Monthly Archives: October 2014

Blackpool heritage trams need your help!

The Blackpool Heritage Trust are appealing for volunteers to help sell copies of a booklet produced to help raise vital funds to preserve the town’s tramway heritage. The Trust are hoping to station volunteers at Pleasure Beach to offer books … Continue reading

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First tram with passengers on board travels onto Karlsruhe Friendship Bridge

Another major milestone in the history of Phase Two of Nottingham Express Transit was reached on Friday 17th October when the first tram with passengers onboard went past the buffer stops at Station Street to take a special party to … Continue reading

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Heritage Trams this week

It’s that time of the week again (well it’s a day later anyway as I seemed to forget to do it yesterday!) as we round-up just when and where you can ride on heritage trams in the UK and Isle … Continue reading

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In Pictures: NET Citadis 217 named Carl Froch

As previously reported on Thursday 16th October the second Nottingham Express Transit Citadis was named with 217 receiving the name Carl Froch. The ceremony took place at The Forest before the tram ran to Royal Centre with a special party … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New interchange at Malin Bridge

As we reported last week the Supertram Link bus service from Malin Bridge now runs from a new bus stop alongside the tram terminus with this opening from Monday 13th October and now provides a better connection of passengers. With … Continue reading

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And another T69 departs

You will never guess what happened on Midland Metro today (Thursday 16th October)? Well another of the withdrawn T69s departed Wednesbury Depot for storage at Long Marston with 07 the latest to make the trip, becoming the first Network West … Continue reading

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Good and bad news from the Crich workshop

There have been a few interesting developments going on within the confines of the Crich workshop, as overhaul work nears completion on London County Council 106 and gets seriously underway on Liverpool 869. Unfortunately, it has come to light that … Continue reading

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T69 15 latest to move to Long Marston

Wednesday 15th October dawned on Midland Metro and for the third day in a row the depot at Wednesbury was visited by a low loader with the second T69 of the week loaded and transferred to Long Marston. This time … Continue reading

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Urbos3 31 arrives at Wednesbury

It seems as though barely a day goes by nowadays without a low loader arriving at Midland Metro’s Wednesbury Depot and Tuesday 14th October it was the turn of two to arrive carrying the two sections of the latest Urbos … Continue reading

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Approval sought for Ballure repairs

As the end of another season on the Manx Electric Railway starts to creep ever closer it has been revealed that Isle of Man Transport are hoping to undertake major repairs to Ballure Viaduct, subject to funding from Tynwald.

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T69 01 takes off from Birmingham

As widely expected the start of a new week has seen another T69 leave Midland Metro property with the very first of the trams departing from Wednesbury Depot. 01 left shortly after 1320 on Monday 13th October with the destination, … Continue reading

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Metrolink Airport line to open on Monday 3rd November

Transport for Greater Manchester have confirmed that the Manchester Metrolink Airport extension will open to the public from Monday 3rd November – more than 12 months ahead of schedule (as they are very keen to point out!) Ahead of the … Continue reading

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Event Report: Blackpool tram event at Crich, October 12th 2014

On Sunday 12th October, the National Tramway Museum staged an ‘extra’ event which was arranged at short notice to capitalise on the large variety of Blackpool trams currently at the museum. This was intended to mark a number of occasions, … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another couple of Photo Galleries for you on our main site update and they probably couldn’t be from two more different systems! Photos comes from the Douglas Horse Tramway and Manchester Metrolink as the former closes for not … Continue reading

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Another T68 leaves Trafford Depot

The first LRV to operate in passenger service between Victoria and Bury on 6th April 1992 has become the latest T68 to depart Trafford Depot for scrapping in Rotherham. 1012 departed Manchester on Friday 10th October making that now very … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Midland Metro rail replacement works

Although recently our concentration on Midland Metro has been with the departure of the T69 trams there is also the not too insignificant matter of the rail replacement works between The Royal and Wolverhampton St George’s. The line beyond Priestfield … Continue reading

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Is Tramlink’s Crystal Palace extension dream over?

Confusion reigns over the potential extension of London Tramlink to Crystal Palace following the release of a consultation document into a proposed Bakerloo line extension into Beckenham. The document stated that the extensions to Crystal Palace “are not actively being … Continue reading

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Another consultation launched for Midland Metro extension

Centro have launched a public consultation into plans to extend Midland Metro through the heart of Digbeth. Previously a route from Bull Street in the city centre to the proposed HS2 station at Curzon Street was agreed but during the … Continue reading

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Council to allow Edinburgh Trams merchandise to be sold

City of Edinburgh Council bosses have revealed that they are to allow various products to be released with the Edinburgh Trams image on as they try to raise extra money during this time of budget constraints. It is not just … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Performance Update

Slightly later than usual we bring you the regular look at the statistics from Manchester Metrolink on the service performance, details of major incidents, trams out of service and the number of complaints received. Three different periods are reviewed in … Continue reading

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