Daily Archives: Friday 25 March 2016

Norbreck North opens for business!

Blackpool’s newest tram stop opened to passengers on Tuesday 22nd March – Norbreck North. This was one of the many stops from the old system which were not retained when the tramway was upgraded to light rail standards, however a … Continue reading

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Blackpool Council progress plans for North Station extension

Whilst a lot of excitement when it comes to the Blackpool Tramway tends to be concentrated on the heritage operations behind the scenes progress has been continuing on the proposed extension of the tramway up Talbot Road to Blackpool North … Continue reading

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Southport Pier tram removed

The chances of the Southport Pier Tramway being resurrected in the future now seems to be over with the articulated tram – introduced onto the line in 2005 – having this week being removed from the Pier with the Council … Continue reading

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Blackpool gets ready for Easter

This Easter weekend sees the return of the Gold timetable for Blackpool’s Heritage Tram Tours between Saturday 26th and Monday 28th March and there is also a bonus heritage service on Friday 25th March – including evening runs to Fleetwood.

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First volume of new Regional Tramways book series released

The first volume of a new book series that will cover the history of tramway operations in the British Isles has just been released. This first book concentrates on Yorkshire and North East England and is written by established author … Continue reading

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Metrolink 2CC continues to progress

Work on bringing the vital Second City Crossing (2CC) on Manchester Metrolink to life is continuing ahead of its opening in 2017 with tram tracks now in place along Cross Street between King Street and the junction with Princess Street … Continue reading

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Metrolink delays after train derailment

Manchester Metrolink services to Bury were suspended for a day after the derailment of a Network Rail weed killing train on the connection between the Metrolink network and the East Lancashire Railway. The derailment happened at approximately 1030 on Tuesday … Continue reading

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No Tramlink services in central Croydon for a week

London Tramlink services are again suspended around the central Croydon loop over Easter with trackworks due to take place in the Church Street area. Trams from Wimbledon will be terminating at Reeves Corner with services from New Addington, Elmers End … Continue reading

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Fare increases on the way for Supertram

Some fares on Stagecoach Supertram are to increase from Sunday 3rd April due to “increased costs”. The only fares to be affected will be Adult long distance single, Tram only weekly megarider and the Tram and Bus monthly scratch card.

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