Daily Archives: Saturday 2 February 2013

Tram-Train link to Leeds-Bradford International Airport on the cards?

At a meeting of the All Party Light Rail Group in January the current progress on the planning of a tram-train link serving Leeds-Bradford International Airport was outlined with cross party support from local MPs for the proposal. It was … Continue reading

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Public Inquiry starts for Metrolink Second City Centre Crossing

A public inquiry into the much needed Second City Centre Crossing for Manchester Metrolink has started – with opponents to the scheme arguing that it is only being considered to “introduce congestion charging by the back door”. Other objections heard … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Stagecoach Supertram in the snow

Sheffield, much like the rest of the UK, was hit by snowfall in January and as luck would have it British Trams Online regular Ian Buck was in the City to capture some images as the sun came out as … Continue reading

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More East Manchester Line Metrolink tests

As the opening date of the East Manchester Line continues to approach – public services are due to start on Monday 11th February with special services in operation from Friday 8th February for local residents (who will be sent special … Continue reading

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Tramlink delays after car drives onto tracks

London Tramlink services through Sandilands were delayed on Tuesday 22nd January after a car drove onto the tram tracks and became stuck – the second time this has happened at Sandilands in recent months. Tram services were suspended between East … Continue reading

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NET delays after stolen car abandoned on tram tracks

A stolen car was abandoned on the tram tracks at David Lane in Basford on Wednesday 23rd January causing delays to the tram service for an hour and a half. All tram services were suspended between Wilkinson Street and Bulwell … Continue reading

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Man injured after being hit by tram in Croydon

A man suffered a suspected broken ankle after being struck by a tram in Wellesley Road in Croydon Town Centre on Sunday 27th January. The incident happened at approximately 2320 and it is believed that the man jumped railings in … Continue reading

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Worrying trends for Crich Tramway Village

The latest edition of the Tramway Museum Society’s quarterly Journal, contains some rather worrying statistics regarding the performance of Crich Tramway Village during 2012. Although generally hailed as a fantastic season by tram enthusiasts with many excellent events held at … Continue reading

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It’s all go at Heaton Park!

So far, the winter of 2012-13 has been anything but quiet at Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway. Impressive progress on the main current project, remedial work on Stockport 5, is continuing whilst two other vehicles have been under attention already this … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway joins Facebook

In a bid to keep interested parties better informed of developments at the tramway, a brand new official Facebook page has been launched for the Heaton Park Tramway. Although a Facebook group, entitled ‘Friends of the Heaton Park Tramway’, has … Continue reading

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