Monthly Archives: June 2016

North Station extension clears another hurdle

The plan to build an extension of the Blackpool tramway running up Talbot Road to North Station has been approved at a full council meeting held on the evening of Wednesday 29th June. 26 councillors voted in favour of the … Continue reading

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A future for the Douglas Horse Tramway?

When the Douglas Horse Tramway resumed operation for the 2015 season it was known that the arrangement for Isle of Man Railways to run the service was only on the table for one season and that the long term future … Continue reading

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Third tram-train arrives in Sheffield

There are now three of the even tram-trains in the UK with 399 203 being delivered to Nunnery Square Depot in the early hours of Tuesday 28th June. The vehicle was then unloaded during the day before it finally touched … Continue reading

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LCC 1 returns to Crich

On the morning of Wednesday 29th June, the body frame of London County Council 1 was returned to Crich Tramway Village. This follows a six week period undergoing expert attention by Garmendale Engineering’s workshop premises at Ilkeston, and represents a … Continue reading

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The Wi-Fi Flexity

Flexity 008 has become the first ever Blackpool tram to offer free Wi-Fi Internet access to passengers earlier this month. Free Wi-Fi on Blackpool Transport’s buses as part of the new Palladium brand has been a great success, so much … Continue reading

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East Anglia Transport Museum grows!

The East Anglia Transport Museum at Carlton Colville, near Lowestoft, has been successful in its goal of obtaining additional land adjacent to the museum site. This has virtually doubled the amount of land available to the museum and is therefore … Continue reading

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Bombardier confirm Blackpool tram order

Bombardier have confirmed that they are to supply Blackpool with two more of their Flexity tramcars, with delivery expected in autumn 2017. The additional LRVs are being purchased in readiness to provide the increased service which will be needed to … Continue reading

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New tram shelter for Sandhurst Avenue

The LRT platforms on the Blackpool tramway stop at Sandhurst Avenue (near Bispham) are currently the subject of some attention which should offer an improved environment for waiting passengers. The southbound stop has been devoid of a shelter for some … Continue reading

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619 remembers the Battle of the Somme

As reported previously, a series of national commemorative events to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme will be taking place in Manchester’s Heaton Park next weekend, on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July. With the tramway already … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Just  a small update for you this week but we do bring you two small Photo Galleries:

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Southend Pier Railway closed for 12 weeks

Is it a railway or is it a tramway? Either way it has been announced that the rail mounted vehicle which operates along the UK’s longest pier in Southend is to be out of action for up to 12 weeks … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Beside the Seaside at Crich

Having firmly established itself as a major part of the special event calendar at the Crich Tramway Village, Beside the Seaside took place at the home of the National Tramway Museum between Saturday 28th May and Sunday 5th June this … Continue reading

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117 down, 3 to go!

Saturday 25th June saw the latest delivery of a tram to Manchester with 3117 arriving in the usual lunchtime slot. With the delivery of the tram to Queen’s Road Depot just three more of the current order of M5000s remain … Continue reading

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Council executive approve Blackpool North tramway extension

Despite a delay a few weeks ago Blackpool Council’s executive have now approved plans for the extension of the tramway to North Station. The executive met this week and agreed to proceed with the plans which will now move forward … Continue reading

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Armed forces to enjoy free travel on Metrolink

Transport for Greater Manchester have announced that members of the Armed Forces will be able to enjoy free travel on the Metrolink network during Armed Forces Day on Saturday 25th June and for every day thereafter. Any in-uniform service personnel … Continue reading

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Go ahead for Wolverhampton Midland Metro extension

In recent years all talk of extensions to Midland Metro has been concentrated on the southern section in Birmingham but all that is set to change with government approval now given for extending the line to Wolverhampton Railway Station. Preparatory … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Simca Club UK National Meeting at Crich

Sunday 19th June saw another car rally take place at Crich with the Simca Club attending for their National Meeting 2016. A large number of cars were on display once again intermingling with the trams running in service. In addition … Continue reading

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Event report: Heritage trams to Starr Gate

Once part of the Totally Transport event held annually on Blackpool’s New South Promenade, the operation of a special heritage tram service to Starr Gate has become an established part of the tramway events calendar in June. This year two … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Two more Photo Galleries for you this week as we return after a week’s break:

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Nottingham’s latest Nurse of the Year unveils name on tram

Aprille Jones, Nottingham’s latest Nurse of the Year, has unveiled her name on the side of Citadis 220 in a ceremony at Wilkinson Street Depot. Aprille works in theatres recovery at the Queens Medical Centre and received the most public … Continue reading

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