Monthly Archives: February 2015

SNP to back more trams for Scotland? Just not in Edinburgh!

The Transport Minister on the Scottish Government, Derek Mackay, has stated that the SNP administration currently in charge may back new tram schemes north of the border as long as they fit in with other public transport. Although this is … Continue reading

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Heritage tram driver training steps up in Blackpool

The last week of February 2015 was an interesting one in Blackpool, thanks to the appearance of several members of the retained traditional tram fleet being noted out and about on the tramway. This was part of a concerted effort … Continue reading

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Ramsey interchange plans rejected

Plans for a new transport interchange at Ramsey on the Isle of Man have been placed in serious doubt after local ministers rejected the proposals, which included the construction of a car park, bus storage and washing facilities as well … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Ex-Towing car 679

After publishing some really old pictures recently, today’s archive pictures feature a scene that many readers of this site will be very familiar with – that of a classic Blackpool tramcar at the Fleetwood Ferry terminus, preparing to depart with … Continue reading

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Major disruption ahead for Croydon loop

London Tramlink services around the Croydon loop will be suspended for 17 days around Easter to allow for the local Council to undertake works as part of its Connected Croydon programme. No trams will run between Reeves Corner and East … Continue reading

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NET Phase Two daytime testing extends

Another small step towards the opening of Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two has been reached with daytime testing extended through Compton Acres on the Clifton line. The first daytime test runs took place on Tuesday 24th February and the sight … Continue reading

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Hello M5000 3095!

Manchester Metrolink have welcomed another LRV to the city with the arrival of 3095 on Saturday 21st February. The vehicle made the now very familiar journey from mainland Europe via ferry to Hull and then across the country arriving at … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Sheffield 264

Our “Picture in Time” today features another tram of the national collection, Sheffield 264. This is a tram which has not been used in passenger service at Crich since 1980 and requires workshop attention before it can once again become … Continue reading

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Heaton Park depot track 1 takes shape

Progress on the construction of the third and final track into the new Lakeside Depot at the Heaton Park Tramway, confusingly known as Track 1, has been nothing short of astounding since work on this task commenced earlier this month. … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have some more photos for you this week on our main site update as we travel to Manchester and Croydon to bring you recent images:

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British Trams Online – The Future

That headline is probably a bit more dramatic than needs be but it has probably got your attention! When I wrote the brief look back at 2014 a couple of months ago I mentioned that we would be having a … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1002

With the Manchester Metrolink stop at Victoria now re-opened following a years closure as part of the “transformation” works in preparation for the construction of the Second City Crossing (2CC) today’s “Picture in Time” visits the old Victoria with an … Continue reading

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Metrolink services resume through Victoria

After a year of disruption Manchester Metrolink services through Victoria have finally resumed, although initially not quite the full service which had been expected. It had originally been thought that Saturday 21st February would see a full Bury-Ashton under Lyne … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wolverhampton rail replacement works

As we march towards, well, March and the planned reopening of the Midland Metro line between The Royal and Wolverhampton St George’s progress is continuing on the much delayed rail replacement project and with thanks to Michael Averill we are … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Standard 147

Today we have two “Pictures in Time” as we take a look at Blackpool’s Standard 147 in 1962 and 2009 – of course for a large period of time between these two years the tram was in the USA but … Continue reading

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Welcome back Victoria!

After 12 months of disruption Manchester Metrolink services are once again calling at Victoria although for the next few days this will be serving as a terminus for trams from Bury and Rochdale. Single line running has been in operation … Continue reading

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More changes for Midland Metro fleet

The last couple of weeks have seen more changes to the Midland Metro fleet with another Urbos 3 arriving in the West Midlands whilst a further T69 seems to have run its last passenger journeys.

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NET delays after car and tram collide at High School

Nottingham Express Transit suffered delays for two hours on Friday 20th February after a car hit a tram close to the High School stop at approximately 1245. The car pulled out of a side street and hit the tram but … Continue reading

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Supertram Engineering Works: Sunday 22nd February 2015

Overnight engineering works at Arena will affect early morning services on the Yellow route to Meadowhall on Sunday 22nd February. Trams will run as normal as far as Arena with a replacement bus service running between Attercliffe and Meadowhall picking … Continue reading

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Public consultation launched for Bradley Lane Park and Ride

Centro have launched a three week public consultation on their plans to add another Park and Ride site to Midland Metro. This time a 196 car park would be constructed at Bradley Lane allowing Metro travellers to park for free … Continue reading

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