Monthly Archives: July 2018

14 goes on a (short) road trip

With preparations continuing for the 125th anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway the most high profile work is on Ratchet Car 14 which will re-enter service during the week long event. Following on from its public debut during the recent … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Light Rail demonstration

We are off to Manchester again for this edition of Picture in Time but instead of featuring one of the trams which have operated on Metrolink we go back a little further to 1987 when a key demonstration took place.

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In Pictures: Tramtastic Day Out at Heaton Park

Last week we brought you news of the highlights of the Tramtastic Day Out at the Heaton Park Tramway where Stockport 5 burst back into life to lead a parade of trams. Although 5 isn’t ready for a return to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Edinburgh Trams 271

With all trams in Edinburgh having had external advertising applied it was only a matter of time before there was a change of advert and that is exactly what has happened on 271 which has now lost its adverts for … Continue reading

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Midland Metro hoardings runner-up in national awards

Hoardings surrounding Midland Metro extension works have been named as runner-up in a national competition. Yes you read that right, we are discussing hoardings! What can we say, its been a slow news week!

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another three Photo Galleries for you this week, including one which gives further coverage of one of our recent news stories about the tracklaying on the latest Metrolink extension:

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Rail replacement works set to take place on Luas

There will be a closure of part of Luas’ Red line on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August to allow for some rail replacement work to take place close to the stop at St James. During this period trams on … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Seaton Tramway 19, Works 01 & 02

Back to Devon for this instalment of Picture in Time as we take a look at the Seaton Tramway with a true original Devon tram the main feature.

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MER disrupted after car collides with tram

There were delays to Manx Electric Railway services – during the Manx Heritage Transport Festival – on Friday 27th July after a car drove into the side of a tram in Onchan. Winter Saloon 22 was heading north at the … Continue reading

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Zonal fare system approved for Metrolink

A new zonal fare system will be introduced on Manchester Metrolink from early 2019 after council leaders have final approval to the plans following the results of a public engagement exercise. There will be some winners and losers in the … Continue reading

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Group tickets launched in Nottingham and West Midlands

With school now out for summer a couple of the UK’s tram systems have launched special group ticket offers to help families make the most of the holiday season. Both Nottingham Express Transit and West Midlands Metro have extended the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: London Tramlink from above

In this pictorial we take a brief look at London Tramlink from above with a couple of images taken at the Centrale stop on Tamworth Road, part of the single line loop through central Croydon on the way to West … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Amsterdam 465

Today we take a look at a historic tram from the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam – 465.

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Track laying starts at Trafford Centre

Another week and another tramway extension has seen the laying of track with the first track now in place at into Trafford Centre as part of the Metrolink extension due to open in 2020. This track laying is in addition … Continue reading

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Special DLR Discovery trains to run this summer

Have you ever travelled on the Docklands Light Railway and wondered about the history of the area? Well if you have now is your chance to fund out more with the DLR Discovery train running every weekend from 4th August … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram 15

As we continue our archival photographic series we are once again in South Yorkshire for a image taken towards the start of operations on Supertram.

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Stockport 5 leads the way!

Heaton Park’s ‘Tramtastic Day Out’ on Sunday 22nd July turned out to be another great event, with a three-car service on the heritage line for the first time this year, and several other members of the fleet posed for photography. … Continue reading

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Increase in punctuality for Metrolink

The last set of performance data for Manchester Metrolink (for the period 27th May to 23rd June) has shown that punctuality has increased on the network with reliability also on the up. True, neither were big increases but it was … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram 119 receives a relivery

With fewer trams currently required for service as a result of the rail replacement works the chance is being taken to give the tram fleet some TLC including 119 which has seen its standard fleet livery reapplied giving a much … Continue reading

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro makes its mark

31 became the very first Urbos 3 to receive the new blue livery vinyls when it entered service during the evening peak on Monday 16th July and was then used in service again the following day. We featured the first … Continue reading

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