Daily Archives: Saturday 26 May 2012

Metrolink 3053 arrives in Manchester

Metrolink M5000 3053 has become the latest of the new trams for Manchester to arrive in the City. The tram was seen coming off the M602 at 1110 on Saturday 26th May from where it would then have gone to … Continue reading

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Lost Trams 2: Blackpool Dreadnought 59

With much of the UK currently sweltering under nice warm sunshine it is rather apt that the second tram to feature in our irregular “Lost Trams” series is an open topper – Blackpool Dreadnought 59. This very popular tram has … Continue reading

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Tramlink Engineering Works

Two sets of engineering works on London Tramlink are taking place over the next few days as work progresses on increasing capacity on the network. Firstly the line between Mitcham and Mitcham Junction is closed again on Saturday 26th and … Continue reading

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More Engineering Works for Supertram

The ongoing programme of works to replace track on the Stagecoach Supertram network will continue over the forthcoming Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend with the City Hall area being the latest to be worked on. The work here will take place … Continue reading

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More problems for Metrolink

Unfortunately the past week has seen more delays on Manchester Metrolink with the Eccles, Bury and Altrincham lines all seeing problems at some point with not only the usual tram failures to blame but also overhead line failures.

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Residents lose latest challenge over tramway crossing closure but vow to carry on

The bid for a judicial review over the decision to close the Lauderdale Avenue crossing between Little Bispham and Cleveleys on the Blackpool Tramway has been thrown out by the Court with the applicant even being given £2,000 costs for … Continue reading

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Event Preview: Launch of Blackpool Boat 236 at Crich Tramway Village

Event: Launch of Blackpool Boat 236 Where: Crich Tramway Village When: Sunday 3rd June 2012

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R.I.P. Richard Lomas

Richard Lomas, one of the longest-serving active members of the Tramway Museum Society, has sadly died. Richard passed away peacefully following a fairly long illness in the early hours of Friday 25th May. He had spent a lengthy spell in hospital … Continue reading

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Trams celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee

Many people across Great Britain are celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in early June, with the late spring Bank Holiday extended by one day to give many workers a four-day weekend. Britain’s tramways have not been left … Continue reading

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