Monthly Archives: September 2018

In Preview: Blackpool Anniversary Spectacular

Just like London buses – or is that like Blackpool trams in days gone by?! – another tram special event is upon us with the annual Anniversary Spectacular due to take place on the Blackpool Tramway on Saturday 22nd and … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Jubilee 762

We are back in the early 1990s for our latest trip into the past with Blackpool Jubilee 762 the tram featured today.

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In Pictures: Blackpool Boat 606 in Maryland

It seems the best place to go if you want a ride on a Blackpool Boat car at the moment is the United States of America as following swiftly on from the use of 228 and 233 in San Francisco, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Cherry Picker causes issues at Market Street

A cherry picker was carrying out maintenance work at the Debenham’s store in Manchester’s Market Street when it caused the pavement to partially collapse causing the footpath adjacent to the Metrolink line to be blocked on Monday 10th September. This … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

After a break due to tram events we are back with more photos with this week’s offering coming from Crich’s Simply Trams event:

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Preparatory works to start on Douglas Promenade

It has been due to happen for what seems like a long time but finally the reconstruction of Douglas Promenade is set to get underway with the first preparatory works scheduled to commence on Monday 17th September. Of course, the … Continue reading

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Tram and bus collide in Edinburgh

There have been more delays for tram services in Edinburgh, this time after a bus and tram were involved in a collision at Shandwick Place. The collision took place during the morning rush hour of Friday 14th September with local … Continue reading

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Collision in Laxey

A van and tram collided on the Manx Electric Railway on the road crossing immediately to the north of Laxey Station leaving the two occupants of the van injured. The collision happened at approximately 1220 with the Department of Infrastructure … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 710

Today Picture in Time goes back over 30 years to a time when Blackpool Balloon 710 was on loan at Crich as part of the tram swaps for the Centenary of tramway which saw a number of cars from the … Continue reading

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RAIB release reports into two door trap incidents

Two recent incidents of passengers and objects become stuck in tram doors have led the RAIB to release two separate reports over the past few days – one in Nottingham a full blown report whilst the other, in Manchester, leading … Continue reading

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In Pictures: MediaCityUK service extended to Ashton as part of trial

Always looking to improve the service, Manchester Metrolink have recently extended the MediaCityUK to Etihad Campus service through to Ashton-under-Lyne to as part of a trial to give a six minute headway between Harbour City and Ashton. Two such trial … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Last stage of Supertram rail replacement works underway

The final stage of 2018’s rail replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram are now underway with the work now moving on to Eckington Way which is affecting trams on the Blue route – including the very rare use of the crossover … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Edinburgh Trams 271

One of the shortest adverts yet to be seen on Edinburgh Trams has come to an end with 271 losing its ad for Tiso. But the tram hasn’t had to wait for long in standard fleet livery as it has … Continue reading

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San Francisco Boats in action

Question, where is the only place so far in 2018 to have seen two Blackpool Boat Cars run on the same day? Answer, San Francisco! The two Boat Cars resident in San Francisco – 228 and 233 – were both … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 12

The West Midlands is the location for the latest edition of Picture in Time as we head back to 2004 for an image taken on Midland Metro.

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Man dies after being struck by tram at Saughton

A man has died after he was hit by a tram at Saughton on Edinburgh Trams. The tragic incident happened at around 1215 on Tuesday 11th September and led to tram services being suspended for several hours.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 709 & 719

Picture in Time continues today and in this instalment we are in Blackpool for a view of a couple of Balloons at Bispham.

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In Pictures: Blackpool Heritage service

We usually only feature the Blackpool heritage trams when there is a gold timetable in operation but in this pictorial we take a look at a standard daily heritage service with two trams in service. On 10th August the two … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Seaton Tramway during August

This small pictorial article takes a look at a few of the sights of the Seaton Tramway during August. With the new terminus at Seaton now officially opened it is quickly becoming a familiar sight for visitors with the four … Continue reading

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Final stage of 2018 rail replacement in Sheffield to start

Area 5 of the rail replacement project on Stagecoach Supertram for 2018 will get underway on Monday 10th September and last for 12 days until Friday 21st September. This time the affected section will be between Donetsk Way and Halfway … Continue reading

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