Daily Archives: Thursday 16 August 2012

UK Light Rail pioneer withdrawn from service

The first of the new generation of trams in the UK has been withdrawn from service with Manchester Metrolink T68 1001 taken out of service during early August becoming the fifth of the initial 12 to be withdrawn (although this … Continue reading

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New home for Leeds horse tram

The only surviving Leeds horse tramcar, Leeds 107, has been the subject of a long-running restoration programme in its native city, on which work has accelerated in the last couple of years. With the lower saloon now essentially complete, the … Continue reading

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Jubilee Brush 290 nears completion

Work on renovating Blackpool Brush 290 at Kirkham Prison by members of the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust in conjunction with inmates at the Prison is fast approaching completion with a move to its new temporary home next to Pleasure Beach … Continue reading

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In Pictures: DLR Advertising Livery for 63, 74 & 94

As mentioned a couple of days ago in one of our news stories two three car sets of  Docklands Light Railway units have received all over adverts for the Olympic Games. One of these sets (they have tended to operate … Continue reading

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Leeds 345 comes back with a bang!

The long-running remedial work on Leeds 345 in the Crich workshop has now been completed. After being reunited with its repaired truck towards the end of July, the tram received a few finishing touches but quickly commissioned for testing. Following extensive testing and … Continue reading

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TMS commissioned at Old Trafford Depot

The major expansion of Manchester Metrolink is dependent on the introduction of the new signalling and Tram Management System (TMS) which will enable extra trams to operate across the network more reliably but up until now this has proved to … Continue reading

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