Monthly Archives: May 2016

Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 19

Across the Irish Sea we go to the Isle of Man for today’s installment of Picture in Time. We head back over 50 years to 1963 and find Winter Saloon 19 in action along with a trailer.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Twin Car 677+687

We have a double dose of images today for our latest installment of Picture in Time as we head back to Blackpool and take a look at Twin Car 677+687 in action in 1981.

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In Pictures & Video: 37 named Ozzy Osbourne

As expected Ozzy Osbourne was in Birmingham City Centre on Thursday 26th May to unveil his name on the side of the newest of the Urbos 3 trams, 37. The ceremony took place at the new stop on Corporation Street … Continue reading

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A night of trouble on Metrolink

Wednesday 25th May was a night which proved to be a bit troublesome for passengers attempting to travel on Manchester Metrolink with four incidents causing problems – on a night when scores of people were trying to get to the … Continue reading

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Decision delayed for Blackpool North tramway extension

Blackpool Council’s executive committee have delayed their approval for the North Station tramway extension so they can examine the proposals in more detail. It had been expected that the committee would be recommending to the full council that a formal … Continue reading

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Latest Luas strikes cancelled

Two four hour strikes due to take place on Dublin’s Luas network on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th May have been cancelled to allow talks to take place in an attempt to find an end to the pay dispute which … Continue reading

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Tramlink to be added to Tube map

The next edition of the iconic Tube map is to include London Tramlink routes for the first time when it is released next month. The Docklands Light Railway, London Overground and even the Emirates Air Line have featured on the … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Regional Tramways – Scotland’ by Peter Waller

‘Regional Tramways’ is a new series of books by Peter Waller which aims to cover the history of tramway operations on all systems which existed across the British Isles, or at least as many as possible. The first two volumes … Continue reading

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Very important pictures preserved in Blackpool

As well as preserving a large number of historic Blackpool tramcars, the Blackpool Heritage Trust is also keen to ensure that other items of relevance to the town’s rich tramway history survive for future generations. A recent and noteworthy addition … Continue reading

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London trams get stripped

Despite the temporary departure of London County Council 1 from Crich Tramway Village to receive specialist repairs to its body frame by a specialist firm, the sight of a heavily stripped London tramcar in the museum’s workshop remains with the … Continue reading

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Midland Metro Grand Central extension will open Monday 30th May

It has now been confirmed that the Midland Metro extension to Grand Central via Corporation Street will open on Monday 30th May once the seven day period of driver training is successfully completed. As you will no doubt be aware … Continue reading

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399 202 arrives in Sheffield

Sheffield is now the proud home of two tram-trains following the arrival of 399 202 on Tuesday 24th May. The vehicle was delivered one piece (unlike the recent arrivals for Midland Metro) and has now been unloaded and moved into … Continue reading

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Drivers vote for strike action on London Tramlink

It is disappointing to have to report that more drivers on a tram network have voted for strike action in a dispute over their pay with ASLEF members on London Tramlink in favour following a recent vote. Tram drivers are … Continue reading

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Passenger satisfaction on the rise across the UK

Tram passenger satisfaction across the UK has increased once again with the latest figures showing that there is an overall satisfaction of 92% on the UK’s tram networks (excluding London Tramlink). The latest findings have been released by Transport Focus … Continue reading

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Driver training starts to Grand Central

There is a chink of light at the end of what seems to have been a very long tunnel with the opening of the Midland Metro extension to Grand Central now seemingly only a week away after the start of … Continue reading

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Another horse tram joins the Crich fleet

As well as being the first horse tram operating day of 2016, Saturday 21st April also witnessed the arrival of the National Tramway Museum’s latest acquisition – another horse tram, this time one hailing from London. The unrestored car was … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we bring you another three Photo Galleries plus add a few more photos to an existing collection:

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1002

We are off to Manchester Metrolink pre-opening for the latest images in our Picture in Time series. It is February 1992 and the tram we are featuring for the second time is 1002.

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In Pictures: Joseph returns to Crich for first horse tram day of 2016

Saturday 21st May saw the first Horse Tram Day of 2016 with Joseph returning to the Crich Tramway Village where he was reacquainted with operational horse tram Sheffield 15. This was the first of six planned Horse Tram Days this … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Dublin Luas update

Work to extend the Luas system through Dublin City Centre has been continuing in recent weeks as show in this latest pictorial update as provided by John Hampton.

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