Daily Archives: Saturday 23 July 2016

Douglas Bay Horse Tramway future secured for at least two more years

Following a lengthy debate and proposed amendments Tynwald agreed this week that Isle of Man Railways will continue to operate the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway for a further two years (in 2017 and 2018) whilst a further and more detailed … Continue reading

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Event Preview: Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2016

The annual Manx Heritage Transport Festival takes place on the Isle of Man between Wednesday 27th and Sunday 31st July with the usual mix of transport action across the island. As usual the event features the Isle of Man Steam … Continue reading

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399 204 arrives in Sheffield

Having waited so long between the first and second tram-trains to arrive in Sheffield the deliveries have now definitely accelerated with 399 204 the latest to arrive following the long journey from Spain. The tram – which is unsurprisingly the … Continue reading

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Another arrival on Metrolink

Saturday 16th July saw the latest M5000 arrive in Manchester with 3118 the tram being delivered. The 118th of the 120 trams currently on order 3118 was soon moved into the workshops where commissioning started ahead of mileage accumulation and … Continue reading

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Overhead problems caused major disruption for Midland Metro

Midland Metro services have been disrupted this week following an overhead line problem in the West Bromwich area. Despite original reports suggesting that this was weather related Midland Metro have since said the problems were not caused by the heat. … Continue reading

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Tram derailed in collision with ambulance

There were major delays for Nottingham Express Transit on Thursday 21st July following a collision between an ambulance and tram on Wilford Road which saw the tram suffer a minor derailment. Four people were treated for minor injuries, including the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Seaton Tramway July 2016

The most southerly tramway in the UK also operates on the smallest gauge and is of course the Seaton Tramway in Devon. In this pictorial update we take a look at the tramway during July including a look behind the … Continue reading

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Can you help? Equipment required for Guernsey no. 3

We have previously reported on the sole surviving tram from Guernsey which has remained stored on the island waiting for a brighter future. Well now we can report that there is a brighter future for no. 3 which will be … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams Inquiry costs continue to soar

The BBC have this week reported that the cost of the Public Inquiry into the Edinburgh Trams project has now gone beyond £3.7m. The Inquiry was called by the SNP led government to see what went wrong with the project … Continue reading

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Man seriously injured after leg becomes trapped between tram and platform

A man has suffered serious injuries after his leg became trapped between a tram and the platform at St Werburgh’s Road tramstop. A report in the Manchester Evening News states that the man was running for the last tram of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rotherham Parkgate works progress

Despite no further news coming out of Network Rail as to when they will be able to complete the work enabling the tram-train service to start construction works are continuing as these views taken on 19th July at Rotherham Parkgate … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink Eccles line work

No trams have been running on the Eccles line of Manchester Metrolink since the end of June to allow for the first major rail replacement work on this branch since it opened to the public. In this pictorial update from … Continue reading

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Mobility scooters are go on Edinburgh Trams

Mobility scooters are to be permanently allowed on Edinburgh Trams following the successful completion of a trial period. Class 2 mobility scooters will be allowed on board Edinburgh Trams from 1st August 2016 provided that the user has a valid … Continue reading

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