Author Archives: Gareth Prior

Second interim report released in Sandilands derailment

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch have released a second interim into the tragic derailment at Sandilands on 9th November 2016. Although containing a lot of the same information has released in the initial report it does also include some new … Continue reading

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Work starts in Preston

The much delayed and troubled Trampower project in Preston has taken a tentative step forward with the start of works to clear the old Preston to Longridge railway line. Plans are in place for a short demonstration line between Skeffington … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2550

We take a look at one of the original non standard liveries on Croydon Tramlink as part of today’s edition of Picture in Time with a view of 2550 in its First colours.

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Manx Electric Railway 125th anniversary celebration – more details announced

Whilst most of us are still waiting to find out what is going to happen in 2017 Isle of Man Railways are going one step further by already announcing some outline details of what they will be doing to celebrate … Continue reading

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Another tram leaves the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Winter Saloon 27 has left the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway although unlike fellow Winter Saloon 28 which departed earlier this month this is just a temporary move to allow for the tram to undergo attention and it will be back … Continue reading

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Repaints continue on the MER

As previously reported on these pages the workshops at Derby Castle have been very busy over the winter period with repaints aplenty underway ahead of an exciting year of new looks for various cars in 2017.

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Bad week for Metrolink

It has been another week which has seen several incidents causing delays on Manchester Metrolink with two pedestrians being hit by trams, a Police van collision and a points failure all causing delays for passengers.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Twin Car 673+683

We have three photos of set 3 for you today as Picture in Time heads back to Blackpool with the feature tram being Twin Car 673+683.

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Second City Crossing opening date announced

The latest piece of the Manchester Metrolink jigsaw will be opened to the public on Sunday 26th February – subject to the successful completion of final testing and commissioning. The “transformative” Second City Crossing runs from St Peter’s Square – … Continue reading

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New voluntary Permanent Way Engineer appointed at Crich

Dermot Kelly has been appointed as the voluntary Permanent Way Engineer at Crich Tramway Village. The new role has overall responsibility for managing for track infrastructure from ensuring it is safe for day to day operation through to the planning … Continue reading

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NET driver lands top award

Nottingham Express Transit tram driver Daniel Patterson has received an Employee of the Year Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the network. This accolade is presented annually to a member of staff following nominations from colleagues throughout the … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams nominated for more awards

Edinburgh Trams has been nominated in five categories at the 2017 Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Taking place on Monday 27th February Edinburgh Trams has been nominated as Best Performing Business, Creative Marketing, High Growth, Excellence in Health and … Continue reading

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Defibrillators to be carried on all Edinburgh Trams

Every tram in the Edinburgh Trams fleet is to carry a potentially life saving defibrillator as part of the St John and the City public access defibrillator project. The aim of the project is to place the devices at strategic … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Great Orme Tramway 4

And we are off to Wales for the next edition of Picture in Time as we go black and white for an image of the Great Orme Tramway in August 1963.

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another small collection of photos for you in this week’s main site update:

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In Pictures: Urbos 3 27 back in service

No sooner had Midland Metro’s Urbos 3 27 undergone a test run then it returned to service with its first passenger runs in several months taking place on Saturday 11th February. Allocated to diagram three the tram left depot on … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 33

Today in Picture in Time we are on our way to the capital for a look at the Docklands Light Railway. The unit we are featuring this time around is one of the B90s, no. 33.

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In Pictures: Midland Metro Urbos 3 27 on test

After several months out of service – following a collision with a road vehicle in Wolverhampton – Urbos 3 27 is nearing a return to service with the tram undergoing a test run on Friday 10th February.

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Heaton Park Tramways receives a delivery from Metrolink

The Heaton Park Tramway – the UK’s one truly preserved tramway and described in a recent press release as Manchester’s second tramway (although you could suggest Metrolink is Manchester’s second tramway!) – have recently received a new delivery from Manchester … Continue reading

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English Trams and Trolleybuses tour now on sale

Have you ever wanted to do a tour of many of England’s tram and trolleybus systems and museums but haven’t quite known how to organise it? Well the good news is an escorted tour of several systems across England is … Continue reading

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