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Further service reductions on the way

As the impact of the current social distancing restrictions continue to be felt it has been announced that there will be further service reductions on various tramways across the British Isles – Stagecoach Supertram has already reduced their service with … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

This week we have the last set of new photos likely to be included for some time with some images taken of the latest tramway extension, with full social distancing used by the photographers:

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In Pictures: New advert liveries in Manchester

In what probably seemed a good idea when they decided to take out advertising contracts two further trams in Manchester have recently received new vinyl wraps. We’ve already mentioned in the Trafford Park line opening article that 3073 is now … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink’s Trafford Park line opens

With the current ongoing Coronavirus crisis the opening of the latest Manchester Metrolink extension – and likely to be the last for some time as there are now no construction works continuing – opened to the public on Sunday 22nd … Continue reading

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More service reductions across the UK

As government advice for social distancing and to travel only if essential continues further service reductions have been introduced on light rail systems across the UK. The Tyne and Wear Metro have further reduced their timetables whilst a revised service … Continue reading

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In Pictures: T68 1023 heads off to Crewe

In a report which seems like a lifetime ago but was actually only at the end of January(!) we brought you news that a T68 was about to go on public display at the Crewe Heritage Centre and become the … Continue reading

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Car on the tracks delays Metrolink

Its come to something when its nice to report on a car on the tracks in Manchester – at least its not about Coronavirus I guess! The latest incident happened on Saturday 14th March between Sale Water Park and Barlow … Continue reading

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More service restrictions due to Coronavirus pandemic

Its been another day of announcements of service reductions on the UK’s tram systems with the Blackpool Tramway now confirming trams will run to a reduced frequency as a result of reduced demand and to ensure a reliable service can … Continue reading

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Peak time travel pass restrictions lifted as more Coronavirus measures in place across the UK

Since their introduction concessionary passes for use on buses and some trams have seen a limit on their use during morning peak times but in light of the current Coronavirus pandemic it has now been announced that this will be … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Shadow running underway on Trafford Park line

Monday 16th March saw the start of shadow running on Manchester Metrolink’s Trafford Park line ahead of its planned public opening on Sunday 22nd March. As we’ve seen in the past Shadow Running operates in the week or so leading … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro first to announce reduced timetable in wake of Coronavirus

With new recommendations for reducing non-essential travel and the idea of more people working from home Nexus have announced that a reduced timetable will be in operation on the Tyne and Wear Metro for the foreseeable future. In making these … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams outside Manchester Central

Probably the busiest section of tramway in the UK on a regular basis is that between St Peter’s Square and Deansgate-Castlefield (and on to Cornbrook) with trams from no fewer than four routes all converging (some of which have more … Continue reading

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Metrolink trial new driver monitoring system

In the aftermath of the tragic derailment on London Tramlink in November 2016, a number of recommendations were made by the RAIB in order to try and prevent any similar accidents happening in the future. One of these was to … Continue reading

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Trafford Park line sets 22nd March opening date

Transport for Greater Manchester have confirmed that Manchester Metrolink’s Trafford Park line will open to the public on Sunday 22nd March – making its already planned early opening of April even earlier than expected! Driver training has been ongoing for … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Driver Training continues on Metrolink’s Trafford Park line

Whilst no official opening date has yet to be announced, driver training on the new Trafford Park line is continuing in preparation for the day that public services commence between Pomona and the Trafford Centre.

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Coming soon: New vehicles on order

With various tram and light rail systems across the UK having new vehicles on order have you lost track of what is due and when? Well, if you have you don’t worry as we are here to help! In this … Continue reading

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Punctuality and reliability up on Metrolink

The latest four week period of performance statistics on Manchester Metrolink have been released and there is good news as both punctuality and reliability as the percentages are up on both counts with punctuality up at its highest level since … Continue reading

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Another new advert in Manchester

Manchester Metrolink M5000 3049 is the latest tram to receive a vinyl wrap advert with it having recently re-entered service advertising BBC’s Tiny Happy People campaign. This campaign is aimed at helping parents develop their children’s language and communication skills … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Its a double Photo Gallery week on British Trams Online with images coming from both Manchester Metrolink and the United States of America – but the photos from America do include a familiar sight…

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Driver training officially underway on Trafford Park line

As we mentioned last week, driver training is now officially underway on the Manchester Metrolink Trafford Park extension ahead of the line opening in April – seven months ahead of the original schedule when the final go-ahead was given for … Continue reading

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