Monthly Archives: April 2017

Application put in to purchase land for Midland Metro Edgbaston extension

The Midland Metro Alliance – on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority – have submitted an application to the Department for Transport for the Edgbaston Extension Land Acquisition Order. This will enable the Alliance to purchase the land needed … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams scores high for customer service

Edinburgh Trams has been named as one of the UK’s top transport operators for customer service. The Institute of Customer Service (ICS) undertook a survey earlier this year and awarded Edinburgh Trams a score of 85.8 – more than 11 … Continue reading

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Stagecoach Supertram service change: Sunday 16th & Monday 17th April

Services on Stagecoach Supertram will be affected by further works to connect the Supertram track to the Network Rail route to Rotherham over Easter with no trams able to run between Meadowhall South and Meadowhall Interchange on Sunday 16th and … Continue reading

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Midland Metro service change: Friday 14th to Wednesday 19th April

All Midland Metro trams will be terminating at Bull Street once again over the Easter weekend from Friday 14th April (either until the end of Monday 17th or Wednesday 19th April depending on which part of the Midland Metro website … Continue reading

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RAIB report into fatality on NET released

On 15th August 2016 a member of the public was hit by Citadis 225 between David Lane and Basford tram stops, tragically suffering fatal injuries. The incident was subject to a full investigation by the RAIB and they have recently … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Manchester Metrolink!

Thursday 6th April 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Manchester Metrolink running its first passenger services. Since the first lines opened to the public the network has gone from strength to strength with recent years seeing major expansion leading to … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Coronation 314

Today Picture in Time is once again in Blackpool and this time around we take a look at a tram which is now scrapped – it is Coronation Car 314.

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Manchester Metrolink service change: Sunday 9th April

Further track maintenance work in Manchester City Centre will see Metrolink services altered again on Sunday 9th April. This time the work is on the section between Piccadilly Gardens and Piccadilly with a replacement bus service in use in operation.

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In Pictures: Bury to Altrincham services on 2CC

Sunday 2nd April saw the first use of Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing (2CC) for services other than between the East Didsbury and Oldham and Rochdale lines with Bury to Altrincham services diverted to use the line because of essential … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Bournemouth 85

A tram which was in the news last year for its transfer of ownership is the feature of today’s Picture in Time – Bournemouth 85.

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Heaton Park Tramway celebrate MTMS 50th anniversary in style

Sunday 2nd April saw the Heaton Park Tramway celebrate 50 years of the Manchester Transport Museum Society with no fewer than nine trams featuring on the day in one form or another including an impressive four trams in service.

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Event Preview: Rush Hour on the Railways – Isle of Man

Now an established part of the operating season across the Isle of Man’s various railways and tramways, Rush Hour on the Railways will once again be taking place over the Easter weekend. This time the four day spectacular will be … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2536

Our latest modern tram image in the archive photo series Picture in Time comes from Croydon as we take a look at a tram during the pre-opening period in 1999 of CR4000 2536.

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