Monthly Archives: September 2012

Heaton Park depot fan progress: in pictures

Since the highly successful Trans Lanc Rally event on Sunday 2nd September – which was reputedly one of the busiest days ever for the Heaton Park Tramway – work has continued on the extension to the existing terminus at Lakeside. … Continue reading

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Pioneer Flexity2 receives new adverts

The first of Blackpool’s Flexity2 trams, car 001, has become the latest of the class to receive external advertisements. In the now familiar style with advert banners along the roof sides and on the lower panelling of its centre section, … Continue reading

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Further attention for the Rocket

The Lancastrian Transport Trust owned illuminated Rocket tram 732 has received some further cosmetic enhancements since the illuminations switch-on took place on 31st August. The tram now sports external advertisements on the large panels on the side of its ‘launch … Continue reading

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Beamish create improved tram workshop

Hardly a week seems to pass by of late when there is not some positive news to report on regarding some exciting development at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North, with regard to its extensive transport collection. Fresh from … Continue reading

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MER 19 involved in collision with bin lorry

One of the Manx Electric Railway Winter Saloons suffered minor damage on Tuesday 4th September following an incident with a bin lorry in Groudle. The exact circumstances of the incident are not known but what is known is that MER … Continue reading

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Norman Baker gets NET Phase Two Update

Transport Minister Norman Baker, who kept his job at the Department for Transport as part of the recent reshuffle, has been given an update on how the plan to extend Nottingham Express Transit is progressing during a visit to the … Continue reading

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Appeal for Ilkeston tram memorabilia

Erewash Museum is appealing for anyone who has any memorabilia, photographs or even just memories of the tramway in Ilkeston for a proposed exhibition to be held next year celebrating the 110th anniversary of the opening of the tramway in … 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 – This latest report gives details on periods 1, 2 and 3 between Monday 30th April and Sunday 22nd July 2012.

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Special Supertram Park and Ride offer launched

Between Sunday 16th September and Saturday 13th October a special offer is available for anyone using the Park and Ride sites on Stagecoach Supertram at Nunnery Square or Middlewood. Passengers can pay just £3.90 for a day’s Supertram travel and … Continue reading

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Oldham’s King Street reopens to traffic after Metrolink construction works

King Street in Oldham reopened to traffic on Monday 10th September following the completion of utility diversion and track laying work for the Manchester Metrolink extension to Oldham town centre, which is due to open in 2014.

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Beamish Power from the Past 2012

This year’s Power from the Past event at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North took place between 30th August and 2nd September and as has come to be expected featured a myriad of vintage vehicles across the site both … Continue reading

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Beamish Museum confirm April 2013 tram event

Following a few hints and a healthy dose of speculation, Paul Jarman, the Keeper of Transport at Beamish Museum, has finally confirmed that a big tram event will be staged at the open-air museum in April 2013. This will be … Continue reading

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672+682: the Twin car that got the cream!

Following a number of rather depressing news items involving Blackpool trams, it is pleasing to report that Twin set 672+682 is almost ready for a return to service on its native rails. The trams have been superbly repainted in their … Continue reading

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Lancastrian Transport Trust issue statement on tram moves

The Lancastrian Transport Trust have received some criticism from tram enthusiasts over the past few days, after moving six of their preserved Blackpool trams from Rigby Road to outside storage on the outskirts of Blackpool. Now, the charitable organisation has … Continue reading

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Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust Update

The two Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust trams which are stored outside at Kirkham Prison are to be covered up to prepare them for the onset of the winter weather to try and protect them during their outside storage. The two … Continue reading

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LTT trams retreat from Rigby Road

All of the preserved trams owned by the Lancastrian Transport Trust have now escaped from the Rigby Road depot at Blackpool, with the last six remaining trams having left within a four-day period early in September 2012. Following on from the previously … Continue reading

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Preserved Brush cars end up outside

Following on from the former Permanent Way gang car 259, Brush Railcoach 632 became the second of the Lancastrian Transport Trust’s preserved Blackpool tramcars to leave Rigby Road for pastures new this week. Unfortunately, both of these trams have been … Continue reading

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1010 becomes eighth T68 to be withdrawn

Another historically significant T68 has been withdrawn from service with the “Royal  Tram” 1010 running its last journeys on 2nd September – becoming the eighth of the initial 12 to end its Metrolink career.

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More Metrolink delays after overhead damage

Unfortunately there were further delays to Manchester Metrolink services through Manchester City Centre on Tuesday 4th September because of overhead line damage. This damage was caused by scaffolders working on the Primark Building on Market Street.

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NET to see slight disruption for Tour of Britain

There will be slight delays to services on Nottingham Express Transit on Monday 10th September to allow the Tour of Britain cycle race to make its way through the City Centre. From 0950 for approximately 15 minutes no trams will … Continue reading

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