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The Truth, or Something Beautiful (on the confusion of public transport with tourism, history or character)

I’m treating myself to another of my intermittent rant-y articles; it’s only fair to warn you. The subject is one I remain somewhat conflicted about. It’s the ongoing confusion between public transport’s day job and its heritage, character and tourism aspects, and what that means for the public transport industry, and the cities in which it operates. 3,204 more words


Black Friday

the final smell of roses

late autumn wind

trams clank machinery and

waft bygone ages at me.

I’m thinking about excess


all those Black Friday bargains… 35 more words



We recently ventured to Launceston to experience the Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival. Michael had an entry selected for screening in the short film competition and we thought it a great excuse for a weekend away. 310 more words


Blackpool Heritage Tram fire

This morning (24/9/16) A Blackpool heritage tram caught alight while ferrying passengers on its route. The prompt actions of Blackpool & Bispham fire crews mean the tram is in a very good condition, and is not badly damaged. 218 more words


This Naught War

Drastic trams switch in brain
At it in the impairing rain
Can’t last
Swishing walls
I will slap high falls
What shad crits of shad pasts… 75 more words


Speed restrictions at four sites as trams start running again

Croydon’s trams are running services on all routes again, 10 days after the tragic derailment in which seven people died and 50 people were injured. But the service has only resumed after additional speed restrictions have been put in place at the crash site at Sandilands and three other places on the network. 477 more words


Tram was speeding at 43mph before it crashed - official report

The preliminary report from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch into the circumstances which led to the tragic derailment at Sandilands a week ago, when seven people died, states that the tram was travelling at 43.5mph – more than three times the speed limit of 12mph on that stretch of track. 746 more words