Monthly Archives: September 2016

Event Review: Blackpool Anniversary Spectacular

Over the weekend of 24th and 25th September the Blackpool Tramway celebrated its 131st anniversary in style with an Anniversary Spectacular which saw an intensive tram service in operation alongside depot tours and tram displays at Rigby Road Depot. This … Continue reading

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Trawler launch tour announced for 7th October

Its been a long time coming, but the much-anticipated return to service of the illuminated Trawler 737 in Blackpool is now just a few days away. With the major refurbishment of the tram now nearly complete, it has been confirmed … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget! Wirral Bus & Tram Show 2016

The annual Wirral Bus & Tram Show 2016 will take place on Sunday 2nd October with the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway once again at the centre of the event with a four car service using up to six trams in operation … Continue reading

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It’s coming – 3120 departs Vienna

3120 – the last of the current order of Bombardier M5000s – is on its way to Manchester having left Vienna on Tuesday 27th September with its arrival at Queen’s Road Depot expected in the usual lunchtime slot on Saturday … Continue reading

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Midland Metro service change: Sunday 2nd October

Bull Street will again be the terminus for Midland Metro services heading into Birmingham on Sunday 2nd October between approximately 1030 and 1500. This is due to the TUC march taking place in Birmingham City Centre and the resulting road … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Metrolink closure: 1st and 2nd October

Safety critical maintenance work will be taking place between Altrincham and Timperley on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October causing Metrolink services to be suspended between these stops. Trams will not run from Altrincham to Timperley from 2355 on Saturday … Continue reading

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399 205 delivered to Sheffield

The Tram-Trains may not have turned a wheel in anger as yet but on Monday 26th September the fifth of seven vehicles being built for use on Stagecoach Supertram was delivered to Nunnery Depot. The arrival of 399 205 means … Continue reading

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2564 arrives in Croydon

The first of the extra two Stadler Variobahn’s for London Tramlink arrived at Therapia Lane on Sunday 25th September. 2564 was transported from Stadler’s plant in Berlin via Harwich before arriving at its new home where it will now start … Continue reading

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Blackpool 272 catches fire during Anniversary Spectacular

On Saturday 24th September shortly before midday Blackpool Twin Car 272+T2 suffered a fire whilst operating a heritage tour from Pleasure Beach to Little Bispham. The fire broke out as the tram was on the climb between Gynn Square and … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 645

Our latest trip to the archives heads to Blackpool as we take a look at one of the many advertising liveries carried by the Centenary Cars over the years. With Nottingham Express Transit 206 having recently received vinyls for … Continue reading

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Welcome home to the Hovertram!

Following on from the surprise return of Blackpool Balloon car 708 to Blackpool on Wednesday 21st September, the following day saw an even more exciting return in the unmistakable shape of the illuminated Hovertram 735. As previously announced, this tram … Continue reading

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Blackpool’s anniversary weekend expands

A late addition to the planned events for Blackpool’s tramway anniversary spectacular event, is a day of extra heritage tram operation on Friday 23rd September. A two-car heritage service will operate between Pleasure Beach and Tower/North Pier every twenty minutes … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tramlink 2537’s Turkish Airlines advert

Back in August we reported on a new advert livery for Turkish Airlines on London Tramlink 2537 and now we can show you an image of this latest vinyl wrap livery. Over the past few years the application of advert … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Another Photo Gallery for you this week – there may only be one but it is extensive coverage from Tram Day at Crich:

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Trams on the move from NELSAM

On Wednesday 21st September, initial preparations were made at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museum (NELSAM) at Sunderland, to remove the illuminated Hovertram 735 from their storage depot for its journey by road back to Blackpool for an … Continue reading

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Your Heritage Tramways need you!

If our recent coverage of the issues which have affected the Heaton Park Tramway tells us one thing it is just how much our heritage tramways rely on volunteers. Unfortunately as free time becomes more of a commodity and with … Continue reading

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John & Fletcher retire from Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

We often report on trams being withdrawn from service but rarely do we run a story on when horses are retired from active duty – until now! Recently two of the trammers who are the key to the success of … Continue reading

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Service changes ahead for NET

Two events taking place in Nottingham over the next few weeks will see changes to Nottingham Express Transit services. Both the Robin Hood Half Marathon (Sunday 25th September) and the Goose Fair (Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th October) will see … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway – A clarification

In our recent news article on the forthcoming closure of the Heaton Park Tramway we may have suggested that the tramway was due to be open to the public throughout the winter; this was not the intention. The tramway was … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for NET 206

Nottingham Express Transit Incentro 206 has recently received new advertising vinyls for, replacing the previous long standing advert for e-on. The tram has retained its red base but has been covered in vinyls for – and we mean … Continue reading

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