Monthly Archives: July 2014

Plans revealed for proposed Tramlink extension to Sutton

The London Boroughs of Sutton and Merton have joined forces to progress proposals for a London Tramlink extension from Wimbledon to Sutton Town Centre via Morden. They have appointed OPM Group to carry out a consultation on the proposals with … Continue reading

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Picture in Time 20: Seaton Tramway 12

We stay in Eastbourne for the latest edition of our archive photo series and this time we feature a tram which may still be in existence today but looks very different – number 12. Today we all know 12 as … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Box 40 arrives at Crich

Yesterday we reported on the arrival of Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 at Crich where it is to play a starring role in the Electric 50 celebrations on 13th and 14th September and now we are able to bring you … Continue reading

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Heritage Trams this week

Want to know when and where you ride on heritage trams over the next few weeks? Well if you do you have come to the right place as this is your one stop guide to heritage trams in the UK … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram rail replacement works

Work on replacing the tracks on West Street have now transferred to the outbound side with the inbound track now having been completed. These views, provided by Stuart Cooke, show the line through the West Street stop with the buses … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool 619 operating at Heaton Park

Over the weekend of Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th July the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester operated for longer than usual in connection with the Festival of Model Tramways taking place at the nearby Manchester Museum of Transport. When Stuart … Continue reading

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A Box delivered to Crich

Blackpool & Fleetwood ‘Box’ 40 has enjoyed a few very hectic days during July 2014, following the completion of recent work on its trucks and body. The tram re-entered service in Blackpool on Sunday 20th July, but was then hastily … Continue reading

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Nottingham Express Transit Citadis’ to enter service

The first of the new Alstom built Citadis trams are due to enter passenger service for the first time on Sunday 27th July as new higher frequency service is tested. It is planned that around double the number of trams … Continue reading

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MER 1 and 2 to operate services to celebrate 120th anniversary of Laxey

The two oldest operational tramcars on their original line in the world are to run scheduled passenger services on Sunday 27th July to mark the 120th anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway reaching Laxey. Cars 1 and 2 – built … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink improvement works: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th July

Major improvement works at Deansgate-Castlefield over the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July will see changes to Metrolink services with replacement bus services in operation. The weekend will see a large 350 tonne crane lift sections of the … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have one more Photo Gallery for you on this week’s main site update of British Trams Online:

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Queen’s Road welcomes back a T68!

Just eight weeks after losing its last T68 (and three weeks since the last T68As departed) Queen’s Road Depot has now welcomed back a T68 following the transfer of 1003 overnight on Friday 18th July. Despite some claiming that no … Continue reading

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Metrolink T68 1018 departs for scrapping

1018 has become the ninth T68/T68A to leave Manchester Metrolink property for scrapping following its departure on Wednesday 16th July. This LRV has been waiting for the Allely’s low loader to arrive for several days following the completion of final … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Stagecoach Supertram West Street rail replacement

The quick progress on the rail replacement work taking place on West Street continues with further new rails now having been installed whilst the renewal has also started on Netherthorpe Road. It seems that this work is progressing at a … Continue reading

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Manchester 173 – Your Country Needs You!

Manchester 173 – owned by the Manchester Transport Museum Society and a recent arrival at the Heaton Park Tramway – is to visit Morley, Leeds on Saturday 2nd August where it will be decorated as a recruiting tram to form … Continue reading

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Picture in Time 19: Seaton Tramway 6

We return to the archives for the latest in our occasional series looking back in time and this time we head to the South coast and Eastbourne in 1968 when the tramway was coming towards the end. Our attentions in … Continue reading

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Another new tram for Midland Metro

On Monday 14th July the latest Urbos 3 arrived at Midland Metro’s Wednesbury Depot with 27 being delivered by the tried and tested method. Being sent from CAF’s factory in Zaragoza, Spain by sea to Plymouth the tram was then … Continue reading

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Heritage Trams this week

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Blackpool Transport renew safety warnings after teen hit by tram

Blackpool Transport have reiterated the need to be careful in the vicinity of the tramway following an incident which saw a 15 year old boy taken to hospital. The incident took place on Saturday 12th July at Harrow Place tramstop … Continue reading

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Progress continues on Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two

Construction work on Phase Two of Nottingham Express Transit is continuing with Cator Lane in Chilwell now reopened to traffic following the completion of works to install a water culvert, relocate various utilities and install the all important tram tracks. … Continue reading

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