Daily Archives: Saturday 16 June 2012

Metrolink services to Oldham start

Last week on British Trams Online we reported that subject to the successful completion of testing services on the new Manchester Metrolink line to Oldham would start on Wednesday 13th June and that is exactly what happened when at 0524 … Continue reading

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NET 211 celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Earlier this week we reported on the latest progress of turning Blackpool Brush 290 into a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tram for the 2012 Blackpool Illuminations, but that will not be the first tram in the UK to receive a special … Continue reading

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Testing starts on East Manchester line

Even before trams had started passenger service on the Oldham line testing commenced on another piece of the expanding Manchester Metrolink jigsaw on Monday 11th June – the East Manchester line between Piccadilly and Droyslden.

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Work starts on Midland Metro City Centre extension

A start has been made on the utility diversion works in Birmingham City Centre for the extension of Midland Metro between Snow Hill and New Street railway stations, with Norman Baker, Transport Minister, on hand to start the work! This … Continue reading

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Mitcham double-tracking update

Work on double tracking the section of London Tramlink between Mitcham and Mitcham Junction is nearing completion with this weekend seeing the last announced closure of the line in this location. Track laying is now well underway following the fitting … Continue reading

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Next stage of Edinburgh tram works set to start

Further road closures and traffic diversions are to put into place from this weekend in Edinburgh as the next stage of tram construction works commence. Broughton Street is to be closed as its junction with Picardy Place whilst York Place … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Sunday 24th June

Further engineering works on Manchester Metrolink will see services suspended between Bury and Crumpsall all day on Sunday 24th June. A replacement bus will be put into operation between these two locations calling at all stops with a Metrolink ticket … Continue reading

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NET bridge over railway station to be named Karlsruhe Friendship Bridge

The Oberburgermeister of Karlsruhe has been in Nottingham this week to officially name the new bridge which will connect the current Nottingham Express Transit system with the phase two extensions across the railway station. The bridge will be named the … Continue reading

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60 Years in Preservation: London Tramcar no. 1858 by Tim Major

In July 2012 London Transport HR/2 tramcar No. 1858 celebrates 60 years since its purchase from London Transport by a young tram enthusiast Peter Davis, probably the first time a tramcar had been acquired for preservation by a private individual. … Continue reading

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