Monthly Archives: September 2017

Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram 01

In this instalment of Picture in Time we are off to South Yorkshire for a couple of images from the early days of the Supertram system.

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Picture in Time: Coronation 660 & Frigate 736

Another look inside Rigby Road Depot for this instalment of Picture in Time with two trams the focus of our attention.

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Event Review: Blackpool Anniversary Spectacular – Sunday 24th September

The second day of Blackpool’s now annual anniversary event followed a similar pattern to the first, with an intensive heritage tram service operating over the full length of the tramway, as well as heritage bus tours, workshop visits and non-operational … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Seaton Terminus in its last week

For 22 years the Seaton Tramway has been running into a Victorian style terminus on the edges of Seaton Town Centre but over the last few years the whole area has undergone regeneration with a new Tesco superstore and Seaton … Continue reading

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Funding secured for Curzon Midland Metro stop

The proposed Midland Metro stop at the Birmingham Curzon HS2 railway station has moved a step forward with the news that a £27.5 million funding package has been secured. This stop will integrate the proposed HS2 station into the city … Continue reading

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RAIB report into door trap incident on DLR released

The latest full report to be released by the RAIB is in respect of an incident on 6th February 2017 when a woman got part of her coat trapped in a door on the Docklands Light Railway at Bank Station.

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NET to operate revised service for Goose Fair

A revised service will operate on Nottingham Express Transit during the Goose Fair which takes place at The Forest Recreation Ground in early October with a handy tramstop located right next to the event. Revised services will be run to … Continue reading

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Event Review: Blackpool Anniversary Spectacular – Saturday 23rd September

Having quickly established itself as one of the premier tram events in the British Isles the Blackpool Tramway Anniversary Spectacular took place over the weekend of 23rd and 24th September (plus an afternoon of Brush Car action during the previous … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rotherham Central tram-train construction

As we continue to limp towards a start of the tram-train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham (currently pencilled in for opening at some point in 2018) work is progressing at various locations on construction. One such location is Rotherham Central … Continue reading

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Shortlist unveiled for 2017 Global Light Rail Awards

Tramways from across the British Isles are up for awards at the 2017 Global Light Rail Awards with the winners due to be named at a glittering ceremony on 4th October in London.

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RAIB release report into Supertram pedestrian fatality

On 22nd December 2016 a pedestrian, who had just alighted from a tram at Woodbourn Road, was struck by a tram in Sheffield tragically suffering fatal injuries as a result. Following a 9 month investigation the RAIB have now released … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Wootton Electric Tramway

A bit of a change with today’s edition of Picture in Time as we head down in scale for a view of the portable Wootton Electric Tramway.

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In Pictures: Urbos 3 18 returns – with batteries now included!

Friday 22nd September saw the return to Midland Metro of Urbos 3 18 complete with batteries installed on the roof. This is the first of the trams to be fitted with batteries in preparation for forthcoming sections of line which … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 277 gains C R Smith vinyls

The C R Smith advertising vinyls have continued their takeover of Edinburgh Trams with 277 the latest tram to receive its own unique version. This time around the locations are from Lochmaben to Dunfermline with Robert the Bruce the connection … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 26 leaves for repairs – Part Two!

The second half of Midland Metro’s Urbos 3 26 departed Wednesbury Depot for Wolverton Works on Thursday 21st September where it will be reunited with its other half for repair work to take place. The tram had derailed at the … Continue reading

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Outline business case approved for Edinburgh Trams extension

As expected the City of Edinburgh Council have approved the Outline Business Case to extend the trams down Leith Walk and to Newhaven, although a final decision on whether to go-ahead with the project will not be made until autumn … Continue reading

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Metrolink fare increases set to phased over three years

In probably one of the least surprising pieces of news we have reported on recently Manchester Metrolink fares look set to see a phased increase over three years rather than a single large increase in January 2018. You may remember … Continue reading

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Services suspended on the Snaefell Mountain Railway

All services have been suspended on the Snaefell Mountain Railway with immediate effect as investigations and rectification work in light of the runaway tram incident earlier this year continue. The runaway incident took place at the start of August and … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2533

Today Picture in Time heads to Croydon as we feature one of the many advertising liveries to have been carried on Tramlink since it opened to the public. This is 2533 in an ad for Nescafe.

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A Brush car birthday bonanza!

Blackpool’s now annual tramway anniversary event (well who says you can’t celebrate 132 years of operation!?) got off to an impressive start on Friday 22nd September, which was dubbed ‘Brush car Friday’. As this year’s event will heavily feature the … Continue reading

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