Monthly Archives: October 2016

This week on British Trams Online

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Coronation 664

Normally in our Picture in Time series we see a tram either in service or resting in between duties but for our latest instalment we head to Rigby Road bus yard for a view of Blackpool Coronation 664 which was … Continue reading

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New trams enter service

London Tramlink and Manchester Metrolink have seen new trams enter service over the past few days. For Tramlink Stadler 2564 carried its first passengers on Friday 21st October whilst up in Manchester the more historic event of the last of … Continue reading

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Bus hits tram in Dublin

Eight people were injured when a tour bus hit a Luas tram in Dublin City Centre on Friday 28th October. The circumstances surrounding the collision are not yet known but three investigations are now reported to be underway to find … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Branch Line Society visit Crich

On Sunday 24th October the Branch Line Society visited the Crich Tramway Village with the aim of covering as much track as possible – which included some very rare moves not normally enjoyed by passengers when visiting the museum. Leeds … Continue reading

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Birkenhead to commemorate ending of Liverpool tram routes

The main heritage tram season may be rapidly approaching across the UK (with a few exceptions of course) but that doesn’t mean nothing is happening with another event set to take place at the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway. On Saturday 5th … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink service changes: 29th & 30th October

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October will see more changes to Manchester Metrolink services with the Bury line completely closed and services on the Rochdale line only running as far as Monsall. Victoria, Shudehill and Market Street stops will also … Continue reading

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Improved timetable for Midland Metro

A slightly improved weekday service will be introduced on Midland Metro from Monday 31st October. The main highlight of the new timetable will be an additional service for Wolverhampton St George’s from Wednesbury Parkway at 0708 returning to Grand Central … Continue reading

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Youth court held to tackle fare-dodging in Manchester

16 youths from the Oldham area have been fined a total of £2,629.20 at a special youth court event recently held at Bury Magistrates Court. All the youths were taken to court after they failed to pay a standard fare … Continue reading

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Positive reaction to 272 incident

Following the report submitted in regard of the previously reported fire on board Blackpool Towing car 272 last month, it is pleasing to confirm that the Railway Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) have decided not to conduct any further investigation as … Continue reading

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Glasgow 22 returns to service

As an unexpected late season bonus, Glasgow 22 has made a surprise return to use at the Crich Tramway Village. The tram has received a heavy overhaul and was undergoing testing for the last few weeks, ready for an expected … Continue reading

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An unexpected Balloon Bonanza for half term!

Saturday 22nd October was a remarkable day for Blackpool’s Balloon cars, when an impressive seven of the type ran on a variety of duties. This included 719 making its first appearance carrying passengers this year, having previously been used for … Continue reading

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Trawler lights up Blackpool promenade!

On Friday 21st October, Blackpool’s illuminated Trawler 737 finally took its rightful place on illumination tour duties for the first time since completion of its recent refurbishment. Although the tram had been launched two weeks earlier, problems with its new … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Great Orme Tramway 5

It’s 1993 and we are in Llandudno for the next instalment of our archive photo series. Of course the tramway in question is the Great Orme Tramway as we take a look at one of the lower section’s tram – … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another couple of Photo Galleries for you this week:

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Delays after points problem at Cornbrook

Passengers using Manchester Metrolink had a day to forget on Thursday 20th October with major delays after points at Cornbrook were damaged overnight by a contractors vehicle. Services were able to run through Cornbrook throughout the day but with delays … Continue reading

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Free trams for Hogmanay

Edinburgh Trams will be providing a free service from midnight on Saturday 31st December until 0500 on Sunday 1s January 2017 to help the thousands of revellers who attend the famous Hogmanay celebrations in the Scottish capital get home safely … Continue reading

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Metrolink win Operator of the Year

A couple of weeks ago we reported on some of the winners at the Global Light Rail Awards and now further information has been released which includes confirmation that Metrolink RATP Dev walked away with the major Operator of the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield tram-train construction progress

We may still be awaiting official news on just when we might see the sight of the tram-train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham starting but in the meantime visible progress is being made on the necessary construction works. In this … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2548

Our next trip into the archives finds us in 2000 for a view of Croydon Tramlink CR4000 2548 on the opening day of the line to Beckenham Junction.

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