Daily Archives: Monday 3 November 2014

Metrolink Airport line opens to passengers

The Manchester Metrolink extension to the Airport has now officially opened to the public with the first fare paying passengers welcomed onboard double unit 3080+3070. These two vehicles operated the first journey on Monday 3rd November departing Cornbrook at 0500 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Boat 228 in San Francisco

San Francisco was the place to be over the weekend of 1st and 2nd November as MUNI held a heritage weekend using historic buses and trolleybuses alongside four historic trams and the normal Milan and PCC cars. Of most interest … Continue reading

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Trafford Park Metrolink extension confirmed as part of major devolution deal

Monday 3rd November certainly seems to have been a good day for Manchester Metrolink as not only has the Airport extension opened to the public but it has also seen confirmation of the Trafford Park extension as part of the … Continue reading

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NEETT’s Blackpool trams move in

Monday 3rd November was a momentous day for the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust, as it was on this date that the last of their collection of historic Blackpool trams were moved into secure undercover accommodation. Both of the Balloon … Continue reading

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Grimsby & Immingham 26 back in action

Pleasing news from the Beamish Museum tramway concerns Grimsby & Immingham 26 (alias Gateshead 10) which is now back in service on a restricted basis following several months of inactivity. The tram was noticeably absent over the summer season due … Continue reading

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Heritage trams descend on Starr Gate – again!

Following the completion of works on the road junction at Manchester Square in Blackpool after months of chaos, it had been hoped that the disruption affecting access by trams to and from the Rigby Road site was at an end. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bye bye Box 40!

As reported previously, Wednesday 29th October witnessed the departure of both Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 and Blackpool Balloon 711 from the National Tramway Museum at Crich, with both trams heading back home to Blackpool. We are pleased to bring … Continue reading

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