Monthly Archives: May 2018

In Pictures: Progress continues on new look Seaton terminus

The ambitious opening date of Easter may have been and gone but work is continuing on the construction work at Seaton on the all new modern terminus as preparations for the return of services the full length of the line … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

A small and early update for you this week:

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More batteries now being fitted on Midland Metro

The third Urbos3 tram to be fitted with batteries is 36, which is currently having the work completed on site at Wednesbury Depot. Eventually all of the trams will be fitted in preparation for future sections of the network which … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Now you can spot the difference with 111 and 118!

When the adverts for Pretty Little Thing.com were applied to two trams on Stagecoach Supertram it was a case of which one is which with the only difference being the fleet numbers. But for now at least it is easier … Continue reading

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Awards for Midland Metro Alliance

The Midland Metro Alliance have recently one two awards at the prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers West Midlands Awards, including one for the track relaying project along Bilston Road in Wolverhampton.

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway

We have a bit of mystery for today’s Picture in Time as we head to the Manx Electric Railway back in the 1960s for an image of a tram – its just we don’t know which tram it is!

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In Pictures: Latest Tram-Train construction work

Within the next four months or so it is currently planned that the UK’s inaugural Tram-Train service between Sheffield and Rotherham will be up and running (September is set as the much delayed opening date but whether this is met … Continue reading

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Halle 902 moves to Blackpool

On Tuesday 22nd May, Halle 902 made the journey by road from Crich Tramway Village to Blackpool. As reported previously, the tram is to be stored at the Rigby Road depot as part of an arrangement with its owners, who … Continue reading

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New body cameras to aid fight against antisocial behaviour on Metrolink

In recent months the amount of antisocial behaviour across the Manchester Metrolink network seems to have increased with numerous incidents of smashed windows and assaults reported in the local media. To try and combat these problems it has been announced … Continue reading

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Birkenhead museum opening delayed

The planned re-opening of the Wirral Transport Museum at Birkenhead’s Taylor Street has unfortunately had to be delayed. Despite volunteers working countless hours over the past four weeks, it has proved to be impossible to have everything ready for the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Classic Transport Gathering at Crich

Sunday 20th May was another chance to see the trams of Crich running alongside visiting cars as part of the Classic Transport Gathering. A creditable five trams were provided for service on the day and there was also the added … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Yet another C R Smith advert appears in Edinburgh

Just when you thought it was safe to say that is that with C R Smith adverts in Edinburgh then another one turns up! The initial contract signed by the company was for 18 trams to receive location based adverts … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 67

London’s Docklands Light Railway is where we head to today for this instalment of Picture in Time as we take a look at one of the units which has carried an advert over the years.

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Next stage of Supertram rail replacement works set to start

As reported a few weeks ago the latest stage of rail replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram – following on from the last major work some three years ago – are set to begin over the Bank Holiday weekend with Phase … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Halle 902 prepares to leave Crich

Halle 902 has recently been shunted a few times at Crich, ahead of its big move to Blackpool which is expected imminently. As previously announced the tram will be stored at Rigby Road for at least two years to ease … Continue reading

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Poor four weeks for Metrolink

Although the reliability of Manchester Metrolink continues to be on the up the latest figures recently released have shown that punctuality between 1st and 28th April was considerably down from the previous period. There doesn’t seem to be any particular … Continue reading

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Fallen tree causes delays on Tramlink

Passengers wanting to travel on the Beckenham Junction and Elmers End lines of London Tramlink were disappointed on Monday 14th May after a fallen tree between Arena and Harrington Road caused services to be suspended. The first reports of the … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We are back this week with a double helping of Photo Galleries:

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In Pictures: Blackpool 630′s farewell tour

On Saturday 19th May, Blackpool Brush Railcoach 630 operated a special ‘farewell’ tour of the entire Blackpool system, its last such outing before it returns to its active retirement home at Crich Tramway Village. On this gloriously sunny day, 630 … Continue reading

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