Daily Archives: Thursday 2 June 2016

In Pictures: Snow Hill opens to the public

Just two days after passenger services were inaugurated to Grand Central (New Street Station) on Midland Metro’s Birmingham City Centre extension came the opening of another stop with the new stop at Snow Hill welcoming its first passengers on Wednesday … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Triple M5000 on Metrolink

You wait ages for a tram to turn up and then three arrive at once! On Sunday 29th May M5000 3066 failed whilst operating on the Airport line and in order to get the tram back to depot it was … Continue reading

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Extra Stadler trams for Tramlink

It has been reported that Transport for London have exercised an option to order a further two Stadler Variobahn’s for the Tramlink network – bringing the total number of this type of tram to 12. The news was confirmed as … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink Second City Crossing update

With the initial Birmingham City Centre extension now opened on Midland Metro our attention is now once again turned towards Manchester Metrolink as we look forward to the next UK tram system extension. The extension in question is, of course, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The Western Train on tour

On Friday 27th May, a special evening tour was operated by Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours, acting as a ‘warm-up’ for the Gold service running over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. This utilised the illuminated Western Train 733+734 which performed a … Continue reading

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Boating to Starr Gate

Visits by Blackpool’s open Boat cars to the tramway’s southern terminus at Starr Gate have been quite rare for many years, but in the past week two of the three cars which remain at Blackpool have graced this location with … Continue reading

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