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This week on British Trams Online

It has been another fairly quiet week with the biggest news story coming from Manchester Metrolink where we have an opening date for the Second City Crossing - a vital second link which will provide more capacity across Manchester City Centre with trams between East Didsbury and the Oldham and Rochdale line set to be the first to benefit. Sunday 26th February will be the date that the first services will run on the line (subject to any unexpected last minute issues) and this will bring to an end the so-called Big Bang extensions although that doesn't mean it is the end of Metrolink construction as initial work is already underway on the Trafford Park line.

Looking ahead - far ahead! - more details have now been announced on events to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway with one of the main highlihts looking set to the very rare operation of a Douglas Bay Horse Tramway tram on the MER! More details on both these stories - and all the other latest news - can be found on our News pages.

Gareth - 19th February 2017

Picture of the Week: Midland Metro 27

Having spent several months out of service following collision damage in Wolverhampton Midland Metro's Urbos 3 27 returned to service on 11th February. In this view we catch 27 at West Bromwich Central on its first day with a Birmingham bound service.
Photograph by Andy Walters

Upcoming Major Events

Friday 24th February
A Night at the Museum
Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th February
Winter Gold & TLRS Models at Lyric Hotel
Blackpool Tramway

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th March
Power from the Past
Beamish: The Living Museum of the North

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

This page was last updated on Sunday 19th February 2017

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