Monthly Archives: August 2012

Lost Trams 4: Blackpool Centenary car 643

The end of the 2011 illuminations season in Blackpool marked the end of the working careers for several of the town’s traditional trams, as the tramway prepared to enter a new phase of its long history. All eight of the … Continue reading

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Trio of trams on test at Crich

2012 has been an extremely busy year for the hard-working volunteers and staff in the workshop at Crich Tramway Village, but this is paying dividends with no less than three trams recently operating on test along the mile-long museum tramway. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Nottingham Express Transit 204

As reported at the weekend the latest tram on the Nottingham Express Transit network to  receive advertising vinyls has been 204 which has received its first ever all over advert for Glide into Nottingham, a campaign to encourage more people … Continue reading

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Ruddington Lane to close for six months as part of NET Phase Two

It has been announced that part of Ruddington Lane in Wilford will close for six months from October this year to allow major works in connection with phase two of Nottingham Express Transit to take place. The news that the … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Sunday 2nd September

Engineering works on Manchester Metrolink will see service alterations on Sunday 2nd September. No trams will run all day on the South Manchester line with the Altrincham and Eccles lines also suspended until 1600. All trams from Oldham and Bury … Continue reading

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Man seriously injured after being hit by tram at Radcliffe

A man has been seriously injured after being hit by a tram at Radcliffe on the Bury line of Manchester Metrolink. The incident happened at approximately 1030 on Wednesday 22nd August and reports in the local media suggest the man … Continue reading

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Beamish trams prepare for ‘Power from the Past’

The annual ‘Power from the Past’ transport extravaganza held at Beamish Museum has become established as one of the highlights of the year for those who are interested in most forms of transport, and 2012 looks set to be no … Continue reading

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Horse tram joins the Beamish Museum fleet!

Beamish, the Living Museum of the North has announced a rather unexpected but very welcome surprise in the shape of a new addition to its collection of vintage trams. The vehicle in question is a former Leamington & Warwick horse … Continue reading

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Top deck of Edinburgh tram on its way to Fleetwood!

It has been announced that agreement has been reached between National Museums Scotland and the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust for the display of the top deck of an early Edinburgh tram at the Copse Road Museum when it opens to … Continue reading

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NET 204 receives Glide into Nottingham livery

2012 is fast becoming the year of the all over advert on the UK’s tramways and light rail systems with another tram in Nottingham receiving a vinyl wrap livery over the past few days. This time 204 is the lucky … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Cambridge Horse Car 7

A few weeks ago we bought you photos of Ipswich 33 which has recently been  cosmetically restored at the Ipswich Transport Museum and made mention of the fact that the team responsible were turning their attention to Cambridge Horse Car … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manx Heritage Transport Festival

At the end of July the annual Manx Heritage Transport Festival took place on the Isle of Man with most of the island’s railways taking part in some form including the Isle of Man Steam Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and … Continue reading

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NET works to start on Wilford Toll Bridge

Works on Wilford Toll Bridge as part of the construction of the Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two line to Clifton are due to commence later this month. Preparatory works are expected to commence from Monday 20th August providing that Nottingham … Continue reading

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More Supertram Engineering Works for August Bank Holiday

Anyone planning on spending any time around Sheffield over the August Bank Holiday  weekend should be aware that once again there will be track replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August and this invariably means … Continue reading

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73 more jobs advertised for NET Phase Two construction

A further 73 construction jobs were advertised at the end of July to help with the building of Phase Two of Nottingham Express Transit, in a major sign that progress on the two new lines is happening rapidly. This last … Continue reading

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DLR delays after track fault

Services on the Docklands Light Railway through Canary Wharf were delayed for a time on Thursday 16th August following a track fault. Transport for London said that services from Lewisham to Stratford and Bank were being severely delayed whilst the … Continue reading

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Man hit by tram at Fieldway

A man received a glancing blow from a tram at the Fieldway stop on London Tramlink during the morning of Tuesday 14th August requiring hospital treatment for minor injuries. The incident happened at around 0900 and saw the man having … Continue reading

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Andrew’s Weekend in Blackpool: 10th-13th August 2012

The Blackpool tramway has undergone many changes since last season, with the new fleet of Bombardier Flexity2 trams providing the bulk of the passenger journeys, and most of the traditional trams now restricted to use on heritage coastal tours between … Continue reading

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Major progress in bridge construction for Edinburgh Trams

Another major milestone has been achieved in the construction of the tramway in Edinburgh with beam installation for the last two bridges now completed meaning that all 12 bridges for the tramway now have their basic structures in place.

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NET & Premiere Buses combined ticket extended to new service

Following the takeover of service 228 by Premiere Buses the combined tram and bus ticket offer has now been extended to include this service which links Hucknall Library, Bestwood Village and Bulwell. For just £3.60 for adults or £2 for … Continue reading

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