Daily Archives: Monday 7 July 2014

More M5000s for Metrolink

The largest single class fleet of LRVs in the UK is set to get even bigger with the announcement that Transport for Greater Manchester has been awarded £50 million for transport investment from the Local Growth Fund (LGF). As part … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams passenger numbers still high

Edinburgh Trams have revealed that average weekly passenger numbers – not including the launch week – are currently sitting at 90,000; this is in line with forecasts. During the first week of service 130,000 passengers were carried including 40,000 during … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram puts on an intensive service for the Tour de France

On Sunday 6th July the world famous Tour de France visited Sheffield with the second leg of the cycling race ending in the South Yorkshire city. Throughout the day Stagecoach Supertram operated an intensive service which saw all of the … Continue reading

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Event Review: Manchester 765 – 100 Not Out!

On Sunday 6th July, a very special event took place at Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway to commemorate the centenary of Manchester 765. Having been the tram which led to the formation of the Manchester Transport Museum Society and the re-opening … Continue reading

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Crich mark 50 years of electric trams

Saturday 5th July 1964 was an extremely significant day in the history of British tramcar preservation, as this was the day when public services commenced at what would become the National Tramway Museum at Crich using electric trams. At 2:00pm, … Continue reading

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