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This week on British Trams Online

It's a north west England theme for this week's update as we have two Photo Galleries for you to (hopefully!) enjoy.

We start off in Blackpool for a small selection of images taken on the first day of the May Day Bank Holiday Weekend Gold timetable of heritage tram action. Including daylight images of Frigate 736 this selection takes a look at a few of the seven heritage trams in action on this day.

And then, staying in the north west, we move over to Manchester Metrolink where we feature images of the trams in service. Mainly taken in the city centre (it was a trip for work after all so trams weren't the main focus of my attention!) we also take some trips out and about to see the M5000s in action.

We have come back for one week and now the next main site update will not be until Sunday 4th June. This time, however, it is most definitely a tram break for us as we should be bringing you LIVE coverage on Facebook from Blackpool of the next weekend of the Gold heritage tram timetable. Coverage should commence from mid morning on Saturday 27th May and continue throughout Sunday 28th and Monday 29th May.

Until then please enjoy this update.

Gareth - 21st May 2017

Picture of the Week: Manchester Metrolink 3095

The latest all over advert to adorn a tram in Manchester has been received by 3095 with this bright design for Key 103, a local radio station. With 3095 having previously carried a design for Raytheon Software designers it isn't new to all over adverts and we see the tram here arriving at Deansgate-Castlefield on 2nd May 2017.
Photograph by Steve Kemp

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This page was last updated on Sunday 21st May 2017

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