Author Archives: Gareth Prior

Corgi return with Blackpool trams

Between 1997 and 2009, Corgi released a number a diecast model Blackpool Balloon and Brush trams but since the release of Balloon 726 in its HM Coastguard livery in 2009 there have been no further models made available from Corgi … Continue reading

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Latest Tyne and Wear Metro performance stats released

The latest revised “How are we doing?” poster from the Tyne and Wear Metro has been released with this one covering the four weeks from 8th November to 5th December 2020.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloons 726 & 715 & Boat 602

We’re off down to Rigby Road Depot for our latest archive image from Blackpool.

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Trams in Video: Metro Tenerife

We are off overseas again for this latest edition of “Trams in Video” as we feature the Metro Tenerife. Included in this video is footage of the Metro Line 1 which heads from the capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz, to … Continue reading

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Lucie the steam tram engine up for Heritage Railway Association award

We may have come to an end of the British Trams Online Tram of the Year contest but that doesn’t mean that is it for trams and awards you can vote! Lucie, an 1890 built steam tram engine which has … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 257

In this edition of “Lockdown Walks” we are again taking a trip to Edinburgh to view one of the trams currently carrying adverts on the network.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

As well as announcing this year’s winners of the British Trams Online Tram of the Year we also bring you another couple of Photo Galleries as part of this week’s main site update:

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Stockport 5, Seaton Tramway and Metrolink 3073 win at the Tram of the Year!

It’s a tram which has so often been the bridesmaid in the British Trams Online Tram of the Year contest but at the fourth time of asking it has finally won the main “Tram (Traditional) of the Year” category – … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More snow on the Tyne & wear Metro

Its that time of the year where snow has a knack of falling which gives us all – on our daily exercise as we continue through lockdown no. 3 – the chance to get some slightly different photo opportunities. A … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Den Haag 3143 & 5013

The next stop in our world tour is Den Haag in The Netherlands, or The Hague to give it its English name, a location famous for being the home of the International Court of Justice as well as being the … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro services delayed after taxi gets stuck on the tracks

Services on the West Midlands Metro into Birmingham City Centre were suspended for over three hours on Saturday 2nd January after a taxi became stuck on the tracks just beyond the stop at St Chad’s. The taxi was found on … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3078

Once again we head to Manchester for another “Lockdown Walk”.

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Blackpool Towing Car 671 finds its new home

The first of the trams asked to leave Rigby Road Depot has found a new home with the Fylde Transport Trust announcing that Twin Towing Car 671 will be moving to the North West Museum of Road Transport in St … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Driver training on the Tyne and Wear Metro

At the end of November 2020, the Tyne and Wear Metro introduced a revised timetable with fewer trains running to allow for a backlog of driver training to take place. The driver school is now well underway and they have … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Crich Depot Yard

For the next few editions of our traditional tram “Picture in Time” series we will be featuring what is now known as the Crich Tramway Village with a batch of images taken through the years at the museum.

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In Pictures: Latest from the Birmingham Westside extension

The West Midlands Metro Birmingham Westside extension (phase two) looks likely to be the next UK tram line to open to the public (due to be somewhen in 2021 although no specific date or even time of year has probably … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Snow on the Tyne and Wear Metro

More snow pictures for you! This time around we head to the north east and the Tyne and Wear Metro with just a light dusting having fallen on South Gosforth Depot. As we’ve reported over the past few months this … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Nottingham Express Transit: Clifton South line – Holy Trinity

Today we continue our way towards Clifton South on the Nottingham Express Transit network and we reach Holy Trinity.

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In Pictures: Latest from Trams to Newhaven extension

The Trams to Newhaven project in Edinburgh – due to see trams running from the end of the current line at York Place to Newhaven via Leith Walk and Ocean Terminal from 2023 – may have had a Christmas shutdown … Continue reading

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In Pictures: And it snows in Manchester too!

Not to be outdone by Edinburgh and Sheffield we can also bring you a photo of snow in Manchester! The snow we feature in Manchester comes from a couple of days later, on the very last day of 2020 and … Continue reading

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