure causes delays in Manchester

Unfortunately Manchester Metrolink made the headlines in the Manchester Evening News again this week with another tram failing and causing large delays. The tram failed at Victoria at around 1230 and according to the MEN this led to delays on … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday? Must mean more Supertram engineering works!

It has been announced that this forthcoming May Day Bank Holiday will see further engineering works undertaken on Stagecoach Supertram to “ensure a smooth, safe and reliable ride for years to come.” This time the work will see track replacement … Continue reading

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Amended Midland Metro service for May Day Bank Holiday

Trams on Midland Metro will run to an amended service on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May. Services will run every 15 minutes starting from 0800 and finishing at 2300.

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Free Metrolink travel for Greater Manchester Marathon runners

Following in the footsteps of the Docklands Light Railway and the London Marathon, it has been announced that all runners taking part in the Greater Manchester Marathon will be able to travel on Metrolink for free. The race takes place … Continue reading

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