Daily Archives: Saturday 13 October 2012

Testing & Driver Training commences on East Manchester Line

Following hot on the heels from our story last week about initial testing on the South Manchester Line, testing has now recommenced on the East Manchester Line to Droylsden with driver training due to start by the end of the … Continue reading

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Lost Trams 6: Leeds Feltham 526

We head back across the pond for the latest instalment of our “Lost Trams” series as we take a look at Leeds Feltham 526 which has been in the United States for over 50 years since it was exported in … Continue reading

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Zonal pricing on the cards for Metrolink?

It has been reported that Transport for Greater Manchester are considering introducing a zonal fare system for Manchester Metrolink as they believe this would be a more transparent scheme than that used at present. The idea was due to be … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams release latest photo update

The latest photo update from Edinburgh Trams was released this week showing recent progress across the line which will link the Airport with the City Centre, and finally these updates are starting to actually show some tangible progress.

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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 – http://www.transportforgreatermanchestercommittee.gov.uk/downloads/file/4456/item_05_metrolink_performance. This latest report only looks at the one period and that is period 4 between Monday 23rd July and Sunday … Continue reading

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Supertram 116 involved in collision

Sheffield has become the latest UK tram system to see a road vehicle strike a tram with 116 – in its Genting Club all over advert – being involved in a collision with a small van on Thursday 4th October. … Continue reading

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Birkenhead tramway closes temporarily

Following last weekend’s succesful Wirral Bus & Tram Show, the Birkenhead heritage tramway is temporarily closed whilst new safety procedures are being introduced. Although recent inspection has determined that the tramway is operating safely, some new procedures need to be … Continue reading

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New exhibition for Crich

The exhibition area within the Derby Assembly Rooms at Crich Tramway Village is currently being treated to a major revamp for the first time in many years. It was confirmed some months ago that this area would be refreshed following … Continue reading

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Big book sale = big bucks for Crich

A sale of surplus books and journals from the Tramway Museum Society archives over the recent Crich enthusiast’s weekend on 15th & 16th September has been hailed a tremendous success, raising over £1,500 for the museum. Although similar book sales … Continue reading

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