Monthly Archives: December 2015

Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1012

Our final Picture in Time image for 2015 heads back to Manchester Metrolink one last time for a view of T68 1012.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

So here we are again, at the end of another year – just where does the time all go? With British Trams Online taking our traditional Christmas break (we will be back in early January) this will be the last … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Our final main site update for 2015 is now uploaded and includes two new Photo Galleries:

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 636

Today’s Picture in Time is a tram we have featured before but this time our view of Blackpool Brush 636 is from an earlier period in the trams history – 1974.

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Christmas and New Year Services 2015-2016

Once again we bring you a round-up of the services being operated across all tram and light rail networks in the British Isles over the Christmas and New Year period. From Edinburgh in the north to Croydon in the south … Continue reading

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New General Manager for Edinburgh Trams

Lea Harrison has been announced as the new General Manager from Edinburgh Trams replacing Tom Norris who left the position earlier this year. Mr Harrison is one of three appointments to senior transport roles in Edinburgh with George Lowder MBE … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Lisbon 361 and 730

Today Picture in Time goes continental! Obviously this website is British Trams Online so we concentrate on trams which are either British or have spent some of their life in the British Isles so the two trams we feature today … Continue reading

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34 enters service and 37 starts testing on Midland Metro

There have been some more changes to the operational Midland Metro Urbos 3 fleet recently with 34 becoming the 18th of the class to enter passenger service whilst the newest of the trams – 37 – has now started testing.

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Edinburgh Trams passenger numbers up again

New figures released by Edinburgh Trams have shown that passenger numbers are continuing to increase with a rise of 12% when compared to this time last year. The projected total number of passenger journeys in 2015 is also 5.1 million … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 726

As a Christmas bonus we will be taking some extra trips down memory lane this week in our Picture in Time series starting off in Blackpool just over 10 years ago, 10 years which have seen major changes on this … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Santa Specials

A successful year of Heritage Tours in Blackpool has now come to an end with the last hurrah being the third and final Santa Specials on Saturday 19th December. As with the previous two Saturdays the Western Train was in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Llandudno & Colwyn Bay 7 out and about again

Work has now been finished on refitting the remainder of the external rope lights to Llandudno & Colwyn Bay 7 which along with the overhaul of the 1930s generator means it now gives out the full 240 volts – allowing … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 03

The year is 2001 and the tram is Midland Metro T69 03 as we take another look into the archive for the latest edition of Picture in Time.

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Double whammy for NET after RTC and derailment

There were problems for Nottingham Express Transit on Thursday 17th December after a RTC on Chilwell Road which saw trams on the Beeston and Chilwell line partly suspended from around 1430 through until the end of service. Then to compound … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Crich at rest

The Crich Tramway Village may have been closed to the public since the start of November but that doesn’t mean that nothing is going on behind the scenes in preparation for the 2016 season, far from it. Obviously a lot … Continue reading

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The cars love affair with trams continues

It seems that the love affair some cars seem to have with driving onto tram only sections across the country shows no sign of abating with both Nottingham and Manchester hit during the past few days.

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Box-ing day comes early in Blackpool!

On Thursday 17th December, Blackpool & Fleetwood Box car 40 paid a rare winter visit to Fleetwood Ferry whilst operating an extra special public tour. Following the success of an earlier joint venture with Harry Ramsden’s, Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours … Continue reading

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New fares for Midland Metro from January

Normally when we receive news of fare changes it means one thing – they are rising! But the new fare structure for Midland Metro, due to be introduced from 2nd January, is a bit different as although some fares are … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Seaton 8

We are in Sussex for the latest edition of Picture in Time as we take a look at the Modern Electric Tramways operation in Eastbourne ahead of its move along the south coast to Seaton. The tram in focus is … Continue reading

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Another recruitment drive in Blackpool

With ambitious plans to build on a successful 2015 with even more exciting treats for 2016, the Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours team are now recruiting volunteers to help provide an even better heritage service next season. As confirmed recently, this … Continue reading

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