Daily Archives: Wednesday 6 November 2013

Glasgow 488 restoration makes progress

Since being repatriated following five decades spent in Paris, work has commenced on a major restoration of Glasgow ‘Standard’ car 488. Since being moved inside the Boston Lodge railway works at the Ffestinog Railway at the end of the summer, … Continue reading

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An eventful end to 2013 at Birkenhead

Recently the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society have released details of two special events taking place on the Birkenhead heritage tramway, featuring their historic tram collection. At a time of year when most museum lines are winding down for the winter, … Continue reading

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Confusion over new Blackpool winter timetable

As the Blackpool tramway prepares for the onslaught of winter, Blackpool Transport have already released information regarding the new timetables which will be introduced on Monday 11th November; after the final night of the 2013 illuminations season. This will see … Continue reading

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T68 1021 latest to be withdrawn

1021 has become the nineteenth T68/T68A to be withdrawn from service after suffering a traction fault whilst operating solo on the Altrincham-Bury direct service on Tuesday 5th November. The tram was returned to Queens Road Depot where the decision was … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another Alstom Citadis arrives in Nottingham

The third of the 22 strong fleet of Alstom Citadis trams for Nottingham Express Transit has now arrived at the Wilkinson Street Depot. The tram – believed to be 218 although once again it currently has no external number visible … Continue reading

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First tracks laid on Birmingham city centre extension

A major milestone in the construction of the Birmingham city centre extension of Midland Metro has been reached following the laying of the first rails as part of the £127 million project. The rail was laid at Colmore Gate in … Continue reading

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Oldham Rochdale line celebrates 150th anniversary

The Oldham Rochdale line – now operated as part of the Manchester Metrolink network – reached its 150th anniversary on Saturday 2nd November having been originally opened to the public in 1863 with a commemorative plaque unveiled to mark the … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink service alteration: Sunday 10th November

As the nation pauses to remember on Remembrance Sunday – 10th November – Manchester Metrolink services will be unable to travel through St Peter’s Square between 1000 and 1200 with replacement buses in operation instead. Buses will operate between Exchange … Continue reading

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Sunderland 16 gets lifted

The fortunes of the Beamish tram fleet seem to be improving, following a spate of bad luck recently. Grimsby & Immingham 26 re-entered service in late October following repairs to a motor defect, and this in turn has allowed staff … Continue reading

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