Daily Archives: Tuesday 4 September 2012

Permanent Way Brush car leaves Rigby Road

The Lancastrian Transport Trust have begun to remove their remaining trams from the Rigby Road tram depot in Blackpool, with former Permanent Way Brush car 259 becoming the first departure of the month on the afternoon of Tuesday 4th September. … Continue reading

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Boating by night in Blackpool

Blackpool Boat car 600 became the first non-illuminated tram to work an evening heritage/illuminations tour during the new era of the tramway on Monday 3rd September. This followed on from speculation that only the three feature cars would operate on … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary since the last Glasgow tram – it’s not all about Crich!

On 4th September 1962 it was the end of an era in Glasgow when the final tram route ran for the last time bringing to an end 90 years of tramway operation in Scotland’s second city. With this year being … Continue reading

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Changes at the Department for Transport

Today saw a major cabinet reshuffle in the UK government and this included changes at the Department for Transport where the top job changed hands and a new face was also seen in the Junior Minister ranks.

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Metrolink delays after computer failure

The complete Manchester Metrolink network was suspended for a little over 30 minutes during the evening of Monday 3rd September after a server fault in the main control room. The fault was first reported at approximately 2030 leading to all … Continue reading

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Supertram revise their scooter policy

As from Monday 1st October Stagecoach Supertram will be operating a new policy for the carriage of mobility scooters following a period of consultation. From this date they will only be accepted for travel if the owner has a CPT … Continue reading

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