Daily Archives: Saturday 29 June 2013

In Pictures: Southampton 45 in Kimberley

Southampton 45 made a trip on a low loader to Kimberley in Nottingham for one day only to help the town celebrate the centenary of the “Ripley Rattlers” tram system. 45 was chosen to go on display as it is … Continue reading

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Heritage Trams this week…

It’s that time of the week again when we bring you a round-up of when and where you can travel on heritage trams across the UK. Once again if you know of any errors or omissions please let us know … Continue reading

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Passenger Focus surveys shows satisfaction of Midland Metro service

A survey, recently conducted by Passenger Focus, has shown that passengers on Midland Metro are satisfied with the service provided with 90% of those asked saying they were happy with the line which links Birmingham Snow Hill with Wolverhampton St … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams to run at operating profit?

The City of Edinburgh Council have claimed that Edinburgh Trams will run at an operating profit – despite media reports suggesting otherwise. The Council says that in the 15 year business model, which will integrate the finances of Lothian Buses … Continue reading

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Councillor urges more NET expansion

Cllr Nick McDonald (Labour), portfolio holder for jobs and growth on Nottingham City Council, has said that the extensions of Nottingham Express Transit being constructed at the moment should only be the beginning of the expansion of the system and … Continue reading

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Metrolink extension to Trafford Centre to get go-ahead?

It looks like the proposed extension of Manchester Metrolink to the Trafford Centre may be about to get the go-ahead with funding coming through the “Earnback” scheme. The Metrolink extension is one of two transport schemes which Greater Manchester’s Local … Continue reading

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Ride the Dinosaur Train at the Seaton Tramway

Children are going to have the chance to ride on the Dinosaur Train at the Seaton Tramway from Friday 26 July for the first time in the UK as the stars of the animated TV series from The Jim Henson … Continue reading

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Stagecoach Supertram Engineering works start on 30 June

The first stage of the major track replacement work on Stagecoach Supertram will commence on Sunday 30 June and will see work concentrate on the section between Spring Lane and Park Grange Croft. Trams will continue to operate on the … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Sunday 30 June

Further engineering works in the Victoria area will see more disruption to Manchester Metrolink services on Sunday 30 June whilst trams will also be suspended between Timperley and Altrincham until 0830. The works at Victoria will see trams unable to … Continue reading

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NET delays after tram breakdown

Just to show that Manchester Metrolink isn’t the only tram system in the UK which suffers delays, a tram broke down on Nottingham Express Transit on Tuesday 25 June causing delays to the service of up to 30 minutes. The … Continue reading

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Police search for man who assaulted ticket inspector on Metrolink

Greater Manchester Police have released an image of a man they want in connection with the assault of a ticket inspector at Trafford Bar back on 21 April 2013. The incident occurred when the ticket inspector approached two men at … Continue reading

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