Monthly Archives: October 2019

No charges to be brought over Tramlink derailment

It has been confirmed that neither the driver of the London Tramlink tram which derailed at Sandilands on 9th November 2016 leading to the tragic passing of seven passengers nor Trams Operations Limited or Transport for London will be charged … Continue reading

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Horse trams to return for last weekend of season

In an unexpected development, Isle of Man Transport have announced that the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway will run once more this year after all with service operating on both Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November. With the island’s other heritage … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Paisley 68

This week’s Thursday archive image again comes from the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988 as we take a look at the third of the trams running during the event – Paisley 68.

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In Pictures: Poppies carried on Supertram

Monday 11th November is of course Remembrance Day and as a mark of respect trams on Stagecoach Supertram have started to carry poppies on the driver side windows. Many UK tramways use this as a way of showing their respect … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 21 gains the full blue livery leaving just one tram to go

The days of any resemblance of the old Network West Midlands livery are rapidly drawing to a close with 20 of the 21 strong Urbos3 trams now carrying the full blue vinyls – 21 is the latest to join the … Continue reading

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More days to forget for the Tyne and Wear Metro

It looks as if the Tyne and Wear Metro isn’t a fan of the clocks going back as ever since they changed there seems to have been issue after issue affecting the service from the overhead coming down, trains not … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A day of disruption for Supertram

Saturday 26th October was a day where the service across the Stagecoach Supertram network was disrupted – firstly, by the pre-advertised service suspension from Cathedral to Middlewood and Malin Bridge before and after the Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United football … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Just another Saturday at Crich

The operating season may be continuing to start to draw to a close at Crich (not before the expected busy week of the Starlight Event though) but there is still time for the trams to continue running and the visitors … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 712

It’s Tuesday which can only mean one thing – we are off to Blackpool for another look at a photo from the archives. We start off a selection of photos taken in 2007 with a look at Blackpool Balloon 712.

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In Pictures: Work completed at Crumpsall

The first stage of work ahead of the start of services on the Metrolink Trafford Park line is now completed with the revamped stop at Crumpsall now fully open – this includes the addition of a new platform face and … Continue reading

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Centenary 642 returns to service

Centenary 642, one of the three trams planned to return to service during the September Spectacular in Blackpool, has now been used for the first time since the start of the year being allocated to the afternoon Promenade heritage service … Continue reading

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More Metro extension work in Wolverhampton

Piper’s Row in Wolverhampton City Centre is closed for two weeks as the last works connected to West Midlands Metro for 2019 take place. The road was closed from Sunday 27th October and will remain so until Sunday 10th November … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Milan 1825

We remain in Milan for today’s look at trams from outside of the British Isles and its another Peter Witt tramcar in the below image.

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Three car service to run on Volk’s Electric Railway to end the season

For the first time in over 25 years the Volk’s Electric Railway will be running a three car service on Sunday 3rd November, subject to the usual weather constraints. The standard service on the line along Brighton seafront sees two … Continue reading

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Old Market Square becomes Old Market Scare for Halloween

Anyone taking a trip into Nottingham City Centre over the next few days may be in for a scare, especially considering you won’t be getting off at Old Market Square but the renamed Old Market Scare! The renaming has taken … Continue reading

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New Metrolink trams set to be delayed

27 new Bombardier built M5000 trams ordered to increase capacity across the Manchester Metrolink are to be delayed because of issues in the supply chain meaning Bombardier will fall behind their construction schedule. The first of trams were originally due … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne and War Metro 4025

Today’s archive photo again comes from the 30th anniversary of the Tyne and Wear Metro and their open day at South Gosforth Depot.

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In Pictures: 36 gets full blue livery

The latest tram to receive the full blue West Midlands Metro livery has been 36, with the CAF built tram retaining its adverts for the My Metro App in the process. As you may remember 36 was the very first … Continue reading

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First tram reaches Centenary Square as preparations for phase one of Westside extension ramp up

With just two months to go until the end of the year we shouldn’t have too long to wait before passengers are able to travel on the first phase of the West Midlands Metro extension to Centenary Square – especially … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manchester 173 at Victoria

Sunday 20th October saw Manchester 173 make a rare trip away from the Heaton Park Tramway as it was displayed at Victoria railway station, part of a special event held to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the opening of the … Continue reading

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