Monthly Archives: November 2012

Leeds horse tram set to operate at Middleton

A story in the Yorkshire Evening Post on the recent impressive progress on the restoration of Leeds horse tram 107 by members of the Leeds Transport Historical Society, has included details on plans for the car’s future. Surprisingly, the tram … Continue reading

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FHLT plan a second illuminated Brush car

Following on from the popularity of Blackpool Brush Railcoach 290‘s ‘Diamond Jubilee’ livery and illuminations, the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust have announced plans to create a brand new display for the 2013 illuminations season, featuring another of its trams. This … Continue reading

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Tragedy strikes as teenager dies after being struck by tram on NET

A teenage girl has died after being hit by a tram near Hucknall on a non-automatic gated crossing. The incident happened at approximately 1900 on Wednesday 28th November 2012 and according to initial reports in the local press she crossed … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Corporation Tramways enamel sign goes up for auction

For those of you who wish to own a bit of history from the original Edinburgh tram system now is your chance as an enamel sign is to go up for auction on Saturday 1st December. The sign – which … Continue reading

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More tracklaying to take place in Oldham

From 4th December more tracklaying will take place on the Oldham Town Centre diversion of Manchester Metrolink when Brunswick Street will be closed at its junction with Union Street. This will enable track to be laid across this section of … Continue reading

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Spring 2013 return planned for Blackpool 680

The Heaton Park Tramway have announced a provisional launch date for the next new addition to its fleet of operating trams, Blackpool Ex-Towing Railcoach 680. Subject to the completion of the new Lakeside depot and any necessary commissioning work, 680 … Continue reading

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Coronation 304′s farewell goes off track

The Lancastrian Transport Trust have confirmed that Blackpool Coronation car 304 has been withdrawn from service prematurely following a minor incident at Beamish Museum, where the tram has been operating on loan for the past few weeks. The tram derailed … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

It has been a much quieter week this week on British Trams Online with just one photo gallery added and the Tram of the Year page updated for this years contest: Gallery 334: Manchester Metrolink East Manchester Line Testing & … Continue reading

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Tram of the Year 2012 – Nominations Now Open!

Yes it’s that time of the year again – British Trams Online Tram of the Year! This is the ninth year of the contest and I am sure you all know what it is all about but for those of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink testing resumes to Droylsden

Testing and driver training on the East Manchester line extension of Manchester Metrolink has recommenced this week with 3050, 3056 and 3058 all spotted undertaking runs. This is the first time for several weeks that trams have been seen on … Continue reading

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Power to go live in Edinburgh

As reported a few weeks ago, and now confirmed in yet another press release from the Council, the overhead power lines between Gogar Depot and Edinburgh Airport will go live from Monday 26th November 2012 as another major milestone is reached … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink Rochdale Town Centre extension

The Manchester Metrolink line through to Rochdale Railway Station may not yet have been opened but already significant progress is being made on the extension of the line into Rochdale Town Centre. This photo update shows the latest progress on … Continue reading

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NET delays after signalling fire on national rail network

Nottingham Express Transit services to Hucknall suffered delays on Friday 23rd November following a fire in a signalling cabinet on the adjacent national rail Robin Hood line the previous evening. Services were still able to run between Bulwell and Hucknall … Continue reading

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Princes Street reopens fully as tram works continue to progress

Princes Street has reopened fully to traffic following the completion (again) of tram work on  the main shopping street in Edinburgh – in time for the Christmas shopping rush. The majority of the road had reopened to traffic in September … Continue reading

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Oldham Town Centre Metrolink Works continue

More work on constructing the extension of Manchester Metrolink into Oldham Town Centre is due to take place over this weekend which will lead to some temporary road closures and diversions. On Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November Middleton Road … Continue reading

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Traffic delays after NET Phase Two works overrun

There were lengthy delays for motorists using University Boulevard in Nottingham on Wednesday 21st November after tram construction works overran leading to the City Council offering apologies to those affected. Contractors Taylor Woodrow Alstom blamed poor weather conditions overnight for … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Tram contractors visit Scottish Parliament

The charm offensive from Edinburgh Trams has really been in full swing in recent weeks with senior Directors from the lead contractors on the project visiting the Scottish Parliament as they were in the City to see first hand the … Continue reading

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Rocket tram lights up for Christmas

Blackpool’s famous illuminated Rocket tram 732 has surprisingly been illuminated again this week, to co-incide with the start of the town’s Christmas lights. Although nowhere near as spectacular as the main autumn illuminations, the annual display normally includes a special … Continue reading

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Coronation 304 set to bid farewell to Beamish

Preserved Blackpool Coronation car 304 will soon be leaving its current, temporary home at Beamish Museum and heading back for the Fylde Coast. Before it goes however, the tram will be making a few final outings to give its fans … Continue reading

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Centenary 646 update – more parts go up for auction!

The bizarre tale of Blackpool Centenary car 646‘s post-service career continues, following on from recent developments which saw some items taken from the tram being offered for sale on eBay. The first item was then hastily removed from sale following an … Continue reading

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