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Two more Photo Galleries have been added this week - and they are from two very different systems, including one which is making its British Trams Online debut.

And that system is the Tyne and Wear Metro - a system which very much comes into the light rail category as opposed to tram. This selection of photos is the first in triology and features images from the central section of the network around the city centre and out to Gateshead and South Gosforth. Not only do we feature the trains - still the original dating from the late 1970s - in action but we also take a look at some of the stations with their varying designs belying their origins. Obviously as its a triology there will be two more galleries to come in the coming weeks from the rest of the system.

Second up we have a selection of photos from the Seaton Tramway as we take our first real look at the new Seaton terminus. It is a structure which has divided opinion but whether you like it or not it can't be denied that is a massive difference for the tramway and there can't be any complaints its not an all weather attraction!

In the news this week we have yet more overhead issues on the West Midlands Metro (a situation which just has to improve and soon), the 27th and final tram in Edinburgh receiving an advert and the first test run of Manx Electric Railway Ratchet Car 14 ahead of its launch into service in September. Meanwhile its been all about track laying with the first sections laid not only in Wolverhampton City Centre but also the Blackpool North extension along Talbot Road. And that's not all for this week! Head over to the News page for more.

Enjoy this week's update and we will be back with more next week.

Gareth - 15th July 2018



Picture of the Week: New Seaton Tramway Terminus

Thursday 28th June saw the opening of the brand new all weather Seaton terminus following the completion of the major construction project. Already dividing opinion amongst enthusiasts we see 12 departing from the terminus on 5th July.
Photograph by David Mee



















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