Posted by: SB Websites | May 13, 2011

13/05/11 News Update

715 in for Repaint

The much delayed repaint for Balloon Car 715 has finally begun after the completion of many door modified trams which had taken priority. 715 is to be painted into 1970s green and cream where it should return in Summer with more use this year due to the smaller double-deck operating fleet and due to it being fitted with a transponder.

700 and 713 on Test

The first use since the end of the 2009 season for door modified trams 700 and 713 was today (13th May) where they were used for testing between Foxhall and Pleasure Beach. The overall aim of this was to check clearance along the tramway which will hopefully prove successful allowing the Balloons to be used. However, it is not likely that they will even be required until July at the earliest when the tram output increases so unfortunately it will still be a while before these balloons enter service.

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