Monthly Archives: June 2017

Overhead problems cause delays for Midland Metro

Services on Midland Metro were disrupted on Saturday 17th June after a pole arm supporting the overhead wire near to The Crescent came down, bringing the overhead wires with it. Following this incident all trams from Grand Central were terminated … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 22+58

In this instalment of Picture in Time we are back in London for another image from the Docklands Light Railway, this time coming from 2005.

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Trams lead the way for passenger satisfaction in the UK

It seems that if you want to satisfied about your morning commute the only way to travel is by tram! The latest Passenger Focus survey has shown that on average across the UK (except for on London Tramlink) passengers have … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another outing for Burton & Ashby 14

The latest open day at the Statfold Barn Railway near Tamworth provided another opportunity for enthusiasts to see and ride on Burton & Ashby 14. The tram was of course returned to service following careful restoration earlier this year, having … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3022’s special livery

Last week we reported on Manchester Metrolink 3022 being named Spirit of Manchester and receiving a special livery featuring the worker bee which has become a symbol of the city since the tragic terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. With thanks … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trackwork begins on Midland Metro

The long six month closure between Priestfield and Wolverhampton St George’s on Midland Metro has begun as planned. The last trams ran the full length of the line on Saturday 10th June with the trackwork starting the following day with … Continue reading

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2CC wins an award

Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing has walked away with its first award – less than six months after opening. The line won the Transport Policy, Planning & Implementation award at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport ‘North West Region … Continue reading

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Tramlink set to introduce speed monitoring devices to trams

Transport for London are looking to fit speed monitoring devices to trams following last year’s tragic derailment at Sandilands. The idea of the devices is that they will alert drivers if they are going too fast and to apply the … Continue reading

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Man dies after incident at Victoria

A man has died at Manchester Metrolink’s Victoria stop following an incident where he was allegedly pushed in front a tram. Philip Carter, 30, died after the incident on Sunday 11th June. Charrissa Loren Brown-Wellington, 31, appeared in court this … Continue reading

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An accessible Amsterdam tram?

At the East Anglia Transport Museum near Lowestoft, Amsterdam 474 has been out of service for some time awaiting rectification of mechanical defects, primarily affecting its motor. However, the tram is far from forgotten and in fact, recent thoughts have … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Twin Car 676+686 & Balloons 726 & 704

We have a busy scene in Blackpool for our latest delve into the archives in this instalment of Picture in Time.

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Pop stars take over trams for BBC Music Day

Passengers on some of the UK’s light rail systems may have been surprised to hear some familiar voices in an unlikely setting on Thursday 15th June, as part of the celebrations for BBC Music Day. One of the more unusual … Continue reading

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Marton 31 to miss summer 2017?

Despite having returned to Beamish Museum from Blackpool in March of this year, Blackpool Marton Box 31 has still not returned to service at its home tramway. This is due to the car having worn tyres, and it has now … Continue reading

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Bournemouth 85 gets a visit from the TMS

It may be recalled that, some time ago, the Tramway Museum Society announced that Bournemouth 85 would be joining the national collection at Crich. On 13th June, a small team of volunteers from the Crich workshop travelled to Christchurch to … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Volks Electric Railway 2, 5 & 7

In this edition of Picture in Time we head to the Sussex coast again although whereas last time we were there we were concentrating on the Modern Electric Tramway operation this time we are looking at the Volks Electric Railway.

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Heaton Park recognise 25 years of Metrolink

An important milestone in British tramway history which seems to have gone largely unnoticed, is the 25th anniversary of Metrolink – the first second generation tramway in the UK. However, the Manchester Transport Museum Society have decided to hold a … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

A couple more Photo Galleries have been added this week:

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Picture in Time: Nottingham Express Transit 215

This week our modern tramway Picture in Time image is from Nottingham Express Transit as we feature the last of the Bombardier Incentro trams – no. 215.

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Collision at Halfway

Two trams have been involved in a collision at Halfway on Stagecoach Supertram with both suffering damage in the low speed incident. The two trams involved were 107 and 123 with the incident taking place on Thursday 8th June.

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In Pictures: Blackpool Standard 48 overhaul continues

As we reported a couple of weeks ago Blackpool Standard 48 is currently being overhauled at the Oregon Electric Railway Museum with a view to the tram being returned to service. Stephen Cobb recently visited the museum and provides us … Continue reading

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