Monthly Archives: July 2016

This week on British Trams Online

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

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Details revealed for Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 140th Anniversary

We may still be midway through the Manx Heritage Transport Festival (continuing until Sunday 31st July) but already we are looking forward to the next transport event on the Isle of Man – the 140th Anniversary of the Douglas Bay … Continue reading

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Blackpool reveal details of next two Gold operating weekends

The next couple of months will see a further two periods of the popular Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Gold timetable operating with outline details of both weekends now revealed. The next time the Gold timetable will be in action will … Continue reading

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Metrolink set to return to MediaCityUK

Manchester Metrolink Services to MediaCityUK are set to return from Monday 1st August – subject to the successful completion of testing and commissioning of the new rails. Metrolink services on the Eccles line have not been running since 26th June … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3117 enters service

The latest M500 to enter service on Manchester Metrolink is 3117 with these pictures showing the tram in action on Saturday 23rd July, believed to be its first day in service since completing mileage accumulation. On this day the tram … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams service frequency increases

Edinburgh Trams services in the morning and evening peak will now run every 5 minutes following a successful – and unpublicised – trial earlier in July. The new timetable was officially introduced from 26th July and will see trams running … Continue reading

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Astrotrams arrive in Manchester

The past week has seen a number of trams on Manchester Metrolink transformed into Astrotrams as part of the City of Science Festival. Externally the trams don’t look very different with just small window vinyls saying #astrotram but internally it … Continue reading

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Midland Metro Birmingham City Centre closure for engineering works

Just two months after the much delayed opening of the Midland Metro Birmingham City Centre extension to Grand Central (New Street Station) there are to be three weekends of closures for engineering works! No details of just what engineering works … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Fylde for Centenary 643

As expected, Blackpool Centenary car 643 has now departed the storage yard in Fleetwood where it has resided for the last few years, having been sold to a learning disability school in the Midlands for further use. The tram left … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Standard 40 launched back into service

Blackpool Standard 40 was officially relaunched into service on Tuesday 26th July with special guest Bryan Lindop and Bob Mason from Blackpool Transport on hand to celebrate the return of this ever popular tram at the home of the National … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Regional Tramways – Yorkshire and North East of England’ by Peter Waller

The above title (which is admittedly a bit of a mouthful!) is the second in a new series of volumes describing tramways in Great Britain, primarily those which existed between the years of 1945 and 1962. The style of presentation … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another three Photo Galleries for you this week:

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway future secured for at least two more years

Following a lengthy debate and proposed amendments Tynwald agreed this week that Isle of Man Railways will continue to operate the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway for a further two years (in 2017 and 2018) whilst a further and more detailed … Continue reading

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Event Preview: Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2016

The annual Manx Heritage Transport Festival takes place on the Isle of Man between Wednesday 27th and Sunday 31st July with the usual mix of transport action across the island. As usual the event features the Isle of Man Steam … Continue reading

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399 204 arrives in Sheffield

Having waited so long between the first and second tram-trains to arrive in Sheffield the deliveries have now definitely accelerated with 399 204 the latest to arrive following the long journey from Spain. The tram – which is unsurprisingly the … Continue reading

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Another arrival on Metrolink

Saturday 16th July saw the latest M5000 arrive in Manchester with 3118 the tram being delivered. The 118th of the 120 trams currently on order 3118 was soon moved into the workshops where commissioning started ahead of mileage accumulation and … Continue reading

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Overhead problems caused major disruption for Midland Metro

Midland Metro services have been disrupted this week following an overhead line problem in the West Bromwich area. Despite original reports suggesting that this was weather related Midland Metro have since said the problems were not caused by the heat. … Continue reading

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Tram derailed in collision with ambulance

There were major delays for Nottingham Express Transit on Thursday 21st July following a collision between an ambulance and tram on Wilford Road which saw the tram suffer a minor derailment. Four people were treated for minor injuries, including the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Seaton Tramway July 2016

The most southerly tramway in the UK also operates on the smallest gauge and is of course the Seaton Tramway in Devon. In this pictorial update we take a look at the tramway during July including a look behind the … Continue reading

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Can you help? Equipment required for Guernsey no. 3

We have previously reported on the sole surviving tram from Guernsey which has remained stored on the island waiting for a brighter future. Well now we can report that there is a brighter future for no. 3 which will be … Continue reading

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