Daily Archives: Sunday 9 October 2016

In Pictures: 17 finally enters service on Midland Metro

Having been in the UK for almost three years the oldest Urbos 3 has finally entered service on Midland Metro. 17 was used in passenger service for the very first time as one of the evening peak extras on Tuesday … Continue reading

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A new advert on Manchester Metrolink

After a short period of livery uniformity another M5000 has now received advertising vinyls on Manchester Metrolink. 3117 is the latest tram to be covered in a vinyl wrap with the sponsor being Manchester College, and yes it does feature … Continue reading

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Blackpool Brush 636 on the move again

Blackpool Brush Railcoach 636 has been on the move again with it returning to Stored Energy Technology in Derby having spent the past couple of months at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway where it has been used for testing. The return … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield tram-train project work continues

It may seem to be the project which has been progressing at a snail’s pace but work is underway on the necessary construction work needed for the introduction of the Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train service which it is hoped may … Continue reading

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Midland Metro Alliance apply for Birmingham Eastside extension TWAO

Plans to extend Midland Metro from Bull Street to Digbeth – the Birmingham Eastside extension – have moved a step forward following the application by the Midland Metro Alliance, on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), for a … Continue reading

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Mayor to press ahead with another DLR extension?

The expansion of the Docklands Light Railway has stalled in recent years but the new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has now announced that he intends to approve an extension across the Thames from Gallions Reach to Thamesmead to support … Continue reading

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Everyone’s a winner at Light Rail Awards

Well not quite everyone but it does seem a lot of the UK’s tramways are celebrating wins at the recent Light Rail Awards! Edinburgh Trams, Manchester Metrolink, Midland Metro and Nottingham Express Transit have all been delighted to announce their … Continue reading

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A new name for a new tram stop

Midland Metro’s Snow Hill tram stop is to be renamed St Chad’s from January 2017 to avoid confusion for passengers who alight wanting to access the adjacent railway station. The stop opened in May as part of the Metro extension … Continue reading

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Crich prepares to be illuminated for the Starlight Spectacular

We may be approaching the end of another season of operation at the Crich Tramway Village but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for another special event with final preparations now underway for the Starlight Spectacular event which takes place … Continue reading

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Collisions in Croydon and Nottingham

Thursday 6th October was a bad day for collisions on our tramways with both Nottingham Express Transit and London Tramlink suffering delays following incidents which saw trams collide with road vehicles. The first incident was shortly before 0900 outside Nottingham … Continue reading

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