Monthly Archives: June 2019

In Pictures: Totally Models in Blackpool

The weekend of 22nd and 23rd June saw the latest special event weekend on Blackpool’s heritage trams with not only a gold timetable in operation but also the Totally Models event, held in Rigby Road Depot itself. With this the … Continue reading

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Flooding causes problems in Edinburgh

It is June isn’t it? You know, one of the summer months! It seems that the weather isn’t aware of that at the moment as heavy rain in Edinburgh caused major transport delays including a temporary service suspension of Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool English Electric Railcoach 615

We’re back in the late 1960s again for this week’s archive image from Blackpool and we feature a tram which just made it into the new millennium but not in the condition shown here.

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Greater Manchester Our Network launched – but is there anything new for Metrolink?

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has launched a ten year plan to create an “integrated, modern and accessible public transport system” in the region. Under the umbrella “Our Network” Mr Burnham wants to see a London-style integrated transport … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wolverhampton extension update

Whilst the majority of trackwork is now in place on the West Midlands Metro extension to Wolverhampton Railway Station there remains ongoing work in preparation for this line to be completed. The extension won’t be opening until 2020 as the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway in August 2018

Another throwback article as we take a look at the Volk’s Electric Railway with photos taken during the first days of August 2018. During Stuart Cooke’s visit the service was being operated by two single cars, both of which were … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Rio de Janeiro 107

With our world tour about to move on we have time for just one further image from Rio de Janeiro.

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Five Ways Metro works well underway

It may have only been closed to traffic for a few weeks but the Midland Metro Alliance’s latest update has revealed that work at the Five Ways underpass is well underway with the central reservation completed demolished and a large … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Unusual moves at Beamish

Track maintenance at Beamish on Monday 17th June meant that the tram service was unable to operate the complete circuit of the museum with trams only running between Foulbridge/Home Farm and the Town via Pockerley (the section between Foulbridge and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Latest update from Supertram rail replacement works

With the Supertram rail replacement project tending to concentrate on fairly small sections at a time good progress does get made with the maintenance crew finishing one part before moving on to the next. The latest worksite goes through the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Latest from the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

With the busy TT period now over on the Isle of Man it is back to business as usual on Douglas Promenade with the redevelopment work having recommenced. This work, of course, also means more track will be installed which … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Luas 3009

After last week’s look inside a tram in the Irish capital we return to a more conventional image this time around as we continue our series on Luas.

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In Pictures: 3099 goes all yellow for new advert

We are used to Manchester Metrolink trams being yellow but this has been take a step further with the new advert applied to 3099 for Gymshark as apart from the writing for the sponsor(and the doors) it is now all … Continue reading

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Appeal launched for Railcoach 279’s restoration

Over the past few months the restoration of the Fylde Transport Trust’s Railcoach 279 has been making excellent progress with recent concentration being on the full rewire of the tram to ensure it meets modern safety standards and can join … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 29 returns to service on West Midlands Metro complete with batteries

Just four weeks after the last battery fitted tram entered service, 29 is now part of the operational fleet on the West Midlands Metro having run for the first time in passenger service complete with batteries on Friday 21st June. … Continue reading

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Attempted cable theft causes problems on Tyne and Wear Metro

Tyne and Wear Metro services between South Gosforth and West Monkseaton were suspended for over eight hours on Friday 21st June after a power supply problem caused by an attempted cable theft in the Benton area. No trains ran in … Continue reading

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In Preview: Totally Models in Blackpool

Just four weeks after the last Gold weekend in Blackpool its time for another two days of intensive heritage tram action with the added bonus of the Totally Models event at Rigby Road Depot. With 12 different trams from six … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 275 makes it two EE trams in Edinburgh

We’ve already shown you pictures of Edinburgh Trams 267 is in its latest advert for EE’s 5G network and now it’s a case of seeing double on the streets of the Scottish capital as 275 has received an identical advert! … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More old tram track discovered in Sheffield

It seems that if you like to see rediscovered tram track then the place to be at the moment is Sheffield as hot on the heels of the track found in Blonk Street more roadworks has seen further sections uncovered … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Glasgow 812

Today our dip into the archives stays in Crich for a view of a regular performer in service – Glasgow 812.

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