Monthly Archives: December 2016

Picture in Time: Midland Metro 06

As its nearly Christmas we have some wintery images for our last visit to the archives for 2016 as we are on Midland Metro. The subject of this edition of Picture in Time is T69 06 which had been in … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

As this is our last update until early in the new year we would like wish everyone who reads this website a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2016 has been a year full of ups and downs in … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2016-17

This is your complete one-stop guide to services being operated on all tram and light rail networks in the British Isles over the Christmas and New Year period 2016-17. The differences in services being offered is plain to see from … Continue reading

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RAIB release safety digest into Twin Car 272 fire

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch have released their safety digest into the electrical fire suffered by Blackpool Twin Car 272 on Saturday 24th September during the Anniversary Spectacular event in the resort. As was previously known the fire started as … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to 2017: Crich Tramway Village

As one year rapidly comes to a close our attention starts to turn to the next and plans are made for events at the various heritage tramways across the UK. We have already reported on the events planned for the … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to 2017: Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

The Birkenhead Heritage Tramway (and Wirral Transport Museum) will again be operating throughout 2017 with services on their tramway between Woodside Ferry and Taylor Street running on most weekends and during local school holidays. In addition they are also planning … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to 2017: Heaton Park Tramway

One of the first of the UK’s heritage tramways to announce their events plan for 2017 was the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester with an ambitious plan of events aimed at both enthusiasts and families.

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New year, new fares for Midland Metro

Monday 2nd January 2017 will see the introduction of new fares for Midland Metro and although the cost of off-peak travel (including the day ticket), the city hop fare and group daysavers will not see a change there will be … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield tram-train construction

It may be the project which seems to be constantly delayed but despite that there is still some progress on bringing the UK tram-train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham to fruition. In this pictorial update Glyn Hill provides photos from … Continue reading

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Wolverhampton utility diversion work to start in new year

The scheme to bring Midland Metro further into Wolverhampton City Centre will see a major step forward in early 2017 with the start of the utility diversion stage. From 9th January the work will start in Pipers Row with a … Continue reading

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Supertram services delayed after car collides with overhead pole

Stagecoach Supertram Blue and Purple route services were disrupted on Thursday 22nd December after a car collided with an overhead pole in the reserved tram section at Hollinsend tramstop. The car – a grey Vauxhall Insignia – suffered fairly major … Continue reading

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Man taken to hospital after being hit by tram

A 45 year old man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after he was hit by a tram at Roundthorn Manchester Metrolink stop. Reports suggest that the man was sitting on the edge of the platform when it … Continue reading

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Elderly man in hospital after being hit by tram in Sheffield

An 81 year old man is in hospital with life threatening injuries after being hit by a tram in Sheffield. The man was struck by a tram close to Woodbourn Road tramstop just after 1000 on Thursday 22nd December with … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Twin Car 674+684

Our archive photo time machine has landed in July 1972 for the latest edition of Picture in Time and we are once again in Blackpool as we take a look at Twin Car 674+684 returning to Rigby Road Depot.

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Blackpool heritage running days for 2017 revealed

There may be a little bit of 2016 left, but that has not stopped the operators of Blackpool’s Heritage Tram Tours from planning ahead with a full schedule of planned operating dates for 2017 now available on their website. This … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Frankfurt-am-Main 210

Picture in Time goes continental today as we take a look at Frankfurt-am-Main 210, a tram which has been in the UK for over 30 years now and in this image we find it at its first home in the … Continue reading

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Rigby Road roof repairs

Whilst plenty of finance and man hours have been devoted to the ongoing preservation of Blackpool’s heritage trams, their home – Rigby Road depot – has been somewhat neglected in the recent past. Happily, this is now being put right … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh’s 261 receives advertising vinyls

As reported a few days ago Edinburgh Trams has joined the advert vinyl club with the first of the CAF built fleet now in service sporting vinyls for the Hogmanay celebrations in the city centre over the festive period. The … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1006

And we are off to Manchester for the latest edition of our archive photo series Picture in Time. The year is 1992 and the star of this feature is T68 1006.

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Two becomes one

Glasgow 1245 is once again a double deck tram with the top decks of the tram recently reunited in another major milestone in the tram’s restoration. Work on 1245 has stalled over the past year as a result of the … Continue reading

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