Monthly Archives: February 2016

Update on the Trawler

The overhaul work on Blackpool’s illuminated Trawler 737 is continuing to make good progress. The tram has been residing in the Paint Shop for the last few weeks, and its repaint is now virtually complete with the car now looking … Continue reading

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Boating in February!

The second ‘Winter Gold’ heritage tram running weekend in Blackpool took place over the weekend of 27th & 28th February, once again putting a fine selection of historic trams to work on the tramway. For many, the highlight – and … Continue reading

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Blackpool’s award winning heritage trams!

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours were presented with a special trophy at the Blackpool Civic Trust Awards, held on the evening of Friday 26th February in the Paradise Room at the Pleasure Beach. This is a wonderful acknowledgement of the incredible … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2546

We’re off to Croydon for today’s Picture in Time image as we head back to opening day in 2000 of the line to New Addington with a photo of one of the trams which received an all over advert at … Continue reading

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Two more old friends return to Blackpool

On Friday 26th February, Blackpool Brush car 634 made its much anticipated return home to Rigby Road. The tram, which has been donated to the Blackpool Heritage Trust after being privately preserved in 2009, is now back in Blackpool as … Continue reading

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Farewell T69 06

The movement of the remaining T69s from Midland Metro’s depot at Wednesbury has now begun with 06 the first to take the trip to Long Marston. The tram became the first of the Italian built trams to depart since October … Continue reading

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Three charged over St Werburgh’s incident in July 2015

Three people have been charged over the incident on 3rd July 2015 which saw a tram severely damaged and caused a derailment at St Werburgh’s Road. The awful incident took place at around 2330 when a group of men were … Continue reading

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NET name employee of the year

Ben Knowles – a tram driver – has been named Employee of the Year on Nottingham Express Transit. Ben – who has been with NET since March 2014 but only qualified as a driver in November 2015 – was recognised … Continue reading

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Revised plans for Bradley Lane Midland Metro Park and Ride

Centro are inviting members of the public to comment on revised plans for a Park and Ride site alongside Bradley Lane Midland Metro stop. The original plans were subject of a consultation in 2015 and after analysing feedback a slight … Continue reading

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Sheffield’s Tram Train stretches its wheels

The UK’s very first tram train arrived in Sheffield on 30th November and since that time commissioning and testing has gradually been increased. A few weeks ago 399 201 (to give its full Network Rail number of just 201 for … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bluebird restoration continues

The Crich Tramway Village may be closed to visitors at the moment but that hasn’t meant it has been all quiet behind the scenes. The workshop continues to be a hive of activity with the main concentration continuing to be … Continue reading

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Urbos 3 19 returns to service

Urbos 3 19 has returned to service on Midland Metro following the completion of accident repairs. The tram has been absent since August 2015 having been involved in a collision with a van close to Wolverhampton St George’s.

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Picture in Time: Liverpool 43

Today tucked away in the Wirral Transport Museum at Taylor Street in Birkenhead on display Liverpool 43 is a tram which has found itself in various different locations over the years. In today’s Picture in Time we remember a time … Continue reading

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A fitting farewell for 147

Blackpool Standard car 147 is set to travel to Beamish Museum shortly for a loan period which is expected to last for much of 2016, but before it departs the tram will enjoy one final outing on its native tracks. … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have a couple more Photo Galleries for you this week in our latest main site update:

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1023

We head back to the familiar territory of Manchester Metrolink for the next instalment of our archive photo series Picture in Time as we take a brief look at T68 1023 with photos from 1992.

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New Street testing to take place on 23rd April

In what must surely be the slowest tramway construction project in history it has been announced that crucial overnight testing of Midland Metro to New Street will take place on 23rd April – four months after it has been hoped … Continue reading

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Freezing fog halts Metrolink

Manchester Metrolink services were suspended during the morning rush hour of Thursday 18th February between Oldham Mumps and Rochdale Town Centre due to freezing fog. Rain overnight had left moisture in the air which then froze overnight leaving ice on … Continue reading

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NET wins environmental award

Nottingham Trams Limited – the operator of Nottingham Express Transit – are celebrating having received the prestigious ISO 14001 Environmental Management accreditation. This is an internationally recognised certificate which measures green standards in the workplace. The company also have accreditations … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 634

A tram that has been in the news in recent weeks is Blackpool Brush 634 as a result of its forthcoming return to its home tramway and it is that tram which is the latest to feature as part of … Continue reading

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