Monthly Archives: June 2019

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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English Light Rail journeys on the up again

After last year’s blip, when there was a small decrease in light rail journeys in England, the latest figures have shown that once again there has been an increase with a grand total of 272.4 million journeys recorded on the … Continue reading

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Outline details announced for Tramtastic at Heaton Park

Sunday 7th July sees the main tram-only event of the year at the Heaton Park Tramway with the usual mix of trams in service and static trams on display set to be offered. Tramtastic will see trams running in service … Continue reading

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Another award for Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams has been rewarded for managing to increase the number of passengers using the service to the Airport with an award at the Scottish Transport Awards.

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And then there were three! Nexus announces final shortlist for new trains

Nexus have announced the final shortlist of three firms who will be asked to submit best and final offers to supply a fleet of new 42 trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro with delivery due from the end of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams in action at Beamish

Saturday 15th June saw a Morris Car Rally take place at Beamish which gave some extra photo opportunities alongside the operating trams. A three car service was running on this day which included three resident double deckers: Sunderland 16, Blackpool … Continue reading

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