Daily Archives: Saturday 28 July 2012

Balloon cars save the day in Blackpool!

The morning of July 28th was an unexpectedly eventful one for the Blackpool tramway, due to an accident which occured on New South Promenade early in the morning. Full details are not known, but it is understood that a motorist lost control … Continue reading

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Heritage-free weekend in Blackpool

With regret, we report that the scheduled heritage tram tours in Blackpool have been cancelled this weekend, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July. This is due to the Pleasure Beach loop being temporarily out of action, and follows what has … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Diamond Jubilee Brush 290 Update

Work to turn the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust’s Blackpool Brush 290 into a star for the 2012 Blackpool Illuminations is continuing with the special Diamond Jubilee livery approaching completion at Kirkham Prison.

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M5000s pairs enter service

Since being introduced into service the M5000s on Manchester Metrolink had exclusively operated singly with any double workings being in the hands of the older T68s but this has now changed with double M5000s being used in service to help … Continue reading

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More delays for Metrolink

The past week has seen another couple of days where Manchester Metrolink services have been delayed due to both a tram failure and signalling problems. On Tuesday 24th July a tram failed on the ramp heading up to Deansgate-Castlefield which … Continue reading

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