Monthly Archives: September 2015

Cash boost for the Sheffield trams of Crich

The extensive collection of Sheffield tramcars owned by the Tramway Museum Society look set to benefit from the latest incredible act of generosity by a late tram enthusiast. TMS member Roger Benton who passed away recently, has bequeathed the remarkable … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Glasgow 1158

We are heading back into the black and white era for today’s Picture in Time image as our time machine lands in Glasgow during 1961 at a time when the extensive Glasgow Corporation Tramways was on the final straight of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Stadler 2561 arrives in Croydon

As we previously reported on British Trams Online Stadler Variobahn 2561 arrived at London Tramlink’s Therapia Lane Depot on Sunday 6th September and we can now show you some images of the tram arriving at its new home courtesy of … Continue reading

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Nottingham Express Transit Citadis 229 named Viv Anderson MBE

229 is the latest Citadis tram to be named in Nottingham with former footballer Viv Anderson MBE the latest recipient following nominations from the public. The naming ceremony took place on Thursday 24th September at Clifton South tramstop and is … Continue reading

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Last chance to ride the Recruitment Tramcar at Crich

There are just two more opportunities to ride on Chesterfield 7 in its Recruitment Tramcar guise at Crich with the tram due to run for the last time with the decorations on Thursday 1st and Saturday 3rd October. 7 has … Continue reading

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Trial to be held for overnight parking at Metrolink Park and Ride sites

Proposals to allow limited overnight parking at some of Manchester Metrolink’s Park and Ride sites are set to be discussed by Councillors later this week. The idea is that overnight parking would be allowed at 13 sites on a three … Continue reading

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In Pictures: East Croydon affected by Connecting Croydon project

Platform 3 at East Croydon has been closed temporarily to allow for more works to take place under the banner of the local council’s Connecting Croydon project. As a result all westbound trams travelling through East Croydon are now using … Continue reading

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Blackpool celebrates 130 years in style

The weekend of 26th and 27th September saw the eyes of tram enthusiasts looking towards Blackpool with the most ambitious period of heritage operations planned since the upgrade of the tramway to help celebrate the 130th anniversary of the tramway. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 675+685 return to service for ‘Blackpool 130′ event

One of the many highlights of the fantastic weekend of events held to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the Blackpool tramway over the weekend of 26th & 27th September, was undoubtedly the return to service of Twin set 675+685. The … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1013

Today’s Picture in Time comes from Manchester Metrolink once again as we feature some images of 1013 during April 1992.

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Final preparations in place for ‘Blackpool 130′

Many enthusiasts are currently descending on Blackpool, ready for the weekend’s spectacular events to celebrate 130 years of the famous promenade tramway. A full provisional list of which trams are due to run on both days has now been published … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Rigby Road Open Day 2010

With this weekend’s Blackpool 130th anniversary events including a double depot open day today’s Picture in Time selection goes back five years to the last time there was an open at Rigby Road during the 125th anniversary. We take a … Continue reading

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Going for a ride…

As we take our regular look at just when and where you can enjoy a ride on a traditional tram in the British Trams Online it would be fair to say that this weekend looks set to be a busy … Continue reading

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New hope for old friends to run again at Crich?

As most readers of this website will be aware, the queue of trams awaiting attention in the Crich workshops is a very long one, and some cars have been waiting for a considerable amount of time to receive the work … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have just the one Photo Gallery for you as part of this week’s main site update but it is a comprehensive photo review of last weekend’s TMS 60 event at the Crich Tramway Village which you have probably got … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Sheffield 510 & Blackpool 49

In 1968 the Tramway Museum at Crich held their very first Transport Extravaganza. As previously reported in “Picture in Time” Prague 180 arrived during the build-up to this event but that was only one of the stars of the event … Continue reading

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In Pictures: M5000 3103 enters service as 3104 arrives

There has been more movement with the M5000s on Manchester Metrolink with 3103 – which seemingly snuck into Manchester without us noticing! – entering service on Saturday 19th September running as part of a double unit on the Eccles route. … Continue reading

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Norbreck North tramstop will return

Blackpool Council have confirmed that a new tramstop will be built at Norbreck North following an extensive campaign by local residents following the removal of a stop at this location as part of the upgrade of the tramway. Local residents … Continue reading

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Metrolink’s Airport line wins award

Manchester Metrolink’s Airport line has won the “Civil Engineering Achievement of the Year” award at the annual National Rail Awards which took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last week. The Airport line – which is the latest … Continue reading

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Minor timetable changes for Supertram

A new timetable will be introduced on Stagecoach Supertram from Monday 5th October although only passengers who travel in the early mornings will notice any difference. Three services on the Blue route will be removed with two additional journeys being … Continue reading

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