Monthly Archives: July 2018

In Pictures: More on Tram-Train daylight testing

As we reported earlier in the week Tram-Train daylight testing has now got underway along the Network Rail line to Rotherham as preparations step up a pace for the start of the pilot service sometime later this year. 399 202 … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another couple of Photo Galleries for you to take a look at this week:

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Sold Douglas Horse Tram on the move

One of the trams sold by Douglas Borough Council at the time of the transfer of ownership of the horse tramway looks set to start a new life off the Isle of Man with pictures recently coming to light of … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Brussels 9062

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Scotland’s first – and still only – heritage tramway at Summerlee and in this instalment of Picture in Time we go back to beginning to see what the operation was like in those early … Continue reading

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In Preview: Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary

Six weeks today will see the start of a packed week of events on the Isle of Man to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway. With events on each day between Saturday 1st and Saturday 8th September … Continue reading

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Progress made on horse tram restoration at Beamish

A fairly low profile tram restoration which has been ongoing for a number of years at Beamish is that of the horse tram – a combination of Newcastle & Gosforth 49 and Leamington & Warwick 8. Work has been continuing … Continue reading

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Blackpool to take advantage of events

Two interesting developments to report of in Blackpool – the first of which is on Sunday! To take advantage of the expected high visitor numbers Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours will be operating four trams on Sunday 22nd July whilst a … Continue reading

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Now Metrolink drivers balloted over possible strike action

Services on Manchester Metrolink could be set for major disruption with the news that drivers are currently being balloted over potential strike action in a dispute over pay. Despite the fact that talks are still ongoing between KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Latest Wolverhampton extension trackwork

Since we reported on the laying of the first track on Piper’s Row as part of the Wolverhampton City Centre extension further progress has been made with more track now in place. As we have mentioned previously the work on … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram rail replacement works continue

The latest phase of rail replacement works on the Stagecoach Supertram network are currently on Birley Lane with the worksite being just below Birley Lane tramstop. This area – the second area of give to be treated in 2018 – … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Grenoble 2046 & 2052

As we continue a look at trams from outside of the UK we go to the French city of Grenoble for a view of two trams in service.

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In Pictures: Overhead issue on Metrolink

It’s spreading! Manchester Metrolink has now suffered from an overhead problem with issues with the overhead at St Peter’s Square on the 2CC lines. The problem was first reported around 0700 with repairs completed to allow a normal service to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bluebird meets with its bogies

London County Council 1 – or Bluebird if you prefer – has been reunited with its bogies temporarily as the major restoration of the tram continues at Crich. The temporary fitting of the bogies saw the tram moved out of … Continue reading

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In Preview: Tramtastic Day Out at Heaton Park Tramway

Sunday 22nd July will be a Tramtastic Day Out if you happen to go to the Heaton Park Tramway with Blackpool Brush 623 due to return to service following its return from a year long loan spell in Blackpool. But … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Daylight testing starts to Rotherham

Ever so slightly we are edging towards the start of the pilot Tram-Train service in the UK which will run between Sheffield and Rotherham. The latest milestone (how many times have we used that word recently!) in the project has … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Its bye-bye to Blackpool for 623

Blackpool Brush Railcoach 623‘s period of operation back on its original home tramway has now come to an end, and after a year-long loan, the tram was transported back to Manchester on Monday 16th July. However, before it left it … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink

Today Picture in Time is heading to South London for an image from a tram on test on Tramlink.

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In Pictures: Lowestoft Trams at East Anglia Transport Museum

The East Anglia Transport Museum is the home to two local trams, both from Lowestoft. The more famous of the two is open topper 14 which continues to be restored in the depot whilst the second is in use as … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blue is the colour as West Midlands Metro new livery unveiled

Some three weeks after Midland Metro became West Midlands Metro the new livery has been unveiled and it would be fair to say its very blue! Battery fitted 31 is the tram which has received the vinyls first off with … Continue reading

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Man suffers serious injuries after becoming trapped under tram

A man suffered life threatening injuries after becoming trapped under a tram in Oldham Town Centre in the early hours of Saturday 7th July. The incident happened close to the tramstop at Oldham Central at approximately 0020 with no details … Continue reading

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