Monthly Archives: October 2014

Stagecoach Supertram change in destination screens

The main end destination screens on the Siemens built trams of Stagecoach Supertram have now reverted to their large non-scrolling destinations (i.e. just showing the final destination in large writing rather than a smaller destination and stops the service goes … Continue reading

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More winners from Light Rail Awards 2014

Barnbrook Systems – a family run business from Hampshire – is celebrating after winning an award at the recent Light Rail Awards and being highly commended in another category. The company was praised by the judges for its longevity and … Continue reading

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Tram lines blamed for death of cyclist in central Croydon

A coroner has blamed the tram lines at East Croydon for the death of a cyclist in November last year. Roger de Klerk became trapped under a bus at the junction of Cherry Orchard Road and Addiscombe Road on 12th … Continue reading

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Man injured after being hit by tram in Manchester City Centre

A 21 year old man had to be taken to hospital with serious injuries about he was hit by a tram outside the Manchester Central Convention Centre. The man, who had been out in the city centre, was hit by … Continue reading

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Improved interchange between tram and bus at Malin Bridge

From Monday 13th October there will be an improved interchange for passengers wishing to swap between the tram and Supertram Link SL2 service at Malin Bridge with a new and improved bus stop – closer to the tramstop – being … Continue reading

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Public urged to give views on Douglas Horse Tramway future

A public exhibition is being held on Saturday 11th October at the Sea Terminal in Douglas as the Isle of Man Government seek opinions on where members of the public think the new single track Horse Tramway should be installed. … Continue reading

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Heritage Trams this week

It’s that time of the week again as we round-up just when and where you can ride on heritage trams in the UK and Isle of Man. Highlight of this week looks set to be at Crich where you are … Continue reading

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Winter track work at the museums

Two of the UK’s museum tramways are using the winter shutdown as an opportunity to carry out some vital work on their infrastructure, with major track renewal taking place at both the East Anglia Transport Museum and Crich Tramway Village. … Continue reading

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T69 02 leaves Midland Metro

As expected another of the withdrawn Midland Metro T69’s has departed Wednesbury Depot with 02 the second of the week to make the trip to Long Marston courtesy of Allelys. The tram departed on Tuesday 7th October and follows in … Continue reading

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National Express West Midlands win Operator of Year at Light Rail Awards

The annual Light Rail Awards took place in London on 1st October 2014 with many of the UK’s systems winning on the night. Probably the most prestigious award is the “Operator of the Year” and this went to National Express … Continue reading

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NET Citadis to be named Carl Froch

It has been confirmed that a second Nottingham Express Transit Citadis tram is to receive a name. An unknown vehicle will be named “Carl Froch” in a special ceremony at The Forest on Thursday 16th October at 1615 after which … Continue reading

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Metrolink mobility scooter permit trial extended

The trial permit scheme that allows mobility scooter users to travel by Metrolink has been extended until 1st December 2014. An initial six month trial started on 31st March and since that time 52 mobility scooter users have receiveid a … Continue reading

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Liverpool 245 steals the (Bus & Tram) show

This year’s Wirral Bus & Tram Show was held at Birkenhead on Sunday 5th October and, as usual, featured a superb selection of vintage vehicles on display whilst the Birkenhead tramway had four different trams operating in passenger service throughout … Continue reading

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Farewell to Midland Metro T69 13 as more are withdrawn

13 has become the second of Midland Metro’s T69 fleet to depart Wednesbury Depot with several more examples expected to leave in the next couple of weeks (as many as six more have been suggested!) Allelys were once again called … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A Manchester tram at Briggate

Following on from its brief visit to Yorkshire to appear at a World War One centenary commemoration event earlier in the year, Manchester 173 made a second trip across the Pennines in early October, to participate in a second special … Continue reading

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Balloon 726 put up for sale

The future survival of Blackpool Balloon car 726 has been placed in serious doubt, with an announcement from its owners, the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust, that the tram is being offered for sale to any interested parties. It has been … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Birkenhead prepare for Bus & Tram Show

The biggest event of the year for the Birkenhead tramway will take place on Sunday 5th October, in the form of the popular annual ‘Bus & Tram Show’ which will feature a wide range of visiting road vehicles as well … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Now online we have over 200 photos from the recent Electric 50 event at Crich (we should have had 224 in the two galleries but it turns out that I can’t count so we only ended up with 123 in … Continue reading

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Heritage Trams this week

It’s that time of the week again as we round-up just when and where you can ride on heritage trams in the UK and Isle of Man. On Sunday 5th October it will be the highlight of the calendar for … Continue reading

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Blackpool Transport appoint a new boss

It has been announced that Blackpool Transport have finally appointed a new Managing Director, some seven months after Trevor Roberts departed from the company. The new boss is Jane Cole who will commence in the position on November 3rd, duly … Continue reading

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