Monthly Archives: February 2019

New destination blinds for Manchester 765

When looking at the photos of Manchester 765 returning to action at Beamish following its move on loan from Heaton Park you probably can’t help but notice the lack of destination boxes and blinds. Well, there is a very good … Continue reading

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Trams to Newhaven project to be approved?

It is now just two weeks until the final decision is made on whether Edinburgh Trams is extended to Newhaven via Leith Walk with the full council due to vote on the issue on Thursday 14th March. The past few … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Seaton 16

One of three trams at the Seaton Tramway which started off life as a “full size” tram (in this case 3’6” gauge) is no. 16. A former Bournemouth Corporation vehicle this is the tram that features in today’s Picture in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rare moves around the Exhibition Hall at Crich

On 24th February, a number of trams and other objects were moved around at Crich Tramway Village as part of the project to install new displays in the Great Exhibition Hall. The creation of a new exhibition on the life … Continue reading

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Damaged sections of Citylink Tram-Trains head back to Spain

The two sections of the Stagecoach Supertram Tram-Trains which were damaged in collisions within five weeks of each in October and November 2018 have departed Nunnery Square Depot for repairs back in Spain. The damaged parts of 399 202 and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from the Blackpool North extension

Work is continuing on the parts of the Blackpool North Railway Station extension of the tramway up Talbot Road that it is possible to tackle as these latest photos from Peter Dockerty show. The worksite adjacent to the railway station … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Urbos 3s 26 and 34 stored at the depot

In recent months we have reported in passing about the fate of West Midlands Metro 26 following its return from Wolverton where it had been for repairs after suffering a derailment at the depot. The tram was returned to Wednesbury … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Coronation 662

There is no doubt that one of the most popular classes of trams with enthusiasts in Blackpool is the Coronation Cars and we feature a long-gone member of that class today in our regular look back into the archives.

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3072’s Total Jobs advert

We first reported back in mid-January that Manchester Metrolink 3072 had received a new vinyl wrap advert for Total Jobs but hadn’t actually illustrated the new look – until now that is! The advert has a different design on each … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours in action

As we have reported in the past 2019 is set to be the biggest year yet for Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours with the largest number of operating days yet – including every weekend throughout the year plus on various weekdays. … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Budapest 4140

From some of the newest trams in Budapest last week to some of the oldest as we feature an image of a Tatra (or more precise three Tatras)!

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In Pictures: A busy February Half Term at Beamish

The first school holidays of the year have arrived (for most of the country anyway, with some having enjoyed their week break seven days previously) and with family’s looking for something to do, Beamish has had another busy few days … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Latest updates from Birmingham Westside extension

Earlier in February the very first tracks were laid as part of the Birmingham Westside extension which will run from Grand Central to Edgbaston eventually, with the first section to Centenary Square due to be operational by the end of … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We head to Croydon for a selection of photos from Tramlink this week:

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In Pictures: Overhead poles start to be installed in Blackpool

Despite the fact that it will be some time before trams will be using the extension of the Blackpool Tramway up Talbot Road to Blackpool North Railway Station work is still pressing ahead with the parts of the project which … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2552

Moving forward a bit this week with an image from Croydon dated shortly before the start of public services.

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In Pictures: Double Just Eat helpings on West Midlands Metro

As expected West Midlands Metro is now home to two trams carrying adverts for Just Eat with 18 returning to action carrying identical vinyls to those already seen on 21. The tram becomes the third tram on the system to … Continue reading

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Final Business Case for Edinburgh Trams extension published

With decision day for the Trams to Newhaven project in Edinburgh continuing to approach the Final Business Case (FBC) has now been published into the public domain confirming that a budget of £207.3m would be allotted to constructing the extension. … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink off the air waves with adverts removed

Two more trams on Manchester Metrolink have returned to fleet livery with the two remaining radio station vinyls being removed in recent weeks. Both 3030 – formerly advertising Capital Radio – and 3043 – ex-Heart FM – have seen their … Continue reading

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Full details announced for Box 40 farewell tour

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have now announced the full plan for Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40’s Farewell Tour which takes place on Saturday 2nd March. As we have reported frequently over the past few weeks, 40’s loan spell in Blackpool … Continue reading

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