Monthly Archives: October 2013

In Pictures: Stagecoach Supertram Engineering Works

The weekend of 19th and 20th October saw more track replacement work on Stagecoach Supertram with rail being replaced on the inbound curve approaching Shalesmoor and along the tramstop to where the track joins the road.

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Manchester Metrolink Improvement Works: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October

Improvement works on Manchester Metrolink over the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October will see further changes to the service operated. On Saturday 26th there will be no trams running to Eccles or MediaCityUK with a replacement bus … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Red Oktober day at Crich

Sunday 20th October was ‘Red Oktober’ day at Crich Tramway Village, with the museum site playing host to numerous Eastern European vehicles, as well as re-enactors in period costume. The trams themselves were not left out however, with the highlight … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

The main site of British Trams Online has been updated once again and as well as another three Photo Galleries we have the return of the Tram Profiles section after five years of no updates!

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Beamish trams get TLC

A number of the trams at Beamish Museum are currently undergoing workshop attention, in order to return them to a serviceable condition. Whilst it is pleasing to see work has finally commenced on Sunderland 16 after this tram had spent … 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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More problems at Cornbrook as points fail twice in a week

The troublesome points at the major junction at Cornbrook have caused more problems for commuters on Manchester Metrolink, failing twice over the past week. They first failed on Monday 14th October at around 0700 and then further problems were experienced … Continue reading

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Major city centre tram works come to an end

The final phase of major tram construction works in Edinburgh city centre is due to come to a close this weekend with the re-opening of Shandwick Place on Saturday 19th October. This will be the first time for six years … Continue reading

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Stagecoach Supertram Engineering Works: Friday 18th-Sunday 20th October

The twice cancelled track replacement work at Shalesmoor on Stagecoach Supertram is finally due to go-ahead from 2000 on Friday 18th October until the end of service on Sunday 20th October. During this work the Yellow route will continue to … Continue reading

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Corrie’s Croppers ride an open topper

Blackpool took centre stage in a special hour-long episode of ITV’s Coronation Street on Wednesday 16th October, and as expected this included an appearance by ‘Princess Alice’ 706. Determined to make the most of their remaining time together, popular character … Continue reading

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Midland Metro Urbos 3 officially launched

The first of the CAF built Urbos 3 trams for Midland Metro was officially launched at Wednesbury Depot on Wednesday 16th October by Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore. Numbered 17 – following on from the last of the … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Improvement Works: Sunday 20th October

Improvement works will be affecting Manchester Metrolink services again on Sunday 20th October with trams unable to operate between Timperley and Altrincham and in the vicinity of Victoria. Trams will continue to operate Bury-Crumpsall, Rochdale-Central Park, Eccles-Ashton-under-Lyne, Timperley-Piccadilly and East … Continue reading

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Docklands Light Railway service alterations: Monday 4th-Thursday 7th November

Between Monday 4th and Thursday 7th November there will be a change to the normal service on the Docklands Light Railway due to an event taking place at ExCeL London. Included in these changes are no direct service between Bank … Continue reading

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Railgrinder returns to use

Blackpool 752, the Heaton Park Tramway’s dedicated works car, is back in action following some minor remedial attention, including the re-fitting of the large snowploughs at each end of the car on Tuesday 15th October. It will be recalled that … Continue reading

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More track laid at Manchester and Sunderland

The past week has seen significant progress in track laying work from not one, but two heritage tram preservation groups in the UK. In addition to the ongoing works at the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester, it is equally pleasing … Continue reading

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Blackpool trams visit the Crich workshop

Two iconic Blackpool streamlined trams preserved at the National Tramway Museum have recently spent some time in the Crich workshop, for very different reasons. The appearance of Blackpool Brush Railcoach 298 in the works recently led to a great deal … Continue reading

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Halle 902 to star at Crich event

The annual ‘Red Oktober’ event will be held at Crich Tramway Village on Sunday 20th October 2013, and for the second year running this will include a rare outdoor appearance from Halle 902. It is planned to display this elusive … Continue reading

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2014 – a year of change for Crich

Tony Hill, the recently appointed General Manager of the National Tramway Museum at Crich, has confirmed that there will be a number of small but potentially significant changes made at the Crich Tramway Village in 2014, to enhance the visitor experience. … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online…

Three more Photo Galleries have been added to British Trams Online this week:

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In Pictures: Trams in Oldham town centre

As previously reported the first tests in Oldham town centre took place over the past week as preparations continue for this extension to join the Manchester Metrolink network. Two trams have been involved in the tests – 3067 and 3069 … Continue reading

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