Daily Archives: Friday 16 June 2017

Trams lead the way for passenger satisfaction in the UK

It seems that if you want to satisfied about your morning commute the only way to travel is by tram! The latest Passenger Focus survey has shown that on average across the UK (except for on London Tramlink) passengers have … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another outing for Burton & Ashby 14

The latest open day at the Statfold Barn Railway near Tamworth provided another opportunity for enthusiasts to see and ride on Burton & Ashby 14. The tram was of course returned to service following careful restoration earlier this year, having … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3022’s special livery

Last week we reported on Manchester Metrolink 3022 being named Spirit of Manchester and receiving a special livery featuring the worker bee which has become a symbol of the city since the tragic terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. With thanks … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trackwork begins on Midland Metro

The long six month closure between Priestfield and Wolverhampton St George’s on Midland Metro has begun as planned. The last trams ran the full length of the line on Saturday 10th June with the trackwork starting the following day with … Continue reading

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2CC wins an award

Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing has walked away with its first award – less than six months after opening. The line won the Transport Policy, Planning & Implementation award at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport ‘North West Region … Continue reading

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Tramlink set to introduce speed monitoring devices to trams

Transport for London are looking to fit speed monitoring devices to trams following last year’s tragic derailment at Sandilands. The idea of the devices is that they will alert drivers if they are going too fast and to apply the … Continue reading

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Man dies after incident at Victoria

A man has died at Manchester Metrolink’s Victoria stop following an incident where he was allegedly pushed in front a tram. Philip Carter, 30, died after the incident on Sunday 11th June. Charrissa Loren Brown-Wellington, 31, appeared in court this … Continue reading

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An accessible Amsterdam tram?

At the East Anglia Transport Museum near Lowestoft, Amsterdam 474 has been out of service for some time awaiting rectification of mechanical defects, primarily affecting its motor. However, the tram is far from forgotten and in fact, recent thoughts have … Continue reading

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