Monthly Archives: February 2013

Midland Metro to close for upgrade works

The entire Midland Metro line between Birmingham Snow Hill and Wolverhampton St George’s is to close for just over two weeks as part of the £128 million project to extend and improve the line. During this closure work will primarily … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from the East Manchester Line

As reported extensively over the past week the East Manchester Line of Manchester Metrolink started passenger services on Friday 8th February (the first three days should have been for local residents in possession of a special ticket only) before full … Continue reading

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RAIB release report into pedestrian being hit by tram in Croydon

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch’s latest report has been released looking into the incident on 16th May 2012 when a pedestrian was hit by a tram at Sandilands becoming trapped between the platform edge and tram. Although the report states … Continue reading

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Bridge slides into place over Nottingham Railway Station

The first section of the iconic bridge that will be carrying trams over Nottingham Railway Station by the end of next year has started to be slid into place as a significant milestone in Phase Two of Nottingham Express Transit … Continue reading

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Mayor still backs Tramlink extensions?

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, has said that he is still keen to see extensions to the Tramlink system but that, as always, it all depends on funding. Mr Johnson was replying to an open letter from the Chairman of … Continue reading

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Manchester City stars voice East Manchester Line on matchdays

Passengers travelling to the Etihad Stadium on matchdays will be greeted by special next stop announcements as Manchester City stars will feature on the PA system announcing the stops! Three players and manager Roberto Mancini have kindly agreed to record the … Continue reading

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Tram Network Record Attempt

Adham Fisher is attempting this weekend to break his own world record this weekend by visiting all of the stops on Nottingham’s tram network in under an hour. In 2010 Adham recorded a time of one hour and 26 seconds … Continue reading

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Nottingham Express Transit Engineering Works: 25th February-1st March

Track maintenance work at Bulwell will see all late trams to and from Hucknall cancelled and replaced by buses from Monday 25th February until Friday 1st March 2013. The last tram to Hucknall will depart Station Street at 2100 arriving … Continue reading

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Five for £5 offer returns on NET

The Five for £5 family ticket is returning to Nottingham Express Transit in time for the February Half Term holidays – around a year since this popular ticket was first introduced. For just £5 two adults can enjoy unlimited travel … Continue reading

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August launch for Leeds horse tram

The Leeds Transport Historical Society have announced that Leeds 107 is set to be launched into public service at a special transport event due to be held at the Middleton Railway over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Members of the … Continue reading

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Beamish prepare to install new depot wiring

The long-awaited completion of Road 4 in the tram & bus depot at Beamish Museum has moved a step closer to completion this week, following the erection of new brackets and hangers to the overhead poles on the track fan … Continue reading

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Crich tramway re-awakens from hibernation

Signs that the spring is almost here are certainly not in short supply at Crich Tramway Village, where the process of preparing the operational tram fleet for service is now well underway. Saturday 9th February was a particularly noteworthy day, … Continue reading

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A good day for Metrolink!

On the day that the East Manchester Line officially opened to the public (even if to all intents and purposes it had been open since Friday 8th February) it was announced by Transport for Greater Manchester that driver training has … Continue reading

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East Manchester Line welcomes first passengers as trams run to Droylsden

Although the official opening of the East Manchester Line between Piccadilly Station and Droylsden is not due until Monday 11th February the introductory service initially intended as a thank you to local residents has seen passengers carried since Friday 8th … Continue reading

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Metrolink Fleet Update: More M5000s in service as the end approaches for T68As

There has been movement in the Manchester Metrolink fleet in recent weeks with further M5000s entering the operational fleet whilst the future is looking rather bleak for the six T68As as they are now restricted to the Bury-Altrincham direct service … Continue reading

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Council & Lothian Buses sign operating agreement

Councillors from the City of Edinburgh Council have agreed the agreement to operate the Edinburgh Tram system with Lothian Buses as another piece of the jigsaw comes into place ahead of opening next year. As part of the agreement it … Continue reading

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Businesses urged to support Douglas Horse Tramway

Douglas Council are inviting businesses to partner with them to support the Horse Tramway service – now in its 137th year of operation – as they seek to try and reverse the losses suffered in recent years in operating the … Continue reading

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Metrolink Service Performance Update

The latest statistics on how Manchester Metrolink has been performing recently have now been released on the TfGM Committee website. These statistics give details on the performance of the service, any major incidents, trams out of service and the number … Continue reading

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NET hit by delays after person hit by train at notorious crossing

Nottingham Express Transit services to Hucknall were temporarily suspended for an hour on Saturday 9th February after a person was hit by a train on the notorious crossing at Bulwell where three people have previously been killed. The details of … Continue reading

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Bad day for Metrolink Take 2

Manchester Metrolink services suffered delays on Friday 8th February after two incidents caused disruption – and once again neither were directly the fault of Metrolink. In the morning a Police incident in the City Centre saw services suspended for a … Continue reading

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