Monthly Archives: June 2017

TfGM seek views on Metrolink fare rises

It’s a subject which isn’t exactly going to get regular travellers on Manchester Metrolink jumping up and down with joy but fares on the network are set to rise from January 2018 – although by how much hasn’t been decided … Continue reading

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Not much new for trams and light rail in Mayor’s Transport Strategy

The latest version of the Mayor of London’s draft Transport Strategy has recently been released into the public domain and despite a hefty document there isn’t a huge amount new to report for trams and light rail. Of course currently … Continue reading

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Record passengers carried on UK tramways once again

It’s been a day of statistics with the Department for Transport releasing their annual light rail and tram statistic for 2016/17. The figures have shown the now inevitable increase in passenger numbers with all tramways in England enjoying increased passenger … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams make profit ahead of schedule

Further evidence, if any was needed, of the success of Edinburgh Trams has been released with news that the trams are making an operating profit – two years ahead of the (admittedly revised) schedule.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Coronation 663

Sometimes there are trams which often seem to encourage people to take photos and they keep cropping up in this series and one such tram is Blackpool Coronation 663.

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A Fleetwood fest for tram enthusiasts!

In recent years the annual Fleetwood Festival of Transport – more commonly known as Tram Sunday to many people – has regained something of its reputation as an important date in the tram enthusiasts’ calendar. Aside from the festival itself, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Aberdeen Horse Tram 1 on the move

One of the most northerly trams to exist in the British Isles has recently been on the move on a temporary basis. The tram in question is Aberdeen Horse Tram no. 1 which made the trip between its usual home … Continue reading

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Luas Cross City line starts testing

Saturday 17th June was a key milestone in Luas Cross City line project with the initial gauging runs taking place ahead of the line’s opening planned for the end of 2017. Two of the system’s Citadis 401 trams had been … Continue reading

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Another collision on Supertram

Saturday 24th June saw another low speed collision on Stagecoach Supertram with trams 110 and 116 coming together at Hillsborough Corner at approximately 1630. Damage to the trams only seemed to be minor and no injuries were reported that there … Continue reading

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Heaton Park get set for a Tramtastic day

The latest special event to take place at the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester will be a Tramtastic Day Out on Sunday 2nd July with an intensive tram service the main feature of the day.

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Picture in Time: Snaefell Mountain Railway 5

In this instalment of Picture of Time we are featuring the Snaefell Mountain Railway with a view of one of the six vehicles which has carried passengers up to the summit over the years although today it features new bodywork.

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Totally Models is a total triumph!

A few years after the last ‘Totally Transport’ event held on Blackpool’s New South Promenade, a brand new event was launched to take its place in late June 2017. ‘Totally Models’ was created to add to the existing June gold … Continue reading

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Crich depot fund update

It has been a while since any updates were given on the project to upgrade the main tram depots at Crich Tramway Village, home of the National Tramway Museum – but that doesn’t mean that nothing has been happening! In … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2542

Heading back to 2000 today for Picture in Time as we feature one of several Bombardier CR4000 trams on Croydon (now London) Tramlink to have featured an advertising livery.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 700

In this edition of Picture in Time we are back in Blackpool as we take a look at the original Balloon Car – 700.

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In Pictures: Volks Electric Railway works continue

The Volks Electric Railway in Brighton currently remains closed with the “Saving Volks” project running behind schedule. The last reports suggested that it may run again in the autumn although no official word has confirmed recently whether this will be … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink service change: Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June

There will be changes to the service pattern on Manchester Metrolink over the weekend of 24th and 25th June to allow for further work to take place as part of the improvement package which is seeing two new substations installed … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Leeds 525

Today Picture in Time is going back to 1958 for a view from Leeds Corporation Tramways with one of the Feltham trams transferred from London featuring.

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Dudley & Stourbridge 5 returns home

It has come to light that Dudley & Stourbridge 5 has recently returned home to the Black Country Living Museum, following a lengthy period spent in Wales where the tram has been undergoing a major overhaul. It is not known … Continue reading

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