Daily Archives: Sunday 26 April 2015

Daytime testing extends on Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two

The sight of trams on the Chilwell line of Nottingham Express Transit during daylight hours is now a common occurrence following the extension of daytime testing through the Queens Medical Centre and alongside University Boulevard. Daylight testing also continues as … Continue reading

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Metrolink T68 1003 leaves Manchester Metrolink

It has been a while since a T68 departed Manchester Metrolink metals but on Saturday 11th April 1003 became the latest of the class to leave; although unlike other departees this tram ran under its own power to the connection … Continue reading

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Petition launched to get trams back to Lytham

It has been many years since a tram last ran between Blackpool and Lytham but if The Trams to Lytham Group have their way it won’t be too many more years before you can enjoy a tram ride into Lytham. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Chesterfield 7 – The Recruiting Tram

On Saturday 18th April Chesterfield 7 was officially launched as the Recruitment Tram at the Crich Tramway Village. As previously shown on British Trams Online 7 has been specially decorated as a First World War One recruitment tram – an … Continue reading

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Movement for the Manchester Metrolink M5000s

It is another case of one into service and one arriving on Manchester Metrolink over the past week with M5000 3097 carrying passengers for the first time and 3098 being delivered to its new home. 3097 entered service on Saturday … Continue reading

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RAIB release report into Mitcham Junction derailment

Following an investigation the Rail Accident Investigation Branch have reached a conclusion that the derailment of London CR4000 2544 at Mitcham Junction on 29th December 2014 was due to a fault in the points where the line goes from single … Continue reading

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Real Time Information coming soon for Stagecoach Supertram

Passengers on Stagecoach Supertram are set to enjoy real time information at all stops following the installation of electronic information displays which are now under test before full commissioning. Since the system opened 20 years ago passengers have just had … Continue reading

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Bike trial for Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams have become the latest light rail system in the UK to trial bikes being allowed on their trams. The trial will take place throughout May and all folded and non-folded bikes will be allowed on board trams during … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Stagecoach Supertram rail replacement works continue

The rail replacement project on Stagecoach Supertram is continuing with the latest worksite being on the inbound curve at Wood Street. The outbound track at the same location was completed last weekend with other recent work being seen on the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Croydon Town Centre blockade

To bring us up-to-date with the Easter Croydon Town Centre blockade we bring you a final photo update from Ian Buck. Once the works along Addiscombe Road was completed trams were able to return to East Croydon although the town … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams Inquiry to take two years

It has recently transpired that the “quick and efficient” inquiry into the construction of Edinburgh Trams is set to take up to two years to complete leading to yet more debate and anger in the Scottish capital over the project. … Continue reading

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