Monthly Archives: May 2013

Heritage Trams this week…

It’s that time of the week again when we bring you a round-up of when and where you can travel on heritage trams across the UK. Once again if you know of any errors or omissions please let us know … Continue reading

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Adham Fisher completes Metrolink challenge

A few months ago we reported that Adham Fisher had successfully broken the record for the length of time it took to visit each stop on Nottingham Express Transit – and now he has been at it again with the … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Sunday 9 June

There will be no trams running between Altrincham and Timperley before 0830 on Sunday 9 June due to engineering works. Trams from Piccadilly will terminate at Timperley at the start of service with a replacement bus in operation through to … Continue reading

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Heaton Park’s new depot gets the green light

Following numerous unavoidable delays, it is extremely pleasing to be able to report that final approval has now been granted for the construction of a new tram depot at the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester. Tuesday 28th May was the … Continue reading

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No seat swap for Balloon 700

British Trams Online has previously reported that two Blackpool trams had exchanged seats, these being Brush Railcoach 631 and ‘B Fleet’ Balloon car 700. The seat swap was first mooted late last year in order to restore swingover seats to … Continue reading

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Boat 602 to join Blackpool’s heritage fleet

Blackpool Transport have announced that the heritage tram fleet in the seaside town is to be boosted by the reactivation of another tram following a lengthy period of storage. The vehicle in question is Blackpool Boat car 602, which last … Continue reading

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Centenary car 648 restoration preview

A welcome highlight of the Spring Bank Holiday weekend in Blackpool, was the opportunity to view progress on the restoration of Centenary car 648. As reported previously, it had been planned to launch the car into service on Saturday 25th … Continue reading

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Even more old friends return to Fleetwood

The late May Bank Holiday weekend saw another hugely succesful period of operation for the heritage tram fleet in Blackpool, with no less than sixteen of the retained traditional trams operating over the three day period. With so much going … Continue reading

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NET 213 returns to service after refurbishment

The latest Nottingham Express Transit tram to go through the refurbishment work has returned to service. 213 was first used in service in the revised livery on 18 May and its place in the program has now been taken by … Continue reading

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Centenary 648 ruled out of Blackpool heritage weekend

Centenary car 648 will not now be taking part in the heritage operation on the Blackpool Tramway this weekend after its repaint was not completed in time despite the best efforts of the team of Blackpool Transport’s Rigby Road workshops. … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway to come to rescue again as bus strikes return

Sadly the bus strike on the Isle of Man is returning with a vengeance with the union deciding to call a stoppage from 0001 on Saturday 25 May until 2359 on Wednesday 5 June – during the TT races, traditionally … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Changes to Metrolink allocations

With the closure of Mosley Street stop in Manchester city centre at the end of service on Friday 17 May the past week has seen a major increase in the use of M5000s operating in multiple. The Bury-Altrincham service now … Continue reading

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Overhead to be installed in Edinburgh

A major visible sign that trams are to return to Edinburgh soon will appear this summer when a start is made on installing the overhead wires as well as underground cabling in the city centre. This will be the final … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rochdale construction latest

Construction work is continuing in Rochdale town centre ahead of an expected opening of the Manchester Metrolink extension in 2014. Recent work has seen preparation work at the junction of Maclure Road and Drake Street which has revealed a small … Continue reading

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Extra Supertram services for Race to Life

There will be three extra early morning services operated on Sunday 9 June by Stagecoach Supertram to help runners taking part in the Sheffield Cancer Research Race for Life 5km race. Extra services will depart Middlewood at 0730 and 0756 … Continue reading

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Family £5 ticket returns in Nottingham

The popular Family Ticket for just £5 is returning to Nottingham Express Transit for the May Half Term week to help families make the most of the week. Throughout the week up to five people (including two adults) can have … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Sunday 2 June

More engineering works at Victoria will see changes to Manchester Metrolink services on Sunday 2 June. Trams will not run between Crumpsall and Victoria or Central Park and Victoria with trams from Bury and Rochdale terminating at Crumpsall and Central … Continue reading

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London Tramlink Engineering Works: Saturday 25-Monday 27 May

There will be no trams between Sandilands and New Addington on Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May due to engineering works. A replacement bus will operate between East Croydon and New Addington calling at all stops with the … Continue reading

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MER service suspended after overhead problems

Services on the Manx Electric Railway were suspended between Laxey and Ramsey on Wednesday 22 May from lunchtime after the discovery of overhead line problems. Essential repairs were made to the overhead during the rest of the day and services … Continue reading

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Heritage Trams this week…

It’s that time of the week again when we bring you a round-up of when and where you can travel on heritage trams across the UK. Once again if you know of any errors or omissions please let us know … Continue reading

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