Author Archives: Gareth Prior

In Pictures: More from Birmingham Westside extension

We recently brought you the news that the second phase of the Birmingham Westside extension between Library and Hagley Road was making good progress with firstly the new tracks connected with the existing line at Library and then a few … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Innsbruck 352

Another photo from Innsbruck today.

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Level crossing collision on the MER

Manx Electric Railway Winter Saloon 19 was involved in a collision with a car on a level crossing at Cornaa on Sunday 20th September. No injuries were reported either on board the tram or in the car (the car had … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 263

Another tram running in 2020 for you today as we head back to the Scottish capital city, Edinburgh.

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In Pictures: Supertram extra trackworks

In addition to the major rail replacement works currently taking place around Crystal Peaks on the Blue route the weekends of 19th/20th and 26th/27th September have seen extra works taking place around Hillsborough (weekend one) and University (second weekend). Described … Continue reading

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New book on Lytham Trams by Brian Turner out now!

In 2018 Brian Turner released the first in what was planned to be a series of books on the tramways of the Fylde Coast with the release of Stopping Car to Fleetwood. And now the second book in this series … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: London Transport 1858

Last time out in this series we saw work underway at the East Anglia Transport Museum in preparation for the arrival of London Transport 1858, and this week we see the tram on its way!

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In Preview: Blackpool Tramway 135th Anniversary – 26th and 27th September

It was an event that for a long-time looked as if it wouldn’t take place at all and although it won’t the spectacle we have become used to in recent years the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September … Continue reading

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Luas Engineering Works: 26th & 27th September

This weekend will see another weekend of disruption for Luas with the Red line closed between Blackhorse and Heuston throughout 26th and 27th September. A tram service will continue to operate from Tallaght/Saggart and Blackhorse and between Heuston and The … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Stagecoach Supertram 107

Sheffield is again the location for today’s “Lockdown Walk” as we feature another of the original Siemens-Duewag constructed trams.

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In Pictures: Wires comes down on West Midlands Metro

Its been a while but Wednesday 23rd September saw another “wires down” incident on the West Midlands Metro causing major disruption for the service from just before 1000. The wires came down between Jewellery Quarter and St Paul’s leading to … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Nottingham Express Transit 211

We head back to Nottingham for this edition of “Picture in Time” as we take a look at another of the Bombardier Incentro trams.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

We’re back with another update of the main site with photos this time coming from Nottingham Express Transit:

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In Pictures: E-on all over advert for NET 213

Not previously featured on these pages is a new all over advert now been carried by Nottingham Express Transit Incentro 213 (we say new but as we don’t have any source of information from Nottingham to be honest this advert … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wilko demolition continues

Never before has the demolition of one building attracted so much attention from tram enthusiasts! Yes, its another pictorial article looking at the old Wilko’s store on Talbot Road in Blackpool as it is raised to the ground to eventually … Continue reading

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Still Standing! Brixton Hill Depot, London

Its another visit to London for this edition of “Still Standing!” as we take a look at Brixton Hill Depot.

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Summerlee Trams to run again from 23rd September

The Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life has been reopen again since 26th August but in that time the trams have remained quiet as preparations were made for their return with all the current Covid-19 restrictions in place. These have … Continue reading

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Birmingham Westside extension works move on

Saturday 19th September 2020 saw another major milestone achieved on the second phase of the Birmingham Westside extension when the new tracks laid in Broad Street were welded to those already in position in Centenary Square.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Twin Car 672+682

Today we take another look at a Metro Coastlines livery style carried on a Blackpool Tram in the early 2000s.

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Trams in Video: Western Railway Museum, Rio Vista, California

In today’s video we are off to the United States of America for footage recorded at the Western Railway Museum in Rio Vista, California on 21st July 2002. Included are rides on a Sacramento Northern Birney car and a Peninsular … Continue reading

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