Daily Archives: Saturday 6 April 2013

Leeds 6 makes new friends at Heaton Park

As reported previously, Leeds 6 finally departed from Beamish Museum on Thursday 4th April having enjoyed a three-year long stay there on loan from its owners, the Manchester Transport Museum Society. The tram arrived back at Heaton Park later the … Continue reading

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First Metrolink T68A withdrawn

The withdrawal of the T68A fleet has now started with 2006 being officially withdrawn from service on 4th April having failed at Exchange Quay the previous day before the morning rush hour. Rather than repair the fault it was decided … Continue reading

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Heritage Trams for the next week…

As part of our feature “Support our Heritage Tramways” we will continue to bring you a weekly look at when and where you can travel on heritage trams across the UK. Once again if you know of any errors or … Continue reading

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Midland Metro staff reject pay offer

There may be trouble ahead at Midland Metro after staff (drivers, conductors and those in the engineering department) rejected the initial pay offer from National Express which would have seen a two tier pay rise introduced (a not uncommon tactic … Continue reading

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Station Street stop link to Nottingham Railway Station to close

The footbridge which currently links the Nottingham Express Transit terminus at Station Street with the adjacent main railway station is to close from 16th April as part of the project to extend the system to Beeston, Chilwell and Clifton. The … Continue reading

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Special Heritage Tram week planned for Blackpool?

As we have reported extensively over the past couple of weeks the Blackpool Heritage Tramway operation for 2013 commenced over the long Easter weekend and will operate again on the two Bank Holidays in May and then at the end … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April 2013

Engineering works will be taking place on both Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April on Manchester Metrolink with the South Manchester Line to St Werburgh’s Road closed on both days with the East Manchester Line to Droylsden and the Altrincham … Continue reading

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DLR celebrates after carrying one hundred million passengers in a year

The early afternoon of Sunday 31st March saw a key milestone reached on the Docklands Light Railway as the one hundred millionth passenger was carried on the network in the tax year. This was the first time that the network … Continue reading

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Metrolink Access Guide published

Transport for Greater Manchester has published an access guide for users of Manchester Metrolink. Although the guide has been created with the needs of disabled passengers in mind it is a handy document for all users of the network as … Continue reading

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Car & Tram collide at Coombe Lane

A collision between a car and a tram at the junction between Coombe Lane and Oaks Road on London Tramlink caused services to be part suspended for a time on Wednesday 3rd April whilst the incident was cleared. The Police … Continue reading

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