Monthly Archives: February 2018

Luas win at The Green Awards

Dublin’s Luas tram system is celebrating having been recognised at The Green Awards which look for the extraordinary contribution and commitment companies make towards growing a greener future in Irish business. Winning The Green Transport Award Luas was recognised thanks … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New look depots at Crich

With the majority of work on the depot upgrade works at Crich Tramway Village now completed – only the new doors remain to be fitted – we are taking the opportunity to give readers a sneak preview of the new … Continue reading

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Friends of 40 tour to feature Standard 147

The annual Friends of 40 tour in Blackpool will be a bit of departure in 2018 as instead of using Box 40 it is planned to use Standard 147 (subject to the completion of work on tram which includes a … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Aigle-Leysin Railway

Switzerland is the location for this week’s photo from overseas as we take a quick look at one of the units operating on the Aigle-Leysin Railway.

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In Pictures: Trams on the traverser at Crich

The end is in sight for the depot refurbishment work at Crich Tramway Village, with the building work now essentially complete and only the main shed doors remaining to be finished. This has allowed several trams to be moved back … Continue reading

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DLR to launch “Adopt a Station” initiative at Poplar

Station adoption has become a regular feature on the national railway network and now the Docklands Light Railway are to trial a similar scheme with the first station to be selected being Poplar. The “Adopt-a-Station” initiative was launched on 15th … Continue reading

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Citylinks return to service in Sheffield

Following the complete withdrawal of all seven Citylink tram-train vehicles from service on Stagecoach Supertram after an incident at Shalesmoor they have now been cleared for use again. The vehicles had been withdrawn on Friday 16th February with Stagecoach Supertram … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we get all nostalgic with the photos added as part of the main site update:

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 02

A trip back in time to 2001 for today’s Picture in Time as we take a look at one of the original T69 trams which operated on Midland Metro.

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Tram-Train enabling works cancelled

The planned works which would have seen the overhead wires on the Stagecoach Supertram system joined with those recently installed on the Network Rail line where tram-train services will travel to Rotherham have been cancelled. The reason for this cancellation, … Continue reading

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Second of latest batch of trams for Luas enters service

The second of the seven longer 55 metre Alstom Citadis trams delivered to Dublin in late 2017 has now entered service. The tram was first used on Tuesday 20th February and, as with the first tram which entered service earlier … Continue reading

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Award for defibrillator installation on Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams’ scheme to install defibrillators on all trams has been recognised at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Awards. Edinburgh became one of the first UK tram systems to have complete coverage of their trams thanks to a pioneering partnership … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New destination on Supertram

Following the introduction of the new timetable on Stagecoach Supertram on 28th January a number of trams now return to depot during the day as the frequency drops to every 12 minutes. Those trams which return to depot now show … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 713

In this instalment of Picture in Time we are back on the Fylde Coast with an image of one of Blackpool’s iconic Balloon Cars as it operates on the streets of Fleetwood.

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Two T69s survive but remainder to be scrapped

Two of the 15 Midland Metro T69s which were offered for sale by auction earlier this year are to survive with one being donated to Birmingham Museum. But for the remainder it has been confirmed that it will be the … Continue reading

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Woman suffers severe injuries after being hit by a tram

A 72 year old woman was taken to hospital with serious head injuries after she was hit by a tram at Cleveleys on Tuesday 20th February shortly before midday. The woman was believed to be crossing the tram tracks at … Continue reading

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Major delays for Metrolink after overhead problems

What is it about Mondays? For the second week in a row there were delays on Manchester Metrolink and this time they can definitely be put into the major category with overhead problems at both Deansgate-Castlefield and Radcliffe leading to … Continue reading

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Goodbye LTT – Hello FTT!

Once a major player in the UK tramway preservation scene but seldom mentioned here in the last few years, the Lancastrian Transport Trust has been re-branded as the Fylde Transport Trust – a new name to apparently better reflect the … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Bratislava 7102

Moving back into Europe for this week’s image from overseas as we visit Bratislava the capital city of Slovakia.

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DLR services suspended to Woolwich Arsenal after discovery of unexploded bomb

The discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb close to London City Airport at George V dock saw major disruption to not only flights from the airport but also Docklands Light Railway services. The bomb was discovered at 2200 … Continue reading

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