Daily Archives: Sunday 7 October 2012

Tests start on South Manchester Line to Didsbury

Another significant milestone has been achieved on Manchester Metrolink with the start of a short period of testing on the South Manchester line beyond St Werburgh’s Road to East Didsbury. The first test run took place on Thursday 4th October … Continue reading

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Light Rail Awards 2012 recognise excellence across the UK

The now annual Light Rail Awards for 2012 took place in London on 3rd October with many of the UK’s light rail system being recognised for their achievements in the past 12 m nths, although once again it would appear … Continue reading

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MER Winter Photography Event details confirmed

On Saturday 3rd November a special winter photography event will be taking place on the Manx Electric Railway with the main focus being on Works Cars and Laxey. The main event of the day will be a scheduled Photo Tour … Continue reading

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Final 20 M5000s to have 8 extra seats

Transport for Greater Manchester have revealed that the final 20 M5000s currently on order from Bombardier are going to have an extra eight seats each following passenger feedback. One of main complaints from passengers following the introduction of the M5000s … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams to open six months early? No say Council!

A report in The Scotsman has claimed that Edinburgh Trams could start operating six months “early” with the first trams running in public service by the end of 2013. However this story was quickly followed by a statement from the … Continue reading

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Oldham Metrolink line hailed a success

Figures recently released have shown that the Metrolink extension through to Oldham Mumps has been a success with over 250,000 journeys made in the first three months. The line was finally opened on 13th June and sees a tram every … Continue reading

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RAIB release report into Midland Metro Overhead line collapse

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) have finally released their full report into the collapse of the overhead line near Jewellery Quarter on the Midland Metro system back on 20th April 2011. This was a major incident for the tramway with … Continue reading

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Campaign to retain Woodlands Road stop continues

The campaign to retain the Woodlands Road stop on the Manchester Metrolink Bury line has stepped up a gear recently with the protest group Save our Station (SoS) presenting a report to Transport for Greater Manchester demanding for the resumption … Continue reading

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Another road closure as Metrolink construction works continue

Work to bring Manchester Metrolink into Rochdale town centre is continuing and as a result from Monday 8th October a section of Smith Street will be closed to allow further progress. The section of Smith Street between Drake Street and … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Sunday 14th October

There will be major changes to Manchester Metrolink services to allow engineering works to take place on Sunday 14th October. The only tram services which will run will be between Bury and Victoria and Oldham Mumps and Victoria with all … Continue reading

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Major NET Phase Two works to start on Ruddington Lane

The next phase of works to extend Nottingham Express Transit through to Clifton have now commenced with the closure of a section of Ruddington Lane for six months. This work will see some of the road lowered so that trams can … Continue reading

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Safer Tram Stop awards for Metrolink stops

Six stops on the Manchester Metrolink network have recently received “Safer Tram Stop” status. Salford Quays, Exchange Quay, Harbour City, MediaCityUK, Anchorage and Old Trafford have received the status as a result of their low crime rate and safety and … Continue reading

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Mobility scooter strikes tram in Croydon

The latest round of mobility scooter versus tram in the UK has occurred in Croydon with an incident happening at the junction between Wellesley Road and George Street in the town centre on Monday 24th September. The circumstances as to … Continue reading

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More Metrolink delays after two incidents in one day

Manchester Metrolink services were delayed on two lines on Friday 28th September after  two separate incidents with one seeing a tram failure whilst the other was a result of a collision between a tram and a taxi.

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Broken down tram causes Tramlink delays

London Tramlink services through central Croydon were delayed on Thursday 4th October after a tram failed near to West Croydon tramstop. This tram failure meant that the complete Tramlink service was suspended between Reeves Corner and East Croydon with bus … Continue reading

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Eccles line suspended after overhead failure

Services on the Eccles line of Manchester Metrolink were suspended for several hours on Tuesday 25th September after an overhead line failure. The fault was reported at 0830 with repairs then undertaken before a full service was able to resume … Continue reading

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The Forest Park and Ride site closed for Goose Fair

The Park and Ride site at The Forest has been closed since 29th September and will remain so until Wednesday 10th October because of the annual Goose Fair taking place at the adjacent recreation ground. Normally people who use this … Continue reading

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