Daily Archives: Sunday 17 November 2013

Open top trams on the move

At the same time as announcing the imminent visit of Blackpool Railcoach 680 to Beamish Museum (see separate news story), the Manchester Transport Museum Society also confirmed that no less than three open-top double-deck trams will be moving to and … Continue reading

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Blackpool Railcoach 680 to run at Beamish!

Plans for the official launch into service of preserved Blackpool Railcoach 680 have been changed once again, in a move which should be welcomed by tram enthusiasts. Instead of being launched at Heaton Park in February 2014, as was previously … Continue reading

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British Trams Online – Editor’s Comment

It probably won’t have escaped your notice that there has been a little bit of controversy on our News Pages in recent weeks, a lot of it – although not exclusively – coming from our reports on the Lancastrian Transport … Continue reading

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One out, two in as Metrolink prepares to shake it all about!

The T68 fleet of Manchester Metrolink has decreased further by one following the withdrawal of 1003. The unique liveried vehicle was withdrawn on 12th November having been stopped exactly a week earlier after suffering a traction motor flashover. This now … Continue reading

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Nottingham Express Transit Citadis 219 arrives

The fourth Alstom Citadis tram – 219 – for Nottingham Express Transit arrived at its new home on Thursday 14th November having trodden the usual route from Spain via Southampton Docks. It arrived during the morning and was unloaded at … Continue reading

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More consultation for Midland Metro Wolverhampton extension

Another period of consultation for the Wolverhampton city centre extension of Midland Metro is to be launched following changes to the proposed route to allow a listed building to be saved from demolition. The consultation is open now and will … Continue reading

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Metrolink delays after pedestrian hit by tram

Manchester Metrolink services were delayed on Wednesday 13th November after a pedestrian was hit by a tram opposite the Crown Court between Piccadilly Gardens and Piccadilly Station. Reports suggested that the man slipped next to the tracks and was hit … Continue reading

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Tramlink delays after cyclist dies in collision with bus

Services on London Tramlink were suspended between East Croydon and Sandilands for approximately three hours on Tuesday 12th November after an accident involving a cyclist and a bus. Tragically the cyclist was killed in the incident which saw him dragged … Continue reading

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