Daily Archives: Sunday 14 December 2014

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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Tribute to the Midland Metro T69s book to be produced

Earlier this year one of the best UK light rail books produced was released with Superb: A Tribute to the Manchester Metrolink T68 & T68A Light Rail Vehicles released. Now one of the authors of that book, and regular British … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams passenger numbers set to hit 3 million by year end

It has been revealed that passenger numbers on the Edinburgh Trams line between York Place and the Airport are set to hit 3 million by the end of the year – ahead of forecast patronage. The figures were released as … Continue reading

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Improved service on the way for the Docklands Light Railway

A new off peak five minute service across the entire Docklands Light Railway is to be introduced from 2017 it has been confirmed by the new operator KeolisAmey Docklands Ltd who took control on Sunday 7th December. The first improvements … Continue reading

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In Pictures: M5000 3092 enters service & 3093 arrives

Last week we reported on the entry into service of Manchester Metrolink’s 3092 and the arrival of 3093 and now, with thanks to Steve Kemp, we are able to illustrate both of these events. 3092 performed its first revenue earning … Continue reading

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In Pictures: London Tramlink double-tracking & Stadler runs on line 3

The latest double tracking project on the Wimbledon branch of London Tramlink was completed last month and trams are now able to use this section between Beddington Lane and the flyover at Mitcham Junction. This now allows more operational flexibility … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Nottingham Citadis at night

We take a look at a couple of the Nottingham Express Transit Citadis trams operating on Phase One of the network at night. Featured are two of the named vehicles with 217 Carl Froch and 219 Alan Sillitoe shown. Thanks … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Performance Update

The Metrolink and Rail Networks sub-committee of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee are preparing to meet for one final time in 2014 and that means only one thing: the latest Metrolink performance statistics have been released. This time they … Continue reading

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