Monthly Archives: November 2015

Adverts rule in Blackpool

The application of external advertising to Blackpool’s fleet of modern Flexity2 trams has stepped up a gear since the end of this year’s illuminations, with cars 007 and 009 recently being adorned with colourful banner adverts encouraging organ donations. These … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Western Train visits Fleetwood

Saturday 21st November was another exciting day for Blackpool’s heritage trams, in spite of the fact that none were due to operate in passenger service on this date. However, three trams were required for private hire duties, the undoubted highlight … Continue reading

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Tram of the Year 2015 – voting now open!

Voting is now open for the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2015 contest with 17 choices across four categories (in the end Tramcar (modern) of the Year is back this year) for you to make. Voting is now … Continue reading

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3108 arrives in Manchester

With most eyes looking at Southampton for the arrival of the first UK tram-train, Saturday 28th November saw Manchester Metrolink welcome 3108 to the city following its journey from mainland Europe via Hull Docks. This follows the arrival of 3107 … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 04 & 08

Its another unrepeatable scene for today’s Picture in Time images as we head to the West Midlands for a view of two T69s at Wolverhampton St George’s.

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Trams proposed for Glasgow Airport link

Tram-Trains or a light rail line are on the table for Glasgow with both being considered to link Glasgow Airport to the City Centre it has been revealed. Renfrewshire Council and Glasgow City Council have been working together to look … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is coming to town!

Yes we know its still November but that doesn’t mean that the man in the red coat isn’t already making his plans for this year. And in both Manchester and Douglas these plans include trams!

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Can you help? Blackpool tram destination blinds

Anyone who has visited Blackpool this year won’t have failed to notice the increasing number of replica blinds being fitted to the heritage trams with Twin Car 675+685 and Open Top Balloon 706 the latest to become recipients of Peter … Continue reading

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Spot the Tram Train!

The first tram train for the UK is continuing to make its way across Europe as it heads towards Sheffield and is now due to arrive at Southampton Docks on Saturday 28th November. Once it arrives in the UK it … Continue reading

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Brick thrown at tram after driver refuses cyclist on

On Wednesday 25th November at 1100 a man threw a brick through the driver’s cab window of a tram at Ladywell on the Eccles line after he had been told he wasn’t allowed to take his bike on board. Greater … Continue reading

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Winter work at Crich

Crich Tramway Village may be closed to the visiting public for winter, but that certainly doesn’t mean that the activity on site has ceased – far from it, in fact! Around the museum preparations are already underway for re-opening in … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 625

After a week’s break (sorry!) we are back with our archive series “Picture in Time” and head to Blackpool for a couple of photos of Blackpool Brush 625 in 1993.

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In Pictures: A Centenary car reunion

A welcome bonus in the placing of pioneer Blackpool Centenary car 641 on the display siding at Pleasure Beach, has been the possibility of creating some photo opportunities with members of this often undervalued class. With both 642 and 648 … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Two Photo Galleries lead the way with our main site update for this week:

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British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2015

It’s that time of the year again as we turn our attention towards the British Trams Online Tram of the Year contest and start the task of finding the winners for 2015. We have three categories for you this year: … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams to Newhaven moves a step closer

The sight of trams running beyond York Place along Leith Walk and to Newhaven has moved a step closer following a vote at a full City of Edinburgh Council meeting this week. However this is just the first step in … Continue reading

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The Queen names Midland Metro tram

The new Midland Metro line through Birmingham City Centre has welcomed its most prestigious visitor even before it has opened with Her Majesty the Queen naming Urbos 3 35 Angus Adams at the new Bull Street stop on Thursday 19th … Continue reading

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Tram-Train is on the way

The very first Tram-Train for the UK is on its way to Sheffield having left Spain this week – with arrival expected in South Yorkshire on 1st December (it’s obviously taking the long route!). Built by Vossoloh seven of the … Continue reading

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Boost for Midland Metro extensions

The West Midlands has become the latest area to agree a devolution deal with the government which will see £2 billion worth of transport improvements including extensions to the current (and already planned extensions) Midland Metro network. Over the next … Continue reading

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Bournemouth tram converted into office

For a tramway which closed in 1936 Bournemouth Corporation Tramways has a remarkable number of surviving tram bodies (13 are known about although the majority are not exactly in sparkling condition). Most readers on this website will know about 106 … Continue reading

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