Monthly Archives: May 2019

Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1011

Today we take a look at the very first Manchester Metrolink T68 to be withdrawn and scrapped – 1011.

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Man suffers serious injuries after being hit by tram in Sheffield

A 39 year old has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by a tram on West Street, Sheffield. The man was hit at 2220 on Wednesday 22nd May after he ended up on the road. … Continue reading

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Man injured after being hit by tram at Weaste

A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries late on Monday 20th May after he was involved in a collision with a tram on the Manchester Metrolink network close to the stop at Weaste on the Eccles line. The … Continue reading

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Supertram get ready for next phase of rail replacement

Work on area one of the 2019 Supertram rail replacement work may not yet have been completed but planning is now well underway for the next phase of works, which are due to start the day after area one – … Continue reading

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Work continues at Glory Mine

The big winter project at the Crich Tramway Village was the complete track relay and rewire of the formation at Glory Mine and now some two months after the museum opened for the season work is coming to an end … Continue reading

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Strikes set to hit Metrolink in June

The dispute on London Tramlink may now seemingly be over with the cancellation of strikes but the latest dispute between workers and management on a UK tram network is set to bring severe disruption to Manchester Metrolink over the weekend … Continue reading

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In Preview: Another Gold weekend in Blackpool

12 trams, six different classes (seven if you include the “B” fleet Balloons as a separate class!) are set to feature as the latest Gold weekend of heritage tram operation in Blackpool gets underway again. With a late Easter this … Continue reading

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Welcome back to Birkenhead 20!

Following its loan period to Blackpool, Birkenhead 20 returned to its regular home tramway on the Wirral last November, but had to wait until Saturday 18th May before it finally re-entered passenger service. This was due to the tram having … Continue reading

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Toastrack 21 returns as testing continues

Its all go on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway this week with testing continuing along the 500 metres of track available ahead of a start of service (planned for the end of May and in time for the TT period … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Beamish 1 and Glasgow Subway Cars

This week we are off to Beamish in 1977 for a view which not only includes a tram in service but also some redundant Glasgow Subway Cars which had been acquired for their electrical equipment.

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Horse Trams start testing!

Following hot on the heels of the unique use of Manx Electric Railway works car 34 on Tuesday 21st May along the new Douglas Bay Horse Tramway tracks the first horse tram of 2019 has now run with Rocky hauling … Continue reading

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Balloon 715’s new livery to debut on Ghost Tour

Over the past few weeks the Fylde Transport Trust’s Blackpool Balloon 715 has been undergoing some paintwork attention to amend its 1990s livery to the 1970s version and it will debut with its new look on Friday 24th May when … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram trackwork continues at a pace

With a little over a week until area one of the 2019 Stagecoach Supertram rail replacement works is due to be completed the progress in the project remains excellent and in this latest pictorial update we see the scene at … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Horse trams move home – with an interloper

We may still wait the start of horse tram service in Douglas but it is getting closer with the transport of the first of the operational horse trams to their temporary home for 2019. 29, 42 and 45 were all … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram 109 receives new East Midlands Trains advert

Stagecoach Supertram now has the most number of trams in all over adverts since opening in 1994 with 109 the fourth tram to receive vinyls. The advert applied is for East Midlands Trains – not the first tram to advertise … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 713

Another image from 2011 this week as we continue our look at the last year of traditional tram operations on the Blackpool Tramway.

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway does run!

After your Editor’s aborted attempt to have a ride on the Volk’s Electric Railway at the start of May here is proof that the line does actually operate with a selection of photos taken at on Saturday 18th May. A … Continue reading

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Work to get Metrolink ready for Trafford Park line continue

There will be amended services on Manchester Metrolink on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May as preparations continue to get the network ready for the Trafford Park line – due to open in 2020. This work will see the Eccles … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Bratislava 7921

Returning to Bratislava for another tram image this week.

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Trailer 36 moves to Laxey

It’s all about the trailers on the Manx Electric Railway at the moment with the plan that by the time of the Heritage Transport Festival in late July three will be returned to service – including 54 which had last … Continue reading

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