Monthly Archives: April 2015

In Pictures: A Birkenhead birthday celebration

During April 2015, the Birkenhead heritage tramway marked its 20th anniversary with a special enhanced running day held on Saturday 18th April. Unfortunately the intended six-car service proved to be overly ambitious with neither enough manpower or trams available, and … Continue reading

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Crich unveil their Recruitment Tramcar

Crich Tramway Village have unveiled their new First World War Recruitment Tramcar, Chesterfield 7, ahead of its scheduled public debut on 18th April. The tram has been extensively decorated for its new temporary role, recreating a common practice from last … Continue reading

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The Railgrinder retires

For the second time this year, one of the Blackpool tramcars preserved within the last decade has shown its age to the extent that its operational career has ended, for now at least. Heaton Park’s Blackpool Railgrinder 1, better known … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Balloon 701 on tour

On Saturday 11th April, a group of railway enthusiasts hired Blackpool Balloon 701 for a full system tour, with all proceeds being generously donated to the Blackpool Heritage Trust. This included use of various different turnback points and the novelty … Continue reading

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Trams are number one in Blackpool!

Blackpool Transport have had reason to celebrate recently as the famous tramway has been named the number one ‘thing to do’ in Blackpool by users of the popular website TripAdvisor. According to recent statistics, over 1400 people had proclaimed the … Continue reading

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A highly successful start for Blackpool’s heritage trams

The Blackpool heritage tram tours have started 2015 in fine form, by operating daily over the two-week Easter school holiday period. As reported previously, this included the inauguration of the new green timetable on Good Friday, with four heritage trams … Continue reading

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Going for a ride…

It is time once again for our weekly round-up of just when and where you can go for a ride on a heritage tram. This week sees the start of the Great North Steam Fair at Beamish whilst we come … Continue reading

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Another new timetable for NET

Nottingham Express Transit are to introduce another new timetable from Monday 20th April this time improving the afternoon timetable. As you may remember during March a new timetable was introduced which saw a 3-5 minute frequency during the morning peak … Continue reading

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Heritage trams rule Easter in Blackpool

The four-day Easter weekend saw the first of this year’s special heritage tram events taking place in Blackpool, with the introduction of the green heritage timetable on Good Friday 3rd April. This was then followed by the inaugural operation of … Continue reading

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Flock to the shops on Blackpool 016

On Good Friday 2014, Blackpool Flexity 016 made history when it entered service as the first ever all-over advert articulated tram to run in Blackpool. Almost exactly one year, and Good Friday 2015 saw the second such advert on the … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we bring you our first photo galleries of 2015 featuring traditional trams whilst we also make our very first trip to Dublin for views from Luas:

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1001

Today for our Picture in Time we head back to Manchester for a view of another of the Metrolink T68s in action during their early years and this time we feature the first numbered – 1001 – in April 1992.

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British Trams Online: The Future – the outcome

A few weeks ago we launched a “consultation” into the future of British Trams Online and what we did well and what you would like us to do going forwards. A huge thank you to everyone who took their time … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram rail replacement works continue

The rail replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram have now moved onto the outbound track just beyond Hillsborough tramstop and the points leading to Holme Lane and Middlewood Road. This area includes some interlaced track with the worksite ending just short … Continue reading

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Even more tours to Fleetwood announced!

The good news just keeps on coming from Blackpool, with the announcement that the already greatly anticipated Gold running days for the heritage tram fleet will now offer an even more exciting programme of events than expected! It was originally … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Coronation Car

Today in our Picture in Time series we head back to Blackpool in 1968 again for a view of an unidentified Coronation Car.

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A Ratchet Car to return on the Manx Electric Railway

It has been announced that a Ratchet Car is to be restored back to working order on the Manx Electric Railway with no. 14 having recently been moved back to the Derby Castle Sheds where the work will be undertaken. … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Performance Update

It is time once again for us to take a look at the latest performance statistics of Manchester Metrolink. This time a further two periods are under review: Period 10 – Monday 5th January to Sunday 1st February and Period … Continue reading

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Trams reach Toton Park and Ride terminus

Trams have now run on the entire Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two extensions following the arrival of the first tram at the Toton Park and Ride site on the Chilwell line during the night of Wednesday 1st April. This comes … Continue reading

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Going for a ride…

It is time once again for our weekly round-up of just when and where you can go for a ride on a heritage tram. This week sees Blackpool, Crich, the East Anglia Transport Museum and the Manx Electric Railway enjoy … Continue reading

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