Daily Archives: Saturday 25 January 2014

Lost Trams 9: Burton and Ashby 14

Our irregular series of “Lost Trams” returns with a look at another American export; Burton and Ashby 14 – a tram that is currently lost completely from the public eye. This tram headed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1980 for … Continue reading

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Birkenhead Heritage Tramway change operating times

The Birkenhead Heritage Tramway – one of only two places where you can enjoy a ride on a traditional tram in England currently – have announced a slight tweak to their operating times to fit in with the current ferry … Continue reading

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Oldham town centre line almost ready to open

The new Oldham town centre extension of Manchester Metrolink is almost ready to welcome its first fare paying passengers with final testing and commissioning work due to take place over this weekend. Provided that no problems are experienced during this … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from Nottingham Express Transit

Earlier this week we brought you a selection of images from Nottingham Express Transit as Citadis 222 became the seventh Alstom built tram to arrive at its new home. During the same photography session David Beardsell also took some more … Continue reading

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Strike dates announced for Docklands Light Railway

The RMT union have announced that their members on the Docklands Light Railway plan to walk out for two 48 hour strikes in a dispute over, what else, pay and conditions. The first strike will start on 29th January with … Continue reading

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Another car drives onto the tracks on East Manchester line

An elderly woman has become the latest person to manage to drive their car onto the tram tracks at Holt Town causing delays to Manchester Metrolink services to and from Ashton-under-Lyne. The incident happened on Sunday 19th January at approximately … Continue reading

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Tramlink delays after dewirement at East Croydon

Services through East Croydon were severely disrupted for three hours on Thursday 23rd January following an incident involving 2552 which saw the tram dewire. The incident happened on the pointwork where the loop line converges to become one line through … Continue reading

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