Daily Archives: Saturday 24 January 2015

Picture in Time 25: Blackpool Pantograph 167

What better tram to feature as our first Picture in Time of 2015 than the tram which won the “Tramcar of the Year” – Blackpool Pantograph 167. Over the past 12 months this tram has featured countless times on the … Continue reading

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Stockport Council call for tram-train connection

Stockport Council have recently unveiled a new vision for rail travel in the area with four major priorities. As well as improving existing railway stations and ensuring that HS2 brings benefits to the local area the Council are calling for … Continue reading

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Cyclists set to sue over Edinburgh accidents

In another example of how someone seemingly has to be blamed for every accident solicitors representing a group of cyclists who have suffered injuries having fallen off their bikes in the vicinity of the tram tracks in Edinburgh have revealed … Continue reading

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In Photos: Midland Metro in the snow

The first fairly significant snowfall of this winter period fell on Midland Metro on Wednesday 14th January 2015 although it proved to only really be a fairly light dusting and was also mostly gone by lunchtime. Nevertheless Andy Walters was … Continue reading

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A new voice for NET

Regular travellers on Nottingham Express Transit will start to notice a new voice telling them the next stop over the next few weeks as the announcements have been re-recorded in preparation for the opening of the new lines later this … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wolverhampton St George’s progress

The much delayed rail replacement track between The Royal and Wolverhampton St George’s is continuing (rumours are that it will not be March at the earliest until Midland Metro services are able to resume into St George’s) with recent progress … Continue reading

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Nottingham Express Transit’s Citadis trams and their two numbers

Since the first Alstom Citadis tram was delivered to Nottingham there has been a common question asked: what is the other number carried on the side of the trams? Each of the Citadis trams was delivered with a three digit … Continue reading

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DLR workers set to strike

RMT members working on the Docklands Light Railway are to go on a 48 hour strike from 28th January it has been announced. Following the takeover of the contract to operate the network by KeolisAmey Docklands Ltd at the start … Continue reading

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Woman hit by tram in Nottingham

A woman in her 70s was reported to have been hit by a tram between the stops at The Forest and Wilkinson Street on Nottingham Express Transit on Monday 19th January and had to be taken to hospital as a … Continue reading

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