Monthly Archives: July 2013

Picture in Time 9: Cadbury purple for 674+684

With several Blackpool trams recently arriving at the Sunderland premises of the North East Land, Sea & Air Museum, this seems like an appropriate time to feature one of the recent arrivals in service at Blackpool, in our occasional series … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another three Photo Galleries for you this week on British Trams Online: Gallery 385: Manchester Metrolink Construction Update July 2013 – Gallery 386: Manchester Metrolink July 2013 – Gallery 387: Blackpool Centenary 648 returns & Fleetwood … Continue reading

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Trams in the works at Crich

It’s time again for a periodic update on the various trams undergoing workshop attention at Crich Tramway Village, home of the National Tramway Museum. This report features recent news on London County Council 106, Sheffield 510, Blackpool 630 and Blackpool … Continue reading

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New York 674 to star at Crich event

In a surprising but very welcome development, Crich Tramway Village have advertised in advance an appearance out of doors by New York 674 on Sunday 4th August. Earlier this year the tram was treated a wash ahead of a planned … Continue reading

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TMS commissioned through Cornbrook

After a couple of weekends of commissioning work trams through the Cornbrook area of Manchester Metrolink are now operating under TMS (Tram Management System and not Tramway Museum Society or even Test Match Special!) which means services now run using … 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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And then there were 71

3071 – the 71st M5000 to be delivered to Manchester – arrived at Queen’s Road depot on Saturday 20 July. As with all previous arrivals the tram is now undergoing commissioning and mileage accumulation trips on the Oldham line ahead … Continue reading

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Failed Variotram causes delays for Tramlink

One of the Stadler Variotrams broke down in Croydon town centre on Thursday 25 July bringing through services between Wimbledon and New Addington to a halt. The tram is reported to have lost all power as it was arriving at … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July

Engineering works in Manchester city centre over the weekend of Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July will see further changes to the service pattern on Manchester Metrolink.

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Nottingham Express Transit Engineering Work: Sunday 4 August

There will be no trams between Bulwell and Hucknall from the start of service on Sunday 4 August until 1215 because of work on the overhead line. A shuttle bus service will be in operation during the work which will … Continue reading

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Stagecoach Supertram Engineering Works: Further dates announced

In addition to the major track replacement work taking place between Spring Lane and Park Grange Croft stops on Stagecoach Supertram which has seen the Blue route split into two, further weekend closures have now been announced up until the … Continue reading

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NET Phase Two construction works move onto Ruddington Lane

Works have now commenced to allow trams to cross Ruddington Lane on Phase Two of Nottingham Express Transit which has seen the road temporarily closed. This work will allow trams to cross the road between the former railway embankment and … Continue reading

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Supertram Child Week Meagrider discounted for summer

Stagecoach Supertram are attempting to make the school summer holidays that bit more affordable by cutting the price of a Child Weekly Megarider to £5 between Wednesday 24 July and Friday 30 August. Valid for travel on all Stagecoach Supertram … Continue reading

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No more visiting trams for Beamish in 2013

Following the high-profile events held to mark the 40th anniversary of tramway operation at Beamish Museum in April 2013, it has now been confirmed that no further visiting trams will be appearing at this museum for the next major event. … Continue reading

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Railgrinder returns to Heaton Park

Blackpool Railgrinder 752 has become the second tram to depart from the premises of the East Lancashire Railway at Bury within the space of just five days. Hot on the heels of Balloon car 708 – which moved to Sunderland … Continue reading

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Trams return to Fleetwood Transport Festival

The annual Fleetwood Festival of Transport - more commonly known as Tram Sunday – took place on Sunday 21st July and attracted the usual mix of vintage vehicles, stalls and fairground style rides and attractions. However, after playing a limited role … Continue reading

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TMS unveil new members’ accomodation

The Tramway Museum Society have recently revealed the new and greatly improved accommodation for volunteers working at the Crich Tramway Village. For many years, volunteers from far afield were able to stay overnight at Field House, but this has now … Continue reading

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DVD Review: ‘The Trams of Beamish Museum’

Earlier this year, the working tramway at Beamish Museum celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special event, ‘Our Friends Electric’, which included a tramcar parade and two visiting cars from other museums. This is therefore a fitting time for the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Leeds Trams and Buses by Michael Berry

The latest in a series of pictorial books from Amberley Publishing deals with the transport history of Leeds, featuring a fine selection of interesting images showing trams and motor buses from the Yorkshire city. The cover features a splendid photograph of … Continue reading

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Depot framework appears at Heaton Park

Monday 22nd July 2013 was a landmark day for the Manchester Transport Museum Society, as a major landmark in the project to build a second tram depot at the Heaton Park Tramway was reached. On this day, the first of … Continue reading

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