Daily Archives: Saturday 12 May 2012

Brush cars galore at Crich

The official launch into service of Blackpool Brush Railcoach 630 at Crich Tramway Village took place on Saturday 12th May, with this providing the perfect excuse to hold a Brush-themed event day. Although intended as a relatively low-key event arranged … Continue reading

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Designs revealed for new Nottingham trams

As expected it has been confirmed that the fleet of new trams for the extended Nottingham Express Transit system will be constructed by Alstom – part of the Tramlink Nottingham consortium – in Barcelona. The trams will be first Citadis … Continue reading

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Metrolink delays after attempted cable theft at Cornbrook

There were further major delays on Manchester Metrolink on Monday 9th May after an attempted cable theft at Cornbrook. It was reported that a group of vandals were attempting to steal the copper cables on Cornbrook Viaduct at around 0300 … Continue reading

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Details unveiled for 2012 Manx Heritage Transport Festival

Isle of Man Transport have unveiled details of the events due to take place between 25th and 29th July as part of the Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2012. As usual this event will include most forms of transport on the … Continue reading

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Another broken down tram causes Metrolink delays

Friday 4th May saw another broken down T68 causing delays in Manchester City Centre as the ongoing problems with the older vehicles makes headlines in the City.  This time the guilty parties were 1008+1005 which were running as a coupled … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram Engineering Works at Shalesmoor

On Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May further engineering works were undertaken on Stagecoach Supertram. This time the work concentrated on the curve on the outbound track just beyond the Shalesmoor tramstop. For the first time the replacement bus service … Continue reading

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Metrolink construction work moves into Rochdale Town Centre

Work to build the Metrolink extension in Rochdale Town Centre is continuing from this week with the closure of part of Drake Street. The section of Drake Street between Walter Street and Smith Street was closed to traffic from Tuesday … Continue reading

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All change in Edinburgh as Labour and SNP coalition takes control of Council

Following the recent elections the City of Edinburgh Council will now be in the hands of a Labour/Scottish Nationalist Party coalition with the Liberal Democrats the big losers. As a result in this shift of power all hopes of extending … Continue reading

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Extra early morning Half Marathon trams for Supertram

As a result of customer feedback, Stagecoach Supertram are going to run extra early morning services on Sunday 27th May for runners attending the Sheffield Half Marathon. With the race starting from the Don Valley Stadium extra trams will be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tracks and Trackless – Chesterfield’s Trams and Trolleybuses by Barry M Marsden

This book is a collection of photographs illustrating the trams and trolleybuses which operated in the town of Chesterfield, including many extremely valuable images which have been gathered together as the result of years of painstaking research. The author does … Continue reading

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