Daily Archives: Sunday 1 July 2012

The Great Blackpool Tram Invasion

What do most people think of when the word ‘tram’ is mentioned to them? For some, a traditional British double-decker, such as Chesterfield 7 or Leicester 76, would probably spring to mind, whilst for the younger generation, it may be … Continue reading

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Olympic Torch rides on fourth and final tram

The involvement of trams in the London 2012 Olympic Torch relay has now come to an end after Wolverhampton 49 became the fourth tram to carry a torch bearer at the Black Country Living Museum on Saturday 30th June.

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In Pictures: Nottingham Express Transit 211 in its Jubilee Livery

A couple of weeks ago we reported that Nottingham Express Transit 211 had received a new vinyl wrap livery celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and now thanks to a couple of British Trams Online readers we are able to bring … Continue reading

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Another attempted cable theft causes more Metrolink problems

Manchester Metrolink were hit by another attempted cable theft on Wednesday 20th June which caused major disruption for passengers on the Bury line. The vandals attempted to steal the overhead wire between Heaton Park and Bowker Vale early in the … Continue reading

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Mitcham Doubling latest

Work on doubling the track between Mitcham and Mitcham Junction on the Wimbledon branch of London Tramlink is approaching completion and indeed trams are now able to use the new track although at the present time it is still being … 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/4374/item_08_metrolink_service_performance. This latest report gives details on periods 12 and 13 between Monday 5th March and Sunday 28th April 2012.

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Princes Street reopens as Edinburgh tram works move on to York Place

We may still be two years away from the first trams carrying passengers on the new Edinburgh tramway but progress is continuing to be made on the construction of the line with Princes Street west of Waverley Bridge now reopened … Continue reading

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Metrolink delays after points failure

A points failure just outside Victoria on Tuesday 26th June caused delays on the Bury and Oldham Metrolink lines. Although initially all services on these lines were suspended trams between Bury and the City Centre soon resumed although there was … Continue reading

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Supertram Engineering Works: 1st July 2012

More track is due to be replaced on the Stagecoach Supertram network on Sunday 1st July, this time the affected area will be on Granville Road. As a result of this work trams on the Blue and Purple routes will … Continue reading

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