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Last stop for Carlisle's oldest tram

Carlisle's last remaining tram has been moved to Carlisle Railway Station, in the hope that it will be restored to its former glory.

The tram belongs to the Workington Transport Heritage Trust and has been stored in a building belonging to Carlisle College, which is due to be demolished.

Sarah Kelly reports:

Carlisle's last surviving tram makes final move

The last remaining Carlisle tram has been moved from a derelict building at Carlisle College to Carlisle Train Station, in the hope that it can be restored.

The tram was built in 1921 and provided transport to the public until 1931, when it was put out of service.

It was once used as a bungalow for a Cumbrian family, but now belongs to Workington Transport Heritage Trust.

Carlisle resident and trust member Philip Tuer is hoping that local businesses can help to contribute towards the cost of restoring the tram to its former glory.


Selkirk women recovering after Manchester smash

Jacqueline Reid and Ruth McCartney, both from Selkirk, had to be cut free from the wreckage after a taxi and a tram crashed in Manchester. They were taken to hospital where Miss McCartney was found to have broken both collar bones and Miss Reid had suffered cuts and bruises.

The women, along with partners Neil Purves and Ryan Christie, were in Manchester for the Grillstock Festival. Both are now recovering and are expected to be released on Monday 10th June.