Monthly Archives: June 2015

Starr Gate to Fleetwood by heritage tram

On Sunday 21st June, a specially amended gold timetabled operated with the Blackpool heritage tram fleet. This day should have witnessed the Totally Transport event which had been held annually on New South Promenade since 2005, but which was sadly … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1006

The latest instalment of “Picture in Time” is once again back in Manchester as we take a look at Metrolink T68 1006 in a view at Queens Road Depot.

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675+685 go green and cream

A tantilising glimpse of the next exciting project set to be unveiled by the Blackpool Heritage Trust and Blackpool Transport’s workshops has been given, in the shape of a preview of the work undertaken so far on Twin set 675+685. … Continue reading

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All trams stop at Starr Gate on 21st June!

Somewhat later than expected, Blackpool Transport have announced details of plans for their gold heritage tram running day tomorrow (Sunday 21st June). Unfortunately no detailed timetable has been released this time, but details are now available regarding the planned tram … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have one more Photo Gallery for you this week as we show images from the Classic London event at Crich:

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Picture in Time: New South Promenade, Blackpool

It’s a bit of a different “Picture in Time” for you today as we feature a stretch of track rather than a specific tram and bring you photos of five very different trams in action during the second half of … Continue reading

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Edinburgh look at options for extensions

The City of Edinburgh Council are seriously considering extending the current Edinburgh Trams system which could see it running all the way through to Newhaven – as was originally planned when the larger tram network was envisaged. A £400,000 business … Continue reading

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Safety campaign launched in Sheffield

Its not a new problem but Stagecoach Supertram, the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and South Yorkshire Supertram have teamed up to launch a safety campaign urging locals not to take part in tram surfing across the Supertram network. There … Continue reading

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Car and tram collide in Audenshaw

Manchester Metrolink services to Ashton-under-Lyne were suspended for an hour during the height of the morning rush hour on Monday 15th June following a collision between a car and a tram. The incident happened at approximately 0800 on Droylsden Road, … Continue reading

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Going for a ride…

So what is there on offer for you in the world of heritage tram running in the British Isles over the next week or so? Well the highlight looks set to be another intensive weekend of Heritage Tram Tours in … Continue reading

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A sign of development at Crich

As promised some months ago, information on the tramcar collection at Crich Tramway Village is being made more readily available to visitors, with the addition of interpretive signs to the trams housed in the depots. Although there have been detailed … Continue reading

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Liverpool 869 comes back to life

Whilst most visitors to the Crich Tramway Village were enjoying the London-themed activities taking place on Sunday 14th June, another exciting development was taking place in the depot yard. There, Liverpool 869 was making its first tentative moves under its … Continue reading

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Urbos 3 33 enters service on Midland Metro

The Midland Metro operational fleet is now up to 15 Urbos 3s following the entry into service of 33 on Wednesday 17th June. The tram had been undergoing commissioning, testing and mileage accumulation over the past few months and it … Continue reading

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Double slip diamond point – can you help?

During a recent visit to the AMITRAM museum line near Lille in France British Trams Online regular contributor Tony Sullivan viewed a double slip diamond point (photo provided below). Seeing this got Tony wondering whether any such point was ever … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: London County Council 106

With London County Council 106 having just returned to service soon at the Crich Tramway Village what better tram to feature as part of our “Picture in Time” series? We catch up with 106 at Crich back in 1989 in … Continue reading

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Final push for Dudley & Stourbridge 5 overhaul

The Black Country Living Museum are making a final call to raise funds to complete the overhaul of Dudley & Stourbridge 5 with just £4,000 needed to finish the work. The Tividale tram has been receiving an extensive overhaul at … Continue reading

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An enhanced Saturday service for NET

Once again services on Nottingham Express Transit are to be enhanced, ahead of the opening of the Phase Two extensions this summer, with the Saturday timetable the latest to be looked at. Over the past few months weekday services have … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Just the one Photo Gallery for you this week as our main site update is uploaded for your viewing pleasure:

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A soggy return for LCC 106

There seems to be a unwritten rule that when you launch an open top tram the weather should be as wet as possible and once again that rule was adhered to on Saturday 13th June when London County Council 106 … Continue reading

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Century up! Manchester Metrolink welcomes M5000 3100

Manchester Metrolink now have 100 M5000s on the books following the arrival of 3100 at Queens Road Depot on Saturday 14th June. The delivery of this trams comes just short of six years since the very first M5000 was delivered … Continue reading

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