Monthly Archives: April 2016

Balloon 723 re-launched **updated with photos**

The latest addition to the Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours operational fleet was unveiled at a special event on Friday 29th April. Although Balloon 723 had returned to use last year, it was only used occasionally due to its shabby external … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Your Bank Holiday site update of British Trams Online is now online with another three Photo Galleries included:

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Two more namings in Nottingham

A further two Nottingham Express Transit Citadis trams have received names this week with the two local heroes to be honoured this time being Rebecca Adlington OBE and Doug Scott CBE. The two trams to receive the names are 231 … Continue reading

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New live tram information now available for Tramlink passengers

Passengers on London Tramlink are now able to access live service information at the touch of a button following the release of up-to-the-minute data both through TfL’s website and on Electronic Service Update Boards across other parts of the TfL … Continue reading

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Preserved Brush car 623 returns to service

Preparations for a special event at the Heaton Park Tramway over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend have included commissioning Blackpool Brush car 623 for service. This tram hasn’t operated so far this year and it was feared that it … Continue reading

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Can you help? Bordeaux trams

We have been contacted by Alan Warwick who is going to be visiting Bordeaux in France later this year and wants some more information ahead of his visit. “I wondered if you could provide a link to an enthusiasts site … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Sheffield 342

We have previously featured Beamish’s Sheffield 264 in the “Picture in Time” series when it was actually running as 264 but today we go back a bit further in time to see the tram when it was still under the … Continue reading

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Trackwork at Starr Gate

Some maintenance work has been carried out on a set of points at the southern end of the Blackpool tramway on the week commencing Monday 25th April. The points at Starr Gate, used by terminating service trams to cross over … Continue reading

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Metrolink services suspended for four hours

Monday 25th April is going to go down as “one of those days” for Manchester Metrolink we would suspect after the entire network was suspended for four hours. This came after a “serious technical issue” at Trafford Depot which led … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Car Rally at Crich

The latest special event at the Crich Tramway Village was another Car Rally with the theme this time being Morgan Three Wheelers and a Midget and Sprite Club Event. And of course alongside the cars was a full tram service … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield tram-train work update

Work to bring the UK’s first tram-train service to life is continuing with two major worksites now underway – at Meadowhall South to connect Supertram tracks with the national rail network and also at Rotherham Parkgate where a stop is … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A closer look at 3058’s advert

Last week we brought you news of Manchester Metrolink 3058’s new all over advert for Sainsbury’s and now, with thanks once again to Steve Kemp, we take a closer look at the advert which seems to have a Space Invaders … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we bring you more photos as part of our main site update:

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Rush Hour on the Railway: 25th – 28th March

The following is a report on the first major transport event on the Isle of Man in 2016 – Rush Hour, running over the long Easter weekend. Circumstances conspired against the event this year with many potential visitors having difficulty … Continue reading

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Midland Metro set to reach New Street from 22nd May

The sight of trams running through Birmingham City Centre as far as New Street station is set to become a regular occurrence following the completion of the first overnight tests of the section to there from Bull Street. As previously … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 3113 enters service

3113 has become the latest Manchester Metrolink M5000 to enter service with the first reports of it carrying passengers being on Saturday 23rd April. Running solo on the Rochdale Railway Station to Ashton-under-Lyne circuit 3113 was captured on camera by … Continue reading

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L&CBER replica no. 7 back out on the road

2016 has well and truly got underway for Llandudno and Colywn Bay Electric Railway replica no. 7 with its first public appearance taking place at the annual 1940s festival in Colwyn Bay over the weekend of 16th and 17th April. … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2533

We head back to Croydon Tramlink for today’s Picture in Time image for a view of another of the early all over adverts carried by the trams with a design for Nescafe on 2533.

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Balloon 723 launch event confirmed

Previously known as Blackpool’s ‘Scruffy Surprise’, the appearance of Balloon car 723 has been transformed over the past two months with a full repaint in the 1980s green and cream livery, finally returning this tram to an immaculate appearance. To … Continue reading

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TfGM warn motorists over yellow box junctions

Anyone who has ever spent any period of time just outside Piccadilly undercroft on London Road watching or photographing Manchester Metrolink will know how often trams gets delayed by traffic encroaching on the rather obvious yellow box junction and now … Continue reading

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