Monthly Archives: November 2016

399 207 arrives in Sheffield completing tram-train deliveries

The late evening of Sunday 20th November saw the arrival of the seventh and final Tram-Train for Stagecoach Supertram arrive at Nunnery Square Depot. Built by Stadler the Citylink vehicle made the standard trip from Valencia in Spain arriving after … Continue reading

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Who said winter in Blackpool was quiet?

The illuminations might have been switched off for another year and the peak summer timetable has come to an end, but the Blackpool tramway is still a great source of interest. This was particularly evident over two days in November, … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we bring you another two Photo Galleries at different ends of the tram and light rail spectrum:

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In Pictures: Final preparations underway at Edinburgh Gateway

Some two and a half years after Edinburgh Trams opened final preparations are now underway for a new stop to be opened with the first trams due to stop at Edinburgh Gateway within the next month. Edinburgh Gateway is located … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1004

In this edition of Picture in Time we head back to 1992 and the newly opened Manchester Metrolink system for a duo of images of T68 1004, a tram which arrived in the UK on 27th November 1991.

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Full Tramlink service resumed

London Tramlink services are once again running through Sandilands to New Addington, Beckenham Junction and Elmers End after the completion of repairs on the curve at Sandilands junction following last weeks tragic derailment. As a result of recommendations from the … Continue reading

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Major increase in passenger numbers in Douglas

It has been confirmed that the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway enjoyed a successful season with a 42.7% increase in passenger numbers in comparison to the 2015 season. The operating season in 2016 may have been longer than it has been … Continue reading

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NET services to be suspended during lights switch on

Nottingham Express Transit services will be suspended through Old Market Square for around an hour on Thursday 24th November as the Christmas lights are switched on by Paralympians Ollie Hynd and Charlotte Henshaw. Services will run as normal before and … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 709

Over the years many trams in Blackpool have seen all over adverts applied; some have received adverts pleasing to the eye whilst others have been, shall we say, a bit less attractive. Today’s focus of Picture in Time is one … Continue reading

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RAIB release interim report into Sandilands derailment

One week after the tragic derailment at Sandilands junction the Rail Accident Investigation Branch have released an interim report into the incident. Initial indications had suggested that the derailment had been caused by the excessive speed the tram was travelling … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Stagecoach Supertram 118’s revised look

Not previously reported on these pages is the return to service on Stagecoach Supertram of 118 following the completion of accident repairs. You may remember that 118 was involved in a collision with 120 at Shalesmoor on 22nd October 2015 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Midland Metro Urbos 3s receive window vinyls…

…But don’t worry they don’t block the whole window! As has become the norm on many public transport vehicles – buses as well as trams – many of the Urbos 3s which operate the service on Midland Metro have, over … Continue reading

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NET Phase Two up for national civil engineering award

Earlier this year Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two was named as the winning project at the Institution of Civil Engineers’ East Midland’s Merit Awards for large projects and as a result has now been put forward for the ICE People’s … Continue reading

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More illuminating events ahead

The Blackpool illuminations may have been switched off for another year, but that certainly doesn’t mean the end of the activity for the illuminated tram fleet. An extra running day has been confirmed to coincide with the switching on of … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 6

We are on the Isle of Man again for today’s Picture in Time image as our archive finds itself in 1977 for a view at Derby Castle.

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we bring you another Photo Gallery:

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American Boats 2: Californian Boats

Completing our look at the Blackpool Boat Cars which have found a new home in the USA today Blackpool destination blind guru Peter Watts reports on a recent visit to California where he was again using his skills for new … Continue reading

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Tram removed from derailment site as investigation continues

London Tramlink CR4000 2551 has now been removed from Sandilands junction following Wednesday’s derailment as the investigation into what happened continues with the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) set to release an interim report next week. The clear up of … Continue reading

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American Boats 1: Blackpool Boat 606

This weekend we will be taking a look at the Blackpool Boat Cars that escaped the UK for the United States of America. Tomorrow we take a look at the Californian Boats but first up we head to Maryland to … Continue reading

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Enthusiast tour raises over £1,000 for children’s charity

When you think of enthusiast Private Hires you probably think of the Blackpool Tramway but recently the London Transport Museum Friends hired a tram on Nottingham Express Transit for a full system tour with over £1,000 being raised for local … Continue reading

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