Monthly Archives: December 2017

Around the World in 18 Trams: Basel BVB 5028

And we come to the end of our very first world tour of trams with another trip to the Swiss system of Basel.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Blackpool Pantograph 167

And we end this series with the 26th different tram to have left its usual home for an operating loan – Blackpool Pantograph 167. As with Marton Box 31 which started off this series this is a tram which has … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Manchester Metrolink extensions

And so we come to an end of our look at 15 key events over the past 15 years and although we have deliberately not put them in any particular order there is little doubt that one of most key … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Birkenhead 20

Another tram which has been loaned to two different tramways is Birkenhead 20 which has left its home town for both Beamish and Blackpool.

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Around the World in 18 Trams: Hong Kong 139

Our third and final visit to Hong Kong features as part of our around the world tour today.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Blackpool Standard 147

Beamish features once again as we continue our look at the trams which have operated on loan over the past 15 years. This time Beamish were the recipient as Blackpool Standard 147 visited for the best part of a year … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Crich Anniversaries

Another “cheat” if you like for this entry into our 15 Events for 15 Years feature as we take a look at events celebrating various anniversaries which have taken place at the Crich Tramway Village – and there have been … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Oporto 196

Throughout this series we have seen several trams which have made the trip from Heaton Park to Beamish but in this edition we feature a tram which made the opposite move – Oporto 196.

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Around the World in 18 Trams: Rouen 812

Into France as we continue our trips around the world with a trip here to Rouen in Northern France.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Blackpool Railcoach 280/680

The only tram in this series to have enjoyed two loan spells with two different identities is Blackpool Ex-Towing Railcoach 280/680.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Opening of the upgraded Blackpool Tramway

Wednesday 4th April 2012 was a key milestone for the Blackpool Tramway as that was the day that the upgraded tramway, complete with platforms and modern low floor trams, opened to the public after several years of construction and disruption.

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Around the World in 18 Trams: Zurich 1666 & 1667

Merry Christmas! It may be Christmas Day but that doesn’t mean the updates stop as we continue our around the world trip with a visit to Zurich.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Liverpool 762

We take a look today at a very popular tram loan, that of Liverpool 762 from Birkenhead to Blackpool in 2010.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Beamish Tramway 40th Anniversary

Its another anniversary which we feature today, this time we head north east to Beamish at a time when the museum tramway was celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

The presents are wrapped and everyone is getting excited – it must almost be Christmas! The last windows of the Advent Calendar have now been added to the website and our last main site update of 2017 is now available … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams from above

Some unusual shots of Edinburgh Trams taken from the 7th floor of the Mercure Hotel in Princes Street. Photos by Stuart Cooke.

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In Pictures: A new name for Arena

The stop on Stagecoach Supertram’s Yellow route to Meadowhall at Arena has had a name change in recent weeks. Gone is the Don Valley Stadium part of the name with this now replaced by Olympic Legacy Park so the full … Continue reading

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Around the World in 18 Trams: Geneva 1801

Into Switzerland as we continue our world tour of trams with a visit to the system in Geneva. This line originally opened in 1862 and has had mixed fortunes over the years with it being reduced to just the one … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2017/18

Once again we bring you an one-stop guide to all services being operated on the tram and light rail networks in the British Isles over the Christmas and New Year period 2017-18. There are no big changes in the services … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Blackpool Brush 623

The second Blackpool Brush Railcoach to have enjoyed an operating loan during the past 15 years is 623, and just like 630 this is also a current loan with it remaining in Blackpool.

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