Daily Archives: Thursday 8 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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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams In Action

Progress is continuing in Edinburgh ahead of an opening for the much delayed tram system with a large amount of driver training and testing now taking place on a regular basis between Gogar depot and Edinburgh Airport. This photo update … Continue reading

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Tramlink services disrupted after RTC

Tramlink services between East Croydon and Sandilands were suspended for just over 30 minutes on Sunday 4th August following a road traffic collision – not involving a tram. The collision took place at approximately 1730 on Addiscombe Road and after … Continue reading

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Woodlands Road stop closure confirmed

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) have confirmed that Woodlands Road stop on the Bury line of Manchester Metrolink can close following the publication of a Closure Ratification Notice. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) must now display the Notice for … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from Emergency Vehicles Day at Crich

Emergency Vehicles Day took place at the Crich Tramway Village on Sunday 4th August and as already reported on this website the highlight for the tram enthusiast was the display of New York 674 on the Traverser with rare access … Continue reading

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Peter Cushing apologises to Metrolink passengers after week of woe

Peter Cushing, TfGM’s Metrolink Director, has publically apologised to passengers affected by a catalogue of unrelated delays and service suspensions which caused major delays at a time when large crowds were in the town attending the Ashes Test Match at … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Pharos Street tram shelter gets some TLC

The original and now unique cast iron tram shelter in Pharos Street, Fleetwood is getting some much needed TLC thanks to the Community Payback team. This shelter is situated close to the Heritage Tram pick-up stop and has looked in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram trackwork at City Hall

Over the weekend of 3 and 4 August there was track replacement work at City Hall, one of the extra weekend jobs taking place on Stagecoach Supertram as life expired track is replaced. With thanks to Stuart Cooke we bring … Continue reading

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London Tramlink Engineering Works: Monday 19th to Wednesday 28th August

Major track replacement works will take place in central Croydon over two phases during the second half of August which will see changes to services with the New Addington-Wimbledon service cut in two and during the second phase trams around … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 August

Further engineering works will affect Manchester Metrolink services over the weekend of Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August with no trams able to operate through the Victoria area. As a result there will be no services on the Bury line … Continue reading

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Stagecoach Supertram Engineering Works: Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 August

More track replacement work will be taking place on Stagecoach Supertram over the weekend of Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August, this time in the Infirmary Road/Albert Terrace Road area. Trams on the Yellow route will run from Meadowhall to … Continue reading

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NET Event Ticket extended to Capital FM Arena events

The recently launched £2 Event Ticket on Nottingham Express Transit has now been  extended to anyone with tickets for any event at the Capital FM Arena, this includes not only Nottingham Panther ice hockey games but any concert or other … Continue reading

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Liverpool 245 launch postponed again

Unfortunately, further delays to the ongoing work to restore Liverpool ‘Baby Grand’ 245 to an operational condition for service on the Birkenhead heritage tramway, have meant that plans to launch the car this summer have had to be dropped. The … Continue reading

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What, no Acdo?

Bolton 66 made a special appearance on the Blackpool tramway for a private hire on the evening of Wednesday 7th August, without one of its most recognisable features. The popular 1901-built tram has recently lost its long-running adverts for ‘Acdo’ … Continue reading

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