Monthly Archives: February 2016

In Pictures: Double trams to Exchange Square

Sunday 14th February saw the rare use of two double units on the service to Exchange Square with two doubles being diagrammed on the service from the latest terminus on the Metrolink network to Rochdale Town Centre. The trams diagrammed … Continue reading

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Luas strike action set to continue

Members of the Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union (Siptu) are set to step up their strike action in their ongoing dispute over pay on Dublin’s Luas tram system with a further three strikes now announced. The first strike took … Continue reading

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Cyclist dies after collision with tram

A cyclist has died after a collision with a tram close to the Robinswood Road on the Manchester Metrolink line to the Airport. The incident happened at approximately 0700 on Tuesday 16th February.

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NET track replacement work completed on time

Services on Nottingham Express Transit resumed normal operation from the start of service on Monday 15th February following the completion of the track replacement work at Lace Market. As previously reported on British Trams Online NET services were split in … Continue reading

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Delays after car and tram collide at Exchange Quay

There have been more delays on Manchester Metrolink after a car collided with a tram close to Exchange Quay on the Eccles line. The collision took place at a road crossing which is controlled by traffic lights on Tuesday 16th … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway

We are off to the Docklands Light Railway for only the second time in Picture in Time with an image taken of the then fairly new system in 1988.

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In Pictures: M5000 3110 into service as 3111 arrives

The Manchester Metrolink fleet of M5000s has increased again, both with those now operational and those actually in Manchester. 3110 has now carried its first passengers having arrived in the city back on 23rd January whilst on 13th February 3111 … Continue reading

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Crich Tramway Village gets a ten from Len!

Crich Tramway Village has featured in a recent episode of the BBC1 daytime television series, Len Goodman’s Holiday of a Lifetime. The series shows the Strictly Come Dancing judge accompany minor celebrities as they re-live fond memories of times spent … Continue reading

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Wheel woes for Wallasey 78

Since the launch of Liverpool 245 into passenger service last September, members of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society have turned their attentions to Wallasey 78 which has been lifted from its truck for an overhaul. Unfortunately, this has revealed a … Continue reading

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Pensioners go free in Blackpool

The debate of whether local senior citizens in possession of a NOW card should be entitled to free travel on the Blackpool tramway has often appeared on this website since the tramway’s modernisation, but it now looks like the topic … Continue reading

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Marton 31 & Standard 147 swap places for 2016!

Beamish Museum and Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have joined forces to announce a very exciting arrangement which will be of mutual benefit, involving a temporary swap between two of their most popular trams. Beamish resident Marton Box 31 is set … Continue reading

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Battery operated trams to run on Midland Metro

In a first for the UK it has been revealed that cutting edge battery technology will enable certain sections of future Midland Metro extensions to be constructed without overhead wires. Often one of the major objections received to the construction … Continue reading

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Luas workers go on strike

The Luas tram system in Dublin is coming towards the end of a two day strike with no services having operated on either Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February. The strike was called by the Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical … Continue reading

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More tickets available on get me there

More tickets have been launched on get me there – the mobile ticketing app for transport in Greater Manchester – with passengers travelling on Manchester Metrolink now able to purchase single and return stop-to-stop tickets and a 28 day stop-to-stop … Continue reading

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A new look for the illuminated Trawler

Trawler 737 may not be the most striking of Blackpool’s famous illuminated trams, but the tram looks set to become much more eye-catching thanks to a makeover funded by Lofthouses, whose Fisherman’s Friend brand has been advertised on the car … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Liverpool 166

We head back into the 1950s for the latest Picture in Time instalment and we feature a tram which is sadly no longer with us – Liverpool 166.

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A capital visitor for East Anglia?

A tantalising hint of what may be coming at the East Anglia Transport Museum in 2016 has been revealed on their new website with the possibility of a visiting London tram appearing at the London Event at the start of … Continue reading

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Guaranteed outings for MER 1 and 2 in 2016

For the first time visitors to the Manx Electric Railway will be able to almost guarantee (subject to the usual caveats) a ride on one of the world’s oldest trams still running on their original system with either 1 or … Continue reading

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Tram derailed after car crashes into side

Dramatic footage has appeared on the internet of the moment a tram was derailed in Croydon Town Centre following a car crashing into its side at high speed. The collision happened shortly before 2200 on Sunday 7th February at the … Continue reading

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Nottingham Express Transit recognises Notts County legends

After a break the namings of Nottingham Express Transit Citadis trams has resumed with 226 the latest to receive a name – with Notts County FC legends Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler honoured. This should help to redress the balance … Continue reading

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