Daily Archives: Saturday 19 May 2012

TfGM put TWAO application into for Second City Centre Crossing

Transport for Greater Manchester have moved a step closer to getting the much needed Second City Centre Crossing by putting an application into the Department for Transport for a Transport and Works Act Order. This is the formal process required … Continue reading

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Variotram 2558 touches down at Therapia Lane

The deliveries of the Variotrams for London Tramlink is nearing completion with the arrival of the fifth (of six) of the Stadler built trams at Therapia Lane during the evening of Friday 18th May. Number 2558 joins its four sisters … Continue reading

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Two more Flexities debut in service

Friday 18th May saw two more Flexity2 trams make their passenger debuts on the reinvigorated Blackpool Tramway when both 013 and 014 were used in service for the very first time. Unlike some of the earlier examples both trams had … Continue reading

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Lost Trams 1: Nottingham 112

We have recently been contacted by someone whose father has an old tram in their garden and as they included some photos of the tram what better excuse than to start a new occasional series on these pages – Lost … Continue reading

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Tramlink 2548 returns to fleet livery

After approximately six weeks carrying a bright and pink vinyl wrap advert for Magnum Infinity, London Tramlink’s 2548 has returned to fleet livery. The tram was last seen in its advert on Saturday 12th May but by Tuesday 15th May … Continue reading

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Trams start testing to Oldham Mumps

Trams are now testing on the Manchester Metrolink extension through to Oldham Mumps with a start of passenger services on this much delayed line now seemingly approaching. As well as trams running through to the temporary Oldham Mumps stop progress … Continue reading

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More progress on Mitcham double tracking

The weekend of 12th and 13th May saw another closure of Tramlink between Mitcham and Mitcham Junction to allow further progress to be made on the double tracking of this stretch of line.  As last time a tram service was … Continue reading

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Another T68 breakdown causes Metrolink delays

Unfortunately the past week has seen another pair of T68s fail in Manchester City Centre causing further delays on the Metrolink network. This time the incident happened at approximately 1530 and involved 1008 (for the second week in a row) … Continue reading

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Melbourne tram bosses visit Nottingham to share knowledge

Senior executives from the Melbourne tram network have recently visited Nottingham to swap ideas and discuss ways of enhancing services on both networks. Whilst in the UK the executives also praised Nottingham Express Transit for the cleanliness of their trams … Continue reading

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Midland Metro service alterations on Sundays in May and June

Essential ground maintenance works are to be undertaken between The Crescent and Priestfield tramstops on four Sundays in late May and early June. This means that between the start of service and 1800 no service will run on Midland Metro … Continue reading

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Lesley Hinds named new Transport Convener in Edinburgh

Following the recent Council elections in Edinburgh and the Liberal Democrats losing power it has been necessary for a new Transport Convener to be announced. With the Scottish National Party and Labour Party now in coalition the person charged with … Continue reading

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Mobility scooter changes for Supertram

Following recent damage caused to trams Stagecoach Supertram have announced a new policy on the use of mobility scooters on board any of their trams. As a result only passengers who hold a “Local Bus Scooter Permit” will be allowed … Continue reading

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E.ON selected to supply energy for Nottingham Express Transit

E.ON have been selected to supply power requirements across the entire Nottingham Express Transit network and related premises. The three year deal has been signed between E.ON and Tramlink Nottingham as the consortium seek to honour their commitment to use … Continue reading

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Woman suffers severe injuries after being hit by tram

A 28 year old woman has to be airlifted to hospital after becoming trapped under a tram at Sandilands on the London Tramlink network during the morning of Wednesday 16th May. It has not been revealed as to what happened … Continue reading

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Brush Car Day at Crich Tramway Village

Saturday 12th April was a very special day for Blackpool’s iconic Brush Railcoaches, as car 630 entered service in its new home at Crich Tramway Village for the very first time. To mark this occasion, the Tramway Museum Society arranged … Continue reading

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The Crich depot shuffle

The tram depots at Crich have undergone some significant shuffling recently, as workshop staff and volunteers try to fit as many trams into the existing buildings as possible. This has come about due to the addition of three more trams … Continue reading

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Crich Boat out on test

Wednesday 16th May was another exciting day at Crich Tramway Village, as the two latest restoration projects emerged from the workshop under power. London United Tramways 159 was taken out for another test run, but more exciting was the appearance … Continue reading

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