Monthly Archives: September 2013

No rest but plenty of sleepers at Heaton Park!

The weekend of 28th & 29th Saturday was an extremely busy one for volunteers at the Heaton Park Tramway, with work to extend the track beyond the current Lakeside terminus into the new tram depot now getting underway. In just … Continue reading

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Crich trams enter unfamiliar territory

Saturday 28th September may have seemed like a normal day to visitors of Crich Tramway Village, but after most paying guests had left the site, two trams which are not part of the museum’s current operating fleet came out to … Continue reading

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Leeds 6′s last hoorah

On Saturday 28th September, a private party was held at the Heaton Park Tramway for the birthday of one of the tramway’s most dedicated volunteer tram conductors. As the MTMS member in question hails from the city of Hull, it was … Continue reading

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Heritage Trams this week…

Slightly later than usual, here is our weekly guide to what’s going on at the various heritage tramways in the UK and Isle of Man over the next week or so. All the information here is given in good faith … Continue reading

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East Anglia restoration update

The September 2013 issue of the East Anglia Transport Museum’s quarterly newsletter is a ‘restoration special’, focussing largely on some of the long-running projects which are keeping volunteers at Carlton Colville occupied. The front cover features a striking image of … Continue reading

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Blackpool Transport support preserved trolleybuses!

When the East Anglia Transport Museum’s restored Portsmouth trolleybus 313 suffered a defect earlier this year, it was feared that this vehicle would have to miss the remainder of the 2013 operating season. However, help came from an unlikely source … Continue reading

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Heaton Park update: your depot needs you!

The construction of the new Lakeside Depot at Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway is now at a very advanced stage, with the ground inside the new structure being levelled out earlier this week in readiness for the laying of the first … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from the Rocket!

Following on from the recent report about Blackpool’s illuminated Rocket tram 732 – which has now received further enhancements in the shape of a troop of astronauts on the Gynn Square roundabout – we are pleased to bring you more photos of … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online…

Our later than planned main site update for this week is now online with more photos added for you to have a look alongside an article, and we have more to come in the next few weeks!

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T68 1011 goes to meet its maker

History was made late on Saturday 21st September when the two sections of Manchester Metrolink T68 1011 was removed from Exchange Square, where it had been used as an obstacle for a motorbike trial, for transport to Booths in Rotherham … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Shalesmoor Stagecoach Supertram Engineering Works

Another set of track replacement work on Stagecoach Supertram took place over the weekend of 21st and 22nd September with track in the Shalesmoor area being up for attention. The track being replaced was within the stop itself and on … Continue reading

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Crich Tramway Village Enthusiasts’ Day 2013

The annual Enthusiasts’ Day at the Crich Tramway Village took place on Saturday 14th September. As usual the day saw some rare trams out of the depot and Exhibition Hall on display for the visiting enthusiasts with two main line-ups … Continue reading

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The tram with an identity crisis

Ex-Blackpool Replica Vanguard 619 has beem known as Heaton Park 7 since adopting a new red and white livery in 2011, at Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway. However, the tram is now set to be renumbered yet again, when it reverts … Continue reading

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Revised appearance for Heaton Park trams

The Manchester Transport Museum Society have now revealed exciting plans for some of the vehicles within the fleet at the Heaton Park Tramway. Not content with the expected increase in the number of trams on site when the new Lakeside … Continue reading

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A new life for T68 1011

Withdrawn Manchester Metrolink T68 1011 has found a new purpose in life after it was chosen to be part of the Red Bull City Trial taking place in the city centre on Saturday 21st September. The Red Bull City Trial … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams announce ticket prices

It has been confirmed by the City of Edinburgh Council that ticket prices on the tram network will match the equivalent fares on Lothian Buses. This will mean that single tickets will cost between £1.50 and £4.50 with a network … Continue reading

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Heritage Trams this week…

It’s time again for us to remind you just where you can travel on heritage trams in the UK and Isle of Man over the next week or so. All the information here is given in good faith but you … Continue reading

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Queens Road Metrolink stop work continues

The next phase of works to construct a new stop at Queens Road on the Bury line of Manchester Metrolink has now started. This work will complete the construction of both the inbound and outbound platforms and is expected to … Continue reading

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NET launch revised Student ticket

Nottingham Express Transit have officially launched a new, more flexible, student ticket for those heading to University in the city for the first time or even those returning for more. Previously the ticket was based on term dates but now … Continue reading

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Tramlink delays after car drives onto tracks

London Tramlink services were delayed for approximately an hour after a car was accidentally driven onto the tracks at Addington Village stop on Friday 13th September. The driver of the car – believed to be a woman in her 70s … Continue reading

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