Daily Archives: Sunday 9 December 2012

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/4496/item_05_metrolink_service_performance. This latest report looks at periods 5 and 6 which are between Monday 20th August and Sunday 14th October 2012.

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This week on British Trams Online

It’s another busy week on British Trams Online as we conclude our 10th anniversary updates and open the voting for Tram of the Year.

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Tram of the Year 2012: Voting Now Open!

A few weeks ago we opened nominations for the Tram of the Year 2012 contest and after a couple of weeks we have now come up with a shortlist for this year’s contest – except it’s not very short and … Continue reading

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Picture in Time 2: Trams outside at Carlton Colville

2012 will probably – hopefully! – go down as the year when the most trams were stored outside as groups and societies sought to find locations to put their acquisitions from the Blackpool Tramway. We have all seen from the fate … Continue reading

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Another M5000 arrives as one more enters service

There has been more movement on the M5000 front on Manchester Metrolink recently with 3061 becoming the latest vehicle to arrive on Saturday 1st December. Meanwhile 40 of the fleet are now available for service with 3036 the latest to … Continue reading

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Aberdeen tram set for restoration?

One of the many regrets of tramway preservation has been the lack of an Aberdeen electric tram being saved for posterity but all this could be about to change with the apparent discovery of one of the trams, in use … Continue reading

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Cable fault causes problems for Metrolink

Long suffering passengers on Manchester Metrolink have had to endure another morning of delays after a communications cable fault on Thursday 6th December 2012 saw major disruption to services in the Altrincham area. The fault was first discovered shortly before … Continue reading

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Park and Ride system introduced in Blackpool

The use of the Blackpool Tramway as a key part of the transport network on the Fylde Coast has been shown again this week with the introduction of a new Park and Ride system which enables users to park their … Continue reading

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Crich Stephenson Workshop project wins national award

The project to restore the historic stone workshop at the Crich Tramway Village to bring it back to life and to play a useful role has been rewarded with an award at the 2012 LABC National Building Excellence Awards. The … Continue reading

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Car and tram involved in collision

A car was struck by a tram at a crossing on London Tramlink near to New Addington on Sunday 2nd December with the driver of the car having to be cut free from his vehicle and taken by air ambulance … Continue reading

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The Future of British Tramways

Having recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of British Trams Online with a trip down memory lane, looking back at some memorable moments from the past decade, it now seems appropriate to look forwards towards the next ten years. Andrew Waddington … Continue reading

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