Monthly Archives: October 2018

Now Nottingham suffers as car collides with tram

Coming just a couple of weeks after the launch of a new safety campaign warning motorists and pedestrians of the dangers around trams in Nottingham there was disruption for Nottingham Express Transit on Wednesday 31st October following a collision at … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New Sheffield College adverts for Supertram 110

For the second year in a row Stagecoach Supertram 110 has received branding for Sheffield College publicising their forthcoming open days. Carrying limited window vinyls and above window stickers the tram looks set to carry these adverts until at least … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3036’s new vinyls

The vinyl revolution on Manchester Metrolink is showing no signs of slowing down with the latest tram to receive some being 3036. This is not a full vinyl wrap livery a la many of other all over adverts but has … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 712

Today our archive photo series is back in Blackpool once again for a late 1970s view of the last of the open top Balloon Cars – no. 712.

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Final decision on Edinburgh Trams extension delayed until early 2019

A final decision on whether to press ahead with plans to extend Edinburgh Trams from the current city centre terminus of York Place to Newhaven via Leith Walk will not be made until early 2019 to allow full evaluations of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Open trams in Blackpool

It may be late October but it has also suddenly become a time for open trams in Blackpool with the recent entry into service of Birkenhead 20 (special priced tours only) and return to service of Boat 227. With the … Continue reading

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TMS to celebrate 60th anniversary of Crich in 2019

The 2018 operating season may still have one more week at Crich but that doesn’t mean that we can’t look forward to next year with the first special event dates now released. One of the highlights looks set to be … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway marks end of an era

Sunday 21st October is a date which will go down in the history of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway as one of those key dates as it was the very last chance that the service would run on double track … Continue reading

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British Trams Online announce Blackpool tram tour for 7th November

Further to previous reports, we are delighted to announce that British Trams Online will be hosting a very special tram tour in Blackpool on Wednesday 7th November. This will primarily be to showcase Birkenhead 20 – a tram we have … Continue reading

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Tram-Train service launches before collision leads to temporary suspension

When a much delayed and over budget project finally launches you hope for a smooth start to show everyone that it has been worth waiting for – unfortunately for the UK’s Tram-Train pilot between Sheffield and Rotherham that isn’t what … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: San Francisco 1006

Continuing our world tour today as we head over the Atlantic to the far side on the United States of America and San Francisco.

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Boat 227 named ‘Charlie Cairoli’

Blackpool Boat car 227 was re-launched into service on the morning of Thursday 25th October, following completion of extensive overhaul and conservation work. The tram has been named ‘Charlie Cairoli’, honouring the legendary star of the world famous Blackpool Tower … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Nottingham Express Transit August 2018

A small pictorial article looking at some of the trams in action on Nottingham Express Transit during August. Starting off around Old Market Square we not only view the trams but also take a look at the NET shop before … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Nottingham Corporation Tramways 45

For a system which closed for the last time in 1936 there are a number of Nottingham Corporation Tramways tram bodies which have remained intact in various states. As well as several parts of trams from this network being in … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Dublin Luas 3025

Heading over to Ireland for Picture in Time today as we feature an image from over 10 years ago on the Luas network.

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Birkenhead 20 debuts in Blackpool – with more outings to follow!

At long last, and following workshop attention including the fitting of a new set of tyres to its wheels, Birkenhead 20 carried passengers at Blackpool for the first time on Thursday 18th October. This outing was a tour for its … Continue reading

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Half a million passengers use Metro for summer events

The popularity of the Tyne and Wear Metro with passengers to get around the local area during special events has once again be shown with half a million extra journeys estimated to have been taken over the summer. Events including … Continue reading

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In Pictures: East Anglia Transport Museum in July

In this pictorial article we take a visit to the East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville for some views of the trams in service on Sunday 8th July, which was the second day of the Electric Dreams event. On … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 634

Today’s delve into the archives heads into the mid 1980s for another photo from Blackpool showing one of the many colourful all over adverts carried on the trams.

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In Pictures: All change at Grand Central

As previously featured on these pages, up until next summer, all trams at Grand Central will be arriving at departing at platform 1 to allow for the continuation of construction work of the extension of West Midlands Metro which will … Continue reading

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