Daily Archives: Friday 2 August 2013

Heritage Trams this week…

Our weekly look at when and where you can travel on heritage trams in the UK and Isle of Man. All the information here is given in good faith but you are advised to check before travelling any significant distance … Continue reading

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Southport Pier Tramway closed due to structural problems

The Southport Pier Tramway was closed at the start of July after a routine inspection of the Pier structure identified large vertical cracks in some of the cast iron supports. Because of these cracks it was decided to stop the … Continue reading

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Metrolink suffers after RTC and Overhead line fault

Thursday 1 August saw further problems for Manchester Metrolink with a car colliding with a tram on Mosley Street in the morning and then during the evening an overhead line problem on the Bury line.

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New NET Event Ticket launched

Football fans in Nottingham can now enjoy discounted travel to matches following the launch of a new Event Ticket on Nottingham Express Transit. Anyone travelling to watch either Nottingham Forest or Notts Country home matches will, on the production of … Continue reading

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Fatality at Freehold after pensioner hit by tram

A pensioner has tragically died after being hit by a tram at Freehold stop on the Rochdale line of Manchester Metrolink. The incident happened at approximately 1700 on Wednesday 31 July and according to reports the man walked from the … Continue reading

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Stagecoach Supertram Engineering Works: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August

Track replacement works will take place at the junction of Leopold Street and West Street near City Hall in Sheffield city centre on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August which will lead to an alteration to Supertram services. During the … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Sunday 4 August

With a Test Match taking place at Old Trafford and a SkyRide cycling event in Manchester city centre this weekend sees a break from major route closures on Metrolink although there will be a temporary closure between Altrincham and Timperley. … Continue reading

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Fleetwood Council reject tram museum funding request

John Woodman of the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust has been critical of Fleetwood Town Council following their refusing to offer funding to support his plans to develop a new tram museum in the town. Although local Councillors have supported the project in principle, … Continue reading

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