Daily Archives: Sunday 15 June 2014

In Pictures: LCC 1 enters the works at Crich

As briefly reported yesterday on British Trams Online, London Transport 1 entered the workshop at Crich Tramway Village on Saturday 14th June, ready for work to commence on the major restoration of the tram which is being funded by the … Continue reading

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Five month closure for Midland Metro to Wolverhampton

It was announced back in March that £5 million had been awarded to replace the tracks on Bilston Road in Wolverhampton on Midland Metro and it has now been revealed that this work will last for five months from July … Continue reading

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Another Metrolink T68 leaves for the scrapman

1006 has become the seventh T68/T68A to depart Manchester for pastures new – in that we mean it has left to go for scrapping in Rotherham. The LRV was loaded onto the back of the low loader late on 12th … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Midland Metro Urbos 3 on display in Wolverhampton

The second chance for members of the public to a take a close look at one of the new Midland Metro Urbos 3 trams took place on Saturday 14th June when 20 was displayed at Wolverhampton St George’s.

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In Pictures: Midland Metro Urbos 3’s continue their testing

The testing and driver training on the Midland Metro CAF built Urbos 3 trams is continuing most days with a number of drivers now able to drive the vehicles. On the sunny evening of 12th June both 19 and 20 … Continue reading

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Public consultation set to be launched for Trafford Park Metrolink line

Plans for a Metrolink extension to Trafford Park are set to go forward to a major public consultation, provided that the TfGM Committee give their approval at a meeting on Friday 20th June. The line would leave the current network … Continue reading

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Heritage trams this week

It’s that time of the week again when we provide a round-up of when and where you can ride on heritage trams in the UK and Isle of Man. Another quiet week is on the horizon with just the usual … Continue reading

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Nottingham Express Transit 209 & The Milk Race

You may remember a few weeks ago that Nottingham Express Transit’s 209 carried an advert for The Milk Race, a major cycling race taking place in Nottingham City Centre during May. Whether by accident or design 209 is named Sydney … Continue reading

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Enhanced Supertram service for Tour de France

For the first time the Tour de France will start in Yorkshire (yes we know its not exactly in France but never mind!) and on Sunday 6th July it will pass directly through Sheffield before ending at the Motorpoint Arena. … Continue reading

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Another bridge named in Nottingham

Following on from the naming of the Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two bridge over the railway station as the Karlsruhe Friendship Bridge it has been announced that a second iconic bridge is to be named. A steel bowstring bridge which … Continue reading

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New security measures to help prevent equipment theft from Metrolink

Transport for Greater Manchester have teamed up with Greater Manchester Police to introduce new cutting edge measures to prevent and tackle the theft of equipment from the Metrolink network. All too frequently we have to report on another theft of … Continue reading

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