Daily Archives: Tuesday 10 September 2013

New sponsor for illuminated Rocket tram

One of the most popular attractions of last year’s Blackpool illuminations was the iconic illuminated Rocket 732, which was cosmetically restored and put on static display in the centre of the Gynn Square roundabout in August 2012. The tram has … Continue reading

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Another one bites the dust at Crich

Sadly, Metropolitan Electric Tramways 331 has become the latest vehicle to be withdrawn from service at Crich Tramway Village, home of the National Tramway Museum. Following on from the withdrawal of Blackpool & Fleetwood ‘Rack’ 2, Southampton 45 and Johannesburg … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

On the way to the Isle of Man a visit was made to the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway which was in the middle of its summer mid-week service at the time. On Friday 9th August the service was being provided by … Continue reading

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In Pictures: T68/T68As make rare nighttime appearance at East Didsbury

In the early hours of Monday 9th September there were two unusual visitors to the South Manchester line when T68 1023 and T68A 2001 made the trip to East Didsbury to test an axle detector. Photos of these two nocturnal visitors … Continue reading

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Metrolink to consider mobility scooter permit scheme

Officials at Manchester Metrolink are to look at the possible introduction of a permit scheme for some mobility scooter users to allow them to be used on the network. Previously all mobility scooters were officially banned from Metrolink due to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Stagecoach Supertram Engineering Works

The track replacement work being undertaken over the weekend of 7th/8th September on Stagecoach Supertram was concentrated on the section of track from just below Leopold Street to halfway opposite the inbound City Hall tramstop. With thanks to Stuart Cooke … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Sunday 15th September

Engineering works in Manchester city centre and also in the Altrincham area on Sunday 15th September will see more major changes to Metrolink services. Trams will only be able to operate Rochdale-Central Park, Droylsden-Eccles, Timperley-Piccadilly and East Didsbury-Piccadilly throughout the … Continue reading

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Metrolink drop-in sessions for Airport extension

Drop-in sessions are to be held later this month to let people find out more about the new Manchester Metrolink line currently under construction to Manchester Airport via Wythenshawe. These sessions allow local residents to ask any questions about the … Continue reading

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