Author Archives: Gareth Prior

DLR strike suspended at eleventh hour

The proposed four day strike on the Docklands Light Railway due to start on Friday 20th April and set to cause massive disruption for this Sunday’s London Marathon has been suspended after “significant progress” was made in talks at ACAS … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Great Orme Tramway 5

Back to North Wales for another view of the Great Orme Tramway today as Picture in Time continues.

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More batteries now included on Midland Metro

Following on from the installation of batteries on Urbos3 18 the remainder of the Midland Metro tram fleet is now to be so fitted, although unlike 18 it won’t be necessary for them to be returned to Spain with the … Continue reading

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Another disruptive strike for the DLR on the way

The next strike in the ongoing dispute between KeolisAmeyDocklands and members of the RM union is due to start on Friday 20th April and last for four days – severely affecting the service planned for the London Marathon, one of … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Nagasaki 1201

We move out of Europe briefly for this week’s worldwide tram image with the photo coming from Nagasaki in Japan.

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In Pictures: Ipswich 33 – the nooks and crannies

A tram we have featured a fair bit over the past few months has been the charming Ipswich 33 which has been cosmetically restored for display at the Ipswich Transport Museum. This time around we take a closer look at … Continue reading

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In Video: Stagecoach Supertram in April

Views of Stagecoach Supertram on the Purple route at Herdings/Leighton Road, Blue route at Malin Bridge, at the hub of the network – Cathedral, University of Sheffield and Spring Lane. The videos were filmed on Wednesday 4th April and includes … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week over on the main website we have a small selection of photos from the Sussex Coast:

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 726

In this instalment of Picture in Time we are back in Blackpool as we take a look at the highest numbered of the iconic Balloon Cars to be built, now numbered 726.

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Punctuality and reliability up on Metrolink

No sooner had we reported on the first two sets of performance data from Manchester Metrolink than the next period has been released with both punctuality and reliability on the increase.

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In Pictures: Works starts in earnest on Wolverhampton extension

As we’ve mentioned before the next phase of work to extend Midland Metro is now underway in Wolverhampton City Centre with roads now closed and bus services diverted to allow the work to take place. In this pictorial update we … Continue reading

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Transdev wins at Irish Logistics & Transport Awards

Transdev – operators of Luas – have been named as Passenger Transport Operator of the Year at the Irish Logistics & Transport Awards. The company were praised for their focus on safety, efficiency and customer experience. The high standard of … Continue reading

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Overhead brought down at Colyford (**updated**)

You often hear about lorries hitting railway bridges and causing major delays to services but on Thursday 12th April a similar story occurred on the Seaton Tramway with a lorry causing damage to the overhead at Colyford road crossing. The … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Metrolink 3069

It seems to have been a while since we last saw a new vinyl wrap livery on Manchester Metrolink but that situation has changed with 3069 recently having an advert for Slater Menswear applied.

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Picture in Time: Glasgow 1245 & Blackpool 159

The early years of the East Anglia Transport Museum feature in this instalment of our archive photo series.

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In Pictures: A busy day at Seaton

We’ve recently shown you a few pictures from the Seaton Tramway of a standard early season Saturday which saw three trams in service but just a few days later no fewer than seven trams were in action. The date was … Continue reading

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Metrolink SPAD incident at Timperley

Manchester Metrolink services were temporarily suspended between Timperley and Altrincham after a tram passed a signal at danger. The incident happened at approximately 0800 on Monday 9th April and was brought into the public eye after photos were posted on … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Budapest 1343

In this edition of Around the World in Trams we take a look at one of the trams which operates in the Hungarian capital, Budapest.

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Disruption for Tramlink after derailment at depot (**corrected 10/4/18**)

London Tramlink services have been disrupted on Monday 9th April following the derailment of an empty tram at Therapia Lane Depot at around 0645. Stadler 2565 was returning to depot with a minor fault when the low speed derailment occurred … Continue reading

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Tram-Train enabling works take two!

The works which will see the overhead connected between the Stagecoach Supertram and Network Rail lines will now take place between Friday 20th and Monday 23rd April – having previously been cancelled back in February as the parts hadn’t been … Continue reading

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