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Promotion of light rail post-pandemic under discussion

UK Tram are leading discussions amongst tram and light rail operators in the UK to plan for the promotion of passengers returning to travel once Coronavirus restrictions start to be lifted later this year. While detailed plans remain difficult because … Continue reading

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Penzance London County Council tramway trailers saved for now

Back in February we reported about the unusual Facebook Markeplace listing of two old London County Council tramway trailers for sale in Penzance, Cornwall. At the time the two trailers were available for £100 and since then they have been … Continue reading

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Wrexham Museum consider options for last remaining Wrexham trams

Last March we ran one of our “Lost Trams” series on two Wrexham tram bodies which are at Bersham Colliery where they have been stored in the open for around 16 years. Now, 12 months on and Wrexham Museum are … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Streetlife Museum, Hull

In this pictorial article we make a visit to the Streetlife Museum of Transport in Hull. With two major tram related exhibits featured, this museum was officially opened over 30 years ago in 1989. The interior of museum is set-up … Continue reading

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Old track discovered under Weymouth Harbour Tramway

We reported last year on the start of work to remove the Weymouth Harbour Tramway line in the Dorset town, which although not a tramway in the traditional sense still saw rail based services run in the streets for a … Continue reading

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London County Council trailers found in Penzance – up for sale!

Facebook Marketplace can be used to sell all types of products, whether that be books, furniture, clothing – or old tram bodies it seems! A recent listing added to the site features two old London County Council tram trailers which … Continue reading

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Shop Signs in Edinburgh

Previously on British Trams Online we have featured various pub signs which have included trams as part of their image but it isn’t only pubs which have used the humble tram over the years. In this article we take a … 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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Trams for Canterbury?

Could trams provide traffic congestion in Canterbury? The historic city in Kent are about to start investigating ways to solve severe traffic congestion and one possible solution is said to be trams to avoid Canterbury becoming left behind by other … Continue reading

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More old tram tracks found – Stoke this time!

We’ve seen old tram tracks rediscovered in places such as Leeds, Liverpool and Southend during 2020 and you can now add Stoke-on-Trent to that list! Reported extensively in the local press last month the tracks have been found under the … Continue reading

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A new home sought for the last remaining Carlisle tram

The future of the last known remaining Carlisle tram is in doubt with its owners the Workington Transport Trust being told they will have to leave its home of 15 years by 23rd November. The Trust have owned the tram … Continue reading

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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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