Daily Archives: Saturday 31 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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