Monthly Archives: July 2016

Edinburgh Trams Inquiry costs continue to soar

The BBC have this week reported that the cost of the Public Inquiry into the Edinburgh Trams project has now gone beyond £3.7m. The Inquiry was called by the SNP led government to see what went wrong with the project … Continue reading

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Man seriously injured after leg becomes trapped between tram and platform

A man has suffered serious injuries after his leg became trapped between a tram and the platform at St Werburgh’s Road tramstop. A report in the Manchester Evening News states that the man was running for the last tram of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rotherham Parkgate works progress

Despite no further news coming out of Network Rail as to when they will be able to complete the work enabling the tram-train service to start construction works are continuing as these views taken on 19th July at Rotherham Parkgate … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink Eccles line work

No trams have been running on the Eccles line of Manchester Metrolink since the end of June to allow for the first major rail replacement work on this branch since it opened to the public. In this pictorial update from … Continue reading

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Mobility scooters are go on Edinburgh Trams

Mobility scooters are to be permanently allowed on Edinburgh Trams following the successful completion of a trial period. Class 2 mobility scooters will be allowed on board Edinburgh Trams from 1st August 2016 provided that the user has a valid … Continue reading

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In Pictures: ‘B Fleet’ Balloons take over Tram Sunday!

The Fleetwood Festival of Transport, more popularly known by many people as ‘Tram Sunday’, was held on Sunday 17th July and, as per last year, proved to be an excellent day for the heritage tram fleet. In fact, this was … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

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In Pictures: Blackpool Brush 636 on its travels again

Earlier this week we talked about Blackpool trams ending up in unusual locations for unusual purposes and another tram which falls into that category is Blackpool Brush 636. The Brush Railcoach – which originally left Blackpool as long as ago … Continue reading

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Another chance for a horse tram ride at Crich

There will be an unexpected chance to take a ride on Sheffield 15 at the Crich Tramway Village on Sunday 17th July as part of the Edwardian Event. Originally only due to be used on Friday 15th July the opportunity … Continue reading

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Final NET Citadis receives a name

All 37 trams on Nottingham Express Transit now proudly carry names following the application of the name Dame Laura Knight to 216 in a special ceremony. Dame Laura was an acclaimed local artist and her childhood home now overlooks a … Continue reading

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Midland Metro Alliance formally signed

A new partnership which will revolutionise the major expansion of future tram routes across the West Midlands has been formally launched. The Midland Metro Alliance establishes a team of planning, design and construction specialists building four new tram extensions on … Continue reading

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NET Phase Two boosted local economy by over £100m

A major independent report has revealed that the construction project to expand Nottingham Express Transit boosted the local economy by more than £100m. The report also says that the project helped hundreds of local people to benefit from jobs and … Continue reading

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More cars find their way onto Metrolink tracks

It’s been a normal couple of weeks for Manchester Metrolink with the dreaded car v Metrolink rearing its ugly head once again. The standard cars driving onto tracks and cars colliding with trams incident have once again been taking place … Continue reading

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Overhead line problems cause delays in Nottingham

Nottingham Express Transit services saw delays on Sunday 10th July following a problem with the overhead. It was not possible to run trams between Nottingham Station and Toton Lane for over three hours whilst repairs were made with all other … Continue reading

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All change at the DfT

Following the resignation of David Cameron as Prime Minister and his subsequent replacement by Teresa May there have been changes to the cabinet which has included major changes at the Department for Transport. Out has gone Patrick McLoughlin – who … Continue reading

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LCC 106 steals the show at Carlton Colville

The London Event at the East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville over the weekend of Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July saw the very first short-term loan of a tram to this location with London County Council 106 proving … Continue reading

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Centenary car 643 goes to school!

The Blackpool tramway upgrade has resulted in several of the tramway’s old fleet ending up in some rather odd places – and Centenary car 643 looks set to join their ranks. Having already changed owners more time than many considerably … Continue reading

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718 to return to service

They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, and that saying is certainly true of some of the more heavily modernised members of Blackpool’s Balloon fleet. When four of these classic trams were rebuilt with flat ends, they were … Continue reading

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Blackpool Standard 40 almost ready for a return

The operating fleet at Crich is set to increase by one by the end of July with Blackpool Standard 40 due to return to service on Tuesday 26th July at a special ceremony attended by special guests from Blackpool. 40 … Continue reading

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LCC 106 arrives at Carlton Colville

On Sunday 3rd July, London County Council 106 left its regular home at Crich Tramway Village to begin its long journey to the East Anglia Transport Museum at Carlton Colville near Lowestoft, where it arrived later the same day. The … Continue reading

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