Author Archives: Gareth Prior

In Pictures: Spring Bank Holiday in Blackpool

The latest running of the intensive Gold heritage tram timetable in Blackpool took place over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. As we reported previously the weekend was greeted with more good weather and included the first running of Boat 600 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 3103’s advert for Hits Radio Manchester

Last week we reported on the latest vinyl wrap in Manchester on 3103 for Hits Radio Manchester and now we bring you an image of the new advert. Using a psychedelic mix of colours and full contravision on all passenger … Continue reading

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Problems continue with vandalism on Rochdale line

Services on the Oldham and Rochdale line were temporarily suspended on Thursday 14th June after at least three trams were targeted by local youths throwing stones causing windows to be smashed. The attacks started at around 1830 between Hollinwood and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Glasgow 1245 restoration update

Glasgow Coronation Car 1245 is still the major focus of attention for the Summerlee Transport Group at the Museum of Scottish Industrial Life with a good amount of progress having been made on the restoration of the tram since we … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Another double helping of photos for you this week:

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Recruitment Day for Supertram conductors

Have you ever fancied working on the trams? If so now is your chance to become a conductor on Stagecoach Supertram with a Conductor Recruitment Day taking place on Thursday 12th July 2018. Supertram are currently looking to expand their … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Engineering Car 754 towing Balloon 718

A few weeks ago we featured a tram breakdown in Blackpool and that is the theme of today’s Picture in Time today as well. This time we move forward to 2003 and a view of Balloon 718 being returned to … Continue reading

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RAIB look into passenger trapping incident on Metrolink

The RAIB have announced that they are been investigating an incident on Manchester Metrolink at the end of May which saw a passenger get their hand trapped in a door as a tram pulled away from Bury.

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway 6 out on test

The next car to return to service on the Volk’s Electric Railway looks set to be no. 6 which is now undergoing final test running before it being commissioned for public use once again. As we reported recently 6 has … Continue reading

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Area 2 Supertram rail replacement works details released

Work may still be ongoing in the first phase of the 2018 rail replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram but details have now been released of the plans for the next phase which will see the Blue route between Birley Lane … Continue reading

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Free Metrolink travel for Clean Air Day

As part of Clean Air Day on Thursday 21st May passengers travelling on Manchester Metrolink before 0700 and after 1900 will be able to travel without a ticket as part of a drive to encourage people to think about changing … Continue reading

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New book series to be released

Four new books are to be released in a new series which aims to document the rich transport and social history at the heart of Wales’ town and cities. Written by Peter Waller, Lost Tramways of Wales will, unsurprisingly, look … Continue reading

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Services set to resume on Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams are hopeful that they will be able to resume a normal service from the start of Friday 15th June following the completion of repairs to the infrastructure at Edinburgh Airport after the collision during the evening of Wednesday … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Potsdam 9

Our around the world trip is in Germany for this latest instalment with a view of a historic tram from the system in Potsdam.

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Permission granted for EATM expansion

The biggest expansion of a UK heritage tramway for many years has been given the go-ahead with the wider plan to expand the East Anglia Transport Museum getting planning permission this week. As we first reported back in December 2017 … Continue reading

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Three injured after tram and bus collide at Edinburgh Airport

Three people have been injured after a tram and a bus collided just outside Edinburgh Airport on Wednesday 13th June. The force of the collision caused the front of the tram to leave the tracks with the bus overturning.

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In Pictures: First phase of 2018 Supertram rail replacement works draw to a close

The first phase of Stagecoach Supertram rail replacement works  are starting to come towards a conclusion with the work originally due to be completed by the end of this week. It had been expected that a full service will run … Continue reading

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MER trailer 54 to be returned to service

With work on the joint volunteer/paid staff restoration of MER Ratchet Car 14 coming to a conclusion you would be forgiven to think that those involved would be looking for a rest but far from it as they have announced … Continue reading

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Repairs completed and normal service resumes on Midland Metro

After four days of a revised service the normal full length service between Wolverhampton St George’s and Grand Central resumed from the start of Tuesday 12th June. The repairs on the damaged overhead between Jewellery Quarter and Soho Benson Road … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1004

This instalment of Picture in Time heads to Manchester Metrolink for a photo taken in the early days of Manchester Metrolink.

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