Monthly Archives: July 2015

In Pictures: Manchester Metrolink M5000 3101 heads to Manchester

Last week we reported that the latest M5000 for Manchester Metrolink, 3101, had arrived at Queens Road Depot and this week we show a photo of it, courtesy of Christoph Heuer, as it made its way to the UK. All … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram works move to City Road

Progress is continuing with the Stagecoach Supertram rail replacement works with the latest site seeing attention being on City Road. Work is taking place on both tracks and is slowly moving towards Manor Top. Trams on the Blue route are … Continue reading

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Tramlink to see more service suspension

Passengers wishing to travel on London Tramlink are set to suffer more disruption with a further service suspension announced for nine days from Wednesday 22nd July. Currently trams are not running between Dundonald Road and Wimbledon to allow for work … Continue reading

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Battle Bus visits Crich

On Wednesday 15th July, an unusual visitor arrived at Crich in the form of London omnibus B2723 – better known as the ‘Battle Bus’ from London’s Transport Museum. The bus in its distinctive khaki livery was one of the star … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Fleetwood Tram Sunday 1992

With the Fleetwood Transport Festival – aka Tram Sunday – due to take place this coming Sunday today’s Picture in Time is heading to the northern extremity of the Blackpool Tramway for a few views of the event in 1992 … Continue reading

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Going for a ride…

And once again we take a look at just where you can enjoy a ride on a heritage tram in the British Isles as we are “Going for a ride…”. Last week we inadvertently said there were no special events … Continue reading

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Stockport 5 returns to Lakeside Depot

On Tuesday 14th July, Stockport 5 was transferred from the original Middleton Road depot on the Heaton Park Tramway, to the new depot near to the boating lake. The car has been undergoing some remedial bodywork attention following the discovery … Continue reading

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Beamish goes Downton for the day

On Monday 13th July, a high-profile filming assignment for the final series of the TV drama series Downton Abbey took place at Beamish Museum. The period setting of the museum’s town area was the perfect venue for some scenes for … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Newcastle 102

We feature Newcastle 102 again for today’s “Picture in Time” image. Last time we saw the tram as part of this series it was at Crich and was poised to head back to the northeast and that is where we … Continue reading

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A new owner for Blackpool Centenary 643

Blackpool Centenary Car 643 has a new owner with the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust arranging for the private sale of the tram to a specialist firm responsible for railway equipment sourcing. The tram will remain at the Wyre Dock storage … Continue reading

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Operating plan for Fleetwood ‘Tram Sunday’ announced

After much speculation a plan of action has now been revealed for the operation of heritage trams to and from the annual Fleetwood Festival of Transport, better known by many as Tram Sunday and happening this year on Sunday 19th … Continue reading

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More volunteer drivers for Blackpool

The Blackpool tramway’s heritage team continue to make positive progress of late, with two more volunteers being issued their tram driving licences this week. This will obviously provide a very welcome boost to the available pool of trained drivers for … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 50 years at Carlton Colville celebrated in style

2015 marks 50 years since the start of the East Anglia Transport Museum at Carlton Colville near Lowestoft, with the site first being acquired for use as a fledging transport museum, and the arrival of the first vehicles on site. … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

The main site update is back this week as we bring you a further three Photo Galleries plus a few updates to the Fleet Lists section:

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2553

We head back to Croydon Tramlink for our latest Picture in Time image today. This time we go to last of the original CR4000 trams – 2553 – for a view at Arena at the very beginning of the lines … Continue reading

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101 M5000s

Cruella De Vil may well be interested in Manchester Metrolink now following the delivery of the 101st M5000 to Queens Road Depot. 3101 arrived in the usual Saturday lunchtime slot on 4th July having made its way across Europe via … Continue reading

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Edinburgh & Croydon suffer as the week of woe continues

Aren’t bad things meant to come in threes? Well the tramway of the British Isles are disproving that theory as following on from a collision in Blackpool and derailments on both Manchester Metrolink and the Manx Electric Railway there have … Continue reading

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New fare structure & new CCTV system for NET

Preparations for the opening of the Nottingham Express Transit extensions are continuing with the announcement of a new fare structure whilst a state of the art CCTV system has been switched on. There also continue to be remedial works on … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Marton VAMBACs

We head to the Marton route of the Blackpool Tramway for today’s “Picture in Time” image with a couple of Marton VAMBACs passing on 27th October 1962 – the penultimate day of operation for this line.

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Going for a ride…

Yes folks its time once again for our weekly look at just when and where you can enjoy a ride on a traditional tram in the British Isles over the next seven days or so. Again the next week doesn’t … Continue reading

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