Monthly Archives: June 2015

Bolton 66 gets the blues

Bolton 66 is undoubtedly one of the most distinctive trams in Blackpool, and for summer 2015 the tram has a new look thanks to some recently applied adverts for a brand new sponsor. Having last operated sans adverts as recently … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 2

Today “Picture in Time” is heading across the Irish Sea again and finds itself on the Isle of Man for a view of one of the original two trams still in existence – no. 2.

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This week on British Trams Online

More photos for you this week as we visit Midland Metro, Nottingham Express Transit and Blackpool:

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Brush 290 to go undercover

Blackpool Brush 290 which has spent the past three years on display adjacent to the Pleasure Beach loop in a variety of guises is set to enjoy undercover storage for the first time since 2012 as part of an agreement … Continue reading

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Metrolink Transformation work starts at St Peter’s Square

The latest phase of Transformation work on Manchester Metrolink has started at St Peter’s Square with services through this location now set to be disrupted for 14 months. No trams at all will be running through St Peter’s Square from … Continue reading

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Manx Heritage Transport Festival – the details

It is now little over a month until the annual Manx Heritage Transport Festival takes place on the Isle of Man which seems an opportune moment for a quick round-up of just what is due to happen and when between … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 104 & 121

We head back to Sheffield for our latest “Picture in Time” feature as we show not one but two trams in action on the – by now – Stagecoach Supertram network in 2000.

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In Pictures: Metrolink’s M5000 3100 enters service

As expected Manchester Metrolink’s latest M5000 entered service on Saturday 27th June. After the launch ceremony at Trafford Depot the previous day 3100 was allocated to service on the Piccadilly to MediaCityUK circuit – one of the routes which is … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Stadler 2560 starts testing

Since arriving in Croydon at the start of May little has been reported of 2560 which is the first of the second batch of Stadler Variobahn’s for operation on London Tramlink but after several weeks of commissioning the tram has … Continue reading

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First Tram-Train for Sheffield nears completion

The first of seven Tram-Trains for use on Stagecoach Supertram is nearing completion in Spain with the first pictures of the vehicle under construction having recently been released on social media by Supertram. The seven vehicles are being built by … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Jubilee 761

The latest subject of “Picture in Time” is Blackpool Jubilee 761 as we take a look at a couple of images taken of the tram back in 1984 whilst it was operating on the Fleetwood to Starr Gate service.

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Metrolink give 3100 an official launch

The excitement over Manchester Metrolink’s one hundredth M5000 hasn’t abated yet as an official launch event for 3100 has taken place at Trafford Depot ahead of the tram entering service this weekend. Staff from Transport for Greater Manchester and RATP … Continue reading

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Maintenance work disrupts Crich services

Its not only the main public transport tramways who have to disrupt services due to engineering works as was shown at the Crich Tramway Village on Wednesday 24th June. Necessary maintenance work was required on the points at the north … Continue reading

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Latest phase of Supertram rail replacement works to finish early

Area 7 of the Stagecoach Supertram rail replacement works within Sheffield City Centre are set to end early with normal services now due to operate on all routes over the weekend of Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June. Recent progress … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Performance Update

With the new Council structure now in place it is time for the regular Transport for Greater Manchester Metrolink and Rail Networks sub-committee meetings to start once again and we can bring you all the latest performance updates on Manchester … Continue reading

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Going for a ride…

Welcome to our weekly round-up of just when and where you can go for a ride on a heritage tram within the British Isles over the next seven days. After a busy few weeks of tram events this week actually … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Sunderland 100

Today our “Picture in Time” tram features probably one of the most controversial repaints ever seen on a heritage tram – the British Steel advert livery on Sunderland 100 when it ran at the Gateshead Garden Festival.

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New Wimbledon platform work to continue

London Tramlink services to Wimbledon will be suspended from 13th July until October as work to install the new platform at this important terminus continues. As previously reported once the work is completed a new platform arrangement will be in … Continue reading

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DLR trains receive RidewithPride wrap

Two Docklands Light Railway units have received vinyl wrap liveries to mark the Pride on London Festival which is taking place this week. The bright and iconic rainbow livery will be carried on 64 and 89 until later this year … Continue reading

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Blackpool 680 on the move again

Despite having only arrived in Manchester at the end of March following a period of operation at Beamish Museum, Blackpool Ex-Towing car 680 will soon be leaving the Heaton Park Tramway for another loan period. This time, the car is … Continue reading

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