Daily Archives: Saturday 21 July 2012

Birkenhead’s Brush car moves to Taylor Street!

Blackpool Brush Railcoach 626 has been confined to the Pacific Road tram shed at Birkenhead for most of the last two years, but this changed recently when the tram was woken from its slumbers and driven to the Taylor Street … Continue reading

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TfGM confirm order for 20 extra M5000s which will see end of T68s

Transport for Greater Manchester have confirmed that they are to order an extra 20 of the Bombardier built M5000 light rail vehicles which will enable them to withdraw all of the original T68 trams by 2014. It is hoped that … Continue reading

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Planning permission granted for Copse Road depot to be converted to tram museum

The Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust are celebrating after Wyre Borough Council gave the go-ahead for the former Copse Road tram depot to be converted from its current use as a car sales and storage area to a Tram Museum and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Driver Training commences in Edinburgh

As reported on British Trams Online in the past few weeks, progress is continuing to be made on constructing the new Edinburgh tramway with further road closures and traffic diversions being introduced to allow the laying of the tracks. One … Continue reading

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Light Rail journeys rise again in England

The Department for Transport have released the annual Light Rail and Tram statistics with the latest data showing that once again passenger journeys have increased with a total of 204 million recorded across the eight systems which make up the … Continue reading

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Ipswich 33 restoration nears completion

Across the UK there are a number of tram restorations which don’t get much publicity but the groups involved have been working hard for many years undertaking lots of work to return the trams to their former glory and one … Continue reading

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Manx Transport Festival approaches

The annual Manx Transport Festival takes place between Wednesday 25th and Sunday 29th July and will once again provide transport enthusiasts the chance to sample the various unique forms of transport on the Island including the Manx Electric Railway and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: NET 202 spreads the Olympic word

As we reported a few weeks ago when the Olympic Torch made its way through Nottingham City Centre, Nottingham Express Transit added a special “super square” advert on the centre car of 202. This advert not only welcomed the torch … Continue reading

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Pensioner hit by tram as Blackpool Transport urge pedestrians to be cautious

A pensioner in a mobility scooter was hit by a tram in Cleveleys this week which led Trevor Roberts, Managing Director of Blackpool Transport, to urge all pedestrians to be cautious around the tramway. This was the second incident in … Continue reading

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NET Five for £5 group ticket relaunched for summer

Nottingham Express Transit’s popular “Five for £5” ticket is available again for the school summer holidays to help families make the most of City Centre attractions over the next six weeks. As from today (Saturday 21st July) up to five … Continue reading

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Work to start on Rochdale Tram and Bus Interchange

Work is due to start later this month on the construction of the new tram and bus interchange in Rochdale. The new £11.5 million interchange will become the first of its kind in Europe to have integrated hydropower generation and … Continue reading

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