Daily Archives: Saturday 19 March 2016

Tramways return for 2016

As Easter is just around the corner it is time for several more heritage tramways to resume operations for another year with this weekend seeing the Manx Electric Railway and Crich Tramway Village welcome their first passengers of 2016.

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Carlton Colville make final preparations for 2016

Many of the UK’s transport museums enjoy some much needed downtime between the end of October Half Term and Easter – except for a few Santa Specials – but this doesn’t actually mean that nothing happens, far from it! In … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway gets ready for Rush Hour on the Railways

The first special event of 2016 on the Isle of Man will see the Manx Electric Railway heavily involved in the Rush Hour on the Railways which will also see intensive services on the Isle of Man Steam Railway.

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In Pictures: Bluebird in the Workshop

As we have previously reported London County Council 1, or Bluebird if you prefer, saw its roof removed in a special operation by the main museum entrance at Crich on Friday 11th March. Of note during this the shunting was … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manchester Metrolink 3111 in service

Again we reported on this story last week but we can now show some photos of the first tram to run on Metrolink not to feature a 0 in the fleet number. It is of course 3111 which entered service … Continue reading

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Blind Ambition

When you think of Blackpool’s Heritage Tram Tours you tend to think of the ever increasing number of trams available for service but possibly one of the more interesting developments has been the creation of new destination blinds for the … Continue reading

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TfL commit £100m towards Sutton Tramlink extension

This week has seen the release of Transport for London’s 2016/17 budget and business plan and against the usual headlines of Crossrail, Underground and Overground developments there is a commitment to provide £100 million towards the planned extension of Tramlink … Continue reading

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Luas strikes suspended

After several disruptive strikes on Dublin’s Luas tram system the action has been suspended – just ahead of the planned strike on St Patrick’s Day. It has been reported that staff from three out of four grades have accepted pay … Continue reading

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In Pictures: T69 05 leaves Midland Metro behind

As we reported earlier this week Midland Metro T69 05 became the 12th of the class to leave Wednesbury Depot for storage at Long Marston on Thursday 17th March. This pictorial shows 05 still in service and as it made … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram 125 receives window ads

Stagecoach Supertram 125 has this week received some new full window ads for Sheffield College but retains the standard Supertram livery. The ads cover almost all passenger windows and it is expected they will be retained until April when the … Continue reading

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Midland Metro set to introduce new higher penalty fare

Anyone travelling on Midland Metro without a ticket could be in for a nasty surprise if plans to increase the penalty fare sevenfold are approved. Currently the penalty fare is £10 which is no longer seen as a serious deterrent … Continue reading

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NET maintenance work on Easter Sunday

Trams on the Phoenix Park branch will be suspended on Easter Sunday to allow for some bush and tree pruning. Trams bound for Phoenix Park will be terminated at Bulwell until 1400 with a replacement bus service running between Wilkinson … Continue reading

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get me there takes off

Travellers in Greater Manchester are really getting behind the get me there mobile ticketing app according to figures released this week. More than 20,000 tickets have been sold through the app for Metrolink since it was launched in November 2015 … Continue reading

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