Daily Archives: Thursday 9 March 2017

In Pictures: Tram-Trains finally start daylight testing

A day it seemed was never going to come is finally upon us – the Tram-Trains for the Sheffield to Rotherham pilot (as well as adding additional capacity to the current Supertram network) have started daylight testing. The first daylight … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Preparations for the new season at Crich

In nine days time on Saturday 18th March another season will commence at the Crich Tramway Village and with this in mind preparations are in hand which has seen Cardiff 131 out and about cleaning the track. 131 started its … Continue reading

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2017 Community Heroes tram naming in Nottingham

On the day that Nottingham Express Transit celebrated their 13th anniversary they were also renaming a tram as 222 – the Community Heroes tram – received the name Michelle and Richard Daniels. The couple set up the Forever Stars charity … Continue reading

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Peter Cushing steps down as Metrolink Director at TfGM

Peter Cushing has formally handed over the leadership and day to day management for Manchester Metrolink to Danny Vaughan after four years in role of Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink Director. Mr Vaughan will be taking up a new role … Continue reading

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New tramstop planned for Broadmarsh Shopping Centre

A new tramstop is set to be built at the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre in Nottingham City Centre as part of a package of projects announced for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. £10 million has been pledged for the redevelopment of the bus … Continue reading

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Supertram Purple route suspended after points problem

Stagecoach Supertram’s Purple route was suspended on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th March after a points problem was discovered at Gleadless Townend. No trams were able to run on this route – which remains confined to the Cathedral to Herdings … Continue reading

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East Didsbury service returns to original route – briefly

Services between East Didsbury and Rochdale will be returning to the original route through Manchester City Centre – although not for long! On Sunday 12th March the Manchester Irish Community Parade will take place and it will cross the tracks … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 717 & Blackpool Brush 631

We have a change of plan for today’s Picture in Time images (this edition wasn’t actually scheduled to appear for a few months) as we take a look at two fairly recent images from 2012 – showing just how far … Continue reading

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