Monthly Archives: December 2014

Wirral Transport Museum to open after Christmas

The Wirral Transport Museum will be open to the public on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th December providing a post-Christmas chance to see the stunning restoration of Liverpool 245 and progress on the other restoration project: Warrington 2. If there … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Our final main site update is now online with lots of photos to hopefully keep all of you entertained over the Christmas period:

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Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

So here we are again at the end of another year (although it really doesn’t seem like 12 months ago since we were saying the same thing!) and as is traditional we start to look back at what has happened … Continue reading

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Douglas Horse Tramway to run in 2015 after all

The ongoing saga of the future of the Douglas Horse Tramway has taken another turn with the news breaking that the Promenade works are to be delayed until the Autumn allowing another “final” season of operation. It had been expected … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New line opens through Deansgate-Castlefield

All services through Deansgate-Castlefield are now using the island platform following the completion of the latest stage of transformation works at the stop. The first outbound services to use the island platform were on Wednesday 17th December – as planned … Continue reading

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Christmas & New Year services 2014/15

Are you looking for an escape from new and imaginative ways of using up the leftover Turkey, rubbish television, family arguments during the Christmas and New Year period? Well fear not for all of the UK’s operating tramways will be … Continue reading

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No feasibility study for Kimberley NET extension

The possibility of extending Nottingham Express Transit to Kimberley has hit the back burner with the news that Broxtowe Borough Council have refused to fund the proposed feasibility study. This extension would have gone to the town from Phoenix Park … Continue reading

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Another Midland Metro Urbos 3 arrives as a T69 is withdrawn

Tuesday 16th December saw the 17th CAF built Urbos 3 arrive on Midland Metro with the delivery of 33 to the depot at Wednesbury. The tram followed the same pattern of delivery as the previous 16 arriving on the back … Continue reading

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Trams return to The Royal

After more than three months of trams terminating at Priestfield Monday 15th December finally saw the return of Midland Metro services through to The Royal although anyone wishing to travel through to Wolverhampton St Georges will still have a wait … Continue reading

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Platform changes at Deansgate-Castlefield

All Manchester Metrolink services running through Deansgate-Castlefield will use the new island platform from Wednesday 17th December – subject to final testing. Works have now been completed to allow the outer face of the island platform to be used by … Continue reading

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Enhanced service for London Tramlink on Sundays

As from 14th December passengers on the Wimbledon to New Addington route of London Tramlink can enjoy a higher frequency service on Sundays with the introduction of a new service. Whereas previously trams ran every 15 minutes throughout the day … Continue reading

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Metrolink fares to be frozen – for now

Transport for Greater Manchester have confirmed that there will be no fare rises on any Metrolink fares in January although this is only likely to delay the increases with paper tickets being reviewed at the end of August 2015 and … Continue reading

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Midland Metro fares to rise

Fares on Midland Metro are due to increase from Friday 2nd January 2015 although National Express West Midlands have said that they have tried to keep these to a minimum. Despite this all child singles will increase by 5p, child … Continue reading

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Free wifi for all on Manchester Metrolink

Transport for Greater Manchester have announced that the free wifi fitting to a few trams as a trial is to extended across the fleet of M5000s by Spring 2015. As well as the LRVs the free wifi will be fitted … Continue reading

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Metrolink “Kids Go Free” offer extended for another weekend

The “Kids Go Free” voucher offer on Manchester Metrolink has been extended for a further weekend following the disruption caused by the cold weather last weekend. Families will now be able to take advantage of the offer over the weekend … Continue reading

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Crich start recruiting in 2015

Following an earlier announcement that Crich Tramway Village will be hosting a First World War themed event in July 2015, it has been revealed that plans are afoot for one of the museum’s tramcars is set to be decorated as … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We are delighted to be able to bring you another four Photo Galleries as part of our main site update this week:

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Major delays for Metrolink after cold weather causes problems

Saturday 13th December certainly seemed to be unlucky for Manchester Metrolink and any potential passengers after almost the entire network was suspended as a result of a “sudden drop in temperatures” which lead to failed LRVs and frozen overhead. For … Continue reading

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And this week Midland Metro’s T69s saw extensive use…

Sometimes you just need to admit defeat and stop making predictions! After last week predicting that the end for the Midland Metro T69 was fast approaching the past seven days has seen a(nother) major resurgence for the remaining class members … Continue reading

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All track now in place on NET Phase Two

The final clip on the last piece of track has now been put into place on Phase Two of Nottingham Express Transit. Following quickly after the completion of the Chilwell line work has now reached a conclusion on the Clifton … Continue reading

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