Author Archives: Gareth Prior

Metro’s new train mock-up goes on public display

The future of the Tyne and Wear Metro is on public display for the first time after a full sized replica of a cab of one of the new trains was transferred to the Stephenson Steam Railway in North Tyneside … Continue reading

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Metrolink 3145 sneaks in to Manchester and 3144 enters service

Manchester Metrolink M5000 3145 has arrived at Queens Road Depot – although it managed to sneak in almost unnoticed arriving later than usual. It made the usual journey across from mainland Europe via Hull Docks with it arriving either late … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 5

Its Blackpool – well, Fleetwood – again for this edition of “Picture in Time” as it’s a hattrick of images of an OMO car.

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In Pictures: New adverts on Metrolink

The turnover of adverts on Manchester Metrolink continues with 3087 and 3102 the latest to see new designs – both of which are now on their second adverts since entering service but for the former it comes after a very … Continue reading

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Crich’s cabmen shelter now open!

Whilst the high profile restorations at the Crich Tramway Village are tramcars, that’s not all that gets restored at the home of the National Tramway Museum. We’ve featured the Bradford Cabmen’s Shelter on these pages before which has seen extensive … Continue reading

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Metro services resume full operation as planned after bridge works

Services on the Tyne and Wear Metro between St James and Tynemouth starting running again as planned on Saturday 30th July after a two week closure. The closure had been necessary to allow Tanners Bank Bridge to be replaced amongst … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Napier University advertise on Edinburgh Trams again

Edinburgh Napier University are the latest sponsor of a tram in Edinburgh after a new design for the University was unveiled on 257 at the end of July 2022. This isn’t the first time they have advertised on a tram … Continue reading

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Apologies for the slight disruption in updates over the past few days. There’s no one main reason for it just a combination of various factors but hopefully news updates will start to resume in full over the next few days. … Continue reading

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New Family Group Ticket available on NET

With the Summer School Holidays now in full swing and with families looking for ways to entertain the kids for the duration, Nottingham Express Transit are trying to help save a little bit of money with a new Family Group … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 14

If you think of double-deck horse trams on the Isle of Man you are likely to immediately think of 18 as the operational tram on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway. But it isn’t the only double-decker which remains on the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The Electric Idea – Bournemouth

It has been 85 years since trams last ran in Bournemouth but they are not completely forgotten in the south coast town with a sculpture using rediscovered parts of the Conduit system having been in situ since July 2015. Designed … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool 290 arrives at Carlton Colville

Earlier in the week we reported on the departure of Blackpool Brush Car 290 from Rigby Road Depot and now it can be confirmed that it has arrived at its new home of the East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton … Continue reading

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Out and About: Double Starling Bank adverts in Manchester

Manchester Metrolink is the latest subject of our “Out and About” series as we have to take a double-take with two trams carrying the same advert livery.

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Trams &: Stagecoach Supertram 103 & bus

We are off to Sheffield again for another image of a tram alongside a bus as “Trams &” continues.

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Travel back in time on the West Midlands Metro

Passengers on board the West Midlands Metro will be able to travel back in time until the end of October. No, the T69s aren’t being rescued from the scrapman and re-entering service to replace the CAF built trams, but a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Portsmouth 84 at Milestones Museum, Basingstoke

This pictorial article goes to the Milestones Museum in Basingstoke, Hampshire which is home to the sole surviving Portsmouth Corporation Tramways tram – no. 84. With Milestones having opened back in December 2000, 84 has been part of the collection … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 31 & 19 latest to start testing on West Midlands Metro – then 19 enters service!

The number of trams which have had their repairs completed on the West Midlands Metro continues to increase with a further two examples being seen on test including “celebrity” 31 and 19.

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Around the World in Trams: Lviv 1117

Back to Lviv again for another edition of “Around the World in Trams”.

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Anonymous Council source claims Trams to Newhaven project is set for failure

The Edinburgh Evening News have recently run a story with quotes from an “anonymous” Council source who has claimed that the quality of work on the Trams to Newhaven project is appalling, that it will be delivered months behind schedule … Continue reading

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Horse Trams are back in Douglas!

Finally! Friday 29th July saw the much anticipated return of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway with a free re-introductory service running as part of the Manx Summer Transport Festival ahead of a full return from the following day. Its been … Continue reading

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