Author Archives: Gareth Prior

In Pictures: A look at the East Anglia Transport Museum

On a visit to the East Anglia Transport Museum on 17th August there was a standard two tram service running with the currently only serviceable trams in action – Blackpool 159 and Sheffield 513. Paul Lemon made the trip east … Continue reading

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Changes to fares on NET

The latest fare review on Nottingham Express Transit will see new fares introduced from Sunday 25th August which will see some increases to NET student tickets, U19 Academic tickets, Robin Hood Pay As You Go and the event ticket. But … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Marton VAMBAC 11

We featured a non-Blackpool tram in Blackpool for our Blackpool edition of Picture in Time this week and for our traditional tram series we feature a Blackpool tram not in Blackpool! This tram is Blackpool Marton VAMBAC 11, a tram … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 20 receives West Midlands Metro blue

There are now nine trams in the full blue livery on West Midlands Metro with 20 the latest to have received the vinyls, debuting its new look on Monday 19th August. 20 had only returned to service for the first … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trackwork returns in Sheffield

After a short-break there is now more track replacement work taking place in Sheffield with two further areas to be attended to up until the end of August. Area 4a – Hillsborough Corner and Holme Lane – got underway on … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams to operate shortened route for fireworks

On Monday 26th August Edinburgh Trams services will only be able to operate between the Airport and West End Princes Street from 1930 with a spectacular fireworks concert taking place against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The last full route … Continue reading

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In Pictures: T69 16 leaves Wednesbury for the last time

As had been announced a few days beforehand Midland Metro T69 16 was loaded up for departure from Wednesbury Depot on Monday 19th August – a day which turned out to be a busy one on the West Midlands Metro … Continue reading

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109 loses its East Midlands Trains advert

With East Midlands Trains being no more and replaced by East Midlands Railway on Sunday 18th August, Stagecoach Supertram have wasted no time in removing the advertising vinyls from its former company stablemate with 109 being spotted once more at … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Edinburgh 35

At first glance this week you would think we had made a mistake in featuring Edinburgh 35 as our Blackpool archive image but of course this tram spent a period on the Fylde Coast in the mid-1980s and as such … Continue reading

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Labour pledge to back NET extensions – if they win next general election

Labour have said that they will back extensions of Nottingham Express Transit from Phoenix Park to Kimberley and Toton Lane to East Midlands Airport if they win the next – as yet unscheduled – general election. This pledge was made … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wet weather trams in action at Beamish

In a lot of our updates from Beamish recently the sun has been shining which has meant the good weather trams (Blackpool 31, Newcastle 114 and Sheffield 264) have been in service. But with the weather having become a tad … Continue reading

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31 involved in collision on Bilston Road

There was major disruption on West Midlands Metro after a car collided with Urbos3 31 on Bilston Road – causing the front of the tram to be derailed and the car to overturn. The collision happened at approximately 0820 on … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Prague 8601

As we continue our tour around the world we stay in Prague once again with another view of one of the trams in service in the Czech Republic city.

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Scottish Rugby team go for a tram ride

We recently brought you the news that Edinburgh Trams 275 was now carrying an advert for Scottish Rugby and now to mark the start of the sponsorship deal the Scottish Rugby team took a ride on their very own tram … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Off to the Isle of Man for this week’s main site update:

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In Pictures: Another blue tram on West Midlands Metro

And still they keep coming! There are now eight trams on the West Midlands Metro to carry the full new blue livery with 35 the latest to have received the vinyls, first noted in service in this condition on Friday … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Nottingham Express Transit 204

Again this week are in Nottingham for a look at a tram operating on the Nottingham Express Transit system.

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In Pictures: Portsdown & Horndean 13 on display

We take a look at another entry into those trams which survive but get very little coverage in this article with views of Portsdown & Horndean 13 which can be found at the City of Portsmouth Passenger Transport Department (CPPTD … Continue reading

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More trackwork on the way in Croydon

There will be a revised service running on London Tramlink between Friday 23rd August and Sunday 1st September as further track and other infrastructure works take place on the network. During this period trams will only run between Wimbledon and … Continue reading

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The last T69 to leave Wednesbury

A little over four years since it last operated in passenger service it has been confirmed that Midland Metro T69 16 is to leave Wednesbury Depot for storage at Long Marston on Monday 19th August. Since withdrawal 16 has remained … Continue reading

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