Monthly Archives: June 2013

This week on British Trams Online

Three new Photo Galleries for you to (hopefully) enjoy have been uploaded this week: Gallery 372: Liverpool 245 restoration update June 2013 – http://www.britishtramsonline.co.uk/gallery372.html Gallery 373: Seaton Tramway Gala Weekend 2013 – http://www.britishtramsonline.co.uk/gallery373.html Gallery 374: Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Southampton 45 in Kimberley

Southampton 45 made a trip on a low loader to Kimberley in Nottingham for one day only to help the town celebrate the centenary of the “Ripley Rattlers” tram system. 45 was chosen to go on display as it is … 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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Passenger Focus surveys shows satisfaction of Midland Metro service

A survey, recently conducted by Passenger Focus, has shown that passengers on Midland Metro are satisfied with the service provided with 90% of those asked saying they were happy with the line which links Birmingham Snow Hill with Wolverhampton St … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams to run at operating profit?

The City of Edinburgh Council have claimed that Edinburgh Trams will run at an operating profit – despite media reports suggesting otherwise. The Council says that in the 15 year business model, which will integrate the finances of Lothian Buses … Continue reading

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Councillor urges more NET expansion

Cllr Nick McDonald (Labour), portfolio holder for jobs and growth on Nottingham City Council, has said that the extensions of Nottingham Express Transit being constructed at the moment should only be the beginning of the expansion of the system and … Continue reading

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Metrolink extension to Trafford Centre to get go-ahead?

It looks like the proposed extension of Manchester Metrolink to the Trafford Centre may be about to get the go-ahead with funding coming through the “Earnback” scheme. The Metrolink extension is one of two transport schemes which Greater Manchester’s Local … Continue reading

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Ride the Dinosaur Train at the Seaton Tramway

Children are going to have the chance to ride on the Dinosaur Train at the Seaton Tramway from Friday 26 July for the first time in the UK as the stars of the animated TV series from The Jim Henson … Continue reading

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Stagecoach Supertram Engineering works start on 30 June

The first stage of the major track replacement work on Stagecoach Supertram will commence on Sunday 30 June and will see work concentrate on the section between Spring Lane and Park Grange Croft. Trams will continue to operate on the … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Sunday 30 June

Further engineering works in the Victoria area will see more disruption to Manchester Metrolink services on Sunday 30 June whilst trams will also be suspended between Timperley and Altrincham until 0830. The works at Victoria will see trams unable to … Continue reading

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NET delays after tram breakdown

Just to show that Manchester Metrolink isn’t the only tram system in the UK which suffers delays, a tram broke down on Nottingham Express Transit on Tuesday 25 June causing delays to the service of up to 30 minutes. The … Continue reading

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Police search for man who assaulted ticket inspector on Metrolink

Greater Manchester Police have released an image of a man they want in connection with the assault of a ticket inspector at Trafford Bar back on 21 April 2013. The incident occurred when the ticket inspector approached two men at … Continue reading

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Southampton 45 loaded for Kimberley

Southampton 45 was placed on a Scott’s Heavy Haulage low loader during the afternoon of Friday 28th June, in preparation for a short visit to the town of Kimberley the following day. As reported previously, the tram will be attending … Continue reading

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Picture in Time 8: Leeds 600 in 2005

As our recent photo feature on Leeds 602 was so popular, the next subject of our ‘Picture in Time’ is the similar Leeds 600. Like 602, this tram is part of the National Tramway Museum collection, however it is currently … Continue reading

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Improved Sunday service for Blackpool tramway

Since the Blackpool tramway re-opened as a modern light rail system last year, the main fault of the system has been the inadequacies of the service provision on Sundays. Whilst it is common practice for many modern-day transport operators to … Continue reading

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Blackpool 646 – rest in pieces?

The sad saga of Blackpool Centenary car 646 appeared to be over earlier this year when compelling evidence emerged that the tram had finally been cut up for scrap. This followed the sale of various small items from the tram … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Nottingham Express Transit Citadis on test

The first of the Citadis trams being built by Alstom for Nottingham Express Transit has seen the light of day in Barcelona, undergoing dynamic brake tests on the test track earlier this month. 22 of the Alstom Citadis 402 trams … Continue reading

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Heritage trams brave the gales for Totally Transport

The ninth annual ‘Totally Transport’ event took place on Blackpool’s New South Promenade on Sunday 23rd June, featuring the usual mix of static vehicles on display, family entertainment and a model tram exhibition at the Solaris Centre near Harrow Place. … Continue reading

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Southampton 45 to visit Kimberley – this weekend!

Crich Tramway Village have announced that Southampton 45 will be paying a brief visit to the Derbyshire town of Kimberley on Saturday 29th June. The tram will be attending a celebration to mark the centenary of the ‘Ripley Rattlers’ tram … Continue reading

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Extra outing for Sheffield horse tram

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the first public tram service at Crich, which used horse-drawn tramcar Sheffield 15 until the overhead wires were in place, allowing electric trams to begin operating a year later. The Tramway Museum Society have … Continue reading

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