Heaton Park

  • Heaton Park seeks expansion to display second-generation Manchester ‘T-68’ tram

    Heaton Park seeks expansion to display second-generation Manchester ‘T-68’ tram

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    THE story of the pioneering role played by Manchester’s Metrolink in the revival of modern tramways in the UK is to form a major part of a proposed expansion of the Heaton Park Tramway. The plans are centred on the Manchester Transport Museum Society’s (MTMS) preserved AnsaldoBreda ‘T-68’ articulated tram No. 1007 East Lancashire Railway, which…

  • TransPennine accepts first Hitachi-built ‘Nova 1’ set

    TransPennine accepts first Hitachi-built ‘Nova 1’ set

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    TRANSPENNINE Express has accepted the first Hitachi Class 802 bi-mode train into its fleet. Dubbed ‘Nova 1’, TPE received the set following approval from the Office of Rail and Road.  TPE has ordered 19 five-carriage ‘Nova 1’ trains, each containing 342 seats, an extra 161 compared to its current Class 185 trains.  They will be…

  • Beamish Museum tram fleet line-up in unusual photo shoot

    Beamish Museum tram fleet line-up in unusual photo shoot

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    The parade was arranged in order to take a new crop of promotional photographs for use in future publicity material.

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