Monthly Archives: April 2016

Midland Metro duo to represent UK in European TramDriver Championships

Two tram drivers from Midland Metro have been selected to represent the UK in the European TramDriver Championships due to take place in Berlin over the weekend of 23 and 24 April. Cath Wood and Karol Wilski were selected by … Continue reading

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Manchester Airport early bird service a success

Manchester Metrolink’s early bird service to the Airport has been declared a success with 1,474 passengers taking the tram in the first month of the service. The service departs Firswood at 0300 and was introduced from 21st March to encourage … Continue reading

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NET services hit by ice

It may be April but that doesn’t mean that overnight ice on the overhead wires doesn’t still have the knack of delaying tram services with Nottingham Express Transit having problems on Sunday 17th April.

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Cyclists in Sheffield demand changes after injuries caused by tram tracks

Campaign group Cycle Sheffield have this week revealed that there have been at least 228 cyclists who have crashed due to tram lines in the city over the past two years and they are now demanding improvements to the cycle … Continue reading

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Fares to increase in Blackpool

Sunday 1st May will see an increase in single fares on the Blackpool Tramway with a 10p increase across the board. The reason for this increase – the first standard single fare increase since 2010 – is an increase in … Continue reading

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London horse tram to enter preservation

The London County Council Tramways Trust have announced that the unrestored body of a North Metropolitan Tramways horse car is set to join the national collection. The remains of the tram were actually discovered in 2014 when they were inspected … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3058 receive another new ad as another M5000 arrives

Manchester Metrolink M5000 3058 has received a new vinyl wrap advert for Sainsbury’s replacing its previous design for Kayak.co.uk. The mainly black livery again leaves the ends of the tram in the standard Metrolink livery and features a significant amount … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Jensen Club Rally at Crich

Sunday 17th April saw the first of several car rallies due to take place at Crich this year with the Jensen Club Rally. Unsurprisingly the day featured a large number of Jensen built cars on display across the museum and … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 724

We’re off to sunny Blackpool for the latest instalment of Picture in Time with an image taken during 2005 of Modified Balloon 724.

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Horses at war – but no 264

The second installment of Beamish Museum’s annual transport spectacular, this year with a First World War theme, was ‘Horses at War’ which was held over two days, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th April. As the name suggests the main attraction … Continue reading

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Luas strikes suspended

The next round of strikes planned on Dublin’s Luas system have been suspended with further talks between operator Transdev and the Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical union (Siptu) now set to take place to try and bring an end to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Open toppers rule at Crich

Tuesday 19th April turned out to be a fine day weather wise which meant that the three tram service at the Crich Tramway Village was solely operated by open trams for the first time in 2016. The chosen three trams … Continue reading

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Now Tynwald asked to remove all provision for horse trams in Douglas Prom works

It really does seem that there are some on the Isle of Man who really do want to get rid of the Douglas Horse Tramway forever with Tynwald now being asked to proceed with the plans for the Promenade redevelopment … Continue reading

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In Pictures: St Peter’s Square construction works

As we reported last week further progress has been made on the Manchester Metrolink Transformation works around St Peter’s Square with the start of platform construction (pre-fabricated sections being craned into place) whilst further into the Second City Crossing (2CC) … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Luas Cross City line extension progress

The main news coming out of Dublin recently may have been all to do with the ongoing strike action on the Luas system but there is also some more positive news to report with progress continuing on the construction of … Continue reading

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Stadler 2556 returns to service

For the first time London Tramlink can now call upon all ten of the Stadler built Variobahns for service following the return to the operating pool of 2556. Of course 2556 has been out of service since summer 2015 after … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We are back with another main site update this week and we bring you three more Photo Galleries alongside our usual updates:

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 118

We head off to Sheffield for today’s archive image for a view of one of the trams of Stagecoach Supertram as seen in 2003.

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Douglas Horse Tramway timetable revealed

Isle of Man Railways have revealed the timetable for the Douglas Horse Tramway in 2016 with services running between Saturday 30th April and Sunday 30th October although not every day with only three weeks during the season seeing a seven … Continue reading

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Platform arrives at St Peter’s Square

This week has seen an arrival at St Peter’s Square but not a tram but a platform which was craned into position as work continues on the Metrolink transformation works. This is the first of two island platforms to be … Continue reading

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