Daily Archives: Wednesday 11 May 2016

Trams versus cars in Blackpool

Manchester Metrolink has become the UK tram system with the highest number of tram versus car incidents in recent years, but the Blackpool tramway seems to be catching up with an alarming increase in the regularity of such incidents so … Continue reading

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In Pictures: L&CBER 7 at the Llandudno Transport Festival

The May Day Bank Holiday Weekend saw the annual Llandudno Transport Festival at Bodafon Fields with the Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Society’s replica tramcar no. 7 once again one of the star attractions.

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In Pictures: 3115 arrives in Manchester with 3114 entering service

The expansion of the Manchester Metrolink fleet has continued with 3115 now in the city with the previous arrival – 3114 – also now having carried its first passengers. With 3115 arriving it now means that there are only five … Continue reading

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Douglas Horse Tramway is back!

[Apologies for the delay in this story appearing] It was a day that for what appeared to be a very long time earlier in 2016 didn’t look happening but Saturday 30th April saw the return of the Douglas Horse Tramway … Continue reading

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The end of San Francisco trams in the UK?

In the early part of the 21st century two San Francisco Muni trams made the trip across the Atlantic Ocean for a hoped for new life in the UK but that hope now appears extinguished with news reaching us that … Continue reading

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New timetable for Midland Metro from Sunday 22nd May

The opening of the full Birmingham City Centre extension to Grand Central (New Street Station) on Sunday 22nd May will see the introduction of a new timetable for Midland Metro with the promise of trams running every 6 minutes during … Continue reading

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Another van v tram collision on Metrolink

Tuesday 3rd May saw the latest instalment of van v car on Manchester Metrolink when a white van collided with M5000 3076 on Manchester Street, Oldham. It is believed that the van jumped a red light and that the driver … Continue reading

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A day of woe for Metrolink **updated with photos**

[Apologies for the delay in this story appearing] Manchester Metrolink had another day of woe on Saturday 30th April with services disrupted by two incidents – just five days after the major suspension of all lines following a systems failure … Continue reading

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Stagecoach Supertram service change: Sunday 22nd May

Passengers heading for Herdings Park on Stagecoach Supertram’s Purple route are advised that trams will be terminating at Gleadless Townend from the start of service until 1500 to allow South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue to undertake a training exercise. Purple … Continue reading

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Nottingham Express Transit service change: Sunday 15th May

Nottingham Express Transit services will run to a split timetable on Sunday 15th May between 0930 and 1130 due to the Asda Foundation 10K run. To enable runners to pass through Old Market Square all services from Hucknall and Phoenix … Continue reading

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