Author Archives: Gareth Prior

Trams return to Meadowhall – but still no tram-train service

Yellow route trams are now able to run the full route again after an engineering survey was carried out on the tram bridge at Tinsley clearing this to carry trams once more. No trams had been able to run beyond … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Boat 606

The final of the five trams to run at the Glasgow Garden Festival was also the only tram which wasn’t considered as preserved and the only “foreign” tram to make an appearance – it was Blackpool Boat 606.

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In Pictures: The rainbow fades on Metrolink

Each year at the end of August Manchester Metrolink decorate some of their trams to celebrate the city’s Pride event under the banner of #RainbowTram. But now as we are in November the rainbow has faded (in truth it failed … Continue reading

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Fare changes on Luas

Monthly and annual tickets on Dublin’s Luas tram network will go up from 1st December it has been announced by the National Transport Authority (NTA) in the first part of their fare determination. Cash and TFI Leap ticket price changes … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield pauses to remember

In keeping with the country pausing to remember those who have lost their lives in conflicts many tramways in the UK paused for two minutes on Monday 11th November at 1100 (when it was safe to do so) as a … Continue reading

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First tram runs on Trafford Park line

Initial testing has new commenced on Manchester Metrolink’s Trafford Park line with the first trams running between Pomona and Warren Bruce Road overnight on Sunday 10th November. This marks the start of extensive commissioning, testing and driver training which will … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 22 enters service on Metro

Despite the fact it has been fitted with batteries for a number of weeks, 22 has previously carried passengers but that all changed on Tuesday 12th November when it was pressed into service for the first time – becoming either … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 700

This edition of Picture in Time again lands in Blackpool in 2007 and this time we take a look at the always popular first Balloon Car – 700.

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In Pictures: Metrolink stops get a makeover – Shudehill

We’ve already seen the ongoing work at Cornbrook as that key interchange stop gets a makeover but one stop which has already seen the conclusion of its own refurbishment project is Shudehill. Located between Victoria and Market Street on Manchester … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Autumn comes to Beamish

With the new bus garage at Beamish now completed on the exterior and work underway on final fitting out the buses have left the tram depot giving plenty of additional space there, almost making it seem empty on the far … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro continues to have problems

The next performance poster of the Tyne and Wear Metro is likely to be fairly interesting as there remains fairly regular service disruption, if their own Twitter feed is in anyway accurate.

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Around the World in Trams: Milan 4985

We stay in the Italian city of Milan for this latest foray into trams operating abroad.

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Crich help out Seaton with track

You often hear mention of how this tramway helps out this tramway regularly and this has again been seen in action with the news that the Crich Tramway Village have supplied some surplus track to the Seaton Tramway to assist … Continue reading

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Woman hit by tram at Robinswood Road

A woman in her 20s was taken to hospital with head injuries after she was hit by a tram close to the tramstop at Robinswood Road on the Manchester Metrolink line to the Airport on Thursday 7th November shortly before … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We may be having technical problems with uploads but we still have another couple of Photo Galleries for you this week:

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In Pictures: 36 loses its adverts

It is still an ever changing scene on West Midlands Metro with livery changes seeming to be a constant occurrence and whilst there remains one tram, 19, which hasn’t yet gone fully blue this week has seen a livery change … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne and Wear Metro 4049

Today’s dip in the archives sees us return to the Tyne and Wear Metro as we continue to look around the depot during the 30th anniversary depot anniversary.

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More electrical supply problems for NET

Anyone got 50p for the meter?! Coming just a few days after the previous power supply problems on Nottingham Express Transit there was a further disruption to the service on Monday 4th November, although this time not as lengthy as … Continue reading

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Performance goes down on Tyne and Wear Metro

After a couple of months where performance has remained at 85% on the Tyne and Wear Metro the latest four week period has shown a fall to 82% – which although a decrease from the previous period does show a … Continue reading

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Marking 70 years since the end of trams in Leicester

Today (9th November) marks the 70th anniversary of the closure of Leicester Corporation Tramways, a network which at its peak ran for almost 23 miles around the East Midlands city. To mark the anniversary we take a brief look back … Continue reading

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