Monthly Archives: April 2019

Tram allocations revealed for an Easter weekend of heritage tram action in Blackpool

It’s a bank holiday weekend and that means only one thing – the Gold heritage tram timetable will be in operation in Blackpool! The six tram service will run on thee days over the weekend: Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st and … Continue reading

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No confirmed start date for Douglas Bay Horse Tramway but testing imminent

It’s just a week before the previously published start date of services for 2019 on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway but it remains unclear just when passengers will be able to enjoy a ride with Isle of Man Transport stating … Continue reading

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In Pictures: First track laid on Pinfold Street

With trams due to start running on the first part of the Birmingham Westside extension by the end of this year it is no surprise to see that good progress is now being made on track laying. Following on from … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 5

Staying on the Isle of Man for our latest dip into the archives with an image showing one of the hard working Tunnel Cars in 1979.

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In Pictures: Work gets underway on expansion of East Anglia Transport Museum

Back in June 2018 full planning permission was given to the East Anglia Transport Museum for a major expansion of the museum site including extensions to the tramway, trolleybus route and the East Suffolk Light Railway. Now less than 12 … Continue reading

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Metrolink engineering works for Easter

Whilst over in Sheffield the Easter weekend sees the start of a long period of rail replacement works, Manchester Metrolink will also see a closure for engineering works although in this case it is just three days where there will … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 2019 season begins on the Volk’s Electric Railway

The latest line to re-open for the 2019 season is that in Brighton on the Volk’s Electric Railway. Whilst the first passengers were carried on Wednesday 10th April the official first day of the season was Saturday 13th April with … Continue reading

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Box 40 and Manchester 765 amongst the stars at Great North Steam Fair

Probably unique within the UK in scale and variety, the Great North Steam Fair took place at Beamish for four days between 11th and 14th April with trams, trains and road vehicles all playing a starring role for the many … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 23 returns to service with batteries fitted

There are now nine West Midlands Metro Urbos 3 trams available for passenger service with batteries fitted with the latest, 23, being used in revenue earning service on Friday 12th April – although the tram was then noted out of … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Rigby Road Depot, Blackpool

This week we have the last of our trilogy of images taken of trams at the front of Rigby Road Depot in 1997.

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Tyne and Wear Metro performance remains consistent

It’s as you were for performance on the Tyne and Wear Metro with the latest performance figures now released showing that 83% of trains arrived on time on the four weeks until 31st March 2019.

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In Pictures: Nottingham Station trams in September

Another pictorial for you with a few photos taken at Nottingham Station on Nottingham Express Transit on Saturday 28th September 2018. These images were captured by Hazel Quarmby and show trams old and new, in fleet livery and adverts.

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Around the World in Trams: Giardinetti Railway 110

This week we stay in Rome for another image taken on the Giardinetti Railway.

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In Pictures: A new season underway on the Great Orme Tramway

As is usual late March saw the start of another season on the Great Orme Tramway with trams now due to run daily until late October. Trams run each day between 1000 and 1800 (until 1700 during October) with regular … Continue reading

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All the Stations do Luas as they head to Ireland

Back in 2017 Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall embarked on a quest to visit all 2,563 railway stations in Great Britain completing not only a series of videos on You Tube but also a best selling book to show their … Continue reading

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Next stage of Metro extension works to start in June

As work on the Birmingham Westside extension of the West Midlands Metro continues at a pace it has been confirmed that the Five Ways underpass will be closed to all traffic from Monday 3rd June until 2021 – the year … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 105

Today we are back in Sheffield as we feature another archive image from the Stagecoach Supertram system.

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Boy injured after being hit by tram in Nottingham

A nine year old boy was taken to hospital after he was hit by a tram at Eskdale Drive on Sunday 7th April. The incident happened at approximately 1550 with the boy receiving treatment on scene by the ambulance service … Continue reading

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In Preview: Rush Hour on the Railways – Isle of Man

The first of the two special events on Isle of Man Railways takes place over the Easter weekend – Rush Hour on the Railways. Featuring not only the Manx Electric Railway but also the Isle of Man Steam Railway this … Continue reading

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Promotional ticket prices extended until May 2020 on Tram-Train

When the Tram-Train service between Cathedral and Rotherham Parkgate started operating in October 2018 it was revealed that the tram-only dayrider tickets would be available for a promotional period only. This was initially expected be until this spring but it … Continue reading

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