Monthly Archives: March 2018

147 returns to use on the Blackpool tramway

On Saturday 31st March – the first day of the Easter ‘Gold’ operating weekend in Blackpool – Standard car 147 made its long awaited return to service after a period of two years away from its home tramway. The tram … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1002

The second of the once 26 strong class of T68 trams built for the return of trams to Manchester is the feature of this edition of Picture in Time.

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Major disruption during DLR strike

As expected the 48 hour strike on the Docklands Light Railway caused massive disruption for passengers with only limited services able to run between Beckton and Poplar and from Canning Town to London City Airport. Trains were only able to … Continue reading

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Snaefell Mountain Railway and Douglas Bay Horse Tramway start another season

Despite doubts expressed whether the Snaefell Mountain Railway would reopen at the start of 2018 the first services to the Summit were operated on Good Friday, 30th March – a day later than planned but it now seems to be … Continue reading

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Blackpool heritage output for Easter announced

The full provisional list of which trams will be operating the enhanced heritage service in Blackpool over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend has now been revealed, with at least six historic trams set to appear over three days. As usual, … Continue reading

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Volks 4 runs again as a new season begins in Brighton

The first of the three Volks Electric Railway vehicles which have undergone restoration in Ross-on-Wye has run once again with 4 undergoing its commissioning runs on Thursday 22nd March – just over a week before the new season began.

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Crich get ready for first big event of 2018

With an early Easter this year the very first major event at Crich for 2018 is nice and early with the popular World War II Home Front event taking place on Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd April.

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A day to forget in Blackpool!

We often write about days to remember for the Blackpool tramway – but Monday 26th March was a day that Blackpool Transport would probably rather forget about! This is because of two separate incidents, which affected both LRT and heritage … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Snaefell Mountain Railway 4

Today we feature an image from the Snaefell Mountain Railway shortly after nationalisation.

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Sheffield 74 returns to service

Having missed the last two seasons at Crich, Sheffield 74 has returned to service following the completion of its full overhaul and repaint in the workshops over the winter. 74 was first used for the year on Wednesday 28th March … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wolverhampton extension works commence

Work is now starting on extending Midland Metro at both ends of the current line with the commencement of road closures and diversions at Wolverhampton to allow the first construction works to take place. Bus services were diverted from Sunday … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Burton & Ashby 14’s first use of 2018

The first Enthusiasts Open Day of 2018 at the Statfold Barn Railway – winner of the British Trams Online Tramway of the Year 2017 lest we forget – on Saturday 24th March saw Burton & Ashby 14 make its first … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Strasbourg 1033

We head into France as we continue to take a look at trams from around the world. This time the location is Strasbourg.

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NET only fares frozen for third year in a row

Nottingham Express Transit have confirmed that all tram only fares will remain at the same levels for a third year in a row. There will be a modest rise in the cost of multi-operator fares as a result of some … Continue reading

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Tram passengers across England continue to be satisfied

It seems that it doesn’t take long for another survey of passenger satisfaction to come along with the latest results of the Transport Focus survey showing a continued high rating on five tramways: Blackpool Tramway, Manchester Metrolink, Midland Metro, Nottingham … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have more photos for you this week as we head to the outskirts of London:

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Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram 13

In this outing for Picture in Time we take a look at the South Yorkshire Supertram operation with a view taken in the early days of the system.

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NET delays after tram/car collision

A tram was involved in a collision with a road vehicle at University Boulevard just as the rush hour was starting to pick up on Friday 23rd March causing delays to the network whilst the incident was cleared. At the … Continue reading

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Strike set to cause major disruption for DLR

A 48 hour strike called by the RMT on the Docklands Light Railway is likely to see no services at all run between 0400 on Wednesday 28th March and 0359 on Friday 30th March. The dispute is between members of … Continue reading

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27 more trams for Metrolink as part on new Congestion Deal

Manchester Metrolink could be set for 27 new trams to help reduce overcrowding on the busiest lines of the network as part of a new “Congestion Deal” announced by Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester. There would also be the … Continue reading

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