Monthly Archives: January 2018

In Pictures: Metrolink Airport services extended to Victoria

Sunday 28th January saw the introduction of a new timetable on Manchester Metrolink, the main highlight of which was the extension of services on the Manchester Airport line from Deansgate-Castlefield to Victoria (except for the early bird services). These services … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Edinburgh Trams 271

We’ve become used to bringing you news of adverts for C R Smith in Edinburgh but now a second commercial sponsor has come to the fore in the Scottish capital with Qatar Airways now advertising on 271. As has become … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: London Transport 1858

The chances are if you have visited the East Anglia Transport Museum over the past few decades you will have enjoyed the sight of London Transport HR/2 1858 operating along the museum’s tramway. But in this edition of Picture in … Continue reading

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RAIB launch investigation into buggy drag on NET

The RAIB have confirmed that they are to undertake a full investigation into an incident on Nottingham Express Transit which saw an empty pushchair trapped in the doors of a tram and dragged along between two stops. The incident happened … Continue reading

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Details released for Rush Hour on the Railways

The first special event of 2018 on the Isle of Man will once again be Rush Hour on the Railways which takes place over the Easter weekend between Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April. This four day “celebration of … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2531 & 2546

A double helping of trams in adverts for you in this edition of Picture in Time as we head back to the year 2000 and Croydon Tramlink.

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In Pictures: Triple tram hire in Blackpool

One week ahead of the first public running day for Blackpool’s heritage trams in 2018, a particularly interesting private hire took place for an enthusiast’s birthday, utilising three different trams across the day. Most noteworthy of all was the inclusion … Continue reading

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Birmingham Westside extension works carry on

The Birmingham Westside extension of Midland Metro will move into its next phase of construction from Monday 29th January which will see Broad Street closed to all but buses, taxis and service vehicles for the long-term. This extension is due … Continue reading

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Tram allocations revealed for first Blackpool ‘gold’ event of 2018

The first ‘Gold’ operating weekend of 2018 for Blackpool’s Heritage Tram Tours is almost upon us, and following the exciting news that a heritage service will operate over the entire system on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th January, the planned … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Twin Car 676+686 & Balloon 710

We are on the way back to 1981 for today’s Picture in Time image as we find ourselves at Pleasure Beach for a couple of views featuring two trams.

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In Pictures: Shunting in the snow at Crich

With further significant progress on the depot refurbishment works at Crich Tramway Village, yet another major shunting operation took place at the home of the National Tramway Museum on Saturday 20th January. Depot 4 now appears to be completed, enabling … Continue reading

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In Pictures: LCC 1 restoration progress

Whilst the big news from Crich Tramway Village this winter may be the ongoing depot refurbishment works – more on which will appear on this website shortly – the reconstruction of London County Council 1, alias ‘Bluebird’, has certainly not … Continue reading

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Chance to cover all parts of Crich Tramway Village

The Branch Line Society are to repeat their highly successful tour of the Crich Tramway Village on Sunday 15th April 2018. Booking for the Crich Tramway Traverser is now open and is available to all, not only members of the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Dudley, Stourbridge & District 5

Shortly before Christmas we saw the return of Dudley, Stourbridge & District 5 to service at the Black Country Living Museum following the completion of a major overhaul and in this edition of Picture in Time it is that tram … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Aberdeen Horse Tram 1

Last year Aberdeen Horse Tram 1 spent four months on display at the old Constitution Street tram depot in Aberdeen, now the Aberdeen Science Centre, on a temporary loan as part of the Silver Stories events – a rare chance … Continue reading

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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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