Daily Archives: Sunday 5 May 2013

Southampton Tram Project’s trams welcome the public

The three trams of the Southampton Tram Project have gone on public display this weekend as part of the Southampton Maritime Festival. The three trams – Southampton cars 11 and 38 and Lisbon 715 – could be found in their … Continue reading

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Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust – a clarification

We have recently carried some stories on future plans of the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust taken from information supplied on their website (http://www.visitfleetwood.co.uk). Some of these stories have caused confusion amongst some of you and we have been contacted by … Continue reading

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Snaefell Mountain Railway starts season

The Snaefell Mountain Railway has finally started running in 2013 after its original opening was delayed because of damage caused by spring snowfall. The first passenger journeys were run on Saturday 4 May with a half hourly service operating over … Continue reading

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Croydon tram leaves two stops with doors open

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch have launched an investigation after a tram in Croydon managed to depart two consecutive stops with all four doors on one side open. The incident happened on 13 April when the tram – believed to … Continue reading

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Bridge set to be moved to final position over Nottingham Railway Station

Work has now started on moving part of the Karlsruhe Friendship Bridge into its final resting place over Nottingham Railway Station following the completion of the second 52 metre section of the main structure. The entire iconic bridge will be … Continue reading

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Oldham & Rochdale town centre Metrolink extensions continue to progress

Major works have been finished on the Manchester Street roundabout in Oldham as progress on the town centre extension of Manchester Metrolink continues ahead of its planned opening in 2014. The area has now been completely remodelled and will allow … Continue reading

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Broken down tram causes Metrolink delays

Services in Manchester city centre were suspended for half an hour on Thursday 1 May after a tram failed at Deansgate-Castlefield. Engineers were called to the scene to repair the errant tram and it was on the move again after … Continue reading

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Railgrinding in Edinburgh

A start has been made on railgrinding the tracks from Haymarket to Picardy Place in Edinburgh city centre as further signs of progress on returning trams to the city are seen. The grinding work commenced at Haymarket on 5 May … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May

The Bury line will see no trams at all over the weekend of Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May as further engineering works take place. In addition on Sunday 12 May there will be alterations to services on the Rochdale … Continue reading

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In pictures: Leeds 6 goes undercover

As reported earlier this week, work on the refurbishment of Leeds 6 at the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester continues to progress, with a small team of dedicated volunteers working extremely hard to restore the car to a smart appearance. … Continue reading

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