Monthly Archives: November 2016

British Trams Online Advent Calendars 2016

Yes, its that time of the year once again as we bring you our Advent Calendars. No chocolate for you behind each window but we do have 48 more photos of tram waiting for you in the lead up to … Continue reading

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Glasgow 1017 returns to service

Late in 2015 one of the stalwarts of the tram fleet at the Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Glasgow 1017, had to be withdrawn from service with a fractured axle box leaving Dusseldorf 392 to provide the majority of … Continue reading

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Brush car 621 left out in the cold (** updated with photos**)

Whilst the expansion of the tram fleet at Beamish Museum has been a generally positive development, it has placed great pressure on the available depot space. The recent addition of Oporto C65 to the ranks following its transfer from the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Seaton Tramway 16

Today Picture in Time is in Devon for an image from the Seaton Tramway featuring one of the trams which has been given a new lease of life following a rebuild from its original identity as Bournemouth Corporation Tramways 106. … Continue reading

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British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2016

As we approach the end of another year we start to turn our attention towards celebrating what has gone on over the past 12 months and we all know what that means don’t we? Yes it’s time for the British … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tramlink 2550 back in fleet livery

London Tramlink CR4000 2550 is now operating in standard fleet livery again following the removal of the yellow based Tramlink Safety vinyls. The tram was moved into the workshops during November for the removal of the special livery and is … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Transport Group unveil commemorative plaque

The Edinburgh Transport Group have unveiled a plaque and information panel at the former Braids tram terminus on Comiston Road, Edinburgh to mark the restoration of the former 1930s tram shelter and to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the closure … Continue reading

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Blackpool Brush car 637 under threat

The future of Blackpool Brush Railcoach 637 is currently in some doubt after its private owner was given notice that a new home must be found for the tram after Christmas. 637 is at present stored at a compound on … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 04

We are off to London for today’s Picture in Time as we take a look at one of the original trains which operated on the Docklands Light Railway.

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Blackpool tramway extension gets Council approval

Its more good news for the proposed extension of the Blackpool tramway up Talbot Road to North Station – which has been approved by local Councillors at their latest meeting held on November 23rd. This is in spite of some … Continue reading

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Tram-train pilot delayed to 2018?

The much delayed Tram-Train pilot which will eventually see services running between Sheffield City Centre and Rotherham Parkgate has been delayed even further with the BBC reporting that the first public services will not operate until Summer 2018. This will … Continue reading

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Preston Trampower approved – but not for passengers

After much delay and continued refusal by Preston City Council approval has finally been given for a tram line in the city although if anyone wanted to ride on the line they will be disappointed as it will only be … Continue reading

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Tram-Trains for Glasgow Airport?

Plans for a tram-train service to link Glasgow City Centre with the Airport are once again on the table with local councils set to discuss the plans further. Almost exactly a year since we last reported on the story the … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Airport tram passenger numbers down

A new report by the Airport Operators Association has shown that just 8% of all journeys taken to Edinburgh Airport are made by tram – a fall by 2% since the figures were last reviewed. Meanwhile 25% of journeys were … Continue reading

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Fallen tree causes East Didsbury disruption

The first major storm of the autumn caused problems for Manchester Metrolink with a fallen tree damaging the overhead lines at Withington on the East Didsbury line. The tree was reported as being down during the early evening on Monday … Continue reading

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New fare to be introduced on Nottingham Express Transit

Passengers wishing to travel short distances within Nottingham City Centre will be able to take advantage of a new £1 short hop fare from Sunday 27th November. Any single journey between Nottingham Station and Nottingham Trent University will cost just … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 713

We head back over 40 years to Blackpool for our latest edition of Picture in Time and feature one of the iconic Balloon Cars – 713.

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In Pictures: Bluebird gets a roof

A major milestone in the restoration of London County Council 1 “Bluebird” has been reached with the tram’s roof being reunited with the body. In a similar procedure to when the body and roof were split back in March the … Continue reading

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Warning, snow clearing!

The Blackpool tramway usually prepares for winter by fitting two Balloon cars with snowploughs, just in case a rare heavy snow fall should occur in the resort. For the last few years, cars 701 and 723 have been used in … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Standard 49

Another trip to Crich for “Picture in Time” today as we catch up with Blackpool Standard 49; this time we see the tram in 1989 when its current operating life was coming to a close.

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