Monthly Archives: October 2012

Landslip causes MER service changes

The Isle of Man has been suffering from heavy rain recently and unfortunately this has caused a landslip which is affecting services on the Manx Electric Railway between Baldrine and Laxey. These changes were introduced from the start of service … Continue reading

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Douglas Horse Tramway passenger figures show a fall

Douglas Borough Council have revealed that passenger numbers of the Horse Tramway  have fallen by 5% in 2012 with 53,318 passengers carried during the season which ended in September. This is the first fall seen in passenger numbers for four … Continue reading

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In Pictures: London Tramlink Engineering Works

There has been more engineering works on London Tramlink over the weekend of 20th/21st October which has seen trams only operating on line 3 between East Croydon and Wimbledon. Lines 1, 2 and 4 were not operating at all with … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink testing update

As we reported last week test running on both the South and East Manchester line’s has recently commenced and this has continued over the past seven days. In addition the Oldham and Rochdale line beyond Oldham Mumps has seen some … Continue reading

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Tramlink accident figures show decrease

Recent figures released by Transport for London have shown that the number of accidents on the Tramlink system have fallen in the last year with only 21 recorded between 1st August 2011 and 31st August 2012, compared to 49 between … Continue reading

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Metrolink fares increase from January

As expected Transport for Greater Manchester have announced that fares on Manchester Metrolink will rise from January with the usual excuses of having to meet operating costs and support ongoing investment in stop improvements, new trams and expanding the network … Continue reading

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Mayor orders feasibility study into Tramlink extension to Sutton

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has ordered Transport for London to undertake a feasibility study into extending the London Tramlink system to Sutton as part of his possible plans to extend the popular network.

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Campaign continues to reinstate Norbreck North tramstop

A campaign to reinstate the tramstop at Norbreck North on the Blackpool Tramway has recently been given a boost with news that the Sandhurst Area Panel has agreed to donate £5,000 towards the construction. This is on top of the … Continue reading

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NET support breast cancer campaign

The centre car of 204 has received another advert as part of Nottingham Express Transit’s support for the Wear it Pink day on Friday 26th October. When 204 was outshopped in its Glide into Nottingham livery earlier this year it … Continue reading

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Bridges to be installed over motorways for Metrolink

There will be motorway closures over two weekends in November to allow the installation of two new bridges which will carry the Manchester Metrolink extension to the Airport. The first bridge will be installed over the M60 over the weekend … Continue reading

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NET Family Ticket returns for half-term

Nottingham Express Transit’s popular family ticket which allows up to two adults and three children unlimited travel on the trams for one day for just £5 is available again for the October half term week. The ticket is available from … Continue reading

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New Supertramlink service to be introduced

A third Supertramlink service is to be introduced from Monday 29th October when SL3 starts operating from Moss Way tramstop to Sothall, Rother Valley Way and Killamarsh. This will be the second Supertramlink service to link with the blue route following … Continue reading

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Glasgow 1282: the cost of restoration?

The recent inclusion of Glasgow ‘Coronation’ 1282 during the celebration of 50 years since the last tram operated in  Glasgow has been a very memorable occasion, when it was possible to experience this wonderful tram by taking a ride along … Continue reading

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Balloons on the move at Blackpool

Positive steps are being made by Blackpool Transport to prepare their modified Balloon cars, sometimes referred to as the ‘B Fleet’, for service. As reported previously these trams are expected to be used in normal service during the school half-term … Continue reading

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New role for ex-Blackpool Replica Vanguard

Heaton Park 7 – still best known to many people as Blackpool Replica Vanguard 619 – is set to take on yet another new guise on a temporary basis. The tram has already had an eventful history, having been built on … Continue reading

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Crich seek new Manager – at a price

Plans by the Tramway Museum Society to appoint a General Manager to oversee the operation of the charity and its commercial side, Crich Tramway Village, have been under discussion for some time now. However, following some encouragement from Society members, … Continue reading

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Coronation 304 under attention

Following its arrival at Beamish Museum on Friday 12th October, the Lancastrian Transport Trust’s Blackpool Coronation 304 has been the subject of some attention from staff and volunteers at the museum. This has mainly been focussed on the trolley tower, and … Continue reading

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A Feltham car for Fleetwood?

When British Trams Online featured ex-Leeds Feltham car 526 in our ‘Lost Trams’ feature, little did we realise what was coming next… We have now been informed by John Woodman of the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust, via the comments section on … Continue reading

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Sheffield 510 looks pretty in pink

Work on a major overhaul for Sheffield ‘Roberts’ car 510 inside the conservation workshop at Crich Tramway Village is now well underway, with the truck already heavily stripped for refurbishment and work on the interior also beginning. After only around … Continue reading

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Paint work for modified Balloon cars

Work on the final two Blackpool Balloon cars in the current door rebuilding programme, 711 and 719, is finally approaching completion. As reported previously on this website, both trams were recently transferred to Starr Gate depot for repainting and this … Continue reading

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