Monthly Archives: October 2020

Lord Provost calls for battery powered trams on Princes Street

Could we see the overhead wires on Princes Street in Edinburgh taken down with trams running under battery power in the future? As part of a recent Council discussion the current Lord Provost, Cllr Frank Ross, asked for the plans … Continue reading

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Metro performance up

The latest poster for performance on the Tyne and Wear Metro has recently been put up at station across the network and it shows an increase in performance both from the previous four weeks and also the same period last … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3114

In this edition we are taking one final look at Manchester Metrolink’s Trafford Park line.

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Metro platforms to be readied for new trains

A new £2 million project is now underway to get platforms on the Tyne and Wear Metro network ready for the fleet of new trains which are due to be in service in 2023. With the new trains having a … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro advertise for new engineer roles

As we all know the West Midlands Metro is currently at the start of a major expansion of the system and to aid this they have recently advertised for four new engineers. They are looking for enthusiastic, talented people with … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 13+41

Today we are heading off to the Docklands Light Railway for another archive image.

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Support from public for further Edinburgh Trams extension

At the start of the year – before you know what arrived – the City of Edinburgh Council launched a Public Consultation into their Draft City Mobility Plan (CMP). This is part of an aim in making Edinburgh a carbon … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Great Orme Tramway – 2016

It may be a tramway which won’t be running in 2020 but in this pictorial article we go back to 2016 for some views of the trams on the upper section of the Great Orme Tramway. Taken in excellent lighting … Continue reading

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Still Standing! Blackley Tramway Office

Another trip to Greater Manchester for this latest edition of “Still Standing!”.

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Electric Railway sign to be removed from Derby Castle

Anyone who has been to the Isle of Man will know the distinctive Electric Railway sign on the cliffside above Derby Castle Sheds, indeed it can often be the first sight you get of the MER as you arrive on … Continue reading

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New Covid-19 cleaning process introduced on the West Midlands Metro

A new longer lasting protection against bacteria and viruses has recently been introduced on the West Midlands Metro network as part of their continued response to the Covid-19 pandemic to try and make travelling on board the trams as safe … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 707

We’re off to Blackpool in 2007 again for this archive image as “Picture in Time” continues.

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Trams in Video: Los Angeles Metro Rail Green and Blue lines – January 2002

We head off to the United States of America for our latest video as we look at the more light rail side of things with the Los Angeles Metro featuring. Filmed in January 2002 we take a look at the … Continue reading

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Fylde Transport Trust to tour the illuminations with Brush 621 and Balloon 715

The Fylde Transport Trust have announced that are going to be running two illumination tours on Friday 23rd October (subject to any changes in government restrictions) using Brush 621 and Balloon 715 – two trams which are part of their … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 261

Its another masked tram for us today as we return to Edinburgh.

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Tramlink derailment inquest postponed due to Coronavirus restrictions

The inquest into the London Tramlink derailment at Sandilands in November 2016 which tragically saw seven people lose their lives has been delayed after extra Coronavirus restrictions were introduced in London. It had been due to get underway on Monday … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro 37 returns to Spain

The last built of the original 21 Urbos3 trams for West Midlands Metro has returned to Spain for repairs. 37 – named Ozzy Osbourne – departed Wednesbury Depot on Friday 16th October to make the long trip back to Spain … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Innsbruck 157

In this latest edition of our worldwide tram series we are again heading to Innsbruck.

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In Pictures: Coronavirus changes on the Blackpool Tramway

As we’ve reported over the past few months a number of UK tramways have introduced revised operating procedures both on board trams and at stops to help prospective passengers to feel safe when travelling as well as ensuring government guidelines … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3106

And its off to Manchester Metrolink’s Trafford Park line once more as we continue this series which takes a look at trams in service during 2020.

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