Monthly Archives: July 2017

This week on British Trams Online…

The theme for this week is London as we bring you a couple of small galleries from the capital:

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In Pictures: New advert for 261 as Edinburgh launch late night trams for Festival

Edinburgh Trams 261 has received new adverts to publicise the Edinburgh Festival and the special tram service running on Saturday nights throughout August. This service will see trams running every half hour between midnight and 0530 on Saturday night/Sunday morning … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield Tram-Train project update

Despite the recent revelations about how much the Sheffield Tram-Train project has gone over budget and how close it came to be being abandoned work is still progressing at its rather sedate pace ahead of services starting in mid-2018. In … Continue reading

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Three tram systems in one day completed for charity

On Thursday 20th July Chris Holmes, Metrolink Asset Management Technical Assistant at Transport for Greater Manchester, completed a challenge of travelling across three tram systems in England in one day – all in the name of charity. Starting on Metrolink … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Work: Sunday 30th July

Engineering works on Aytoun Street in Manchester City Centre will mean that a revised service will run on Manchester Metrolink on Sunday 30th July with no trams running between Piccadilly and Piccadilly Gardens throughout the day.

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Collisions in Manchester and Birmingham

The past week has seen a couple of collisions involving trams with Manchester Metrolink and Midland Metro the affected systems this time around.

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Bridge opens linking tramstop to Queen’s Medical Centre

A new pedestrian bridge has opened linking the Nottingham Express Transit tramstop with the Queen’s Medical Centre. Named in honour of Professor Sir Peter Mansfield – who also has a tram named after him – the bridge is 90 metres … Continue reading

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Centenary car 645 returns home

Following on from the recent news that Blackpool Centenary car 645 had been declared surplus to requirements recently by its owners, the tram departed from Windy Harbour Caravan Park at Little Singleton, where it had resided since January 2012, on … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Birkenhead 20 arrives at Blackpool!

Birkenhead 20 made the journey by road from Birkenhead to Blackpool on Thursday 27th July, marking the start of its British Trams Online sponsored loan. The tram will be spending 12 months by the seaside and will receive attention to … Continue reading

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Tram events – how much notice is enough?

A topic of discussion which seems to have become increasingly common amongst tram enthusiasts of late, is the amount of notice being given before interesting events. In fairness, most major tram events are advertised well in advance with the main … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The Great Exhibition Hall at Crich

As has been reported recently on British Trams Online, there has been a good deal of tram shunting at Crich Tramway Village recently, with a number of the static collection moved around in order to make space inside the Exhibition … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Summer shunting at Crich – Part 2!

Just one day after some of the trams in the Exhibition Hall at Crich Tramway Village were moved around to make space for the future arrival of Bournemouth 85, there was even more shunting of some non-operational trams on Sunday … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Summer shunting at Crich – Part 1!

Any enthusiasts visiting Crich Tramway Village on Saturday 22nd July were treated to the sight of some very unusual trams being moved in and out of the Exhibition Hall. The display is being re-organised to make space for the imminent … Continue reading

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Communications fault causes complete Metrolink suspension

Saturday 22nd July was a day to forget for Manchester Metrolink with the entire network suspended on two separate occasions owing to a communications fault. The first suspension was short lived but the second time around it saw the end … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Photos from Blackpool are included in this week’s main site update:

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Picture in Time: Nottingham Express Transit 205

This edition of Picture in Time is in the East Midlands as we feature Nottingham Express Transit with Incentro 205 the tram in the picture.

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Full services resumes on NET

After four days services are once again running on the whole Nottingham Express Transit system with repairs completed to the overhead in the Basford area. Trams started to be able to run between David Lane and Wilkinson Street late on … Continue reading

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‘Tram Sunday’ brings the crowds out for heritage trams

Following on from the record-breaking heritage tram service between Blackpool and Fleetwood on 15th July, Sunday 16th July saw the annual Fleetwood Festival of Transport, more commonly known as Tram Sunday, take place. This included another intensive heritage service, but … Continue reading

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Dewirement forces one day closure for Crich

On Friday 21st July, a serious dewirement incident occurred at Crich Tramway Village, forcing the attraction to close for the day. Thankfully the damage has now been rectified sufficiently for the museum to re-open as normal on Saturday 22nd July.

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Major disruption after overhead line damage at Basford

They say bad luck comes in threes and hopefully that is the case for Nottingham Express Transit with the third high profile incident in recent months seeing major damage to the overhead at Basford. The damage happened due to a … Continue reading

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