Monthly Archives: July 2017

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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Intensive service for Douglas Bay Horse Tramway during Festival

Since we published our Event Preview on the Manx Heritage Transport Festuval further details have been released by Isle of Man Transport on the services which will run on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway for the duration including three days … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bilston Road Metro works

We are now a month into the planned six month closure of Midland Metro between Priestfield and Wolverhampton St George’s to allow for track relaying along Bilston Road. In this latest pictorial update Andy Walters brings us the latest images … Continue reading

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Tynwald approve funding for Douglas Prom reconstruction

The future of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway should be secure for now after Tynwald approved funding for the £20.73 million reconstruction of Douglas Promenade which will include tracks for the horse trams all the way between Derby Castle and … Continue reading

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New operator starts on Metrolink

There has been a changing of the guard at Manchester Metrolink with KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) officially taking over from RATP Dev Metrolink as the new operator of the UK’s largest tram network. The new contract will run for up to … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Twin Car 671+681

Another edition of Picture in Time for you today and it is Blackpool day again! This time we take a look at the lowest numbered Twin Car, 671+681.

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In Pictures: Bluebird’s restoration progresses

The major project in Crich’s workshop is currently the full restoration of London County Council 1 – or Bluebird if you prefer – with the work continuing to progress as this major project reaches another crucial stage. The two decks … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Crich Edwardian Event

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July saw the annual Edwardian Event at Crich Tramway Village with over 1,000 visitors attending at some point over the weekend. As well as the usual re-enactors – including a visit from Oscar Wilde – … Continue reading

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Record-breaking heritage service to Fleetwood!

Something really rather special happened on the Blackpool tramway on Saturday 15th July 2017 with relatively little fanfare, when an enhanced heritage service operated as part of the Fleetwood ‘Tram Sunday’ weekend. Normally, Tram Sunday itself is the main event … Continue reading

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In Preview: Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2017

The Manx Heritage Transport Festival will be taking place between Wednesday 26th and Sunday 30th July and once again the event will feature special events across the Isle of Man’s many railways and tramways. Highlights on the Manx Electric Railway … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Seaton Tramway 7 & Mobile Shop 01

Today’s Picture in Time image comes from the Seaton Tramway and features two trams which although remain in Devon to this day remain stored in Riverside Depot.

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Blackpool Brush car 623 relaunched in style!

Following its recent return to Blackpool on loan from the Heaton Park Tramway for its 80th anniversary year, Brush Railcoach 623 has now entered service back on its original home tramway for the first time since November 2009. The tram … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Aberdeen District Tramway

Continuing our tour of tram survivors in the north of Scotland we come to an oddity – a former horse tramcar rescued and restored as a carriage on the Alford Valley Railway in Aberdeenshire.

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This week on British Trams Online

One new Photo Gallery for you as part of this week’s main site update:

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 01

Today Picture in Time is heading to Midland Metro and the tram we feature is very first T69 built and delivered for the system – 01.

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