Daily Archives: Saturday 16 February 2013

In Pictures: Metrolink driver training to Rochdale

As reported earlier this week driver training has now started on the section of the Oldham and Rochdale line between Shaw & Crompton and Rochdale as an opening date approaches (although no official word from TfGM has yet been forthcoming). … Continue reading

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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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