Daily Archives: Friday 23 December 2016

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

As this is our last update until early in the new year we would like wish everyone who reads this website a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2016 has been a year full of ups and downs in … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2016-17

This is your complete one-stop guide to services being operated on all tram and light rail networks in the British Isles over the Christmas and New Year period 2016-17. The differences in services being offered is plain to see from … Continue reading

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RAIB release safety digest into Twin Car 272 fire

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch have released their safety digest into the electrical fire suffered by Blackpool Twin Car 272 on Saturday 24th September during the Anniversary Spectacular event in the resort. As was previously known the fire started as … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to 2017: Crich Tramway Village

As one year rapidly comes to a close our attention starts to turn to the next and plans are made for events at the various heritage tramways across the UK. We have already reported on the events planned for the … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to 2017: Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

The Birkenhead Heritage Tramway (and Wirral Transport Museum) will again be operating throughout 2017 with services on their tramway between Woodside Ferry and Taylor Street running on most weekends and during local school holidays. In addition they are also planning … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to 2017: Heaton Park Tramway

One of the first of the UK’s heritage tramways to announce their events plan for 2017 was the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester with an ambitious plan of events aimed at both enthusiasts and families.

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New year, new fares for Midland Metro

Monday 2nd January 2017 will see the introduction of new fares for Midland Metro and although the cost of off-peak travel (including the day ticket), the city hop fare and group daysavers will not see a change there will be … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield tram-train construction

It may be the project which seems to be constantly delayed but despite that there is still some progress on bringing the UK tram-train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham to fruition. In this pictorial update Glyn Hill provides photos from … Continue reading

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Wolverhampton utility diversion work to start in new year

The scheme to bring Midland Metro further into Wolverhampton City Centre will see a major step forward in early 2017 with the start of the utility diversion stage. From 9th January the work will start in Pipers Row with a … Continue reading

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Supertram services delayed after car collides with overhead pole

Stagecoach Supertram Blue and Purple route services were disrupted on Thursday 22nd December after a car collided with an overhead pole in the reserved tram section at Hollinsend tramstop. The car – a grey Vauxhall Insignia – suffered fairly major … Continue reading

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Man taken to hospital after being hit by tram

A 45 year old man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after he was hit by a tram at Roundthorn Manchester Metrolink stop. Reports suggest that the man was sitting on the edge of the platform when it … Continue reading

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Elderly man in hospital after being hit by tram in Sheffield

An 81 year old man is in hospital with life threatening injuries after being hit by a tram in Sheffield. The man was struck by a tram close to Woodbourn Road tramstop just after 1000 on Thursday 22nd December with … Continue reading

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