Monthly Archives: January 2017

Delays for NET after man hit by tram

A man had to be taken to hospital after he was hit by a tram at Queen’s Walk on Nottingham Express Transit. The incident happened at approximately 1500 on Wednesday 18th January and caused all trams from Nottingham Station to … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Bolton 66 and friends

Although not a Blackpool tram today’s Picture in Time star is a tram which is closely associated to Blackpool nowadays having been in the resort since 1981 – it is of course Bolton 66.

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In Pictures: Metrolink Second City Crossing testing

Testing on Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing (2CC) has begun again ahead of an opening of the line in “early 2017”. In the early hours of 16th January double M5000 3004+3059 was used on the test runs between Victoria and … Continue reading

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Urbos3 18 bids adios to Midland Metro – for now

Midland Metro’s Urbos 3 18 has left Wednesbury Depot to return to Spain for the fitting of batteries to allow its eventual operation on sections of line which will not have overhead wires installed. All of the trams will carry … Continue reading

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New operator confirmed for Manchester Metrolink

Manchester Metrolink will have a new operator from the summer following the news that KeolisAmey will take over the contract from RATP Dev in July. The decision has been taken to change operators after a competitive process led by TfGM … Continue reading

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway will retain its full length after all

Tynwald have voted to retain the full length of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway following the latest debate which took place on Tuesday 17th January. Double track will be replaced between Derby Castle and Broadway with a single track line … Continue reading

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Crich awarded £100,000 for depot improvements

It is pleasing to announce that the Tramway Museum Society have been awarded grant funding of £100,000 towards the cost of improving the main depots at Crich Tramway Village. This will help to provide a much improved environment for the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Sheffield 513

We are off to the north east for the next edition of Picture in Time with a visit to Beamish and a view of a tram which, although owned by the museum, hasn’t been seen running in those parts for … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 251 #Tramspotting livery

As we reported at the weekend the arrival of vinyl wraps in Edinburgh is continuing with a new livery being revealed in connection with Edinburgh Trams’ #Tramspotting campaign (inspired by the forthcoming release of the new film T2 Trainspotting which … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We bring you the first new photos of the year (although they come from 2016) this week with a new Gallery now uploaded:

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway dominate Tram of the Year

At the start of a week when the future of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway is set to be decided at Tynwald there is at least some reason to celebrate with the tramway winning two categories in the British Trams … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram in the snow

We have some wintry images for you in this edition of Picture in Time as we head to South Yorkshire and take a look at the Stagecoach Supertram system after the snow had fallen on 1st December 2010.

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Berlin 223 006-4 on its travels

In November one of the most vital members of the operational fleet at the Crich Tramway Village went on a road trip with Berlin 223 006-4 travelling to Manchester Metrolink’s Queens Road Depot for some attention.

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New vinyl wrap livery set to debut in Edinburgh

This weekend looks set to see Edinburgh Trams welcome a newly wrapped tram into service. It is presumed that this will again be 261 with revised vinyls applied following the removal of the adverts for the free service on Hogmanay … Continue reading

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DLR Custom House station to close for Crossrail work

No Docklands Light Railway services will stop at Custom House from Friday 3rd February until December to allow for major construction works in connection with Crossrail to take place. Normal DLR services will run through the station but passengers will … Continue reading

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Work starts on Trafford Park Metrolink extension

Work has commenced on the latest Manchester Metrolink extension with the “first spades” into the ground this week as utility diversion and enabling works get underway. The 3.4 mile line will leave the current Metrolink network just after Pomona travelling … Continue reading

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RAIB launch investigation into fatal Supertram accident

The RAIB have started an investigation into an accident on 22nd December 2016 at Woodbourn Road on the Stagecoach Supertram Meadowhall line which saw an elderly pedestrian hit by a tram as he crossed the tracks. The 81 year old … Continue reading

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TLC for Boat 227

Winter has always been a busy time for Blackpool’s Rigby Road workshops and, although the workforce has been reduced since the tramway upgrade, this is still true to this day. As well as routine work on the operational heritage trams, … Continue reading

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First ever fare increase for Blackpool’s heritage tours

It may seem hard to believe, but Blackpool’s Heritage Tram Tours will soon be five years old! The price of a day ticket has remained the same since the service began at Easter 2012, but is set to rise by … Continue reading

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Is a Liverpool tram reunion on the cards?

We’ve already announced that the Birkenhead heritage tramway will be playing host to a special event on Saturday 16th September, marking 60 years since the closure of the Liverpool tram system. So far details on what will actually happen on … Continue reading

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