Monthly Archives: July 2022

Trams &: Stagecoach Supertram 103 & bus

We are off to Sheffield again for another image of a tram alongside a bus as “Trams &” continues.

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Travel back in time on the West Midlands Metro

Passengers on board the West Midlands Metro will be able to travel back in time until the end of October. No, the T69s aren’t being rescued from the scrapman and re-entering service to replace the CAF built trams, but a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Portsmouth 84 at Milestones Museum, Basingstoke

This pictorial article goes to the Milestones Museum in Basingstoke, Hampshire which is home to the sole surviving Portsmouth Corporation Tramways tram – no. 84. With Milestones having opened back in December 2000, 84 has been part of the collection … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 31 & 19 latest to start testing on West Midlands Metro – then 19 enters service!

The number of trams which have had their repairs completed on the West Midlands Metro continues to increase with a further two examples being seen on test including “celebrity” 31 and 19.

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Around the World in Trams: Lviv 1117

Back to Lviv again for another edition of “Around the World in Trams”.

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Anonymous Council source claims Trams to Newhaven project is set for failure

The Edinburgh Evening News have recently run a story with quotes from an “anonymous” Council source who has claimed that the quality of work on the Trams to Newhaven project is appalling, that it will be delivered months behind schedule … Continue reading

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Horse Trams are back in Douglas!

Finally! Friday 29th July saw the much anticipated return of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway with a free re-introductory service running as part of the Manx Summer Transport Festival ahead of a full return from the following day. Its been … Continue reading

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Its yet another short-term funding settlement extension for TfL

Transport for London and the Department for Transport have come to yet another agreement to extend the current funding settlement for a short period of time – this time it will be extended until midday on 3rd August 2022. A … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 3

We return to Blackpool in 1977 for our latest edition of “Picture in Time” for an image which t first glance looks like the world’s first twin tram-bus!

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In Pictures: Blackpool Brush 290 bids farewell to Blackpool

Blackpool Brush Car 290 – latterly 627 – has left Blackpool as it heads to its new home at the East Anglia Transport Museum. One of the trams which was acquired for the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust in the great … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Queen’s Baton travels on West Midlands Metro

As we reported earlier this week, the new West Midlands Metro extension along Broad Street has already welcomed its first special guests (not that normal passengers are anything but special of course) – with the Queen’s Baton Relay taking a … Continue reading

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First details announced for Blackpool’s August Vintage Weekend

There can sometimes be the accusation that details of special tram events aren’t released until its too late to make arrangements – but that’s not the case for Blackpool’s August Bank Holiday Vintage Weekend with the first information already released! … Continue reading

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Brierley Hill Metro extension to be split into two phases

Increased costs have been blamed for the decision to split the construction of the West Midlands Metro extension to Brierley Hill into two phases. The news of the re-phasing of the scheme was first unveiled in local media and has … Continue reading

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Dogs on Metrolink pilot confirmed from 1st August

Dogs will be able to travel on Manchester Metrolink – if accompanied by their responsible owner! – from Monday 1st August as part of a three month pilot. Long-called for by many locals in Greater Manchester, the idea of a … Continue reading

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Major boost for Tyne and Wear Metro Park and Ride sites

Park and Ride sites across the Tyne and Wear Metro are set to enjoy a boost with new cashless parking facilities, improved lighting and enhanced CCTV. £3.2 million has been set-a-side by the North East Joint Transport Committee through the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: MER services on the northern section of the line after overhead comes down

As we reported at the end of last week, there was disruption on the Manx Electric Railway from Wednesday 20th July after a lorry with a rather high load (of kayaks not canoes!) brought a section down at Halfway Crossing. … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Games baton to travel on tram in Birmingham

The Queen’s Baton Relay – the Commonwealth Games answer to the Olympic Torch – is to take a quick ride on the West Midlands Metro as it reaches the end of its epic journey across the Commonwealth on Wednesday 27th … Continue reading

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New Metro bridge installed

A new bridge which carries Tyne and Wear Metro services in North Shields has been successfully installed as a £3 million project makes excellent progress. Tanners Bank Bridge was lowered into position on Wednesday 20th July with a 100 foot … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Work underway on Eccles line rail replacement

Engineers from MPT have wasted no time in starting the major rail replacement works on Manchester Metrolink’s Eccles line. The line started a three month closure on Saturday 16th July with no trams due to run any further than MediaCityUK … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram moves the crowds for Tramlines festival

Taking place from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July, the Tramlines Festival has seen large crowds of people wanting to get and from the event – and what better way than to transport them by tram? With the festival taking … Continue reading

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