Monthly Archives: September 2015

Enhanced services for Midland Metro on Sunday 27th September

Services across the Midland Metro network will run at increased frequencies between 0800 and 1800 on Sunday 27th September to cater for the number of people expected to be in the area for the Birmingham Weekender entertainment event. Trams will … Continue reading

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Static trams, bus tours and more announced for Blackpool 130

It is now less than a week to go until what is probably the most anticipated tram event of the year – the weekend celebration of the Blackpool tramway’s 130th anniversary. Most of what is going to happen is already … Continue reading

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Crich pull out all the open tops for ‘TMS 60′

The annual Enthusiasts Day at Crich Tramway Village on Saturday 19th September 2015 was an extra special event, celebrating 60 years since the formation of the Tramway Museum Society. As well as the usual intensive tram service an exciting programme … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2537

Today Picture in Time finds itself in the capital city as we head to Croydon Tramlink again for a view of a tram in the early days of the system. The tram in question is CR4000 2537 and the date … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Hovertram 735

We are back with the Illuminated Trams of Blackpool for our latest Picture in Time image and this time the tram featuring is the Hovertram 735 which is seen at rest in the depot in 1973.

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This week on British Trams Online…

An earlier than usual update this week as we go back five years for a Photo Gallery from the Blackpool 125th Anniversary events week:

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Centenary 641 prepares for Pleasure Beach debut

It may be slightly later than originally planned – as so often happens with a new signing – but the Blackpool FC Celebration Tram is now in situ alongside Pleasure Beach loop and will be officially unveiled to the public … Continue reading

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Going for a ride…

It’s another week and another important weekend for trams with the premier event of the year at the Crich Tramway Village taking place – TMS 60 (incorporating the annual Enthhusiasts’ Day). That will take place on Saturday 19th September and … Continue reading

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719 finally makes it to Fleetwood

Tuesday 15th September was, on paper at least, another normal day on the Blackpool tramway. Of course, in recent times, and much like the ‘good old days’ before the tramway was modernised into a light rail system, there doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 2015 ends for the Douglas Horse Tramway

The 2015 season of operation on the Douglas Horse Tramway ended on Sunday 13th September with a special day of events including tram changeovers, static line-ups outside the depot and a mini cavalcade.

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Earlier services for Edinburgh Trams in 6 week trial

Edinburgh Trams are going to trial extended service times for a six week period from 19th October to help passengers make earlier flight connections and improve the service provided at Ingliston Park and Ride. The first tram of the day … Continue reading

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NET Citadis to be named Stuart Broad

Nottingham Express Transit Citadis 237 is to be named Stuart Broad during a special ceremony at Wilkinson Street Depot on Thursday 17th September. Stuart Broad is a current Nottinghamshire and England cricketer and recently celebrated regaining the Ashes and also … Continue reading

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Get me there – eventually!

It was all supposed to be a new era in paying for travel on Manchester Metrolink (and on other public transport across the area) but get me there (a Manchester version of an Oyster card in effect) hit the stumbling … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Paisley 68

For the past few years we have known the featured tram in today’s “Picture in Time” as Glasgow 1068 but the majority of its existence it has been better known as Paisley 68 and that is exactly what the tram … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Liverpool 245 launched back into service

On Saturday 12th September – just two days short of 58 years since the last convoy of trams to run in Liverpool – Liverpool 245 was launched into service at the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway with a suitability lavish event taking … Continue reading

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Wallasey 78 celebrates our Queen

The Birkenhead heritage tramway’s Wallasey 78 has recently received new period style between-deck signwriting, ‘Loyal greetings to Her Majesty’. This is in recognition of Queen Elizabeth II’s recent remarkable achievement, in becoming the longest-reigning monarch in the history of Great … Continue reading

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3 X B

Sunday 13th September was another noteworthy day for the Blackpool tramway, and the modified pool of ‘B Fleet’ Balloon cars in particular. For what is thought to be the first time since 2012, three of these trams were utilised in … Continue reading

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Flexity 007 named Alan Whitbread

007 has become the second of Blackpool’s Flexity2 class of trams to be named. The tram has received the name ‘Alan Whitbread’ in gold lettering at both ends, beneath the driver’s windscreens. This follows on from sister 002 which was … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online…

We have five new Photo Galleries for you this week as part of the latest main site update:

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Isle of Man 50 Group Charters and Heritage Transport Festival 2015, or A further twelve days on the Isle of Man!

Summarising the main activities on the Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell during private hires by the ‘Isle of Man 50 Group’ and the following Manx Heritage Transport event. David Mee reports.

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