Monthly Archives: June 2024

Trams &: Edinburgh 254 & bus

To Edinburgh for this edition of “Trams &”.

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LRSSB back research to give more guidance to Tram-Train schemes

The Light Rail Safety and Standards Board have provided funding towards academic research that has the aim to provide clear guidance for future Tram-Train schemes as more areas of the country show interest in developing services along these lines.

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Metro stained glass artwork back at Monkseaton station

The colourful “Beach and Shipyards” art installation – a stained glass art work – is back in pride of place at Monkseaton Tyne and Wear Metro station following an extensive restoration to take it back to its former glory.

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Events this week…

Another quiet week for events but there is still the annual Classic Motorcycle event at Crich.

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Fares to increase on NET again from 1st July

Nottingham Express Transit have confirmed that their fares will increase from Monday 1st July. In making the announcement they have cited that increase are required to allow continued investment in the network whilst also blaming high energy costs and the … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Moravska Ostrava tram depot

We conclude a set of photo of Ostrava by taking a look at the one of the tram depots.

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Tyne and Wear Metro inspires new travel book about the northeast of England

Metroland: The people, places and history encountered via the Tyne and Wear Metro is a new travel book which uses the Metro network as the basis to take a trip around the region looking to the past, present and future. … Continue reading

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Metro and CBSO extend partnership

West Midlands Metro have announced that their partnership with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has been extended for another 12 months. The partnership was first launched last year when tram 45 received a full vinyl wrap and the two … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another look around Crich

We have another look around the Crich Tramway Village with all photos in this latest article being taken on Monday 17th June. This was a two tram service day with Blackpool Standard 40 and Sheffield 510 the chosen pair and … Continue reading

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Metro to sell lost property in aid of charity

Property which has been left on the Tyne and Wear Metro over the past two years is set to go on sale at Tynemouth Station on Sunday 30th June. Proceeds from the sale will go towards Nexus’s chosen charity of … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2537

We’re going back to the red and white years for the Croydon (London) Tramlink system over the next few weeks in “Picture in Time”.

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In Pictures: 555 004 on Tyne and Wear Metro testing

Daylight testing of the new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro has been continuing over the past few weeks and after 555 005 had been dominating the regular test runs it has recently been joined by 555 004 which … Continue reading

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Luas celebrates 20 years of operation!

Sunday 30th June is another anniversary for a light rail system with Dublin’s Luas network celebrating 20 years of operation on that day. It was 2004 that trams first started running in the city again and since then the network … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire Supertram Engineering Works: 29th & 30th June 2024

As part of the continued £5 million investment by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority towards improvements on the Supertram network there will be more works taking place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June. These works will see no … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trackworks underway in Manchester

The first set of major trackworks this summer in Manchester got underway on Saturday 22nd June. The area being attended to in this phase (which continues until Tuesday 9th July) is adjacent and across London Road meaning that there are … Continue reading

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In Pictures: B fleet Balloon used as B fleet Balloon!

Since the launch of the new Blackpool Tramway timetable following the opening of the Blackpool North Station extension there has been much debate (our comments section has never been so “popular”) about its effectiveness. Much of it has centred over … Continue reading

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Another award for Trams to Newhaven project

Its been open for over a year now but the Trams to Newhaven project which saw a 3 mile extension added to the Edinburgh Trams network is still being recognised in various awards with the latest coming at the Local … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Work underway on returning an Aberdeen tram to the rails

Not all trams end up being restored back to their former use but do still end up carrying passengers once again, and it is a tram which falls into that category which we feature in this article. The Alford Valley … Continue reading

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More London Trams strikes confirmed

The ongoing dispute on London Trams has escalated with more dates announced for strike action by engineering staff represented by Unite the Union. This dispute has been ongoing since earlier this year and is over pay where the union claim … Continue reading

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New Edinburgh Arena plans approved

We’ve recently seen how Edinburgh Trams is able to move large crowds in short periods of time to events at Murrayfield Stadium (Taylor Swift we’re talking about you!) and they look set to be able to showcase that again in … Continue reading

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