Monthly Archives: January 2019

Can you help? Photographic locations on Manchester Metrolink

Regular contributor to British Trams Online, Edward M Koehler is a self confessed British Tram fan, which makes life difficult when it lives across the other side of the Atlantic in America! But later this year Edward will be paying … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sunshine at Beamish

We’ve already had the exciting news from Beamish this week that Manchester 765 is to visit from Heaton Park for most of the first half of the year but before that tram arrives it is up to the resident fleet … Continue reading

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Trams revealed for first Winter Gold of the year in Blackpool

This weekend will see the first Winter Gold operation of 2019 in Blackpool with six trams due to run on each day plus the unusual sight of a snowplough fitted tram as the Shop at North Pier/Tower. As has become … Continue reading

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Back to fleet livery for two more trams on Metrolink

So far in 2019 it has been a case of more trams returning to fleet livery in Manchester than those receiving new vinyl wraps with another two now noted running in standard Yellow and Silver. The two trams are 3007 … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon

We stay in Fleetwood for this week’s offering from the Blackpool Tramway archives as we have another photo of a tram which we can’t quite identify!

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Long serving Tyne and Wear Metro driver retires

Ian Rossiter – one of the very first people to drive on the Tyne and Wear Metro when it opened back in 1980 – has retired after 40 years driving the trains on the transport network. Mr Rossiter, now 60, … Continue reading

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Manchester 765 to Beamish – The Return!

Back in 2011, Manchester 765 spent a very successful month on loan at Beamish, primarily for operation at the Great North Steam Fair of that year, as it made its way back to its usual home tramway at Heaton Park … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Tenerife Tram 13

We stay out in the Canaries for this week’s worldwide tram image for some more winter sun as we view another of the Alstom 302’s which operate the two line tramway in Tenerife.

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In Pictures: Update on Crumpsall works

When trams start to run on the Trafford Park extension in 2020 they will be operating a service through Manchester City Centre to Crumpsall giving additional capacity on the Bury line. To this end a third platform and track will … Continue reading

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New App launched for West Midlands Metro

A new mobile phone app has been launched which should make it even easier than before to travel on the West Midlands Metro and there are also exclusive discounted fares available to purchase only through the app.

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This week on British Trams Online

Another small gallery of photos for you this week:

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Metro passengers wanted for new ITV documentary

As we reported in December a new ITV documentary has been commissioned which will be looking at the workings of the Tyne and Wear Metro as it approaches its 40th anniversary. The producers of the documentary are now looking for … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne & Wear Metro 4038

Staying in the northeast for the second week of our look back at the Tyne and Wear Metro we find snow on the ground as we feature another of the original 1980s trains in action.

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New vehicles for Southend Pier

Many Piers in the UK have had rail borne transport operating along them and there is often a debate as to whether these are railways or tramways but over the years we have tended to cover these on and off … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Balloon 711 on Pleasure Beach loop – what was the occasion?

A bit of a quiz question for you today. In the below image we feature Blackpool Balloon 711 on Pleasure Beach loop – carrying an all over advert for Blackpool Zoo – on 1st July 2007 but what was the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 31 named Cyrille Regis

West Midlands Metro now has a third named tram following the naming of 31 Cyrille Regis MBE at a special ceremony on Friday 18th January. As we reported back in December the tram was to be named after the West … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Newcastle 102 under attention at Crich

Although the main ongoing restoration project at Crich Tramway Village at the moment is London County Council 1, that hasn’t stopped work from being started on a major overhaul for Newcastle 102 which is being funded by members of the … Continue reading

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Delays to Prom reopening after delay in tram works

Originally due to open on Monday 21st January it has been announced that the main Promenade road past Talbot Road in Blackpool will now not open until the end of February with an apparent delay in the tram trackworks the … Continue reading

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Eccles line suspension after overhead problems

Manchester Metrolink services on the Eccles line were suspended for several hours on Thursday 17th January after a problem with the overhead caused a pantograph to smash. The incident happened close to the stop at Broadway around 1230 with the … Continue reading

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As you were on the MER for 2019

The timetable for the Manx Electric Railway – and the Snaefell Mountain Railway and Isle of Man Steam Railway – has been released and it is very much a case of as you were with very limited changes in the … Continue reading

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