Monthly Archives: November 2013

Anger as work starts to remodel Laxey Station

Amongst a number of maintenance jobs being undertaken on the Manx Electric Railway this winter a major remodelling of the Laxey Station area is underway, a change which many supporters of the MER are saying is spoiling the Victorian character … Continue reading

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Delays for Tramlink after lorry and tram collide

London Tramlink services between Elmers End/Beckenham Junction and East Croydon were suspended on Wednesday 27th November after a Warburtons bread lorry and a tram collided in Addiscombe. Details of the exact circumstances which led to the two vehicles colliding are … Continue reading

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Bradley Lane set to get Park and Ride facilities

Centro are planning on creating a new car park alongside Bradley Lane stop on Midland Metro to help ease congestion on local roads which are seeing a lot of Metro travellers parking their cars. A section of land adjacent to … Continue reading

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‘Box’ 40 set for brief return to Crich

The Tramway Museum Society have announced that Blackpool & Fleetwood ‘Box’ 40 will be returning to Crich for a major special event in 2014, celebrating 50 years of electric tramcar operation at the museum. The car – which remains owned by the … Continue reading

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Another new livery on Nottingham Express Transit

Nottingham Express Transit is rapidly taking on the mantle of the most colourful tramway in the UK with another all over advert debuting this week, although this one – on 207 – has yet to be completed. The tram is … Continue reading

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Metrolink T68 1002 withdrawal leaves fleet in single figures

Manchester Metrolink T68 1002 was officially withdrawn from service on Monday 18th November, leaving the T68 passenger fleet at just nine examples. 1002 had proved to be unreliable in recent weeks and it last worked on the Eccles service on … Continue reading

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Vote for a new look for the front of DLR trains

A scheme to rebuild some of the trains on the Docklands Light Railway has been announced and Transport for London are looking for people’s views on how the fronts should be redesigned! Three designs have been released on the DLR … Continue reading

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Midland Metro delays after overhead failure

Services on Midland Metro were severely disrupted on Tuesday 26th November after problems with the overhead wires at Wednesbury Parkway. The official Midland Metro Twitter feed ( reported that a fire in the area was causing the delays and it … Continue reading

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Edinburgh’s tram service will have positive impact on city – top civil engineer claims

The new President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Geoff French, has claimed that Edinburgh’s new tram service will enhance the ambience of Princes Street whilst at the same time have a general positive impact on the city. Mr French … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Improvement Works: Sunday 1st December

Improvement works on the Manchester Metrolink network before 0900 on Sunday 1st December will see services altered. Trams will only run Altrincham-Piccadilly, Bury-Crumpsall, East Didsbury-Victoria, Eccles-Piccadilly via MediaCityUK and Rochdale-Central Park until 0900 and then normal services will commence. Replacement … Continue reading

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Moor Bridge stop changes

Continuing upgrade work at stops across Nottingham Express Transit will see the footpath and steps leading from the park and ride facilities to the tram stop at Moor Bridge closed this week. Signs will be in place to direct passengers … Continue reading

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Liverpool 245 sees green!

As well as organising two recent events – a 24 hour ‘Tramathon’ in aid of Children in Need, and an event marking 80 years since the closure of the Wallasey tram system – the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society have been … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway end of year review

Stockport 5 brought the curtain down on the 2013 operating season for the Heaton Park Tramway, with the final passenger journey of the year on Sunday 24th November. Blackpool 623 and Manchester 765 were also used on this day, meaning … Continue reading

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NEETT November update

After a very busy year, the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust are now making the final preparations for the construction of their brand new tram shed at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museum in Sunderland. The first two … Continue reading

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Night boat to Fleetwood

During the 2013 season, every operational member of the Blackpool heritage tram fleet had visited the tramway’s northern terminus at Fleetwood, with just one exception. ‘HMS Blackpool’, the illuminated Frigate 736 stuck rigidly to the Pleasure Beach to Little Bispham … Continue reading

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It’s back! Tram of the Year nominations now open

Leeds 602, Blackpool 736, Nottingham Express Transit 203, Trampower, Leeds 345, Blackpool 623, Blackpool 717, Blackpool 733+734, Liverpool 762, Blackpool 11, Blackpool 623 (again!). When you hear those trams what is the first thing you think of? Well apart from … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online…

This week on the main site update of British Trams Online we bring you another two Photo Galleries: Gallery 413: Behind the Scenes at Derby Castle car sheds – Gallery 414: Heaton Park Tramway Autumn Gala 2013 –

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In Pictures: Grimsby & Immingham 26 goes off the rails

Grimsby & Immingham 26 caused more problems for the Beamish Tramway on Tuesday 19th November when it suffered a minor derailment. The tram was soon re-railed but was immediately taken out of service and returned to depot for investigations into … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink now on Twitter

An official Twitter feed for Manchester Metrolink has gone live to give passengers the  latest updates on the service being operated across the network between 0630 and 1900 on weekdays and 0800 to 1800 at weekends. It can be found … Continue reading

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Midland Metro delays after collision

Midland Metro services from Birmingham Snow Hill terminated at Priestfield for several hours on Friday 22nd November following a collision between a van and a tram on Bilston Road at approximately 0947. The collision, which took place at low speed, … Continue reading

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