Monthly Archives: January 2015

Nottingham Express Transit’s Citadis trams and their two numbers

Since the first Alstom Citadis tram was delivered to Nottingham there has been a common question asked: what is the other number carried on the side of the trams? Each of the Citadis trams was delivered with a three digit … Continue reading

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DLR workers set to strike

RMT members working on the Docklands Light Railway are to go on a 48 hour strike from 28th January it has been announced. Following the takeover of the contract to operate the network by KeolisAmey Docklands Ltd at the start … Continue reading

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Woman hit by tram in Nottingham

A woman in her 70s was reported to have been hit by a tram between the stops at The Forest and Wilkinson Street on Nottingham Express Transit on Monday 19th January and had to be taken to hospital as a … Continue reading

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Blackpool Heritage Trust seek volunteer tram conductors

When details of the vastly expanded Blackpool heritage tram service were unveiled earlier this week, one of the questions in many peoples’ minds was: how will Blackpool Transport manage to provide enough staff to run all of these extra trams … Continue reading

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Metrolink 3094 arrives in Manchester

3094 has become the latest M5000 to be delivered to Queen’s Road Depot with the vehicle arriving on Saturday 17th January 2015 – the first delivery of 2015. The arrival of 3094 is significant as it is the final member … Continue reading

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Metrolink to return to Victoria in February

Services on Manchester Metrolink will once again serve Victoria from Wednesday 18th February although full services through the area will not resume until Saturday 21st February. Victoria Station has been undergoing a major refurbishment since February 2014 which has seen … Continue reading

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Blackpool heritage tours set for best year yet

Details have been announced regarding plans for the operation of Blackpool’s heritage tram fleet during 2015 – and, as has been rumoured for some time, the level of service being planned is a vast improvement on that which ran in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Twin set 272+T2 on tour

As reported previously on British Trams Online, Blackpool Twin set 272+T2 made an unusually early debut for the year on 4th January 2014, providing the first opportunity for its period-style black and white destination blinds (which had only been installed … Continue reading

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London Tramlink 2550 receives new advert livery

2550 has become the latest tram on London Tramlink to receive advertising vinyls with the vehicle debuting in its new style on Monday 19th January. The vinyl wrap is urging people to be aware of trams in Croydon and is … Continue reading

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Burton & Ashby 14 comes home

Following the amazing news late last year that a group of enthusiasts had worked together to save Burton & Ashby 14 and return the tram to its native country, it has now been confirmed that the car is back in … Continue reading

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Balloon 715 set for return to service

Some very good news for fans of Blackpool’s famous double-deck Balloon cars has come in the shape of an announcement by the Blackpool Heritage Trust that Blackpool Balloon 715 is currently in the works receiving some attention which should enable … Continue reading

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Adverts set to appear on Edinburgh Trams

It looks as though 2015 will see the first advertising liveries appear on trams in Edinburgh with reports in the Edinburgh Evening News suggesting that “a string of global brands” are in negotiations to being the first companies to advertise … Continue reading

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Storm hits Blackpool’s new tram depot

The Blackpool tramway suffered severe disruption on Saturday 10th January, when winds of around 40mph battered the Fylde coast. Whilst the changes to the advertised service was unfortunate, the most serious matter concerned the multi-million pound tram depot at Starr … Continue reading

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Crich win big in Tram of the Year 2014 contest

Crich Tramway Village have been the big winners in the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2014 contest winning in three of the four categories. Blackpool Pantograph 167 was named Tramcar of the Year, the Electric 50 event in … Continue reading

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MER’s Rush Hour on the Railways details announced

Details have now been revealed for the first special event of 2015 on the Manx Electric Railway. Rush Hour on the Railways takes place between Friday 3rd and Monday 6th April (the Easter weekend) and will see unusual combinations in … Continue reading

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East Anglia Transport Museum to increase opening in 2015

The East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville is to open for more days in 2015 with, for the first time, the Museum open until the end of October. The first chance to visit the Museum – the only place … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Crich interlaced track relay

This winter the major infrastructure project at the Crich Tramway Village has seen the relaying of the interlaced track through the Bowes Lyon Bridge. As these photos, provided by Keith Chadbourne, show the main track relay has been completed and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: London Tramlink January 2015

A small selection of photos taken of trams on the Wimbledon branch of London Tramlink at the start of January 2015. We see trams at both ends of the branch – just before Wimbledon station and also just as the … Continue reading

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Midland Metro T69s continue to hang on

2015 has started and despite rumours during last year that the T69s would all have been withdrawn by the start of the year with the Urbos 3s having completed their takeover Midland Metro services are still being dominated by the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: London Tramlink 2542’s new advert livery

As we reported last weekend London Tramlink CR4000 2542 received a new advertising livery for Turkish Airlines shortly before Christmas and now with thanks to Irvine Cresswell we bring you images of the tram in action on 6th January.

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