Monthly Archives: April 2018

Chance to cover rare track on Nottingham Express Transit

A special charity tram tour on Monday 7th May will give lucky participants the chance to cover some rare track as well as seeing behind the scenes on Nottingham Express Transit. Raising funds for local charity Lucky Stars and the … Continue reading

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Stockport 5 to visit its old home

2018 is shaping up to be a year of surprises in the tramway world – and the latest one is the announcement that Stockport 5 will be returning to Stockport for a single day visit as part of a local … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Flood under Midland Metro

A burst water main in Wednesbury saw new photographic opportunities on Midland Metro with it appearing for a time that trams were running over a river when in fact it just a road with up to 3 metres of water! … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

From archive photos of Crich last week to images taken in April at the same location for this week’s update:

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Boat 604 & Balloon 724

Two trams waiting between duties at Pleasure Beach is the feature of this edition of Picture in Time.

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Rail replacement works to return in Sheffield

After a gap of three years the major rail replacement project on Stagecoach Supertram will resume in May with work continuing through until September. The work will be completed in five stages with all three routes being affected at some … Continue reading

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Tram and car collide on Eccles line

Manchester Metrolink services to Eccles were disrupted for a time on Tuesday 24th April after a tram and car were involved in a collision close to the stop at Weaste during the morning rush hour. Whilst the incident was dealt … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Supertram 111

The IKEA tram is no more in Sheffield with 111 receiving a new vinyl wrap livery for Pretty Little Thing.com – who are apparently a fashion company. The tram ran for the first time in its new pastel pink livery … Continue reading

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway operating loss given as neared to £200k after all

Earlier in the week we reported on the £500,000 loss made by the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway but after further discussions in the local media – along with comments on the news story – it has now been confirmed that … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Heaton Park Tramway in April

With the Festival of Model Tramways taking place at the nearby Greater Manchester Museum of Transport the Heaton Park Tramway operated an enhanced service over the weekend of 21st and 22nd April to cater for extra visitors. In this pictorial … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Leeds 501

We have fascinating view of how trams were moved by road in days gone by as we take another look into the archives in Picture in Time.

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More events confirmed in Blackpool

As if enhanced ‘Gold’ operating weekends nearly every month from Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours weren’t enough to keep fans of the classic Blackpool tram fleet happy, details have just been announced of two additional events happening in the next few … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Attercliffe track replacement work

As well as the Tram-Train overhead work during the period 20th to 22nd April the chance was also taken to replace a short section of track at Attercliffe which saw an extended bus replacement service operate from the city centre … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Overhead damage in Blackpool

As we reported at the weekend Saturday 21st April saw major damage to the overhead between Bispham and Little Bispham following an attempted theft of the wires overnight. With no trams able to run any further north than Bispham for … Continue reading

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Summer Hill Stables purchased by Isle of Man Government

One of many ongoing sagas on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway is now seemingly resolved with the news that the Department of Infrastructure have purchased Summer Hill Stables from Douglas Borough Council and they will now be retained for their … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Key Tram-Train construction milestone reached

A major milestone in the construction work required for Tram-Train services to start later this year was reached over the weekend with overhead wires now in place connecting the current South Yorkshire Supertram system with Network Rail metals at Tinsley … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Krakow 402+403

Poland is the latest stop on our around the world trip as we take a look at a couple of trams running in Krakow.

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Inside…Blackpool Balloon 717

The majority of photos we include on this website feature the exterior of trams but in this article we take a look at the interior of Blackpool Balloon 717, a popular member of the heritage fleet on its home town tramway. … Continue reading

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Horse trams post loss of almost £500k in 2017

Isle of Man Today have this week reported that the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway posted losses of £483,299 in 2017 according to figures released after a Freedom of Information request. The large increase in operating costs for 2017 in comparison … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We head into the archives for this week’s photos:

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