Monthly Archives: November 2018

Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2546

Croydon is the location for today’s instalment of Picture in Time as we take a look at one of the early advert liveries on CR4000 2546.

Posted in London Tramlink, Picture in Time | Comments Off

A new arrival at Crich

Its been a busy few days for Crich as following hot on the heels of yesterdays news about the formal acquisition of the Barnsley & District bus comes the arrival of a new tram on site. However, this tram will … Continue reading

Posted in Crich Tramway Village | 1 Comment

Trams revealed for Blackpool’s last Gold service of 2018

It may be only be around a month until Christmas but that doesn’t mean its time for Blackpool’s heritage trams to take a break just yet as the final Gold weekend of 2018 takes place on 24th and 25th November … Continue reading

Posted in Blackpool Tramway | Comments Off

1913 bus secured for Crich collection

The 1913 Leyland “Combination Car” motorbus which operated in Barnsley will now become part of the Crich Tramway Village collection after the conclusion of a successful fundraising campaign. The bus is of a key historic significance and shows the bridge … Continue reading

Posted in Crich Tramway Village | 11 Comments

Picture in Time: Graz 225 & Brussels 9062

Today we are back at Summerlee for the conclusion of a look back to the early days of the tramway to mark 30 years of operations. We look at two trams in this article, both of which are no longer … Continue reading

Posted in Picture in Time, Summerlee Museum Tramway | Comments Off

Metrolink stops receive Safer Tram Stop Award

Ten stops across the Manchester Metrolink have been recognised by a special industry standard award over the safety and security of the stops. The Safer Tram Stop Award aims to prevent crime and the fear of crime and provide guidance … Continue reading

Posted in Manchester Metrolink | Comments Off

Fleet livery returns for a couple M5000s

Whilst on systems such as Blackpool and Nottingham advert liveries are applied and then remain in place for several years (even after the expiry of their contracts!) the situation on Manchester Metrolink is very different with short-term vinyl wraps not … Continue reading

Posted in Manchester Metrolink | Comments Off

This week on British Trams Online

There are another couple of Photo Galleries now added to the website, with the theme of systems which can easily be reduced to three letter acronyms!

Posted in Docklands Light Railway, Nottingham Express Transit, Site News | Comments Off

Tyne & Wear Metro promotes itself as cycle friendly

The Tyne & Wear Metro has just extended the areas of the system you can take a bike on board the trains off peak as they continue to promote themselves as a cycle friendly system. Bikes can now be taken … Continue reading

Posted in Tyne and Wear Metro | Comments Off

Around the World in Trams: Kagoshima 602

Today we feature a photo from Japan as we continue our look at trams from outside of the British Isles.

Posted in Around the World in Trams | Comments Off

More heritage trams in Blackpool for 2019

If you enjoy a ride on a heritage tram in Blackpool then you can start planning your trips for 2019 with the operating dates now announced – and Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours will be running more than ever so there … Continue reading

Posted in Blackpool Tramway | Comments Off

Ashton line service frequency set to increase

Passengers travelling between Etihad Campus and Ashton-under-Lyne are set to enjoy an improved service frequency in early 2019 with the extension of the MediaCityUK to Etihad Campus service being made permanent following trials earlier this year. This will see trams … Continue reading

Posted in Manchester Metrolink | Comments Off

In Pictures: Upper Douglas Tramway flywheel

A few weeks ago we reported on the plan to display a surviving flywheel from the Upper Douglas Tramway in the Bottleneck car park and this has now been put into place, including information panels on the significance of the … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off

New monsters on the way at Metrolink

The popular Metrolink Monsters marketing and social media campaign is be relaunched including some new “monsters” ahead of a warning that passengers displaying nuisance behaviour on the trams could be hit with fines of up to £1000. The previous campaign … Continue reading

Posted in Manchester Metrolink | Comments Off

Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 66+41

In this instalment of Picture in Time we are off to London’s Docklands once again as we take a look at another all over advert carried on the trains of the DLR over the years.

Posted in Docklands Light Railway, Picture in Time | Comments Off

In Pictures: Metrolink advert update

We’ve reported on all of the following livery changes for various Manchester Metrolink M5000s previously but haven’t necessary featured images of them and so to remedy that below we feature photos of 3052, 3058, 3085 and 3103 (if only to … Continue reading

Posted in Manchester Metrolink | Comments Off

Relive the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway

At the start of September this year the Manx Electric Railway celebrated its 125th anniversary with a week long special event held including the return of Ratchet Car 14, special tram tours and a Cavalcade. The event may start to … Continue reading

Posted in Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Manx Electric Railway | Comments Off

In Pictures: Christmas arrives in Manchester

Manchester Metrolink are getting ready for Christmas with the decorations being put on a few trams with Noel the Elf back as part of Transport for Greater Manchester’s bid to encourage travellers to use public transport this festive season. Using … Continue reading

Posted in Manchester Metrolink | Comments Off

Picture in Time: Great Orme Tramway 4

We are heading back 25 years in today’s archive image with Llandudno’s Great Orme Tramway the subject.

Posted in Great Orme Tramway, Picture in Time | Comments Off

Brierley Hill Metro extension progresses

The currently unfunded West Midlands Metro extension between Wednesbury and Brierley Hill continues to progress with the next stage of the project now underway. This is seeing utility investigation works take place along the proposed route which will help to … Continue reading

Posted in West Midlands Metro | Comments Off