Daily Archives: Saturday 31 March 2012

Variotram 2554 enters service

Over the past few weeks enthusiasts have been debating whether Croydon’s Variotrams or Blackpool’s Flexity2s would enter fare paying passenger service first – well now that question has been answered with Variotram 2554 carrying passengers briefly on Friday 30th March. … Continue reading

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Fare rises for NET

Tramlink Nottingham – new operators of Nottingham Express Transit – have announced that fares are to increase from Sunday 15th April with significant rises on day tickets, single fares and the Paypoint longer term season tickets. Despite the inevitable outcry … Continue reading

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Ten trams now in Edinburgh

Whilst our attentions have been turned towards tram deliveries in Blackpool, Croydon and Manchester the only modern tramway in Scotland has also been receiving new vehicles at regular intervals with ten of the CAF built trams now at Gogar Depot.

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Plans for Midland Metro extension through Dudley unveiled

In the same week that Centro announced their “memorandum of understanding” with Birmingham City Council it has also been reported that they are once again planning an extension through Dudley. This extension would be part of a line between Wednesbury … Continue reading

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Come and “Like” us on Facebook!

British Trams Online is now on Facebook! As some of you will be aware we have had a Group on Facebook for a number of years but the drawback of this has been that you have to be a member … Continue reading

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Supertram 111 receives fleet numbers

Following on from the application of fleet numbers to celebrity liveried 120, all over adverted 111 has now also received fleet numbers on each end. 111 retains its long standing advert for fellow Stagecoach subsidiary East Midlands Trains.

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Memorandum of Understanding for future Midland Metro extensions signed

Centro and the City of Birmingham City Council have signed an agreement which should make any future extensions of Midland Metro slightly easier – although the usual hoops will still have to be jumped through. The Memorandum of Understanding between … Continue reading

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Midland Metro Easter Services

A revised service will operate over the Easter weekend on the Midland Metro.

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Easter services on Nottingham Express Transit

Services on lines 1 and 2 of Nottingham Express Transit will be revised over the Easter weekend.

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More Olympic test timetables for DLR: 20th to 24th April

The Docklands Light Railway have announced that they will be operating modified timetables again between Friday 20th and Tuesday 24th April as they continue to test their proposed service for the Olympic and Paralympic 2012 London games. Once again several … Continue reading

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NET Phase Two information events a “success”

Nottingham City Council have heralded recent information events on Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two as a success with nearly 1700 people having attended them. The events were organised to allow people who live or work near the extensions to find … Continue reading

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Family Group ticket available for Easter travel on NET

In the same week that NET have revealed fare rises they have also announced that the Family Group ticket – originally offered during the February half term – will be available between 31st March and 15th April. This ticket allows … Continue reading

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