Monthly Archives: March 2016

No Tramlink services in central Croydon for a week

London Tramlink services are again suspended around the central Croydon loop over Easter with trackworks due to take place in the Church Street area. Trams from Wimbledon will be terminating at Reeves Corner with services from New Addington, Elmers End … Continue reading

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Fare increases on the way for Supertram

Some fares on Stagecoach Supertram are to increase from Sunday 3rd April due to “increased costs”. The only fares to be affected will be Adult long distance single, Tram only weekly megarider and the Tram and Bus monthly scratch card.

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Douglas Horse Tramway WILL run in 2016

The Douglas Horse Tramway will run after all in 2016 but the future of the line beyond this season is still to be decided. The Department of Infrastructure have announced that they will take on the operation of the line … Continue reading

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And then there was one!

It has been another busy couple of days on Midland Metro with not one, not two but three of the remaining T69s taking their leave from Wednesbury Depot. The three to depart are 04 and 12 on Wednesday 23rd March … Continue reading

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Video in Time: Crich in the 1960s

It’s Picture in Time with a twist today as we actually looking at some moving pictures for our very first Video in Time. This footage dates from the 1960s and shows the early years at what we now know as … Continue reading

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New blow for Douglas Horse Tramway

Just when you thought things couldn’t get much worse for the future of the Douglas Horse Tramway a new plan is put forward by the Department of Infrastructure which will see the tracks ripped up between the Sea Terminal and … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have more Photo Galleries for you this week as part of our latest main site update:

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 103

Back to the archives with Picture in Time this time settling in South Yorkshire for an image of Stagecoach Supertram 103 in 2003.

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Tramways return for 2016

As Easter is just around the corner it is time for several more heritage tramways to resume operations for another year with this weekend seeing the Manx Electric Railway and Crich Tramway Village welcome their first passengers of 2016.

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Carlton Colville make final preparations for 2016

Many of the UK’s transport museums enjoy some much needed downtime between the end of October Half Term and Easter – except for a few Santa Specials – but this doesn’t actually mean that nothing happens, far from it! In … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway gets ready for Rush Hour on the Railways

The first special event of 2016 on the Isle of Man will see the Manx Electric Railway heavily involved in the Rush Hour on the Railways which will also see intensive services on the Isle of Man Steam Railway.

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In Pictures: Bluebird in the Workshop

As we have previously reported London County Council 1, or Bluebird if you prefer, saw its roof removed in a special operation by the main museum entrance at Crich on Friday 11th March. Of note during this the shunting was … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manchester Metrolink 3111 in service

Again we reported on this story last week but we can now show some photos of the first tram to run on Metrolink not to feature a 0 in the fleet number. It is of course 3111 which entered service … Continue reading

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Blind Ambition

When you think of Blackpool’s Heritage Tram Tours you tend to think of the ever increasing number of trams available for service but possibly one of the more interesting developments has been the creation of new destination blinds for the … Continue reading

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TfL commit £100m towards Sutton Tramlink extension

This week has seen the release of Transport for London’s 2016/17 budget and business plan and against the usual headlines of Crossrail, Underground and Overground developments there is a commitment to provide £100 million towards the planned extension of Tramlink … Continue reading

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Luas strikes suspended

After several disruptive strikes on Dublin’s Luas tram system the action has been suspended – just ahead of the planned strike on St Patrick’s Day. It has been reported that staff from three out of four grades have accepted pay … Continue reading

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In Pictures: T69 05 leaves Midland Metro behind

As we reported earlier this week Midland Metro T69 05 became the 12th of the class to leave Wednesbury Depot for storage at Long Marston on Thursday 17th March. This pictorial shows 05 still in service and as it made … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram 125 receives window ads

Stagecoach Supertram 125 has this week received some new full window ads for Sheffield College but retains the standard Supertram livery. The ads cover almost all passenger windows and it is expected they will be retained until April when the … Continue reading

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Midland Metro set to introduce new higher penalty fare

Anyone travelling on Midland Metro without a ticket could be in for a nasty surprise if plans to increase the penalty fare sevenfold are approved. Currently the penalty fare is £10 which is no longer seen as a serious deterrent … Continue reading

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NET maintenance work on Easter Sunday

Trams on the Phoenix Park branch will be suspended on Easter Sunday to allow for some bush and tree pruning. Trams bound for Phoenix Park will be terminated at Bulwell until 1400 with a replacement bus service running between Wilkinson … Continue reading

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