Monthly Archives: March 2014

Liverpool 245 comes back to life

Wednesday 26th March 2014 will go down as a landmark date in history for the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society, as for the first time, Liverpool 245 emerged into the open air under its own power to be photographed in the … Continue reading

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Blackpool heritage trams join Facebook

A new, official Facebook page has been launched for Blackpool Transport’s heritage tram tours. Titled ‘Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours’ (hmm, that makes sense!) the page will provide information on the plans for upcoming operating dates for the fleet of heritage … Continue reading

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Up close and personal with… Blackpool ‘Boat’ 606

Today on British Trams Online, we have some fantastic photos of a tram which very rarely gets a mention on this website – Blackpool ‘Boat’ 606. For those not already aware of 606‘s story, the tram was shipped to the … Continue reading

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Seaton ready to re-open full route

Just six weeks after a devastating storm on Valentines night washed away half a mile of track on the Seaton Tramway alongside the River Axe the tramway have announced that they are ready to resume a full service again – … Continue reading

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Original NET livery completely eradicated

The original dark green, black and silver livery on Nottingham Express Transit has now been completely eradicated following the outshopping of 201 – which retained the livery on the ends as part of an all over advert for Nottingham Contemporary … Continue reading

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Delays on NET after heavy frost

No trams were able to run on Nottingham Express Transit until 0800 on Monday 24th March after a heavy frost caused problems. In a scenario which echoes previous problems on Manchester Metrolink the heavy frost meant that trams could not … Continue reading

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New tickets to be launched for young people on Supertram

From Sunday 30th March 2014 a new range of tickets for children and young people will be launched which will be valid for travel on Stagecoach Supertram. There will be some Stagecoach specific commercial day and week tickets alongside a … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have three more Photo Galleries for you to take a look at as part of this week’s main site update plus there are the usual Fleet List and Events Diary updates.

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Rochdale town centre extension to open 31st March

The next Manchester Metrolink extension to open will be the Rochdale town centre line with Transport for Greater Manchester now confirming this will carry its first passengers on Monday 31st March – subject to final testing.

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In Pictures: NET 208 receives fleet livery

Nottingham Express Transit Incentro 208 has finally received standard fleet livery having been operating in a plain red livery since December 2013 following the removal of its all over advert for e-on. The tram was seen operating in fleet livery … Continue reading

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No delay for start of Manx Electric Railway season

Despite fears that the 2014 season on the Manx Electric Railway would start with a truncated service it has now been confirmed that repairs at Ballaglass are to commence next week with the initial work expected to be completed by … Continue reading

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Next stage of Supertram track replacement work set to start

The second phase of rail replacement works on the Stagecoach Supertram network is due to commence from Saturday 29th March and will continue in various stages until September (with a short break for the Tour de France). Work will initially … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Performance Update

The latest statistics of Manchester Metrolink have been released giving details on the performance of the service, any major incidents, trams out of service and the number of complaints received. The latest document concentrates on period 10 (Monday 6th January … Continue reading

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Edinburgh plan ahead for Leith extension

Forthcoming road works along Leith Walk are to be undertaken in such a way that will “tram proof” the route of any future extension of Edinburgh’s tram system. The works, due to be approved by Councillors this month, will see … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Improvement Works: Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th March

Manchester Metrolink services will not run between Piccadilly Station and Ashton-under-Lyne on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March as there are gas works taking place alongside the tramway. All trams from Eccles will terminate at Piccadilly running via MediaCityUK with … Continue reading

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A rare look at Blackpool Brush car 626

Since moving to the Birkenhead tramway in August 2010 after being sold to Merseytravel, Blackpool Brush Railcoach 626 has hardly ever been seen by members of the public, spending most of its time tucked up inside the Pacific Road depot … Continue reading

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Ambitious target set for LCC 1 launch date

The major restoration of London County Council 1, the tram popularly known as ‘Bluebird’, may not have started yet – but that has not deterred its sponsors from revealing a target date for its return to service. The London County … Continue reading

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More good news for Blackpool’s heritage trams

The good news keeps coming from the Blackpool tramway of late, and following on from the initial disappointment regarding the reduced number of operating days for the heritage fleet this year compared with 2013, another positive step has been taken … Continue reading

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Vintage trams to Starr Gate

The tenth annual ‘Totally Transport’ event, held on Blackpool’s New South Promenade, has been enhanced this year thanks to the excellent news that Blackpool Transport will be operating their heritage tram service to Starr Gate for this event. Normally the … Continue reading

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Progress for Blackpool Balloon 726?

The Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust have used their newly revamped website to announce details of their latest project to create a new static display tram, utilising Blackpool Balloon car 726. This tram is one of several which is currently in … Continue reading

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