Daily Archives: Saturday 26 April 2014

Blackpool Event Preview: May Day Bank Holiday

Details of the plans for Blackpool’s heritage tram service over the imminent May Day Bank Holiday weekend have now been announced, with a three-car service due to operate on both Sunday 4th & Monday 5th May. With a similar pool … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink T68 1004 gets ready for departure

The next Manchester Metrolink T68 to head to Rotherham for scrapping will be 1004 with the vehicle now loaded upon an Allelys low loader at Trafford Depot awaiting departure. It is expected that the LRV – which will become the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Seaton Tramway repairs

We have reported a lot this year on the repairs undertaken on the Seaton Tramway following the devastating damage caused by the Valentines night storms but haven’t seen the repairs but now thanks to Keith Chadbourne we are able to … Continue reading

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NET Citadis trams to start daytime testing

Next week should see a major step towards the introduction of the new Alstom Citadis trams into service on Nottingham Express Transit with the expected start of daytime testing of the trams. The first of the 22 strong class of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Latest M5000s around Manchester

The latest M5000 to enter service has been 3080 which joined the non-ATS and VRS equipped pool of trams for use (mainly) on the Eccles and MediaCityUK services. Meanwhile one of the latest vehicles to be delivered to Manchester, 3081, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram rail replacement works update

The first phase of the 2014 stage of rail replacement work on Stagecoach Supertram has now been completed with works in the Hillsborough and Malin Bridge areas now completed. The final part of this phase saw the double track and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Victoria Station redevelopment continues

The major redevelopment work at Victoria Station, which will see a new Metrolink stop constructed alongside other much needed improvements to the Station complex, is continuing with Metrolink services still altered through the area. This photo update from Steve Kemp … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rochdale bus station and car park demolition

Although not directly affecting Manchester Metrolink work is also continuing on the demolition of the old Rochdale Bus Station and adjoining car park which is adjacent to the new Metrolink Rochdale Town Centre terminus. The work will see the 1970s … Continue reading

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Car & tram collide on Addiscombe Road

A car driver was taken to hospital after the vehicle he was in was involved in a collision with a tram on Addiscombe Road. The incident happened at 1900 on Thursday 24th April when CR4000 2549 came into contact with … Continue reading

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Utility diversion works continue in Manchester City Centre

Ground investigations and utility diversion work for the Second City Crossing (2CC) will move to Lower Mosley Street from Monday 28th April for approximately three weeks with the road closed to all through traffic from the junction of Oxford Street … Continue reading

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