Monthly Archives: June 2014

This week on British Trams Online

This week on British Trams Online we bring two new Photo Galleries as we continue to catch-up on the backlog of updates:

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Queens Road Depot loses last T68As

Manchester Metrolink’s Queens Road Depot is now without either T68s or T68As following the movement of 2001 and 2003 late on 27th June for further storage at Trafford Depot. The LRVs worked as a pair, although not working in multiple, … Continue reading

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Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two opening to be delayed

It has been confirmed that the Phase Two extensions of Nottingham Express Transit will not open on 14th December as previously announced with a two to three month delay likely due to a number of “challenges” encountered during the construction. … Continue reading

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Izzy wizzy, let’s get…scrapped!

1005 has become the latest T68 to leave Manchester Metrolink property and head for scrapping in Rotherham. The LRV departed at 0500 on Wednesday 25th June on the back on the familiar Allely’s low loader having spent the previous few … Continue reading

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Another early opening for Metrolink on the cards

The first stage of the Second City Crossing (2CC) for Manchester Metrolink looks set to open in winter 2015/6 following confirmation of a £10.8 million European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) bid grant. This grant should allow completion of the line … Continue reading

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Heritage Trams this week

It’s that time of the week again when we provide a round-up of when and where you can ride on heritage trams in the UK and Isle of Man. Just another normal week on our heritage tramways this week with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Airport line testing continues

The early hours of Tuesday 24th June saw another evening of testing on the Airport line of Manchester Metrolink and Steve Kemp was there again to record the historic images with his camera.

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Supertram rail replacement works come to an end, for now

The current phase of rail replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram will be completed by the end of service on Sunday 29th June with a normal service operating on the network from the start of Monday 30th June – but only … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Performance Update

The latest statistics from 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 periods 13 (Monday 31st March-Saturday … Continue reading

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Now available: Seaton Tramway The Valentines Day Storm

The Seaton Tramway have produced a new booklet which details the six weeks of hard work undertaken to get the tramway back to full operation following the devastating storms of Valentines Night which washed away part of the trackbed of … Continue reading

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Blackpool 711 is back in service

Some good news to report from Crich Tramway Village is that visiting Blackpool Balloon car 711 returned to service on Thursday 26th June, after a period of approximately one month out of action. This was due to a dewirement incident … Continue reading

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MET 331 repaired

After being temporarily sidelined following a derailment incident in July 2013, pleasing news to report is that Metropolitan 331 is almost ready to resume its operating career at the Crich Tramway Village. Having spent a short period of time in … Continue reading

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Incident at Crich involving Oporto 273

At 1:40pm on Wednesday 25th June, an incident occurred at Crich Tramway Village involving the recently overhauled Oporto 273. It is understood that the tram overshot the terminus and hit the banking at Town End when it was arriving at … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rocket rescue mission completed successfully!

On Tuesday 24th June, the last of the Lancastrian Transport Trust’s collection of historic Blackpool trams to be reclaimed by Blackpool Transport arrived safely back at Rigby Road – and arguably, the best one of the lot has been saved … Continue reading

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Event Review: Best of Sheffield – Crich May 2014

Saturday 17th May 2014 was not only the first day of a new event at the Crich Tramway Village – Best of Sheffield – but was also saw the return of Sheffield 510 into service following a Tramcar Sponsorship Organisation … Continue reading

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In Pictures: First trams on Manchester Airport line

As expected trams have now started testing on the Metrolink Airport extension with the first movements taking place in the very early hours of Monday 23rd June. M5000s 3061 and 3052 were used for these first runs and arrived onto … Continue reading

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Midland Metro welcomes another new tram

The ninth of the CAF built Urbos 3 trams for Midland Metro has now arrived at the Wednesbury Depot. As with the previous deliveries 25 arrived in two sections and was swiftly unloaded on the morning of Tuesday 24th June … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A day at the Crich Tramway Village

Five trams carried passengers at the Crich Tramway Village on Sunday 15th June with Berlin 223 006-4, Blackpool & Fleetwood 2, Glasgow 1068, Leeds 180 and Southampton 45 all in use. Steve Kemp visited the Museum on this day and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: London trams in the Crich workshop

As reported extensively over the past few weeks the workshops at the Crich Tramway Village have become very London dominated with London Transport 1 now entering for a start to be made on its extensive restoration whilst Metropolitan Electric Tramways … Continue reading

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LTT trams are coming home!

Forget the song about how football is coming home – far more exciting news concerns the return home of another tram from the Lancastrian Transport Trust’s collection, with another expected to join it shortly. The tram which has already moved … Continue reading

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