Monthly Archives: October 2018

Birkenhead 20 to run in Blackpool – at last!

News on Birkenhead 20 has been in short supply of late, with little being heard about the tram for much of its time spent in Blackpool – where it arrived on loan from the Birkenhead heritage tramway well over a … Continue reading

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Yet more vinyls in Manchester

It really does get difficult to keep up with all the vinyls applied to trams in Manchester with yet another tram now being treated to a new look recently. This time the tram in question is 3058 which has received … Continue reading

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Another vinyl wrap in Blackpool

For the past few years Blackpool’s Flexity2 014 has been letting you know just how you can advertise on a tram and now someone has taken it up on its offer as the tram is now running in a full … Continue reading

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Progress on new South Shields transport interchange

The new £21 million bus and Tyne and Wear Metro interchange at South Shields is progressing with the roof now having been installed. The project to build the new interchange started earlier this year and is Phase Two of the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 707

In this edition of Picture in Time we are back in Blackpool as we take a look at an all over advert from the 1980s as carried on Balloon Car 707.

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In Preview: Starlight Extravaganza at Crich

It is an event which seems to have increased in popularity a lot in recent years, the Starlight Extravaganza at the Crich Tramway Village will return between Monday 29th October and Saturday 3rd November giving visitors the rare chance to … Continue reading

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Performance up again on Metrolink

For the second successive month performance on Manchester Metrolink has increased according to the latest figures released by KeolisAmey Metrolink. Both Punctuality and Reliability were up and in both cases these are the highest figures for this operating year. In … Continue reading

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Woman hit by tram at Kenrick Park

A woman has suffered serious injuries after being hit by a tram at Kenrick Park on West Midlands Metro. She was hit by a tram at approximately 1140 on Thursday 11th October and was taken to Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital by … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Coverage this week comes from Blackpool with photos now added from the Anniversary Spectacular:

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VER car 6 finally enters service

It may have returned to Brighton way back on 14th February but after a period of testing found a number of adjustments were required Volk’s Electric Railway car 6 finally returned to service on Thursday 4th October, bolstering the operating … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Augsburg 415

Today we are back in Germany for the continuation of a series of trams from around the world. The city featured this time around is Augsburg.

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South Shields Metro station closed for five weeks

Continued modernisation works on the Tyne and Wear Metro has seen the station at South Shields closed for five weeks whilst platform 2 at Chichester will be closed for six months from the start of November. A new bus and … Continue reading

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Rare outside appearance for Seaton 7

A tram which has often featured in our archive photo series is the Seaton Tramways no. 7, a tram which has been stored at the back of Riverside Depot for many years but has recently been pushed out into the … Continue reading

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Timetable and fares announced for Tram-Train service

Passengers will be able to travel between Sheffield City Centre and Rotherham in under 30 minutes when the new Tram-Train service launches on Thursday 25th October. Three services an hour will run between 0527 and 2127 each weekday, although as … Continue reading

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Tyne & Wear Metro disruption caused by power failure

Services on the Tyne and Wear Metro were partially suspended on Thursday 11th October after a major power failure. No trains were able to run through South Gosforth and Newcastle City Centre to Heworth or the Airport from just after … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram 21

In this edition of Picture in Time we are in Sheffield as we feature one of the Siemens Duewag trams built for the opening of the Supertram network in the 1990s.

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More replica blinds completed in Blackpool and Heaton Park

Destination blind maestro Peter Watts has once again been in the UK delivering his latest replica blinds for use in Blackpool whilst a visit to Heaton Park Tramway also saw a few more destinations added to the replica blinds already … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sunderland 16 on the move at Beamish

We recently briefly reported on the continued overhaul of Grimsby & Immingham 26 at Beamish whilst also mentioning that work is also taking place on Sunderland 16 with a view to the double decker from the Wear returning to service … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wirral Bus and Tram Show 2018

Bringing an end to a very busy six weeks of tram events the 21st Wirral Bus and Tram Show took place on Sunday 7th October with a four tram service offered alongside all the other sights of buses and other … Continue reading

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North Station extension works to continue over the winter

Blackpool Council have confirmed that the Promenade road at Talbot Square will be closed as soon as the illuminations end at the start of November as work to construct the tramway extension up Talbot Road to North Station continues. The … Continue reading

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