Monthly Archives: July 2019

In Pictures: Lowestoft 14 sees the light as Amsterdam 474’s truck heads off

Friday 26th July saw the next stage of Amsterdam 474’s truck overhaul with the extracted truck being moved out of the depot and sent off for repair. In order to allow the truck to be taken away the elusive Lowestoft … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams records busiest ever Sunday

Over 38,000 passenger journeys were recorded on Edinburgh Trams on Sunday 28th July making it the busiest Sunday yet since the system opened in May 2014. Passenger numbers were boosted by a sell-out football match at BT Murrayfield between Liverpool … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More Supertram rail replacement images

We have now moved into area 4 of the Stagecoach Supertram 2019 rail replacement programme which is seeing the section between Hillsborough Corner and Holme Lane being attended to for the next couple of weeks. In this update we see … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The Blue revolution continues on West Midlands Metro

There are now four all blue trams on the West Midlands Metro with 23 the latest of the Urbos3 trams to receive the new livery vinyls. A tram had been spotted in the depot shed at Wednesbury last week but … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 275 scores a try with new Scottish Rugby advert

The EE 5G advert on Edinburgh Trams 275 hasn’t lasted long with a new design having already been applied on the tram. This time around it is for Scottish Rugby with the very familiar layout of, yes you’ve guessed it!, … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 623

For the third week in a row we feature a tram in the Wartime Green and Cream livery although this time around the tram can be seen in the same colours today. That trams is Blackpool Brush 623.

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Innovative training scheme boosts West Midlands Metro

Recruitment for the expanding West Midlands Metro network has recently received a boost thanks to an innovative training scheme. West Midlands Metro have joined forces with two local colleges to drive an initiative aimed at equipping people with the skills … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The new look Glory Mine

We’ve already taken a brief look at the new look Glory Mine terminus at Crich and in this pictorial we take a more detailed view of the slightly revised layout including the old siding still in situ although unconnected. Photos … Continue reading

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Deansgate-Castlefield and 2CC praised for their sustainability

More awards for Manchester Metrolink, this time the sustainability of the new(ish) stop at Deansgate-Castlefield and also the Second City Crossing (2CC). The assessment into the sustainability of both has been undertaken over several years and both were rated as … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Karkow 177

Continuing our look at trams from around the world we conclude the series on trams in Krakow, Poland with the below image.

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In Pictures: Let summer begin at Beamish!

The so-called Moroccan plume heading across the UK at the moment has reached the northeast at Beamish which not only means its time for the open trams but is also time, especially at the start of long school summer holidays, … Continue reading

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Fares to increase in Blackpool

From Sunday 4th August it will cost you more to travel on Blackpool’s modern trams and buses following the announcement of new fares by Blackpool Transport. The popular 24 hour ticket will now cost you £6 on board the tram … Continue reading

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Man dies after being hit by a tram

A man in his 30s has died after being hit by a tram in West Didsbury. The tragic incident happened on Tuesday 23rd July at around 2225 close to the Burton Road tramstop with the man being pronounced dead at … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New South Shields Interchange almost ready

The countdown is on for the opening of the new Tyne and Wear Metro station at South Shields, forming part of an all new transport interchange, with the first services due to call there on Sunday 4th August. With work … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 11

The year is 2014 and the system is Midland Metro as we take a look at special liveried 11 in action.

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All the Stations reach the Isle of Man

Earlier this year we reported on the All the Stations team who travelled to Ireland and included all stops on Luas as part of their overall trip which also included all railway stations in the country as well. This followed … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram rail replacement works return

The short three day period of a full Stagecoach Supertram network is over with the rail replacement works recommencing from Monday 22nd July. This is now 2019’s area 3 which is due to only last until Friday 26th July and … Continue reading

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RAIB recommend improvements for Edinburgh Trams over fatal collision at Saughton

The latest report to be released by the RAIB is on the fatal collision at Saughton on Edinburgh Trams back on 11th September 2018 with a number of recommendations made to improve safety at various pedestrian crossings along the line. … Continue reading

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New Secretary of State for Transport announced

Unless you’ve been avoiding the news over the past few days you may have noticed that a new Prime Minister is now in office, Boris Johnson in case you missed it!, which has also led to a widespread cabinet reshuffle. … Continue reading

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Hot weather causes tram delays

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice if you’re in the UK at the moment but it has been a tad warm over the past few days! Whilst it is nice to have a little bit of sun and warmth (but … Continue reading

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