Category Archives: 15 Events

British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Manchester Metrolink extensions

And so we come to an end of our look at 15 key events over the past 15 years and although we have deliberately not put them in any particular order there is little doubt that one of most key … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Crich Anniversaries

Another “cheat” if you like for this entry into our 15 Events for 15 Years feature as we take a look at events celebrating various anniversaries which have taken place at the Crich Tramway Village – and there have been … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Opening of the upgraded Blackpool Tramway

Wednesday 4th April 2012 was a key milestone for the Blackpool Tramway as that was the day that the upgraded tramway, complete with platforms and modern low floor trams, opened to the public after several years of construction and disruption.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Beamish Tramway 40th Anniversary

Its another anniversary which we feature today, this time we head north east to Beamish at a time when the museum tramway was celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Heaton Park’s Blackpool Day

On Sunday 21st November 2010 the Heaton Park Tramway held their most ambitious event as they celebrated Blackpool’s trams and transport.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Nottingham Express Transit Opens as do extensions

Cast your mind back 15 years and Nottingham Express Transit was still under construction with the opening not coming until 2004. Since then we have also seen two extensions constructed and opened.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Blackpool Anniversaries

We did say when we launched this series that in order to fit everything we wanted to in we would be cheating and that is exactly what we are doing today as we look at Blackpool Anniversaries. There have been … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Variobahns introduced on Tramlink

In preparing this series we have tried to include as many different tramways across the UK but when we came to look at London Tramlink we had to think what key events have actually taken place over the past 15 … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Seaton Tramway 40th Anniversary

You probably won’t be surprised to find out that a number of our anniversary events feature actually concerns significant anniversaries on tramways from across the UK. We have already been on the Isle of Man for the Douglas Bay Horse … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Birmingham City Centre extension

It may not have expanded as much as some of the other UK second generation tram systems (yet – that will be for our next big anniversary maybe!) but one of the main achievements of the Midland Metro system over … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Last Day of traditional trams operation in Blackpool

6th November 2011 was the day that after 126 years of operation was the end of an era on the Blackpool Tramway with the end of full traditional tram operation ahead of the start of the light rail era and … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Edinburgh Trams opens…finally!

It was the event which seemed for a long time as it may never happen but on 31st May 2014 Edinburgh Trams finally opened to the public to bring an end to the project which saw the return of trams … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 140th Anniversary

The next entry into our special series of events which have taken place over the past 15 years is another once which has happened fairly recently – the 140th Anniversary of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Withdrawal of Metrolink’s T68s and T68As

Not all major events over the past 15 years have been special events as such but nonetheless events of this kind have still been a significant aspect of what has happened since we started off in 2002. One of the … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: East Anglia Transport Museum London Event

As part of our 15th anniversary celebrations (have we mentioned we are 15?!) this special series will be taking a look at 15 of the key events which have taken place in the past 15 years. Throughout the series we … Continue reading

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