Monthly Archives: June 2018

In Pictures: A busy day in the Crich workshop

The past week has been a good one for fans of large open top trams around the UK. Fresh from the return to service of Blackpool 31 at Beamish Museum, and the announcement of Blackpool’s own ‘Princess Alice’ 706 being … Continue reading

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Long lost tram track presented to Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Society

As so often happens in former tramway towns when work takes place on roads old tram track – buried long ago when the tramway was abandoned in the name of progress – is discovered once again. Another instance of this … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 5

Today we feature one of the very first photos I ever took of a tram back in 1992 – little did I know at the time that this would be the only photo I ever took of an OMO in … Continue reading

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English Light Rail journeys suffer small fall for first time in eight years

Over the past few years the number of passengers has been on the increase almost across the board but this overall increase has come to a halt in the latest figures released which have shown 416,000 fewer journeys were made … Continue reading

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NET 220 receives its new name

Nottingham Express Transit Citadis 220 is now running with its latest name following a special ceremony at Wilkinson Street Depot on Wednesday 27th June. 220 is the tram used each year to celebrate the overall winner at the Nurse and … Continue reading

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Marton 31 returns to service at Beamish

After over two years popular open topper Blackpool Marton 31 has returned to service at Beamish with the tram carrying its first passengers again at the museum on Thursday 28th June 2018. And it’s a very welcome return ahead of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Edinburgh Trams 276

Edinburgh Trams have obviously felt left out by all the adverts revealed on Manchester Metrolink in recent days as they have re-entered the new vinyl adverts game with 276 receiving an advert for The Edinburgh Dungeon. This tram previously advertised … Continue reading

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‘Princess Alice’ 706 restoration appeal launched

One of Blackpool’s best loved trams is undoubtedly the unique open-top Balloon car, ‘Princess Alice’ 706. The tram was always hugely popular whenever it appeared in service since its conversion to open-top condition in 1985, until the end of the … Continue reading

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New Seaton terminus opens to the public

Nine months since the last passengers departed the old Seaton terminus the new look modernised terminus building has opened to the public with all tram services once again running from Seaton to Colyton. The brand new terminus is two metres … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More adverts on Metrolink

The magic number of 10 has been reached of vinyl wrap liveries on Manchester Metrolink following the application of an advert for Capital Radio on 3030. Meanwhile the fourth Vodafone advert has been confirmed as being carried on 3100.

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Around the World in Trams: Vienna 4-103 & 18

Heading into Austria as part of our look at trams from around the world today with a view from Vienna.

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Edinburgh Trams profit up

For a system (or single line if you prefer) which had a very traumatic start in life, Edinburgh Trams seems to be on the up and up with ever increasing passenger numbers, good reliability figures and now higher than expected … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Progress on Wolverhampton City Centre extension

West Midlands Metro will be a much bigger network in the future with work on extending the line at both ends currently underway ahead of further work to build a line from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill. In this pictorial update … Continue reading

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Balloons everywhere at Totally Models

The second annual Totally Models event took place in Blackpool over the weekend of 23rd and 24th June and the Balloon Car was the star of the show – especially on the Sunday of the event – and not only … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram rail replacement works move on

Area 2 of the 2018 rail replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram have now commenced with no trams running between Birley Lane and Halfway until 8th August. The first stage of these works are taking place at Hackenthorpe with the road … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 14

In this instalment of Picture in Time we take a look at Midland Metro with one of the original T69s in service.

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Low key launch for West Midlands Metro

The new era for Midland Metro is here although from the outside there is currently no major change with all trams still running in the Network West Midlands Silver and Magenta livery as carried since the Urbos3 trams entered service. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Adverts galore in Manchester!

At the end of last week we reported on how a new deal would see four tram covered in vinyl wraps for Vodafone on Manchester Metrolink but that isn’t all as a new advert has also been revealed for Heart … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A Bank Holiday at Carlton Colville

We previously featured views of Sheffield 513 operating all the way through to the extremity of the tram line at the East Anglia Transport Museum on Sunday 27th May and in this pictorial we show some more photos from the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 645

Blackpool is again the location for our next instalment of Picture in Time as we go back to the year 2000 for a view of one of the many all over adverts carried on a Centenary Car.

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