Author Archives: Gareth Prior

In Pictures: Two more new adverts in Edinburgh!

You wait ages for a new advert and then several come at once! After the end of last week saw Edinburgh Trams 264 receive adverts for Tennent’s Light we have now seen sister trams 251 and 275 receive new designs, … Continue reading

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Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust still looking for a new owner for Balloon 710

If you ever read the comments section of this website, or indeed many other places on the internet, you will be well aware that the story of Blackpool Balloon 710 is one which sees passionate exchanges from all sides. It’s … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Gateshead Garden Festival – Blackpool 167

We return to the Gateshead Garden Festival for today’s instalment of “Picture in Time”.

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In Pictures: Work continues on Seaton Wetlands Halt

Work on one of the latest additions to the Seaton Tramway is continuing with the new stop at Seaton Wetlands making progress although yet to be completed. Originally due to open last year various factors have delayed the work but … Continue reading

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Another three month closure for the Eccles line

Those who rely on Manchester Metrolink’s Eccles line are set to be hit by another three month closure later this year with Transport for Greater Manchester confirming the third phase of rail replacement works this year. Trams will not run … Continue reading

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In Pictures: John Bull heads to Wales

John Bull, Crich’s steam tram engine, went on a brief visit to the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway last month for the “Beyer Bash” event which saw various historic vehicles constructed by the former Beyer, Peacock works on display and … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro completes tactile paving installation at all stations

Every platform on every Tyne and Wear Metro station now has tactile paving on the platform edge – making it the first rail network in England to have this feature, giving a major accessibility upgrade for blind and partially sighted … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3075 changes its vinyls for The Trafford Centre

Over the years of modern tramways it has been fairly rare for the same company to continually advertise on the same tram with different promotions but Manchester Metrolink’s 3075 is bucking that trend as it is now onto its third … Continue reading

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North East Rail and Metro Strategy approved

The North East Joint Transport Committee have approved the first North East Rail and Metro Strategy, which outlines plans to upgrade the East Coast Mainline, reopen the Leamside Line and, most pertinent to this website, extended the Tyne and Wear … Continue reading

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Daytime testing to start on Blackpool Tramway extension

Up to seven days of daytime testing on the Blackpool Tramway extension along Talbot Road to Blackpool North Railway Station is set to take place from Monday 27th June it has been confirmed in social media posts by both Blackpool … Continue reading

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Luas Green Line celebrates 18th Birthday with a competition

Luas Green Line will be 18 on Thursday 30th June! And to mark occasion there will be a competition to win one of ten digital One4All vouchers – and all you have to do to enter is fill in a … Continue reading

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Out and About: Another trip to Sheffield

Its time for another edition of “Out and About” and the location this time is Sheffield for a selection of views from across the network showing a variety of tram types and liveries.

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Trams in Video: Beeston Centre – Nottingham Express Transit

Its time for another short video of trams running on Nottingham Express Transit and this time we make a stop at Beeston Centre on the line out to Toton Lane. With its unusual layout of platforms on either side of … Continue reading

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3141 enters service on Metrolink – involved in collision on first day!

As entries into service go it was particularly spectacular for Manchester Metrolink 3141 as just a few hours into its operating career in Manchester it was involved in a collision with a bus on Princess Street in the city centre!

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In Pictures: The other side of Edinburgh 269

We recently featured photos of one side of a new advert for Edinburgh Trams 269 but its one of those adverts which differs on each side so now its time to look at the other side! The above window adverts … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 19th June 2022

We head east to the East Anglia Transport Museum for this week’s set of photos:

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In Pictures: 37 returns to service on the West Midlands Metro

We were obviously being unfair earlier this week when we bemoaned the lack of Urbos3 trams out on the West Midlands Metro as yet another has now broken cover from the confines of the depot. This time its 37 which … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Lviv 881

Its back to Lviv for this latest edition of “Around the World in Trams”.

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Ian Longworth to retire from Isle of Man Transport

Ian Longworth, the long standing Director of Transport Services on the Isle of Man, is to retire. In a statement released on 14th June, the Department of Infrastructure made the announcement that he is to leave his role after over … Continue reading

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More Luas service changes

The end of June and start of July will see some further changes to Luas services as more essential engineering works will be taking place, whilst the Pride event will also see some small changes too.

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