Monthly Archives: February 2019

Call made to divert Edinburgh Trams extension cash to public services

As we move ever closer to decision day for the Trams to Newhaven project the latest headlines on the tram extension plan comes from the Conservatives on the City of Edinburgh Council who have urged the “vanity project” to be … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manchester 765 enters service at Beamish

Just over two weeks after arriving at Beamish for its almost half year loan, Manchester 765 has entered service at the museum transporting visitors around the museum during the February Half Term school holidays. After work in the Beamish workshops … Continue reading

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Tram allocations for latest Blackpool Gold weekend revealed

Anyone up for some Boating in February? Well if you are then Blackpool is the place to be this weekend (Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February) with two examples due to run during the weekend which will also see the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Seaton 12

Heading back into the archives today we are in Devon for a look at probably the most rebuilt tram of the Seaton Tramway fleet – no. 12.

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro 17 returns to service

Another tram fitted with batteries has returned to service on West Midlands Metro with the very first of the Urbos 3 trams, 17, carrying fare paying passengers for the first time in this condition during the evening peak of Wednesday … Continue reading

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Woman hit by tram at Oldham Mumps

A woman, confirmed to be in her 20s by Greater Manchester Police, was injured after being hit by a tram on the approach to Oldham Mumps. The incident happened shortly before 0815 on Wednesday 20th February with the woman suffering … Continue reading

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro 21 receives adverts for Just Eat

It would seem that West Midlands Metro have well and truly got in the act of advertising liveries as less than a fortnight since the first tram was unveiled in a special livery another has been noted carrying vinyls. The … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The old and new now meet at Talbot Square

The extension of the Blackpool Tramway to Blackpool North Railway Station is now fully connected to the existing Promenade tramway with the last of tracks on the triangular junction now fully welded into place. The progress on this lower section … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 630

A very long-term advert is the feature of Picture in Time today as we take a look at the first of two designs for Karting 2000 on Blackpool Brush 630.

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Metrolink T68 used in training exercise

If you cast your minds back a few years you may remember that when the T68 and T68As were disposed of by Manchester Metrolink one such vehicle was acquired by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service for use in … Continue reading

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Countdown to decision day for Edinburgh Trams continues

Thursday 14th March 2019 will be a significant day for the future of Edinburgh Trams. It will be on that day that councillors from the City of Edinburgh Council meet to decide on whether to press ahead with plans to … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Budapest 2035

Today we feature one of the more modern trams to be found in Budapest – a Siemens Combino, numbered 2035.

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Chance to Sponsor a Trammer

A new initiative for 2019 on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway is the chance to sponsor a Trammer – for just £12! The Trammers are the horses who work hard throughout the season hauling the trams along Douglas Promenade and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams moves the 6 Nations crowds

One of the big advantages of a tramway/light railway is its ability to move large crowds in a short space of time. With Edinburgh often seeing big events – not only at Hogmanay and during the Edinburgh Festival but also … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Added this week are some construction images from Manchester Metrolink:

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Another busy winter at Derby Castle Works

Each winter the Manx Electric Railway may close to the public but that doesn’t mean everyone takes a break until the following spring – far from it! Once again this winter Derby Castle Sheds have been a hive of activity … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2545

The southernmost modern tram system in the UK is that which serves South London, now known as London Tramlink when it first start services it was more location specific as Croydon Tramlink. Over the next few weeks we will be … Continue reading

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Manchester 765 on test at Beamish

Following on from its recent move across from Heaton Park Tramway to Beamish, Friday 15th February saw an important step towards the tram entering service in the north east with Manchester 765 being tested around the museum circuit.

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Car hit by tram on Airport line road crossing

Manchester Metrolink services to the Airport were disrupted for approximately an hour on Tuesday 12th February after a car “strayed onto the tracks” and was hit by a tram close to the stop at Northern Moor. No injuries were reported.

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Box 40’s long farewell to Blackpool

As has been widely publicised Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 is to leave Blackpool after almost 23 years (save for a short period back at Crich in 2014) at some point in March but before it goes it will see … Continue reading

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