Monthly Archives: May 2017

Douglas Bay Horse Tramway to resume limited service

Services will resume of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway from Wednesday 24th May following the temporary closure after the horses were found to be suffering with a respiratory infection. An hourly service will run on Wednesday 24th with trams every … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Modern Electric Tramways 6 & 7

In this edition of Picture in Time we are again visiting Eastbourne for an image taken on the Modern Electric Tramways line which used to run in the Sussex coastal town before the operation was moved along the coast to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Standard 48 in Oregon

Continuing our series looking at the Blackpool trams now residing in the United States we take a trip to Oregon for an update on Standard 48. As with fellow Standard car 144, the news is good on 48 which is … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We are back with a main site update this week and we are in the north west of England for a couple of new Photo Galleries:

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram in the snow

We head back to winter in today’s edition of Picture in Time with a couple more images taken following heavy snow back at the start of December 2010.

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In Pictures: Blackpool 144 in the USA

Standard 144 was the very first Blackpool tram to be exported to the USA when it departed in 1955. Over the past 62 years the tram has remained at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Maine and although it has been … Continue reading

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In Pictures: L&CBER 7 on the road once again

Following on from its appearance at the Llandudno Transport Festival over the May Bank Holiday weekend, Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway 7 can once again be seen in public over this weekend. This time it is heading to the … Continue reading

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway to resume limited services

A limited service will resume of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway from Wednesday 24th May, Isle of Man Transport have confirmed. All services had been suspended on 10th May following the discovery a number of horses were experiencing a respiratory … Continue reading

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MER Winter Saloon 22 suffers fire

Manx Electric Railway Winter Saloon 22 – a vehicle not exactly a stranger to fire – suffered a fire whilst in service on Monday 15th May close to Ballaglass Glen causing disruption to services and passengers to be transferred to … Continue reading

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Jurassic Mule bus services returns for 2017

After the success of the service in 2016 the Jurassic Mule heritage bus service will return on Saturday 27th May, once again including a link to the Seaton Tramway (with discounted joint fares available). The route has been expanded for … Continue reading

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Nottingham Express Transit Service Change: Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May

Track replacement work will see the Nottingham Express Transit network split into two over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend with trams running from Hucknall and Phoenix Park to Wilkinson Street and from The Forest to Toton Lane and Clifton South.

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Re-launch date for Blackpool 718 announced

Following a repaint into a classic green and cream livery, Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours are re-launching Rebuilt Balloon car 718 with a series of special trips on the evening of Friday 26th May. It will be recalled that 718 previously … Continue reading

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New trains set to be sourced for Docklands Light Railway

Transport for London are starting the search for 43 trains for the Docklands Light Railway with the fleet set to enter service from 2022. The trains – which will be “walk-through and air-conditioned” – will replace 33 of the current … Continue reading

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Brush Car standee windows

You may recently have been following the debate in our comments section on the restoration of Brush Car 621 in Blackpool and just how in depth the restoration is mainly in connection with the green standee windows. Although it is … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Jubilee 761

As the majority of our Picture in Time images are written in advance sometimes we land lucky with the tram featured as it has been in the news and that is exactly the situation this week (even if it has … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Once you start, you can’t stop – another new vinyl wrap in Edinburgh

If the start of 2017 is remembered for one thing in Edinburgh it looks set to be the advent of the vinyl wrap livery on the tram fleet with 261 having recently received its third different design. This time around … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A splash of green for 45

The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway may currently be closed whilst the horses recover from their infection but that doesn’t mean it isn’t making the news as regular service tram 45 has emerged from the depot in a revised livery, featuring … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The San Francisco Boats

Of the four Blackpool Boat Cars now residing in the United States of America probably the most high profile pair are those which can be found in San Francisco. Boat Cars 228 and more recent arrival 233 are just two … Continue reading

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Fares to increase in Blackpool

Travelling on Blackpool’s trams (and buses) will be more expensive from Sunday 28th May with revised fares being introduced as a result of an increase in operating and fuel costs. An extra 10p will be added to all single fares … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Sheffield Corporation Tramways Tenter Street Depot

For today’s trip into the archives we head to the South Yorkshire city of Sheffield for a view inside one of the original tramway’s depots at Tenter Street with a number of trams present.

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