Monthly Archives: August 2019

UK Tram put a case forward for investment in light rail

UK Tram – a not-for-profit organisation who bring together all organisations with an interest in the future development of light rail in the UK – have recently released a new video putting forward the case for more investment in light … Continue reading

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Another update on Blackpool tram restorations

Whilst all eyes are on the continuing work to bring Standard 143 back to operational condition ahead of its official launch into service on Monday 23rd September there are also other projects continuing in the background as preparations are made … Continue reading

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro 31’s accident damage

Monday 19th August saw a serious road traffic collision on Bilston Road in Wolverhampton which led to a car ending up on its roof and the front section of West Midlands Metro 31 being derailed and suffering major damage in … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Nottingham Express Transit 207

We continue our look at some of the trams of Nottingham Express Transit this week with another view taken on day two of the network.

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Over 170,000 contactless journeys made on Metrolink in first four weeks

It seems that the advent of contactless payments on Manchester Metrolink has been popular with over 170,000 journeys made on the network using the new system within the first four weeks between Monday 15th July and Sunday 11th August. The … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Box 40’s time drawing to an end at Beamish

Its time in the northeast seems to have flown by but in a little over a week Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 will have run for the very last time at Beamish with the plan being that it will operate … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Unusual destinations on Metrolink

We get used to seeing certain destination displays on trams with the same services running day after day but a recent, and ongoing, track problem at Victoria has led to different displays on Manchester Metrolink with services for Manchester Airport … Continue reading

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Engineering works on Luas’ green line

Luas’ green line will see essential engineering works take place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August which will mean there will be no service between Beechwood and St Stephen’s Green – replacement buses will run every 15 minutes between … Continue reading

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In Preview: Blackpool August Bank Holiday Gold – including Depot Open Day!

Another Bank Holiday weekend is upon us which can mean only one thing – another action packed weekend of heritage tram action in Blackpool! This time around there is an added bonus as well as on Sunday 25th August there … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A look at the East Anglia Transport Museum

On a visit to the East Anglia Transport Museum on 17th August there was a standard two tram service running with the currently only serviceable trams in action – Blackpool 159 and Sheffield 513. Paul Lemon made the trip east … Continue reading

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Changes to fares on NET

The latest fare review on Nottingham Express Transit will see new fares introduced from Sunday 25th August which will see some increases to NET student tickets, U19 Academic tickets, Robin Hood Pay As You Go and the event ticket. But … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Marton VAMBAC 11

We featured a non-Blackpool tram in Blackpool for our Blackpool edition of Picture in Time this week and for our traditional tram series we feature a Blackpool tram not in Blackpool! This tram is Blackpool Marton VAMBAC 11, a tram … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 20 receives West Midlands Metro blue

There are now nine trams in the full blue livery on West Midlands Metro with 20 the latest to have received the vinyls, debuting its new look on Monday 19th August. 20 had only returned to service for the first … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trackwork returns in Sheffield

After a short-break there is now more track replacement work taking place in Sheffield with two further areas to be attended to up until the end of August. Area 4a – Hillsborough Corner and Holme Lane – got underway on … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams to operate shortened route for fireworks

On Monday 26th August Edinburgh Trams services will only be able to operate between the Airport and West End Princes Street from 1930 with a spectacular fireworks concert taking place against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The last full route … Continue reading

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In Pictures: T69 16 leaves Wednesbury for the last time

As had been announced a few days beforehand Midland Metro T69 16 was loaded up for departure from Wednesbury Depot on Monday 19th August – a day which turned out to be a busy one on the West Midlands Metro … Continue reading

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109 loses its East Midlands Trains advert

With East Midlands Trains being no more and replaced by East Midlands Railway on Sunday 18th August, Stagecoach Supertram have wasted no time in removing the advertising vinyls from its former company stablemate with 109 being spotted once more at … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Edinburgh 35

At first glance this week you would think we had made a mistake in featuring Edinburgh 35 as our Blackpool archive image but of course this tram spent a period on the Fylde Coast in the mid-1980s and as such … Continue reading

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Labour pledge to back NET extensions – if they win next general election

Labour have said that they will back extensions of Nottingham Express Transit from Phoenix Park to Kimberley and Toton Lane to East Midlands Airport if they win the next – as yet unscheduled – general election. This pledge was made … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wet weather trams in action at Beamish

In a lot of our updates from Beamish recently the sun has been shining which has meant the good weather trams (Blackpool 31, Newcastle 114 and Sheffield 264) have been in service. But with the weather having become a tad … Continue reading

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