Daily Archives: Friday 15 July 2016

In Pictures: Blackpool Brush 636 on its travels again

Earlier this week we talked about Blackpool trams ending up in unusual locations for unusual purposes and another tram which falls into that category is Blackpool Brush 636. The Brush Railcoach – which originally left Blackpool as long as ago … Continue reading

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Another chance for a horse tram ride at Crich

There will be an unexpected chance to take a ride on Sheffield 15 at the Crich Tramway Village on Sunday 17th July as part of the Edwardian Event. Originally only due to be used on Friday 15th July the opportunity … Continue reading

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Final NET Citadis receives a name

All 37 trams on Nottingham Express Transit now proudly carry names following the application of the name Dame Laura Knight to 216 in a special ceremony. Dame Laura was an acclaimed local artist and her childhood home now overlooks a … Continue reading

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Midland Metro Alliance formally signed

A new partnership which will revolutionise the major expansion of future tram routes across the West Midlands has been formally launched. The Midland Metro Alliance establishes a team of planning, design and construction specialists building four new tram extensions on … Continue reading

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NET Phase Two boosted local economy by over £100m

A major independent report has revealed that the construction project to expand Nottingham Express Transit boosted the local economy by more than £100m. The report also says that the project helped hundreds of local people to benefit from jobs and … Continue reading

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More cars find their way onto Metrolink tracks

It’s been a normal couple of weeks for Manchester Metrolink with the dreaded car v Metrolink rearing its ugly head once again. The standard cars driving onto tracks and cars colliding with trams incident have once again been taking place … Continue reading

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Overhead line problems cause delays in Nottingham

Nottingham Express Transit services saw delays on Sunday 10th July following a problem with the overhead. It was not possible to run trams between Nottingham Station and Toton Lane for over three hours whilst repairs were made with all other … Continue reading

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All change at the DfT

Following the resignation of David Cameron as Prime Minister and his subsequent replacement by Teresa May there have been changes to the cabinet which has included major changes at the Department for Transport. Out has gone Patrick McLoughlin – who … Continue reading

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