Daily Archives: Saturday 7 December 2013

Time running out for Blackpool Balloon 716

When the Blackpool Tramway fleet started to be sold around the country one of the most surprising purchases saw Blackpool Balloon 716 head north to Perth in Scotland where it was planned to be used as an office by Ptarmigan … Continue reading

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NET 204 returns to service after refresh

After a break of nearly five months another tram has entered service on Nottingham Express Transit in new mainly silver fleet livery. The tram in question is 204, which was previously in the blue based “Glide in Nottingham” livery, and … Continue reading

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Metrolink fares to rise by average 4.2%

It has been confirmed that fares on Manchester Metrolink are to increase by an average of 4.2% in January 2014 – in line with the agreed financial strategy that underpins Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s established major investment programme. The 4.2% … Continue reading

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Government award £5 million for Supertram track replacement

The Department for Transport have awarded £5 million to go towards the replacement of tracks on the Stagecoach Supertram system. This money is a one off payment and has been made to South Yorkshire PTE who will be delivering the … Continue reading

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New look for front of DLR trains revealed

The Docklands Light Railway have revealed which of the three designs for the front of some of their trains has won an online vote which took place over the past couple of weeks. The winning design – which received over … Continue reading

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News in brief from Crich

The latest edition of the Tramway Musuem Society Journal reports on a number of interesting developments at Crich. As many of these can be explained fairly briefly it is not felt that they warrant their own individual articles, and so … Continue reading

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