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    Tram Trains thread

    The TramTrain involved is back in service - sort of, the undamaged third of this one (204) has been married up to the undamaged two thirds of the one involved in the second accident (202) to create a hybrid 202. The now completely broken one will be sent back to Spain I believe to be rebuilt as new.
  2. It is exactly the same place, 399202 involved this time. Believe to have hit a car, damage doesn't look as bad as 204 and it appears to have remained on the rails.
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    Tram Trains thread

    What actually happened was the driver apparently locked himself out of the cab and they had to send a key by road.
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    Tram Trains thread

    Only 4 out of the 7 have the different wheels, the other 3 can and do go everywhere on the network. I live on Park Grange Road and they do make a distinctly different noise, it's much more of a grinding rumble compared to the usual squeal of the Siemens ones - I suspect the extra 20t of weight per vehicle contributes somewhat to that!
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    Tram Trains thread

    The service will be the TT service (which fits with some of the testing that's shown a red TT on the front), timetables are now available on the Stagecoach Bus site - https://tis-kml-stagecoach.s3.amazonaws.com/PdfTimetables/XQATT00.pdf
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    Tram Trains thread

    There was a chap having a discussion about Tram-Train on the tram with the conductor this morning that turned quite heated when the conductor pointed out that the mans monthly megarider wouldn't be valid on the new service - nor apparently would weekly/daily ones... surely that's not the case?
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    Low flying airliner midday

    This is the aircraft you saw, it was in various holds approaching Manchester for nearly an hour due to weather as stated above. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PpaXl1sKpVb0LYFRdTI_qKPs4ulFzVwg/view?usp=drivesdk (UTC time is 1 hour behind BST)
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    Supertram staff to strike..

    Details of replacement services for the upcoming strike are now available. https://www.stagecoachbus.com/news/yorkshire/2018/july/st-strike-action Bus/Tram services as before only run between 0700 - 1900, and this time on Saturday/Sunday the only trams running will be on the Blue Route between the Station and Malin Bridge (at an advertised 20 minute frequency) so I suspect they're putting as much capacity as they can rustle up into serving Hillsborough for Tramlines.
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    Supertram staff to strike..

    Further to the 30 minute frequency there, they are currently operating at a 15 minute frequency but are unable to guarantee that will continue through the day.
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    Supertram staff to strike..

    Not entirely unexpected, this one will also coincide with Northern being on strike on the 21st July.
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    Supertram staff to strike..

    Strikes announced for Monday 9th and Thursday 12th July. No tram services will operate, replacement buses will run on a reduced schedule between 0700-1900.
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    Supertram staff to strike..

    At Northern, Conductors in the east are currently on circa £26K* (with ~4% pay rises) and there are an awful lot of SuperTram conductors (and drivers) making the move across. It's no co-incidence that SuperTram are pretty much always recruiting. *That's basic. Once commission, rest day working, sunday pay etc are included it can be far far more.
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    Tram Trains thread

    The new chord was handed over to Supertram on the 8th and testing has now begun. 399202 now has it's train wheelset fitted and made history the night before last as it ventured onto Network Rail infrastructure for the first time, it went as far as Magna on this occasion. There was also further testing this morning included the testing of recovery procedures using a Class 66 loco.
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    Tram Trains thread

    Following on from their temporary withdrawal last week, the tram trains are back out in service this morning.
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    Tram Trains thread

    Due to an incident at Shalesmoor today, all Citylink vehicles have been removed from service. https://www.stagecoachbus.com/news/yorkshire/2018/february/citylink-trams?hootPostID=bd4d23160a4d9d664e2d92c2722e789a There are already service cancellations due to a lack of available trams.
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