Monthly Archives: May 2015

More consultation for Tramlink Dingwall Road loop

Transport for London have launched a second stage of consultation for the proposed Dingwall Road loop on London Tramlink which would see a new short section of line built to aid an increased service to run into Croydon from the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Testing continues on NET Phase Two

For the first time in a while daytime testing has not been extended in the past week (mainly because it is already running on both lines in their entirety!) and trams are starting to become a more regular occurrence to … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 645

Today “Picture in Time” is in Blackpool once again with a view of Centenary Car 645 taken in 1993.

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Going for a ride…

As it is Thursday evening it is time for us to bring you a round-up of just when and where you can enjoy a ride on a heritage tram in the UK over the next week or so. This weekend … Continue reading

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Warrington 2 becomes Warrington 28

The future of Warrington 2 has now been decided by members of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society, who voted to decide whether the car should be reconstructed as a fully enclosed car, or with open balconies, at an Extraordinary General … Continue reading

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Blackpool Brush car 626 sold by Merseytravel

Following many months of speculation, information has now reached us that Merseytravel have finally sold Blackpool Brush Railcoach 626 which was removed from its long-term resting place at the Pacific Road complex on the Birkenhead heritage tramway earlier this month. … Continue reading

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A colourful weekend beckons for Blackpool

Provisional plans for the heritage tram output in Blackpool over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend have now been revealed, with a loose theme of colours being apparent. The four-car service on the Saturday should be worked entirely by green and … Continue reading

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St Peter’s Square closure start date confirmed

Transport for Greater Manchester have confirmed that the Metrolink line through St Peter’s Square will be closed completely for 10 weeks starting on Sunday 28th June as part of the major transformation works at this stop. This will be the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 5 & 45

Our latest instalment of “Picture in Time” heads into the middle of the Irish Sea for a visit to the transport enthusiasts mecca of the Isle of Man.

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I’ll have a 99 please!

Manchester Metrolink are now the proud owners of 99 Bombardier built M5000s following the delivery of 3099 to Queens Road Depot on Saturday 16th May. Following the usual route across mainland Europe from Bombardier’s plant in Bautzen via ferry to … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We bring you two further collections of photos as part of our site update this weekend with images coming from London Tramlink and the Crich Tramway Village:

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1004

Today in our “Picture in Time” series we are heading back to Manchester for some pre-opening view of T68 1004.

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NET Phase Two testing extended to complete length of both lines

It has been another week of key milestones for the Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two project with the extension of daytime testing not once but twice in as many days. Beeston was reached for the first time in daylight hours … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield 15 runs again at Crich

In 2015 rather than horse tram operation at Crich being restricted to just the Edwardian Weekend (plus during the Sheffield event last year) a number of Horse Tram Days are being held with the first of these taking place on … Continue reading

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Coronation Street object to Metrolink extension

In 2010 several residents of Coronation Street tragically died when a Metrolink tram came off the viaduct in a major disaster for the 50th anniversary of the soap. And now five years on Coronation Street and Metrolink are set to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Stagecoach Supertram rail replacement works move on to city centre bridge

The next phase of rail replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram commenced on Monday 11th May as expected with the first area affected being the track across the Park Square bowstring bridge. These views, courtesy of Stuart Cooke, show the start … Continue reading

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NET services altered for Milk Race again

On Sunday 25th May Nottingham Express Transit services from Phoenix Park and Hucknall will be terminated at Royal Centre with replacement bus services from there to Station Street as a result of the Milk Race taking place in the city. … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 1

Today “Picture in Time” is going black and white with a view in central Blackpool of the onetime saviours of the Blackpool Tramway – OMO Car 1.

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Blackpool Jubilee 761 – a brighter future?

It has been announced by the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust that they are currently in negotiations with Blackpool Transport which could see the Trust’s Jubilee car 761 remain at Rigby Road Depot for the foreseeable future and return to service … Continue reading

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Going for a ride…

It’s time once again to take a look at just where you can go for a ride on a heritage tram in the UK in the next few weeks. This week the main highlight looks set to be taking place … Continue reading

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