Monthly Archives: April 2013

Heritage tram operates from Starr Gate depot

Since the upgraded Blackpool tramway opened at Easter 2012, the retained heritage trams have been seen out and about on the system plenty of times, but passenger runs have not been allowed south of Pleasure Beach. Although Balloon 717 is believed … Continue reading

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Leeds 6 refurbishment update

Since Leeds 6 returned to the Heaton Park Tramway after operating at Beamish Museum for the last three years, a significant amount of work has been undertaken on the tram in order to return it to a more dignified appearance … Continue reading

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LCC 106 overhaul to start this year

London County Council 106 looks set to have a positive future ahead of it at Crich Tramway Village, following the news that it is set to enter the museum’s workshop later this year for a major overhaul. The work will … Continue reading

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Blackpool Transport complaints increase in 2012

The Blackpool Gazette has revealed official statistics confirming that the number of complaints received by Blackpool Transport during last year had increased by nearly a fifth from 2011. In 2012, the company received 1,519 complaints, compared to the 1,282 complaints recorded … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway Easter 2013

Although the Manx Electric Railway had started official operations for 2013 at the beginning of March at weekends only the Easter period marks the first intensive service of the year with nine return journeys due to be run each day … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

It’s a bumper week of uploads on British Trams Online this week with five new Photo Galleries and an article alongside all the usual updates: Gallery 358: Manx Electric Railway Easter 2013 – Gallery 359: Docklands Light Railway March … Continue reading

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And then there were three…

There are now only three T68As available for service on Manchester Metrolink following the withdrawal of 2002. The tram last operated services between Piccadilly and Eccles during the evening of Wednesday 24 April after which it returned to Queen’s Road … Continue reading

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Latest Wolverhampton city centre Metro extension plans go on show

Centro have unveiled their latest plan to extend Midland Metro into Wolverhampton city centre with the public and business community being given the opportunity to give their views on the £15 million proposals. The extension would see trams run along … Continue reading

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Heritage Trams for the Next Week…

As part of our feature “Support our Heritage Tramways” we will continue to bring you a weekly look at when and where you can travel on heritage trams across the UK. Once again if you know of any errors or … Continue reading

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Tramlink services stopped between Woodside and East Croydon after attack

The British Transport Police stopped all trams between Woodside and East Croydon for a time shortly before 1800 on Thursday 25 April after a large group of youths attacked three men leaving a tram at Woodside tramstop. Reports have said … Continue reading

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Tram trackworks completed at St Andrew Square

All track works around St Andrew Square in Edinburgh city centre have been completed with the area returning to public use from Friday 26 April. This is the first of four major city centre worksites which will be completed during … Continue reading

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Blackpool heritage tram allocations for May Day weekend

As extensively reported already on British Trams Online, the second stint of extensive heritage tram operation in Blackpool this year will occur over the forthcoming May Day Bank Holiday weekend, 4th to 6th May inclusive. Highlights of this period will … Continue reading

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Historic Blackpool trams moved to Starr Gate

In a surprise move, two of Blackpool’s heritage trams have been transferred to Starr Gate depot, along with at least one of the modified ‘B Fleet’ Balloon cars. The two oldest native trams in the fleet, Fleetwood Box car 40 … Continue reading

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Chesterfield welcomes back an old friend for Arts Festival

As previously reported on British Trams Online, Crich Tramway Village have received a request from Chesterfield Borough Council, for horse drawn tramcar Chesterfield 8 to make a special guest appearance at the first ever Chesterfield Community Arts Festival. Following discussions … Continue reading

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Lisbon 730 returns to Birkenhead

The events to mark 40 years of tram operation at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North officially came to an end on Wednesday 24th April when Lisbon 730 became the second and final of the visiting tramcars to leave … Continue reading

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Blackpool Transport put the trams in Tram Sunday!

Following a few disapointing years, it is pleasing to confirm that Blackpool Transport will be supporting the annual Fleetwood Transport Festival – more commonly known as Tram Sunday - by providing a special heritage tram service. The 2013 event takes place 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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Fleetwood Tram Museum changes venue

The proposed Fleetwood Tram Museum is on the move – even before its opened! Initial plans released by the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust would have seen the historic former Copse Road Tramroad Depot being used to house trams from the … Continue reading

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NET fares reviewed

Following a comprehensive review of fares on Nottingham Express Transit a new fare structure has been announced with many of tickets remaining at current levels although there will also be some increases. Day and weekly tickets will remain at their … Continue reading

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Preparations start for Metrolink Second City Crossing

Contractors are to undertake “trial hole” investigations of the pipes and cables under the road in Princess Street, Manchester City Centre over the next ten days as part of the preparatory works for the Metrolink Second City Crossing (2CC). The … Continue reading

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