Edinburgh’s trams reach Newhaven tomorrow

Tuesday 6th June 2023 The long awaited 4.7km extension of Edinburgh’s trams from the city centre via Leith to Ocean Terminal and Newhaven begins carrying passengers from midday tomorrow. It’s only 24 years since first proposed and ten years since Newhaven would have got its trams had the original project not gone pear shaped in... Continue Reading →

The tram that now serves a village

Saturday 30th July 2022 As well as Barking Riverside, last week also saw another small but significant extension of Britain's rail and tram networks open up for business. Sunday 17th saw the extension of West Midlands’ Metro tracks for just under a mile from its central Birmingham terminus through to Edgbaston including two additional stops... Continue Reading →

The Kingsway Tramway Subway

Saturday 14th August 2021 After being relegated to online ‘virtual tours’ in March 2020 due to lockdown, the London Transport Museum’s programme of real life ‘Hidden London’ tours are finally back in business. The programme kicked off on Thursday with a brand new tour exploring the Kingsway Tramway Subway and I was lucky enough to... Continue Reading →

Bristol Fast to Birmingham Metro

Thursday 19th December 2019 Following Monday's disappointment at missing out on the inaugural GWR Paddington to Bristol Parkway non-stop journey at 09:15 after the journey was cancelled following a signal failure in the Slough area, I decided to give it another try yesterday. Having got my fingers burnt on Monday by GWR's sneaky retime last... Continue Reading →

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