Monthly Archives: February 2018

Douglas Prom redevelopment gets planning approval

The redevelopment of Douglas Promenade is set to go-ahead following planning approval given this week. Subject to any late appeals this should mean that work will be able to get underway this September with the project completed in three years. … Continue reading

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Metrolink disruption after two incidents in a day

Monday 12th February saw two incidents cause disruption on Manchester Metrolink. Both a collision on the Ashton-under-Lyne involving a car and a tram and a pedestrian being hit by a tram in the city centre saw tram services disrupted.

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This week on British Trams Online

One further Photo Gallery has been added to the main site this week:

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Passengers satisfied with Luas

A new survey conducted on behalf of the National Transport Authority has shown that Ireland’s only tram system, Luas, had the most satisfied passengers in the country with 98% of those surveyed saying they were satisfied with the service.

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Picture in Time: Luas 3018

Our modern image from the archives today comes from the Irish capital with a photo taken in 2007 on Luas.

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Snaefell Mountain Railway on track for reopening on schedule?

The continuing saga of whether the Snaefell Mountain Railway will be able to resume operation from the end of March has taken another turn with a report in the Railway Herald seeming to confirm that despite claims to the contrary … Continue reading

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Car 6 returns to Volks Electric Railway

The second of three Volks Electric Railway cars which were sent away to Alan Keef Ltd in Ross on Wye has returned to Brighton. No. 6 made the trip back to the Sussex coast arriving on 14th February 2018.

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Citylink trams withdrawn from service

All of the Citylink Tram-Trains on Stagecoach Supertram have been temporarily withdrawn from service “due to a problem near Shalesmoor” on Friday 16th February. The exact nature of the problem has not been revealed by Stagecoach Supertram bosses but is … Continue reading

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New London Tramlink timetable to start on Sunday 25th February

It has been confirmed that the new London Tramlink timetable will start operation from Sunday 25th February – the third revised timetable on a UK tramway in under a month. This new timetable is being introduced to “provide a more … Continue reading

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Bits & bobs from Blackpool

There hasn’t been a huge amount of news from the Blackpool tram fleet so far this year on the site, so to correct this here is a round-up of recent developments which may not all warrant individual news stories, but … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Spotlight on Grimsby & Immingham 14

Over the last few months we have featured quite a few images of various trams being shunted around the depot area at Crich Tramway Village, due to the ongoing works to refurbish the main depot complex. One positive from all … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tram-Train pilot progress update

As we edge ever closer towards the fruition of the Tram-Train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham recent weeks has seen further progress on the construction as shown in this pictorial update from Glyn Hill.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 651

We are back in Blackpool for this instalment of Picture in Time. The tram we are taking a look at is Centenary 651.

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Two bridges to be replaced in Croydon with contractor appointed

Morgan Sindell have been appointed as contractor to replace two bridges which cross London Tramlink in a joint project. The 120 year old Blackhorse Lane Bridge and the nearby Addiscombe Park Bridge are to be replaced with work due to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool preparatory works

The past few days may have seen claims that it won’t be possible for trams to run to North Station until 2020 at the earliest because a new Wilkinson’s store won’t be built until then but that doesn’t mean that … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A Johnnie Walker double in Edinburgh

No sooner had we featured 257 in a new advert for Johnnie Walker then along came 273 which carries identical vinyls – the twentieth commercial advertising scheme to be carried on a tram in Edinburgh and the 22nd tram to … Continue reading

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Derby Castle Workshop update

Since the Manx Electric Railway ran for the last time in early November the workshops at Derby Castle have been a hive of activity getting the fleet ready for another season with particular emphasis being on the 125th Anniversary events … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Hiroshima 3908

Today our world tour lands in Japan with an image taken on the Hiroshima Electric Railway more commonly known as Hiroden.

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Is the Snaefell Mountain Railway under an official prohibition notice?

Reports on the Isle of Man have suggested that the Snaefell Mountain Railway is under an official prohibition notice preventing its operation. This news has only just come into the public sphere but currently no official confirmation has been given … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Another couple of new Photo Galleries have now been uploaded to the website as part of this week’s main site update:

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