Monthly Archives: May 2015

This week on British Trams Online

We have more photos for you this week on British Trams Online with images from the Isle of Man, Volks Electric Railway and Blackpool all featuring:

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1005

Today “Picture in Time” is back in Manchester and the featured subject is T68 1005 which was caught on camera ahead of opening in February 1992.

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In Pictures: London Tramlink 2553 returns to service

In August 2014 London Tramlink CR4000 2553 was involved in a collision with a truck causing significant damage and the tram had not run in service since whilst repairs were undertaken. These repairs have now been completed and 2553 returned … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams first anniversary: passenger numbers higher than expected

As the Edinburgh Trams line between the Airport and York Place in the city centre prepares to celebrate its first anniversary (the first passenger services ran on Saturday 31st May 2014) it has been revealed that more passengers than expected … Continue reading

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New platform set to open at Deansgate-Castlefield

The transformation of Manchester Metrolink’s Deansgate-Castlefield stop is now starting to reach a conclusion with the new outbound platform due to be opened from Tuesday 2nd June. Trams for Altrincham, East Didsbury, MediaCityUK and Eccles will use this new platform … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Stagecoach Supertram rail replacement works go on…

The ongoing rail replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram are continuing in the city centre with recent progress being on the top of Commercial Street and Lower High Street. Only one line was dealt with at a time so as to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Croydon Town Centre trackworks again

The Croydon Town Centre loop was closed once again between Saturday 23rd and Tuesday 26th May to allow further track replacement to take place with work at West Croydon and on the curve from Station Road to Wellesley Road. Photos … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams bike trial to be extended

The trial of carrying bikes on Edinburgh Trams is to be extended for a further month following a successful trial during May. On average 10 bikes a day have been carried on the trams with a third of all journeys … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Boat 604

It’s off to Blackpool again for the latest instalment in our “Picture in Time” series. This time we go back to 16th August 1981 and catch up with a member of the popular Boat cars – 604.

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In Pictures: Blackpool’s ‘B Fleet’ shunting

On Friday 22nd May, all four operational members of the Blackpool ‘B Fleet’ emerged from the confines of Rigby Road depot during a shunting operation. The trams are thought to have been arranged in an order of preference of use, … Continue reading

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Going for a ride…

You know the drill by now, Thursday evening = our regular look at just when and where you can enjoy a ride on a heritage tram in the British Isles. Highlights of the next seven days include the end of … Continue reading

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Blackpool strike gold again over Spring Bank Holiday weekend

The Spring Bank Holiday weekend on May 23rd – 25th was another highly successful weekend for the Blackpool tramway with a frequent and well patronised Flexity service complemented by an enhanced heritage service over all three days. A total of … Continue reading

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Twin Twins for 2015 illuminations season

It has been announced that yet another member of Blackpool’s heritage tram fleet is to be returned to service this year, with Twin set 675+685 the latest to benefit from workshop attention. The duo have already been split up and … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Leeds 600

It is time for another tram of the national collection to feature in “Picture in Time” today; this time the tram in question is Leeds 600. This tram is now be stored out of public view at the Clay Cross … Continue reading

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Balloon 715 promotes Tram Sunday

Blackpool Balloon 715‘s recently applied 1990s green and cream livery has recently been enlivened by the addition of between-deck advert banners for the annual Fleetwood Festival of Transport, more commonly known as Tram Sunday. This is the most prominent advertising … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have more photos for you this week in our main site update, including additions to an existing gallery and a brand new collection:

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 04

For our latest edition of “Picture in Time” we are off to the London for a view of the Docklands Light Railway on the second day of running: 1st September 1987.

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Work starts on returning tram services to Black Country Living Museum

Since the end of 2013 visitors attending the Black Country Living Museum and wishing to enjoy a tram ride have been sorely disappointed with the short running line closed as a result of a condition survey showing the track was … Continue reading

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Mainland home wanted for Guernsey tram

On Guernsey in the Channel Islands there is a rare survivor of the Guernsey Railway (which despite its name was a tramway) – a Milne’s 1896 4 wheel open top vehicle which had run on the system until it closed … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More Citadis trams enter service on Nottingham Express Transit

Up until recently the only Citadis trams to have carried passengers on the original Phase One sections of Nottingham Express were 216-221 but over the past few days further examples have entered service ahead of the opening of the extensions … Continue reading

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