Daily Archives: Saturday 11 October 2014

Another T68 leaves Trafford Depot

The first LRV to operate in passenger service between Victoria and Bury on 6th April 1992 has become the latest T68 to depart Trafford Depot for scrapping in Rotherham. 1012 departed Manchester on Friday 10th October making that now very … Continue reading

Posted in Manchester Metrolink | 3 Comments

In Pictures: Midland Metro rail replacement works

Although recently our concentration on Midland Metro has been with the departure of the T69 trams there is also the not too insignificant matter of the rail replacement works between The Royal and Wolverhampton St George’s. The line beyond Priestfield … Continue reading

Posted in West Midlands Metro | 1 Comment

Is Tramlink’s Crystal Palace extension dream over?

Confusion reigns over the potential extension of London Tramlink to Crystal Palace following the release of a consultation document into a proposed Bakerloo line extension into Beckenham. The document stated that the extensions to Crystal Palace “are not actively being … Continue reading

Posted in London Tramlink | 2 Comments

Another consultation launched for Midland Metro extension

Centro have launched a public consultation into plans to extend Midland Metro through the heart of Digbeth. Previously a route from Bull Street in the city centre to the proposed HS2 station at Curzon Street was agreed but during the … Continue reading

Posted in West Midlands Metro | Comments Off

Council to allow Edinburgh Trams merchandise to be sold

City of Edinburgh Council bosses have revealed that they are to allow various products to be released with the Edinburgh Trams image on as they try to raise extra money during this time of budget constraints. It is not just … Continue reading

Posted in Edinburgh Trams | 4 Comments

Manchester Metrolink Performance Update

Slightly later than usual we bring you the regular look at the statistics from Manchester Metrolink on the service performance, details of major incidents, trams out of service and the number of complaints received. Three different periods are reviewed in … Continue reading

Posted in Manchester Metrolink | Comments Off

Stagecoach Supertram change in destination screens

The main end destination screens on the Siemens built trams of Stagecoach Supertram have now reverted to their large non-scrolling destinations (i.e. just showing the final destination in large writing rather than a smaller destination and stops the service goes … Continue reading

Posted in Stagecoach Supertram | Comments Off

More winners from Light Rail Awards 2014

Barnbrook Systems – a family run business from Hampshire – is celebrating after winning an award at the recent Light Rail Awards and being highly commended in another category. The company was praised by the judges for its longevity and … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off

Tram lines blamed for death of cyclist in central Croydon

A coroner has blamed the tram lines at East Croydon for the death of a cyclist in November last year. Roger de Klerk became trapped under a bus at the junction of Cherry Orchard Road and Addiscombe Road on 12th … Continue reading

Posted in London Tramlink | 6 Comments

Man injured after being hit by tram in Manchester City Centre

A 21 year old man had to be taken to hospital with serious injuries about he was hit by a tram outside the Manchester Central Convention Centre. The man, who had been out in the city centre, was hit by … Continue reading

Posted in Manchester Metrolink | Comments Off

Improved interchange between tram and bus at Malin Bridge

From Monday 13th October there will be an improved interchange for passengers wishing to swap between the tram and Supertram Link SL2 service at Malin Bridge with a new and improved bus stop – closer to the tramstop – being … Continue reading

Posted in Stagecoach Supertram | Comments Off

Public urged to give views on Douglas Horse Tramway future

A public exhibition is being held on Saturday 11th October at the Sea Terminal in Douglas as the Isle of Man Government seek opinions on where members of the public think the new single track Horse Tramway should be installed. … Continue reading

Posted in Douglas Bay Horse Tramway | Comments Off