Monthly Archives: February 2014

Seaton Tramway hit by floods

It isn’t just Blackpool that has been badly affected by the recent storms that have ravaged the British Isles; the Seaton Tramway in Devon has been an even greater victim of the extreme weather conditions. Damage sustained to the tramway’s … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

The main site update of British Trams Online is now online and once again we bring you two further Photo Galleries as we take a look back at Croydon Tramlink when the trams were still red and white and we … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Manchester Metrolink T68s

Monday 3rd February 2014. A date which will go into the record books as a major landmark in the history of second generation tramways as that is the last occasion that the original on street light rail vehicles in the … Continue reading

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Lost Trams 10: Norwich 39

The tenth tram to feature as part of our “Lost Trams” is Norwich 39 – a tram which was for a time on site at the East Anglia Transport Museum but which has since moved on to become a garden … Continue reading

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Heritage Trams this week…

It’s back (for one week only for now and will return again towards the end of March). It is our look at just when and where you can go and take a ride on a heritage tram in the UK. … Continue reading

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Centenary Square Metro extension plans to move forward

Members of Birmingham City Council are expected to approve £3 million worth of funding to go towards the design and development of the next planned extension of Midland Metro between New Street and Centenary Square at a meeting to be … Continue reading

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Massive interest for NET recruitment programme

A recent successful driver recruitment programme on Nottingham Express Transit has seen over 30 people already start new jobs with many more positions to be filled in the coming months ahead of the opening of the extensions to Beeston, Chilwell … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Improvement Works: Sunday 16th February

Improvement works on Manchester Metrolink in the Victoria area and between West and East Didsbury will mean that a revised service is in operation on Sunday 16th February. Metrolink services will run Bury-Abraham Moss, Eccles-Ashton via MediaCityUK, Rochdale-Central Park and … Continue reading

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NET £5 family ticket offer extended

The special £5 family ticket for travel on Nottingham Express Transit will be available every day between Monday 17 and Friday 21 February in addition to remaining available at weekends. The ticket allows two adults and up to three children … Continue reading

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A novel use for ex-tram seats

The withdrawal of the original fleet of T68 LRVs from service on the Manchester Metrolink system, has provided a glut of modern tram parts which are potentially up for grabs. One organisation that has been quick to seize this opportunity … Continue reading

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Blackpool gala at Beamish confirmed

The planned mini-event at Beamish Museum, starring the four Blackpool trams currently on site, is now expected to take place on the weekend of Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd March. This is likely to be the only such opportunity to … Continue reading

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Blackpool Transport weather the storms

On Wednesday 12th February, gale force winds reaching 90mph hit the Fylde coast, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Buildings such as Anchorsholme Library, the cage next to the wedding chapel at North Pier and even the famous … Continue reading

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Blackpool and Crich announce tram swap for 2014

Following a considerable amount of speculation, it has been announced that Blackpool Transport and the Tramway Museum Society have successfully concluded negotiations for an exchange of trams during the 2014 summer season. Blackpool ‘Pantograph’ car 167 of 1928 is set … Continue reading

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Bryan Lindop reveals Blackpool heritage plans for 2014

Blackpool Transport have announced details of the plans for its heritage tram service during the 2014 season. Disappointingly, despite encouraging passenger numbers last summer, the number of running days has been reduced for the second consecutive year. Outside of the … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another two Photo Galleries as part of this week’s main site update of British Trams Online:

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In Pictures: Nottingham Express Transit Citadis 220

The eight Alstom Citadis trams already delivered to Nottingham are continuing to undergo mileage accumulation and testing with this taking place overnight whilst the other service trams are tucked up in Wilkinson Street Depot. This included at the end of … Continue reading

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Mobile Midland Metro exhibition launched

Centro have launched a mobile exhibition to give the public a chance to find out more about the forthcoming Birmingham city centre extension with the first outing having taken place this week. The idea is that the vehicle will make … Continue reading

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LTHS launch new improved website

The Leeds Transport Historical Society – who restored Leeds horse car 107, one of nominated trams for the Tram of the Year 2013 – have recently relaunched their website ( The news section is now being regularly updated with updates … Continue reading

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Tram lines discovered in Stoke

Over 85 years since they were last used a small section of tram track has been uncovered during roadworks in Stoke-on-Trent. The tracks were discovered under Trinity Street in Hanley – where trams last ran in 1928 – and they … Continue reading

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A record-breaking year for Beamish Museum

Management, staff and volunteers at Beamish Museum are celebrating this week following the announcement that 2013 was the North East attraction’s most successful year ever. Over the past twelve months an incredible 589,474 visitors came to sample the delights of … Continue reading

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