Daily Archives: Friday 14 April 2017

In Pictures: Box 40 on tour

On Sunday 9th April, Blackpool & Fleetwood Box car 40 operated a full system tour of the Blackpool tramway for its support group, ‘Friends of 40′. Primarily aimed as a social event and tram ride for many of the people … Continue reading

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Allocations announced for Easter Gold in Blackpool

The Easter weekend looks set to see another action packed weekend of heritage trams in Blackpool with the popular Gold timetable in operation again on Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th and Monday 17th April. As usual with this timetable six trams … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway New Volunteers Day – Saturday 22nd April

Volunteers are the lifeblood of heritage tramways across the UK and without them it is incredibly unlikely we would be able to enjoy the excellent events we see year on year. All heritage tramways are continually looking for more volunteers … Continue reading

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SNP back plans to extend Edinburgh Trams – with conditions

The SNP have released their council manifesto for the forthcoming elections for seats on Edinburgh City Council with strong mention of proposals to extend the tram line down Leith Walk. Having previously been opponents of the scheme they seem to … Continue reading

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Communications failure disrupts Metrolink

Manchester Metrolink services were disrupted by a communications failure at Trafford on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th April. The problems were first reported during the evening rush hour on the Tuesday and saw services across the network being affected. The … Continue reading

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Nottingham’s longest serving tram driver retires

Graham Cusick, the longest server driver on Nottingham Express Transit, has retired after 14 years behind the controls. Graham was one of the first intake of eight drivers employed in February 2003 at the start of testing and commissioning of … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink service change: Monday 17th to Thursday 20th April

Maintenance work and tram testing will mean that Metrolink services on the Airport line will only run between Manchester Airport and Firswood between 0300 and 0600 on Monday 17th to Thursday 20th April. A replacement bus will operate from Firswood … Continue reading

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