Author Archives: Gareth Prior

In Pictures: All change at Grand Central

As previously featured on these pages, up until next summer, all trams at Grand Central will be arriving at departing at platform 1 to allow for the continuation of construction work of the extension of West Midlands Metro which will … Continue reading

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Five bidders shortlisted for new Tyne & Wear Metro trains

For the first time since the Tyne and Wear Metro opened in the early 1980s there is to be a new fleet of trains with the five bidders shortlisted to design, build and maintain the new trains recently revealed by … Continue reading

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Luas fares to be changed in December

A new simplified fares structure is to be introduced on Dublin’s Luas tram network in December. The new fares are all part of the National Transport Authority’s 2017 proposals to introduce a flat fare across not only Luas but also … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Graz 510

Tonight we are heading to Austria and the city of Graz for a view of a tram which is now 40 years old.

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New safety campaign launched in Nottingham

Accidents and near misses caught on CCTV will be used in a new video as part of a campaign aimed at improving safety on Nottingham’s busy roads with the nights rapidly drawing in. Nottingham Express Transit are urging motorists, cyclists … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We continue coverage of the autumn special events with the latest main site update including a double helping of photos:

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27 gets ready for the Douglas end of an era Cavalcade

We’ve already reported on the “New Beginnings” celebration on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway with trams running on the old double track formation in its entirety for the very last time on Sunday 21st October to allow for the Prom … Continue reading

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Metro journeys to Newcastle Airport hit all time high

More passengers than ever are travelling by Tyne and Wear Metro to Newcastle Airport according to new figures released by Nexus. Almost 1 million journeys were made in the year up to March 2018 with officials stating this is down … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sneak peek of new destinations for Tram-Train service

With the shadow running for the full introduction of the Tram-Train service between Sheffield and Rotherham continuing ahead of the start of services on Thursday 25th October a sneak peek has been seen on the destinations – including the route … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1019

We’re going black and white for today’s Picture in Time image as we back to year one of Manchester Metrolink – 1992.

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Yet more vinyls in Manchester

It really does get difficult to keep up with all the vinyls applied to trams in Manchester with yet another tram now being treated to a new look recently. This time the tram in question is 3058 which has received … Continue reading

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Another vinyl wrap in Blackpool

For the past few years Blackpool’s Flexity2 014 has been letting you know just how you can advertise on a tram and now someone has taken it up on its offer as the tram is now running in a full … Continue reading

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Progress on new South Shields transport interchange

The new £21 million bus and Tyne and Wear Metro interchange at South Shields is progressing with the roof now having been installed. The project to build the new interchange started earlier this year and is Phase Two of the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 707

In this edition of Picture in Time we are back in Blackpool as we take a look at an all over advert from the 1980s as carried on Balloon Car 707.

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In Preview: Starlight Extravaganza at Crich

It is an event which seems to have increased in popularity a lot in recent years, the Starlight Extravaganza at the Crich Tramway Village will return between Monday 29th October and Saturday 3rd November giving visitors the rare chance to … Continue reading

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Performance up again on Metrolink

For the second successive month performance on Manchester Metrolink has increased according to the latest figures released by KeolisAmey Metrolink. Both Punctuality and Reliability were up and in both cases these are the highest figures for this operating year. In … Continue reading

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Woman hit by tram at Kenrick Park

A woman has suffered serious injuries after being hit by a tram at Kenrick Park on West Midlands Metro. She was hit by a tram at approximately 1140 on Thursday 11th October and was taken to Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital by … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Coverage this week comes from Blackpool with photos now added from the Anniversary Spectacular:

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VER car 6 finally enters service

It may have returned to Brighton way back on 14th February but after a period of testing found a number of adjustments were required Volk’s Electric Railway car 6 finally returned to service on Thursday 4th October, bolstering the operating … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Augsburg 415

Today we are back in Germany for the continuation of a series of trams from around the world. The city featured this time around is Augsburg.

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