Monthly Archives: October 2015

Two becomes one

Stagecoach Supertram is set to welcome a hybrid tram into service following the announcement that the undamaged sections of 118 and 120 – which were of course involved in a collision at Shalesmoor in October – are to be combined … Continue reading

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Frozen fever and starlight surprises at Crich

The busy October school half-term holidays saw an expanded Starlight Halloween event take place at the Crich Tramway Village over a period of six days. This event has established itself as one of the museum’s best – but this year … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram 123 unveiled in new livery

On Sunday 25th October Stagecoach Supertram held an Open Day at the Nunnery Square Depot with over 1800 visitors taking the opportunity to see behind the scenes. Included on the day was a behind the scenes tour (allowing visitors to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink welcomes 3106 to town

The deliveries of Manchester Metrolink’s Bombardier built M5000 trams is continuing with Saturday 31st October seeing 3106 arriving at Queens Road Depot. Often when one new tram arrives the previous delivery has just entered service but on this occasion 3105 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Midland Metro Birmingham City Centre extension works

No sooner had Midland Metro services stopped running into the original Snow Hill terminus workmen entered the site and started to dismantle 16 years of history. The overhead wires were swiftly removed and some track has also been lifted as … Continue reading

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First tram to Exchange Square imminent

It is expected that the early hours of Sunday 1st November will see the first tram run on Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing (2CC) with an initial gauging run due to take place between Victoria and Exchange Square. This is … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Midland Metro Snow Hill last day

Saturday 24th October saw something happen which is thankfully nowadays a rare occurrence – the closure of a section of tramway in the UK. This was the last day that you could go for a ride on a Midland Metro … Continue reading

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NET Citadis 227 named Sir Peter Mansfield

The namings of the complete fleet of Nottingham Express Transit Citadis’ is continuing with the latest tram to receive transfers being 227 which is now named Sir Peter Mansfield. Sir Peter is one of the world’s most celebrated scientists and … Continue reading

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Car collides with tram on Addiscombe Road

London Tramlink has been the location for the latest car versus tram incident with a Mini running into the side of a tram on Tuesday 27th October. The collision took place on Lower Addiscombe Road just before 2100 and saw … Continue reading

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12 injured after car/tram collision in Dublin

A collision between a car and tram in Dublin on Friday 23rd October has seen 12 people suffering minor injuries. Details of what happened have not been reported but the collision happened on Suir Road, Inchicore on the Red Line … Continue reading

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48 hour strike on DLR to start 3rd November

The RMT have called a 48 hour strike on the Docklands Light Railway from 0359 on Tuesday 3rd November which is likely to see a complete suspension of all services on the network. The RMT have said there has been … Continue reading

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Boy suffers serious injury after leg gets trapped between tram and platform

A 15 year old boy was taken to hospital late on Friday 23rd October after his leg got trapped between the platform edge and a tram at Piccadilly Gardens. All Metrolink services through Piccadilly Gardens stop were suspended for approximately … Continue reading

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Manchester Airport line wins another award!

Manchester Metrolink’s Airport extension has now won a fourth national award following the receipt of the Transport Policy, Planning and Implementation accolade at The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s Annual Awards for Excellence.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Illuminated Frigate 736

You probably didn’t need to be a rocket scientist to work out which tram we were going to feature in this week’s Blackpool based Picture in Time as we conclude our look at the main Illuminated feature cars with a … Continue reading

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Going for a ride…

The end of the 2015 operating season for many heritage tramways is rapidly approaching with the next few days seeing Crich, East Anglia Transport Museum, Great Orme, Seaton, Snaefell Mountain Railway all welcoming their last passengers of the year. And … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Seaton 12

Picture in Time heads south today for a visit to Eastbourne in 1968 where we see the tram we now know as Seaton no. 12 but in those days was probably actually Eastbourne or just plain old Modern Electric Tramway … Continue reading

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Leeds 399 to light up Halloween at Crich

The Crich workshop team have created a very special extra attraction for this year’s Starlight event at the museum, by decorating Leeds 399 with illuminations. The tram has received a large number of coloured light bulbs and will be one … Continue reading

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Midland Metro says farewell to Snow Hill terminus

At the end of service on Saturday 24th October Midland Metro ran into the original Snow Hill terminus for the last time with the track from St Paul’s leading into the dark and cramped terminus closed to allow for the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 106

As Stagecoach Supertram are throwing open the doors to their depot today where better can we go for the latest Picture in Time image than Sheffield and a view of one of the many advertising liveries carried on one of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Balloon 713′s big day out!

After the excitement of Wednesday 21st October in Blackpool (as previously mentioned on this website) with two ‘B Fleet’ Balloon cars running to Fleetwood and the little-used 723 working an illuminations tour, fans of the seaside tramway could have been … Continue reading

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