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This week on British Trams Online

There are another two Photo Galleries for you this week with photos coming from two of the modern tram systems in England.

The main feature is from Manchester Metrolink with photos taken at various locations across the extensive network in late August and early September. Included are shots of double trams on the Ashton line to provide extra capacity with a strike on the local rail network.

Then we head down to Nottingham Express Transit for a small selection of photos taken on the first day of September.

We are now entering a very busy period of tram events with probably the two biggest mainland tram events of the year taking place on consecutive weekends. As a result updates to British Trams Online will not be adhering to our usual Sunday schedule. There will be no update on Sundays 17th and 24th September but we are aiming to cover Tram Day at Crich midweek between those two weekends and we will then return to our usual schedule on Sunday 1st October. But our News Page will continue to be updated throughout this period.

We are hopeful that during this time we will have lots of "Live" coverage on Facebook during this period including from Tram Day on 16th September and Blackpool's Anniversary Spectacular on 23rd and 24th September, so please do keep an eye there for more photos.

But it's not only Crich and Blackpool where attention will be turned in the next couple of weeks with Birkenhead commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of trams in Liverpool on 16th September and then the following day the traditional Seaton terminus will welcome its last tram with work starting the following day on the state of the art new Seaton Station.

Please do enjoy this week's update, keep an eye on our News Page and Facebook and we we will be back soon!

Gareth - 10th September 2017

Picture of the Week: Stagecoach Supertram 111

The first new full all over advert in Sheffield for a number of years has recently been unveiled with 111 seeing its East Midlands Trains vinyls replaced by an ad for IKEA. This view shows the new colour scheme on 6th September at Cathedral. As well as the external change the tram has enjoyed an IKEA makeover inside with new flooring, seat coverings and ceiling.
Photograph by Stuart Cooke

Upcoming Major Events

Saturday 16th September
Liverpool Tramway Closure 60th Anniversary
Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

Saturday 16th September
Tram Day
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Sunday 17th September
Driver's Eye Experience
Seaton Tramway

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September
September Spectacular
Blackpool Tramway

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September
Trolleybus Weekend
East Anglia Transport Museum

Sunday 24th September
Driver's Eye Experience
Seaton Tramway

Visit the Events Diary for details of all events announced for 2017.

This page was last updated on Sunday 10th September 2017

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