Daily Archives: Saturday 2 May 2015

In Pictures: A day of ups and downs in the Crich workshop

Saturday 2nd May might have been the first day of a new three day event at Crich Tramway Village entitled ‘Bands at Crich’, but arguably the most important events of this day actually took place in the workshop and the … Continue reading

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Welcome back 715!

The May Day Bank Holiday weekend got off to a fantastic start in Blackpool on Saturday, with the return to service of Balloon 715 following workshop attention. The tram had last run on the tramway on 6th November 2011 on … Continue reading

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More Urbos 3s enter service on Midland Metro

The last week of April has seen a further two Urbos 3 trams enter service on Midland Metro bringing the total number of this class of tram available for service to 13. The latest two trams to enter service have … Continue reading

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Plans to be revealed for new Seaton Terminus

Friday 8th May will give members of the public their first chance to see the plans for the new Seaton Tramway terminus with a public exhibition taking place at Seaton Town Hall between 1200 and 1600. The contemporary design is … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Marton Vambac 15

Today our latest Picture in Time image goes back to Blackpool with a view of a tram which is no longer in existence – Marton VAMBAC 15.

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Book Review: An Illustrated History of the Midland Metro T69 Trams

Sometimes when you get a new book it is very difficult to put it down and that is exactly the case with Andrew Coward’s new book “An Illustrated History of the Midland Metro T69 Trams” which as the title should … Continue reading

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Funding approved for Metrolink Trafford Centre line

The Trafford Centre extension on Manchester Metrolink has moved a step closer following the confirmation by Greater Manchester councils of the £300 million funding required to build the line. Detailed designs of the route will now be confirmed ahead of … Continue reading

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Another threat of strike action on the DLR

For the second time this year workers on the Docklands Light Railway are to be balloted over strike action as a result of two ongoing disputes. The RMT are balloting their members over pay and conditions and this includes both … Continue reading

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Shaw and Crompton Park and Ride site expands

The Park and Ride site at Shaw and Crompton on the Oldham and Rochdale Metrolink line has expanded with an extra 46 parking spaces now available to passengers. The original car park here had 44 parking spaces but an extra … Continue reading

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Food to be allowed on Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams have announced that there will be some minor changes to their Conditions of Carriage as from Friday 1st May 2015. From that date passengers will be able to eat cold food on board the trams and to also … Continue reading

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