Monthly Archives: March 2018

Blackpool Standard 147 ready for return to use

After a two year absence from the Blackpool tramway, Standard car 147 is set to make a very welcome return to the heritage service over the forthcoming Easter Bank Holiday weekend. As it stands, the freshly repainted tram is expected … Continue reading

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Urbos3 26 returns to Wednesbury

Back on 20th and 21st September 2017 Midland Metro’s CAF built Urbos3 26 left Wednesbury Depot for repairs at Wolverton Works following a derailment and now some six months later it is back in town. As with its departure it … Continue reading

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More plans unveiled to improve cycle safety in Edinburgh

A public consultation has been launched by the City of Edinburgh Council as further changes have been proposed to improve cycle safety around the city’s tram network. The first phase of improvements – which included new red surfaced cycle lanes … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Modern Electric Tramways 01

As we head back into the archives we go down to the Sussex coast for an image from Modern Electric Tramways when that was the centre of their operations.

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CityClass tram returns to Blackpool

In a rather unexpected development, the Trampower project’s prototype ‘CityClass’ vehicle, previously known as 611, has returned to Blackpool. The tram was delivered to Rigby Road on Wednesday 21st March, with very few people seemingly aware of its return until … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Preparations underway for a new season at Carlton Colville

The East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville will open again for its new season on Thursday 29th March and in preparation earlier this month there was a small shunt of trams.

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TfGM appeal for information after spate of ticket machine thefts

Transport for Greater Manchester have released CCTV images after a spate of thefts from Metrolink ticket machines. In the period since January thieves have either broken into or attempted to break into six ticket machines on the Eccles, Airport and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New Metrolink adverts

It has been a while since we featured a change in adverts for trams on Manchester Metrolink and although there still aren’t any full new adverts to report on a couple of M5000s have recently seen some changes. The trams … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Kiev AB-1 & 5108

A trip into the Ukraine for this edition of our worldwide tram series.

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In Pictures: Supertram 113 back in service

Following a period of approximately four months off the road Stagecoach Supertram 113 has now returned to service. The tram had a fault with its articulation which required new parts to be specially manufactured. Photos courtesy of Stuart Cooke.

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Disruption for three tramways as another week begins

Monday mornings! Never the most popular time of the week as it is but for passengers on three separate UK tramways it was even worse as services were disrupted for a variety of reasons. London Tramlink, Manchester Metrolink and Nottingham … Continue reading

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Another year starts at Crich

Following hot on the heels of the Manx Electric Railway the latest heritage tramway to start their 2018 season is the Crich Tramway Village with the museum opening for the first time on Saturday 17th March. Unfortunately this will only … Continue reading

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New tram stop for Metrolink…sort of!

A new tram stop has been built for Manchester Metrolink – or should that be Politanlink?! A new set for the popular ITV soap opera Coronation Street includes a tramstop – for the first time in the lengthy history of … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week’s photographic offering comes from South Yorkshire:

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MER welcomes in 2018

There is no surer sign of the approach of Spring than the start of operating seasons at many of the heritage tramways across the British Isles which enjoy a break over winter. The first of the systems on the Isle … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2540

The capital’s only true tram system operates through Croydon and that is exactly where we find ourselves for this edition of Picture in Time.

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In Pictures: Arena rebranding completed

Back in December we reported about the rebranding of the Supertram stop at Arena – this has now been fully completed both at the stop and on board trams. The stop is now known as Arena / Olympic Legacy Park … Continue reading

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New Luas trams withdrawn from service

The new 55 metre long Luas Citadis trams have been withdrawn from service owing to a “system fault”. So far only two of the seven trams have entered passenger service with their use confined to the morning peak to help … Continue reading

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Liverpool tram to honour Sir Ken Dodd?

The Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society have been seeking input on an idea recently put forward that Liverpool 762 be named after the late Sir Ken Dodd. As well as being a comedy legend, Ken Dodd was also a local boy … Continue reading

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Four shortlisted for Edinburgh Trams extension

Although the final go-ahead hasn’t been given yet work is continuing behind the scenes so that if and when the Council does approve the Edinburgh Trams line to Newhaven it is good to go as soon as possible with four … Continue reading

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