Monthly Archives: December 2016

Advert for M5000 3095

2016 has certainly been the year of the advert on Manchester Metrolink and it hasn’t stopped yet with 3095 becoming the latest to receive a vinyl wrap. This time the advertiser is Raytheon Software Engineers who apparently are now recruiting. … Continue reading

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Vinyl wraps arrive in Edinburgh

It has long been rumoured but for the first time one of Edinburgh’s tram fleet is to carry a vinyl wrap livery. The as yet unidentified tram will take to the rails in the Scottish capital this weekend and will … Continue reading

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More details revealed for temporary horse tram facility

Earlier this week we reported on the planning application submitted by the Department of Infrastructure for a temporary structure on the old Summerland site to house both the trams and horses to support the continued operation of the Douglas Bay … Continue reading

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Glasgow tram-train plan gets Council approval

Glasgow City and Renfrewshire councils have backed the £144 million project to construct a tram-train line between Glasgow City Centre and Glasgow Airport. As we have recently reported the plan is seen as the best option to link the airport … Continue reading

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Plaque and time capsule at St Peter’s Square

As work on the transformational Second City Crossing comes to a conclusion St Peter’s Square is starting to look its part as the major interchange stop it will become once services start running on the new route in early 2017. … Continue reading

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Metrolink disrupted after another car gets stuck

Services on the Manchester Airport Metrolink line were suspended during the afternoon of Friday 16th December after a car drove onto the tracks at Baguley becoming stuck. Passengers on board 3061 had to get off the tram with the use … Continue reading

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Woman hit by tram at Bulwell

A woman was hit by a tram at Bulwell on Nottingham Express Transit’s Hucknall line on Wednesday 14th December at around 1100. The woman was taken to hospital but her injuries were reported as being minor. Tram services were disrupted … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 726

Our latest instalment of Picture in Time is once again in Blackpool and the tram we feature is the last built of the iconic Balloon Cars – 726.

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Douglas tram curtailment plan stopped – for now

Controversial plans which would have seen the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway cut in length with the section between the Villa Marina and Sea Terminal abandoned have been narrowly rejected at Tynwald. However despite this vote it is not the end … Continue reading

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Urbos 3 25 involved in collision

On Thursday 9th December Midland Metro Urbos 3 25 was involved in a collision with a Police car in Wolverhampton causing minor damage to the tram. The collision happened by the wishbone bridge with the Police car – which was … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Prague 180

We have previously seen the subject of today’s “Picture in Time”, Prague 180, in operation at Crich but not when it had only been in the UK a few days having escaped from its home country before the Soviet tanks … Continue reading

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703’s road trip fully funded – in a day!

No sooner had the Blackpool Heritage Trust announced its intention to repatriate Balloon car 703 from Beamish Museum – where it has resided in Sunderland guise since 2010 – then an appeal for funds to cover the costs of transporting … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Gateway opens

The UK’s newest tram stop opened to the public on Sunday 11th December with the first trams calling at Edinburgh Gateway as expected. The new tram stop is provided between Gogarburn and Gyle Centre and features two platforms with full … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have a Photo Gallery for you this week:

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Glasgow 1016 joins the Blackpool Heritage fleet

In an exciting move the Blackpool Heritage Trust have announced that they have acquired Glasgow 1016 – or at least the bits of the tram which still exist – with a view to restoring it to near original open top … Continue reading

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New advert for NET 211

Nottingham Express Transit Incentro 211 has lost its three year old advertising vinyls for Alstom with a new design for Deliveroo now being carried by the tram. The pale blue Alstom livery was removed at the start of December with … Continue reading

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Green is the colour!

In 1957 the Manx Electric Railway was nationalised and with this nationalisation came a new livery with green replacing the traditional colours previously seen on the line. To mark the 60th anniversary of this 2017 will see several vehicles on … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams at twilight

In this short pictorial we head to the Scottish capital city, Edinburgh, to take a look at a couple of trams in action at twilight in the city centre. The line – now two and half years old – seems … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram

For today’s edition of Picture in Time we are off to South Yorkshire for a photo taken on the Stagecoach Supertram system in 2000 during some adverse weather conditions.

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Get ready to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway…in 2018!

Now we like early planning but in possibly the earliest announcement of a special event Isle of Man Railways have confirmed that there will be a celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway for a not to … Continue reading

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