Monthly Archives: January 2014

Blackpool & Fleetwood 40 – at home and away

The overhaul of Blackpool & Fleetwood ‘Box’ car 40 has now got underway, with the body of the tramcar being lifted on tram jacks in Blackpool Transport’s Body Shop, and the bogies being dispatched to Crich. The car will now … Continue reading

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NEETT’s tram depot is almost complete!

The construction of a new depot in which the tram collection of the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust will be housed is now virtually complete, with just some final ground works remaining to be finished. This represents a massive turning … Continue reading

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Tram restorations progress in the North

Projects to return two historic trams to fully operational condition in different working museums in the north are currently making good progress, with Sheffield 264 and Glasgow 1245 in the early stages of being rebuilt at Beamish and Summerlee respectively. … Continue reading

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Another two T68s withdrawn

There are now just three Manchester Metrolink T68s available for passenger service following the official withdrawal today of 1017 and 1023. This leaves just 1007, 1016 and 1022 in the serviceable fleet alongside the two remaining T68As – 2001 and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Testing continues in Edinburgh

Regular testing is now underway between Edinburgh Airport and Edinburgh Park with the section from there to York Place only seeing the odd night-time journey although it is hoped this part will be handed over to the Council soon to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Testing of Rochdale town centre Metrolink extension

As well as using the week’s closure of the Metrolink line between Central Park and Rochdale Railway Station to commission and test the new Oldham town centre extension the chance is being taken to undertake some significant testing on the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Nottingham Express Transit Citadis 222 arrives

The weekend was a busy time for the delivery of new trams to the UK’s light rail systems because as well as another delivery to Manchester the seventh Alstom Citadis arrived in Nottingham. Breaking from the recent pattern of a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manchester Metrolink M5000 3078 delivered to Queens Road

Deliveries of the M5000 LRVs for Manchester Metrolink have resumed following a break over the Christmas and New Year period with the arrival of 3078 on Saturday 18th January. As with all previous deliveries the vehicle was delivered to Queens … Continue reading

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Last remaining Dundee horse tram moved back home

Dundee horse tram 24 – believed to be the last remaining Dundee horse tram – has been returned to its home city after nearly a century of use as a summer house in Perth. The tram body was moved to the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Stagecoach Supertram Meadowhall closure

As reported before Christmas Stagecoach Supertram services on the Yellow and Purple route are being terminated at Meadowhall South/Tinsley between 13th and 26th January to allow work to take place on the Bus Rapid Transit Scheme. As a result of … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Our first Photo Galleries of 2014 are the highlight of our main site update this week:

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A new home for Blackpool Brush Railcoach 634

Tram enthusiast Andy Ashton and the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust are pleased to announce that Blackpool Brush car 634 will be joining the superb collection of trams that is being gathered at the site of the North East Land Sea and … Continue reading

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Changes afoot for Douglas Horse Tramway?

A planning application for phase two of the Douglas Promenade reconstruction project has been submitted which if improved will see changes for the Horse Tramway this year ahead of more substantial changes if the proposed phase three is approved at … Continue reading

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Final phase of NET Phase Two works to start in Clifton

The final sections of construction work to extend Nottingham Express Transit to Clifton via Wilford are expected to start on Sunday 2nd February. The works will start on Southchurch Drive and Farnborough Road and are expected to take six months … Continue reading

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London Tramlink Engineering Works: Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th January 2014

London Tramlink services on the New Addington line will terminate at King Henry’s Drive from 2200 on both Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th January to allow the completion of track replacement and improvement work. No replacement bus services will be … Continue reading

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Cyclists to be allowed on board Docklands Light Railway off-peak

After a successful trial it has been announced that non folding bicycles will be allowed on off-peak Docklands Light Railway services on a permanent basis. The trial started in July 2013 and saw more than 5,000 cyclists travelling on the … Continue reading

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Blackpool 167 is bound for Beamish!

An exciting announcement has been released confirming that Blackpool ‘Pantograph’ car 167 is set to visit Beamish Museum. The popular single-deck tramcar, which is owned and operated by the Tramway Museum Society and based at Crich, is set for an … Continue reading

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Blackpool 671 set for a new home

The fate of another tram from the collection of the Lancastrian Transport Trust can now be revealed, as this organisation continues its drive to dispose of all of its preserved trams. Blackpool 671 (ex-281) is the latest car to find … Continue reading

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Work starts to install ticket machines on NET

Since Nottingham Express Transit opened the majority of tickets have been available to purchase on board the trams from the conductor but all that is about to change with work now starting to install ticket machines at all stops across … Continue reading

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NET services to be disrupted for soldier homecoming

Nottingham Express Transit services from Hucknall and Phoenix Park will terminate at Royal Centre for three hours on Monday 20th January to leave room at Old Market Square for a Freedom of the City Parade by soldiers from the Royal … Continue reading

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