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This week on British Trams Online

We have another couple of Photo Galleries for you this week as we concentrate on two of the modern tram systems in England.

The first set of photos comes from London Tramlink and shows trams in service over two days in late May. Of note is that all trams have now lost their route numbers on the destination displays.

Then we head into the East Midlands for photos from Nottingham Express Transit over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend with images taken across the whole network.

Away from the photos we also have had another busy week of news from across the British Isles which has been dominated by the accident in Edinburgh which saw a tram derailed just outside the airport after being involved in a collision with a bus. An investigation is now underway into the causes the collision. Elsewhere there has been good news from the East Anglia Transport Museum where they have been given permission for their planned expansion (including a new tram line and depot) whilst on the Manx Electric Railway it has been announced that another tram is on its way back in the form of Trailer 54. Talking of returns Volk's Electric Railway 6 is close to carrying passengers again with the continuation of tests whilst Blackpool Marton Box 31 is also nearing a return at Beamish. Who says nothing ever happens on tramways in the British Isles!

Looking ahead we are rapidly approaching the next intensive use of heritage trams in Blackpool with Totally Models on 23rd and 24th June - and we will be there to bring you our usual Live coverage on Facebook.

Please enjoy the update and we will be back a bit earlier than usual next week with more for you.

Gareth - 17th June 2018

Picture of the Week: Edinburgh Trams 268

The continued covering of the Edinburgh Trams fleet in vinyl wrap liveries is approaching an end with 26 of the 27 now carrying adverts. The latest to receive an advert is 268 which has become the second to advertise the Parabola development at Edinburgh Park. This photo shows 268 at West End Princes Street on 4th June 2018.
Photograph by John Hampton

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