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New transport projects being developed in West Midlands to transform transport in the region

£2.4 million is to be invested in the West Midlands by West Midlands 5G Limited (WMG5) to seven UK based consortiums to support the development of new products and services with the aim of improving transport. One of these projects … Continue reading

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Work starts to remove Weymouth Harbour Tramway tracks

The end is approaching for the Weymouth Harbour Tramway with work having now started on removing the long disused tracks of the line which connected with the main London to Weymouth railway line and were once used for workings connecting … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tram track found in Southend-on-Sea

With the amount of tram track which keeps getting found under various road surfaces around the UK you could be mistaken for thinking there is enough metal there to relay the entire UK tram network! The latest place where some … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More tram track discovered in Liverpool

Yes, its another of those articles as we take a look under the road surface to see what’s been lurking there for 60+ years! This time we head to Liverpool and find yet more tram track – plus the cobble … Continue reading

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New book on Lytham Trams by Brian Turner out now!

In 2018 Brian Turner released the first in what was planned to be a series of books on the tramways of the Fylde Coast with the release of Stopping Car to Fleetwood. And now the second book in this series … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Former Steam Tram engine returns to action

Lucie – a former steam tram engine which was operated by the East Brussels Tram Company in Belgium – has recently been returned to steam at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, joining an elite group of steam tram engines which … Continue reading

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Can You Help? UK Preserved Railway Stock List is looking for photos!

UK Preserved Railway Stock List – the only web search facility designed to easily list multiple categories of railway stock in the UK and Ireland in their geographic locations – is aiming to show a photo of all each item … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Old tram track rediscovered in Colindale

Over the years we’ve often featured rediscovered tram track underneath the road surface, exactly as it was when the tramways were abandoned and the concrete had just been put on top. But in some locations the track was removed and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tram track unearthed in Leeds

It’s the type of story which continues to happen all around the UK as various utility works and roadworks see old tram tracks unearthed. Once buried beneath the road surface following the abandonment of first generation tramways, partly for ease … Continue reading

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A new home for a Lisbon tram

The chances are that if you think of a Lisbon tram in the UK your mind immediately heads to the Wirral where fully restored Lisbon 730 can be found operating on the Heritage Tramway there (when that is possible, of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bradford 104 at Bradford Industrial Museum

In the latest instalment of trams on display which rarely feature on these pages we head to West Yorkshire and the Bradford Industrial Museum where surviving Bradford Corporation Tramways tramcar no. 104 can be found on display.

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In Pictures: Portsmouth 84 at Milestones Museum

It’s the fully intact tram which is closest to British Trams Online headquarters but barely gets mentioned (indeed I’ve personally only ever seen it once in a visit many years ago!) so its time to change all that! The tram … Continue reading

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London and its horse trams

Have you ever wondered just where London’s horse trams went? Well, if you have, wonder no longer! Thanks to extensive research by one of their members the Branch Line Society have published an atlas of all horse tram routes in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More on the Wrexham tram bodies

One of our most popular stories for comment in recent months has been that on the two Wrexham tram bodies and we can now bring a bit more detail and views of the pair just as they were rescued and … Continue reading

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Light rail included in Cork’s transport strategy

Ireland could be home to a second light rail network, that is if a new transport strategy for the Cork Metropolitan Area over the next two decades goes ahead. The revised strategy has been released following a consultation period and … Continue reading

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Weymouth Harbour Tramway set to be removed

It may be a tramway only in name as throughout its history it has been an extension of the mainline railway but the history of the Weymouth Harbour Tramway is about to come to an end with more than £1 … Continue reading

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An advert from the past – Stokes Paints

Have you ever wondered where paint comes from for trams? Well wonder no more as a recent find at an old Methodist Chapel in Yorkshire has found an old advert for Stokes Paints which apparently “Keep the Trams in TIP … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Portsdown & Horndean 5 finds use as a waiting shelter

There are many uses for an old withdrawn tram and at the Old Kiln Light Railway a former Portsdown & Horndean tram body has become part of the station building. Located at the Rural Life Centre in Tilford, Surrey the … Continue reading

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Trackless tram plans on the agenda for Liverpool

Could trams finally return to the streets of Liverpool? They could if plans currently being discussed come to fruition but rather than having track and overhead to operate they would be trackless trams operated by batteries with rubber wheels and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams at Sandtoft

Sandtoft is most known for its Trolleybus museum – it has the UK’s largest collection of trolleybuses – with 60+ trolleybuses on site, many of them operational, but in addition it is also home to a couple of trams. More … Continue reading

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