Monthly Archives: January 2017

Picture in Time: Seaton 6

We are back on the Seaton Tramway for today’s view from the archives as part of Picture in Time with no. 6 the tram being featured.

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Heritage Tram Tours launch 2017 in style!

The weekend of January 28th & 29th saw the first heritage tram tours of 2017 operating in Blackpool, with the now familiar ‘Gold’ service in operation to start the year with a bang! This ran to the usual pattern with … Continue reading

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New ‘Limited Stop’ signs on Blackpool’s heritage trams

A small yet welcome change has adorned a number of Blackpool’s traditional trams for the start of the 2017 operating season. Since the heritage service was revived with a more frequent service and volunteer crews in 2015, trams have carried … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We head to Manchester for a small selection of photos this week:

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 12

Off to the West Midlands for this edition of Picture in Time as we take a look at one of the original T69 trams which operated on Midland Metro.

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Passenger numbers up on Midland Metro

New figures reported by the Wolverhampton Express and Star have shown that Midland Metro is more popular than ever with more than a million passengers being carried on the line in November and December – a 300,000 increase. The increased … Continue reading

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September start for Edinburgh Tram inquiry public hearings

Although it has been a lengthy process to get to this stage it has now been announced that the Edinburgh Trams Inquiry public hearings will start in September with this stage likely to take several months. The hearings will take … Continue reading

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Weather causes delays for Metrolink and NET

Both Manchester Metrolink and Nottingham Express Transit have suffered service delays in the past week with the blame in both cases being put down to ice on the wires. For Metrolink the problems happened on Tuesday 24th January with freezing … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Coronation 663

Its 1969 for the latest edition of Picture in Time and we are once again on the Lancashire coast and Blackpool as we take a look at one of the surviving Coronation Cars.

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Glasgow 22 in, Glasgow 1068 out at Crich in 2017

18 different electric passenger trams are set to be used in service at the Crich Tramway Village in 2017. As expected London Transport 1622 is not part of the operational fleet this year and it has been joined in the … Continue reading

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Closure ahead for Tramlink track replacement

No services will run on London Tramlink between Mitcham and Wimbledon from 11th to 20th February to allow for track replacement work to take place. A replacement bus service will be in operation throughout serving Wimbledon, Morden Road and Mitcham … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 2

Today Picture in Time is back on the Isle of Man as we take a trip to Ramsey and find one of the “oldest trams in the world to still run on their original line” operating over 50 years ago … Continue reading

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Testing continues on Second City Crossing

Opening of Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing (2CC) continues to move closer with another round of successful testing taking place over the weekend. Nine trams were out on the line on Sunday 22nd January with Cllrs Andrew Fender and Pat … Continue reading

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Another rise in passenger numbers for Edinburgh

2016 was another record breaking year on Edinburgh Trams with half a million more passenger journeys made, a year on year growth of 10%. A total of 5.6 million passenger journeys were recorded according to figures released by Edinburgh Trams … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1008

Two more images from Manchester Metrolink for today’s Picture in Time with the T68 featured in this edition being 1008 with both photos dating from 27th April 1992.

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FoI request shows Snaefell runaway had brake failure

On 30th March 2016 Snaefell Mountain Railway no. 3 ran away from the Summit with no crew or passengers on board before derailing shortly before the stop at Bungalow, leaving the tracks and being more or less destroyed on the … Continue reading

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TfL continue to review Tramlink operation

A report due to be heard by Transport for London’s Safety, Sustainability and Human Resources Panel next week has revealed that further “infrastructure mitigations” may be introduced on certain sections of London Tramlink in a bid to further improve safety … Continue reading

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Work starts on Brierley Hill Midland Metro extension

Work has started on the proposed Midland Metro extension from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill with the Midland Metro Alliance starting to clear vegetation from overgrown areas of the disused former South Staffordshire Railway line. This will allow for full structural … Continue reading

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Seaton Tramway announce 2017 special events programme

Devon’s Seaton Tramway has announced their special events programme for 2017 and although there is nothing directly aimed at the enthusiast there is a varied programme for the family, especially if you like fairies, dinosaurs or pirates!

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get me there set to be rolled out across Metrolink from the summer

Greater Manchester’s answer to Oyster is set to be fully rolled out across Manchester Metrolink in the summer which will allow passengers to use a single smart card for all their journeys on any tram or bus in the area. … Continue reading

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