Monthly Archives: May 2018

Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 7

We had 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 as we weren’t sure what the tram was but we have … Continue reading

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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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Boat 600 – back where it belongs!

For the first time this year, a Boat car was employed on the Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours service on Saturday 19th May. With 227 still undergoing extensive restoration work and 230 stored awaiting workshop attention, 600 has been flying the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Ex-Towing Railcoach 679

An early 1990s photo features in this edition of Picture in Time as we see Ex-Towing Railcoach 679 in an all over advert.

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Nurse of the Year announced

Nottingham Express Transit Citadis 220 now knows whose name will be applied to it for the next 12 months after the Nottingham Nurse and Midwife of the Year was announced at a ceremony in the city. Luisa Avanzado, a staff … Continue reading

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More funding for Crich for new permanent exhibition

Michael Holroyd Smith is to be recognised at the Crich Tramway Village with a new permanent exhibition set to open following the awarding of a £74,500 grant from the AIM Biffa Award.

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In Pictures: Cambridge Street Tramways 7 making excellent progress

When we last took a look at the cosmetic restoration of Cambridge Street Tramways 7 at the Ipswich Transport Museum just before Christmas a start had been made on painting the tram and now as we head back to East … Continue reading

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Tramlink look for new automatic braking system

Transport for London (TfL) have started the process of tendering for the installation of a new safety system on London Tramink which would automatically apply the brakes should the speed limit be exceeded at high risk locations. Work has been … Continue reading

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