Daily Archives: Saturday 22 February 2014

Lightning strikes twice for Stockport 5

The saying that lightning never strikes twice has unfortunately been proved untrue by the Manchester Transport Museum Society, who have had to withdraw the planned loan of Stockport 5 to Beamish for their main transport event in April for the … Continue reading

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Mixed fortunes for the Crich horse tram fleet

In a pleasing development, anyone who fancies a ride on a horse tram at Crich Tramway Village this year won’t have to attend the Edwardian event, as Sheffield 15 will also be operating for a special Sheffield-themed event in May. … Continue reading

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Picture in Time 14: Balloon 711 through the years

To mark the upcoming transfer to the National Tramway Museum of Blackpool Balloon car 711 on an initial two-year loan, our occasional Picture in Time feature puts the spotlight on this tram, featuring three liveries it has carried over the … Continue reading

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Midland Metro 20 arrives

The fourth of the CAF built trams for Midland Metro finally arrived at Wednesbury Depot on Friday 21st February after two previous false starts caused by poor weather conditions. Number 20 was originally due to arrive a fortnight ago but … Continue reading

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Lost Trams 11: Glasgow 585

Next up in our Lost Trams series is a tram which has been out of the public eye since 1999 but which does remain in the UK – Glasgow 585.

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Manchester Metrolink service pattern from Monday 24th February

The exact service pattern on Manchester Metrolink as from Monday 24th February for the next nine months has now been confirmed on their official website with the Bury-Altrincham direct service confirmed as operating all every day with the Altrincham-Piccadilly and … Continue reading

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Daytime testing starts in Edinburgh city centre

As reported earlier this week daytime testing in Edinburgh city centre has now commenced with the first test run taking place shortly after 1500 on Thursday 20th February. Tram 265 was the tram chosen to undertake this first run and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manchester Metrolink T68As continue to fly the flag

The two remaining Manchester Metrolink T68As – 2001 and 2003 – continue to be operational and are still seeing fairly regular use. It is expected that from Monday 24th February they will be restricted to the Bury-Abraham Moss shuttle (considering … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Unusual destinations on Manchester Metrolink

With engineering works, sorry improvement works, taking place on the Manchester Metrolink network on Sunday 23rd February a number of unusual destinations were carried on some of the LRVs in action on this day. Previously it has been normal for … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manchester Metrolink – Droylsden

On Sunday 16th February with ongoing improvement works affecting Manchester Metrolink services from Eccles were extended through to Ashton-under-Lyne – a service which will operate for the next month as a result of the Victoria Station works. With thanks to … Continue reading

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New Cab Ride DVDs available

Two new cab ride DVDs have recently been released featuring footage from the Blackpool Tramway and London Tramlink. As well as featuring full uninterrupted cab rides both DVDs include speeded up journeys.

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DLR sets new performance records

The Docklands Light Railway has set a new record for punctuality and performance with 99.67% of trains running on time between 5th January and 1st February whilst during the same period 99.77% of all scheduled services ran.

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