Monthly Archives: September 2019

Punctuality and reliability down on Metrolink again

The Manchester Metrolink performance figures for the four weeks between 21st July and 17th August are out and for the second successive period there has been a small decrease in both punctuality and reliability across the network.

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Isle of Man Railways continue to review options for Ramsey

For the past couple of years all Manx Electric Railway services to Ramsey have been forced into terminating short of the old station site due to a combination of the poor state of the track (although it can still be … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Toden Arakawa 8806

A trip out to Japan for today’s edition of our worldwide tram series.

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In Pictures: Three refurbished NET Incentros now in service

There are now three of the 15 strong class of Nottingham Express Transit’s Bombardier Incentro trams which have gone through their second refurbishment and have returned to service sporting the revised livery, along with the mechanical overhaul and internal changes. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Cornbrook receives a makeover

As part of the continued improvement of the Manchester Metrolink some of the busier stops are enjoying a makeover with Shudehill having already gone through this work. Attention has now turned towards the important interchange at Cornbrook which, because of … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 64

We head to the Docklands Light Railway again for this edition of Picture in Time with a view taken some 24 years ago.

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In Pictures: Southampton Tram Project update

Earlier this month the Southampton Tram Project had to cancel their planned open day in their workshop situated adjacent to one of the Cruise Terminals in the city because of access problems but unperturbed by this cancellation (and having already … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More old track found in Sheffield

As work around Sheffield City Centre continues yet more old tram track has been discovered, some 60 years since it was last on the surface in use for its original purpose. When many towns and cities abandoned their tramway rather … Continue reading

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FTT approach their target to fund overhaul of Coronation 304’s compressor

The Fylde Transport Trust are an organisation who don’t seem to want the grass to grow under their feet as no sooner have they seen the launch of one of their trams into service (Standard 143 if you missed the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram 110 loses its adverts

Although not a full advertising livery, Stagecoach Supertram 110 had been carrying side and window adverts for Sheffield College since October 2018 but has now been spotted in full fleet livery with these now having been removed. The tram was … Continue reading

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Volunteer Recruitment Day at Seaton Tramway

Have you ever wanted to volunteer at the Seaton Tramway but not known how to go about it? Well, if you have why not pop along to the new Seaton terminus on Wednesday 2nd October for a special Volunteer Recruitment … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 25 leaves just 33 in magenta on West Midlands Metro

There are now no trams available for service on the West Midlands Metro featuring magenta in their livery with 25 the latest to receive the full blue vinyls – complete with adverts for OLA. The tram first ran in service … Continue reading

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Revised service announced for Nottingham’s Goose Fair

The annual Goose Fair in Nottingham will again be taking place on The Forest recreation ground between 2nd and 6th October with this being a very busy period for Nottingham Express Transit, necessitating a slightly revised service operating to ensure … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Sheffield 264

Today’s main edition of Picture in Time is back at Crich for another look at the 1973 Transport Extravaganza with another tram featured which is no longer part of the operational fleet – Sheffield 264.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Standard 143

In the second of our special Picture in Time article we again take a look today at Blackpool Standard 143 in the early days of its extensive restoration.

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway ends season early

Its been a stop start year for operations on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway and now it has been announced it is over to enable the Prom reconstruction works to continue throughout the remainder of the year and beyond.

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In Pictures: Trafford Park line wiring connected at Pomona

Another important milestone was reached for the Trafford Park line on Manchester’s Metrolink network was achieved over the weekend of 20th and 21st September with the wiring between the line and the current route to Eccles at Pomona connected. This … Continue reading

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In Preview: Blackpool’s September Spectacular – 28th and 29th September

Another weekend and another special tram event is on the cards over the weekend of Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September with Blackpool the location this week for their big September Spectacular event with plenty of trams in action over … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Standard 143

With Blackpool Standard 143’s restoration now over and the tram officially launched back into service we take a look at the early days of the tram being in the ownership of the Lancastrian Transport Trust, now the Fylde Transport Trust … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway hit by overhead wire theft

When writing this website a lot of what I get to write is positive as new developments are announced and come through but unfortunately not all is positive and it is sad to report that the Heaton Park Tramway in … Continue reading

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