Daily Archives: Friday 10 May 2013

Mosley Street closure date confirmed

Transport for Greater Manchester have confirmed that the single platform at Mosley Street in Manchester city centre is to close to passengers following services on Friday 17 May. It is now possible to close Mosley Street because new real time … Continue reading

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NET 205 returns to service after refurbishment

The third of Nottingham Express Transit’s Incentro trams to undergo the refurbishment work has returned to traffic. 205 re-entered service on 2 May following the work at the Wilkinson Street depot and its place has now been taken by 213 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bank Holiday trams in Blackpool

As reported elsewhere on these pages the heritage trams of the “C” fleet were joined by the modified Balloons of the “B” fleet over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend in Blackpool. The highlight of the weekend was the return … 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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Metrolink Control Room moves to Trafford

A major step in the expansion of the Manchester Metrolink has been reached with the control room moving from Queen’s Road to a new facility at Trafford depot. This means that all the main operational functions of the network are … Continue reading

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Developers to continue contributing to Edinburgh tram line

When the original plans were thought of for the new tramway in Edinburgh part of the funding was due to come from developers who would benefit from trams running past their buildings and it now appears that these contributions will … Continue reading

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Five arrested over Woodisde tram attack

Five men – aged between 17 and 21 – have been arrested following the attack on a tram at Woodside on London Tramlink on 25 April. As we reported at the time the men smashed four windows on the tram … Continue reading

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Swinging Sixties event at Laxey

On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May Isle of Man Railways are holding a Swinging Sixties event based around Laxey Station on the Manx Electric Railway. This year to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who the Doctor himself will … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Work: Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May

The planned engineering work on the Bury line of Manchester Metrolink on Saturday 11 May has now been cancelled with a normal service running across the network throughout on this day. The engineering works due to take place on Sunday … Continue reading

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Centenary cars prepare for comeback weekend

Whilst the Centenary cars may not have exactly been the most popular type of tram to ever operate in Blackpool, the saying ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’ certainly applies to trams. Since being retired from regaular service in November … Continue reading

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