Daily Archives: Saturday 11 January 2014

And the winners are!

After five weeks of voting the results have been “checked and verified” and we have three new winners in the British Trams Online Tram of the Year contest. The Tram of 2013 is a tram who saw one of its … Continue reading

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Blackpool 680 returns to service

More than five years after operating on the Blackpool promenade for the final time, Blackpool Railcoach 680 finally made its debut in passenger service as a preserved tramcar at Beamish Museum on Saturday 11th January. After being acquired by the … Continue reading

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Pantograph for the Western Train

On Friday 10th January, Blackpool’s famous illuminated Western Train 733+734 got the year off to a grand start for the heritage tram fleet, when it was used for a daytime private hire. More importantly though, this was the first outing … Continue reading

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Nottinghamshire County Council set for tram u-turn?

Back in September 2009 Nottinghamshire County Council withdrew all their support for phase two of Nottingham Express Transit which meant that Nottingham City Council were forced to go it alone with the plans but now just over four years later … Continue reading

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T68 1017 hit by car at Exchange Quay

The career of Manchester Metrolink T68 1017 may have come to a premature end after a car managed to drive into the back of the LRV at Exchange Quays during the evening of Friday 10th January. The incident happened shortly … Continue reading

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