Monthly Archives: January 2018

Planning permission given for new depot and stables – but Summer Hill will continue to be used in 2018!

It has been confirmed that the Department of Infrastructure’s planning application for a new temporary horse tram structure on part of the former Summerland complex adjacent to Derby Castle has been approved. However, at the same time it is also … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Gloucester Horse Tram in Oxford

A tram we featured back in August was “Oxford Tramway 1” which can be found at the Oxford Bus Museum in Long Hanborough. As we mentioned at the time although currently in City of Oxford and District Tramways Company livery … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another C R Smith advert debuts

It has been three months since the last new C R Smith advert appeared on Edinburgh Trams but this week has seen the debut of 253 carrying the familiar vinyls for the window company. This time round the two areas … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 05

We go back almost exactly 30 years for today’s archive image with a view from the Docklands Light Railway.

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DLR workers to go on strike

Workers employed by contractor ISS are go on a 48 hour strike from Thursday 1st February – but the Docklands Light Railway don’t expect it to have any affect on services. The workers are employed as cleaners, security staff and … Continue reading

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Toastrack 42 the next tram to go for overhaul

The amount of investment which has gone towards the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway since it became part of Isle of Man Railways looks set to see no sign of reducing with the news that Toastrack 42 is now to undergo … Continue reading

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Some fares to go up on Edinburgh Trams

Some fares for travel on Edinburgh Trams are to increase from 25th February although most of the popular fares will remain at the same level. The increases in place are the first applied for two years and are necessary because … Continue reading

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Tramlink Nottingham losing nearly £1million a week

Tramlink Nottingham – the company who operate Nottingham Express Transit – are losing almost £1 million a week according to their annual report for the year up to March 2017, which has just been released. More than £3 was being … Continue reading

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Wolverhampton City Centre extension works to start in March

The project to bring trams into the heart of Wolverhampton and terminating at the railway station will get under way in earnest during March. This second phase of works – which follows on from the installation of the junction during … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Snow in Edinburgh

Its taken the best part of three years but finally a significant snowfall has struck Edinburgh allowing images of trams in the snow to be recorded. Although the city centre was mainly clear of snow the outlying areas of the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Rigby Road Depot

Blackpool is the location once again for this edition of Picture in Time as we take a look inside Rigby Road Depot back in 1987.

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October 2019 deadline set for Bluebird restoration

Over the past three and a half years the workshops at Crich have been dominated by the restoration of London County Council 1, or Bluebird if you prefer, with the work continuing to bring the tram into the operating fleet … Continue reading

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Bridge removed at Crumpsall

The footbridge over the tracks at Manchester Metrolink’s Crumpsall stop has been removed as work on upgrading the stop ahead of trams from Trafford Park arriving in 2020 has continued. The work to remove the bridge was undertaken in the … Continue reading

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Open trams for MER and evening service for Douglas in 2018

Isle of Man Railways have released details of the 2018 timetables for the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway, Douglas Bay Horse Tramway and, although out of our scope, the Isle of Man Steam Railway. The regular pattern of different … Continue reading

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Airport services set to be extended to Victoria

Sunday 29th January will see the introduction of a revised timetable on Manchester Metrolink which will see trams from Manchester Airport extended from Deansgate-Castlefield through to Victoria (except for the early bird services). This will not only provide an extra … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Liverpool 245

Going back to 1979 for today’s trip into the archives as we head to Southport for a view of Liverpool 245 whilst it was stored at the old Steamport attraction.

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Where are they now? Bournemouth, Taunton & Nottingham trams

Last week we saw some video footage from Lune Tube of a lost Bradford tram stored on a farm at Sunderland Farm, but as we all know that is not the only tram that is still out there in the … Continue reading

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Douglas, Sheffield and Statfold Barn win in Tram of the Year 2017

Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 36 – which returned to service on the very last day of the 2017 season after a major overhaul – has been voted the Tram of the Year (Traditional) for 2017 after six weeks of public … Continue reading

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Car on tracks in Croydon

London Tramlink services running through Sandilands were delayed on Monday 8th January after a car was driven onto the tracks. The elderly driver of the car was said to be lost when he managed to drive onto the tracks at … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Delays in Edinburgh after coach collides with post

There were delays to the tram service in Edinburgh on Friday 12th January after a coach collided with an overhead post close to the York Place terminus. The coach – from Park’s of Hamilton and operating a Perth to Edinburgh … Continue reading

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