Category Archives: People

Pop stars take over trams for BBC Music Day

Passengers on some of the UK’s light rail systems may have been surprised to hear some familiar voices in an unlikely setting on Thursday 15th June, as part of the celebrations for BBC Music Day. One of the more unusual … Continue reading

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RIP Bob Hill

Bob Hill, one of the leading figures of the Manchester Transport Museum Society and a hugely important person in the tram preservation scene, has sadly died. He was the MTMS President at the time of his passing, and had previously … Continue reading

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A message of thanks from Andrew

Many readers of British Trams Online will no doubt be aware by now of the new book, ‘Blackpool Trams – Where Are They Now?’ which is written and produced by your writer, Andrew Waddington. I wanted to use the platform … Continue reading

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Trevor Roberts leaves Blackpool Transport

It has been announced that Blackpool Transport’s Managing Director Trevor Roberts has stepped down from his position with the company. Mr Roberts had been in charge of the firm since 2009 when he replaced Steve Burd, and although he has served … Continue reading

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British Trams Online writer unveils first tram book

British Tram Online‘s regular news writer Andrew Waddington has just released his first ever tram book. Entitled ‘Blackpool Trams – Where are they now?’ the book aims to provide a concise illustrated guide to every Blackpool tram that survives today … Continue reading

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LTT Trustee quits in major shake-up for charity

The Lancastrian Transport Trust has announced that one of its most prominent members, Philip Higgs, has resigned from his position as a Trustee of the Charity. Mr Higgs is a well known figure in transport preservation circles, notably featuring on … Continue reading

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Alderman E.E. Wynne dies

Former Blackpool Councillor Alderman E.E. Wynne has passed away at the age of 96, shortly after having a Blackpool tram named after him. Wynne died earlier this month, mere weeks after attending the unveiling of his name in gold letters … Continue reading

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Uniform look for heritage tram crews

As Blackpool Transport’s heritage tram coastal tours go from strength to strength, another pleasing development has been the introduction of a new uniform for all platform staff to wear whilst working on the historic trams, with effect from June 9th. The … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Richard Lomas

Richard Lomas, one of the longest-serving active members of the Tramway Museum Society, has sadly died. Richard passed away peacefully following a fairly long illness in the early hours of Friday 25th May. He had spent a lengthy spell in hospital … Continue reading

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New blood for Fylde Tramway Society

At a time of major change for the Blackpool tramway, it seems highly appropriate that the Fylde Tramway Society, which was formed to support the retention of the system back in 1971 when its future looked increasinly bleak, is also … Continue reading

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