Monthly Archives: July 2014

Stagecoach to launch new Family Summer Saver ticket in Sheffield

A new Family Summer Saver ticket is being launched on Sunday 20th July which will be valid for travel on not only Stagecoach Supertram but also all Stagecoach bus services in South and West Yorkshire. Costing just £8.50 the ticket … Continue reading

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Metrolink Radcliffe Park and Ride reopens

The Park and Ride site at Manchester Metrolink’s Radcliffe stop has reopened ahead of schedule. The car park now has space for 369 cars and was reopened on Thursday 17th July. Before the works commenced at Radcliffe there was only … Continue reading

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Newcastle 114 to visit Crich!

In an unexpected but very welcome development it has been announced that Newcastle 114 is to visit the Crich Tramway Village for the Electric 50 celebrations taking place at the home of the National Tramway Museum on Saturday 13th and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edwardian Event at the Crich Tramway Village

Over the weekend of Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July the Crich Tramway Village held another special event with an Edwardian Weekend. A regular tram service operated over both days which included horse tram Sheffield 15 on the Sunday with … Continue reading

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Nottingham Express Transit fares to rise

Whereas Blackpool simplify their fares, Nottingham Express Transit review their fares but however you say it the same thing happens – fares rise! Pay on the day fares to travel on Nottingham Express Transit will be rising from Sunday 27th … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram rail replacement works

The rail replacement works on West Street have now moved on to the section between Mappin Street and Rockingham Street through both of the West Street stops. The photos below provided by Stuart Cooke show the old track being lifted … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams service alteration: Sunday 20th July

Edinburgh Trams services on Sunday 20th July will be altered between 1300 and 1600 due to the Edinburgh Jazz Festival Cavalcade. Trams will only run Edinburgh Airport to Shandwick Place from 1300 until 1600 with the final tram heading west … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

It is a bumper weekend of Photo Gallery updates on British Trams Online with five new collections added to the website:

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In Pictures: Midland Metro Birmingham City Centre extension

Progress is continuing on the Birmingham City Centre extension of Midland Metro which is due to open during 2015. The extension will leave the current Metro line just before Snow Hill railway station before travelling on a new viaduct and … Continue reading

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Up close and personal with Manchester 765

As part of our continued coverage to mark the centenary of Manchester 765, we take a close look at this popular tram with some interior views showing the car in all its glory. 765 has of course been a stalwart … Continue reading

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Heritage Trams this week

What 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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Midland Metro welcomes its tenth Urbos 3

There are now ten CAF constructed Urbos 3 trams on Midland Metro metals following the arrival of 26 on Friday 4th July. As with all previous deliveries the tram arrived in two sections and was transported via Plymouth before arriving … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram trackwork makes swift progress

Rail replacement work on Stagecoach Supertram has made quick progress with the inbound track on West Street (between City Hall tramstop and Rockingham Street) now replaced and attention is now being turned to the outbound track on the same stretch … Continue reading

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Bye bye to Brush car 298

On Friday 11th July, Blackpool Brush Railcoach 298 left the National Tramway Museum at Crich, and was transported to the museum store at Clay Cross. Earlier in the week, preparations for the move were made with 298 being moved to … Continue reading

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Birkenhead tramway closes temporarily

The saying that lightning never strikes twice in the same place seems to have been proven wrong, with a second piece of bad news from the Birkenhead tramway coming in the same week. Unfortunately the heritage line will be closed … Continue reading

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Box 40 is back on the prom!

After an absence of almost a year, Blackpool & Fleetwood ‘Box’ car 40 was back in action on the Blackpool tramway on Wednesday 9th July, when the tram was taken for a test run along the promenade. Representatives of the … Continue reading

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The Liverpool launch is postponed

Some bad news to report concerns the planned launch of the newly restored Liverpool 245 which has been postponed due to unforeseen technical difficulties. The completion of this long-running restoration project has experienced more than its fair share of delays, … Continue reading

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Supertram breaks passenger number records

Sunday 6th July was a record breaking day for Stagecoach Supertram with almost 70,000 passenger journeys recorded as the crowds flocked to Sheffield for stage 2 of the 2014 Tour de France. Of these journeys approximately 35,000 were made in … Continue reading

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Major changes on the way for St Peter’s Square

It has been confirmed that St Peter’s Square Metrolink stop will be closed for 14 months to allow for major redevelopment works which will include two new island platforms. The closure will start in summer 2015 and for most of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram trackwork moves on to West Street

The final phase of rail replacement works for 2014 on Stagecoach Supertram are now underway with works concentrated on the West Street area. As a result of these works both the Blue and Yellow routes are affected with trams from … Continue reading

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