Daily Archives: Sunday 3 June 2012

Boating in the rain at Crich

Sunday 3rd June saw the highly-anticipated launch into passenger service of Blackpool Boat 236 in its new home at Crich Tramway Village. Unfortunately, the weather was less than kind and the seaside-themed event day was spoilt considerably by appalling weather … Continue reading

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First trams carry the Olympic Flame on the Isle of Man

The involvement of trams in the carrying of the Olympic Flame has now started with the Douglas Horse Tramway and Manx Electric Railway both used as it visited the Isle of Man as part of its relay across the British … Continue reading

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Variotrams enter “proper” service

Since Friday 30th March when the first of the Stadler built Variotrams – 2554 – entered passenger service the new London Tramlink trams have only been used as “service extras” as drivers become familiarised with the different vehicles. That was … Continue reading

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More details on the Brush Jubilee Car revealed

As we have previously reported Blackpool Brush 290 (ex-627) is currently undergoing works at Kirkham Prison which will see it painted in a special Queen’s Diamond Jubilee livery and displayed as part of the 2012 Blackpool Illuminations. Blackpool Council have … Continue reading

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Lost Trams 3: Blackpool Boat 228

For the third in our “Lost Trams” series we thought as we are in the middle of Blackpool Boat car launches (236 at Crich and 604 in Blackpool) it would be an opportune time to look at one of these … Continue reading

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News Extra: Manchester Metrolink Phase 3 construction update

Work continues across Greater Manchester to extend Metrolink to Oldham, Rochdale, Ashton-under-Lyne and East Didsbury with some of these lines expected to open sometime this year. We bring you another “News Extra” photo gallery showing some of the latest images … Continue reading

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Overhead line problems delay Metrolink

The Altrincham line of Manchester Metrolink suffered more problems on Monday 28th May because of an overhead line fault. It was reported in the Manchester Evening News that the overhead line snapped at Old Trafford and shattered the driver’s windscreen … Continue reading

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More Tramlink closures planned

The continued work on capacity enhancement on London Tramlink will see the Elmers End branch and the section between Mitcham and Mitcham Junction closed again in the coming weeks.

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MediaCityUK Metrolink service changes on 4th June

Because of the Great Manchester Cycle Event taking place on Monday 4th June no Metrolink services will run to MediaCityUK before 1600. Any passengers are advised to travel on Eccles line services and use either Broadway or Harbour City. Normal … Continue reading

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NET £5 Group ticket back for Jubilee Bank Holiday & Half Term

The highly popular £5 Family Group Ticket is back for the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend and following Half Term week on Nottingham Express Transit. This ticket allows up to two adults and three children to travel across the NET system … Continue reading

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RAIB release report into Metrolink pedestrian fatality

Nearly a year after the event the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) have released their report into an incident which occurred on Manchester Metrolink on 5th June 2011. A pedestrian was hit and fatality injured at Piccadilly Gardens at 0016 … Continue reading

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Tramlink suffers delays twice in as many days

There were delays on London Tramlink for two consecutive delays for two non-related reasons. Firstly flash flooding caused delays on Wednesday 30th May and then an accident involving a cyclist and a car caused further problems the following day.

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More Oldham Metrolink construction road closures announced

The work to build the Oldham Town Centre extension of Manchester Metrolink is continuing at pace with another road closure announced for two months to facilitate utility diversion work and to construct the tramway trackslab in King Street. King Street … Continue reading

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