Monthly Archives: March 2019

Around the World in Trams: Palermo 08

Still in Palermo for this week’s photos from outside of the British Isles as we again feature a couple of images of Flexity Outlook 08.

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Chance to join new Metro Matters forum

Do you travel regularly on the West Midlands Metro? Well if you do now is the chance to have your say on the future of the service with a new “Metro Matters” forum being created to provide tram users with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Change of pairing for unrefurbished Metro Cars

As we mentioned a few weeks ago of the Metro Cars currently in service on the Tyne and Wear Metro there are four which weren’t refurbished and as such can only interwork between themselves. Last time we saw them the … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

There are a couple of new Photo Galleries online for you now:

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Progress continues to made on Trafford Park line

It may not be 2020 until trams are due to run on the line but excellent progress continues to be made with construction of Manchester Metrolink’s Trafford Park line, enough progress for another press event to take place showing how … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram 12 & 03

A pair of Siemens-Duewag trams feature in today’s edition of Picture in Time as we stay in Sheffield.

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NET goes green with new energy contract

All power on Nottingham Express Transit will be “green electricity” following the award of a new multi million contract to Robin Hood Energy. The new deal will start from 1st April and replaces the current deal which is said to … Continue reading

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Meet the Trammers events back for 2019

The popular Meet the Trammers event will be back again for the 2019 season allowing participants to see behind the scenes at the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway’s Summer Hill Stables. Not only does this give the chance to meet some … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Back to fleet livery for 3072

It would appear that Manchester Metrolink 3072 has had a successful job search as the tram is now back in fleet livery following the removal of its advertising vinyls for Total Jobs. Also previously unreported on these pages is the … Continue reading

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First track in place in Douglas

With the first horse tram services for 2019 due to run next month a major milestone has been reached in the Prom redevelopment work – the laying of the first new tracks. The first rails have been put down in … Continue reading

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Tramlink disruption after collision with car

Monday 25th March saw disruption to London Tramlink services with a suspension of the service between East Croydon and Sandilands after a car and a tram collided on Addiscombe Road. The collision occurred at around 0915 and although no injuries … Continue reading

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Another Metro tram to be named

It has been announced that another Urbos 3 is to be named although it is unlikely to elicit as much excitement with the public as the last one! Roger Lawrence, current leader of Wolverhampton City Council and portfolio holder for … Continue reading

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Details announced for first stage of 2019 Supertram rail replacement works

Passengers who usually travel on the Blue and Yellow routes of Stagecoach Supertram beyond Hillsborough better get used to service disruption as the start of a long period of rail replacement works gets underway on Friday 19th April with the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Great Orme Tramway 6

Staying in North Wales for this week’s archive image as we had back to the 1990s again.

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Power failure causes more problems for West Midlands Metro

Coming just a couple of weeks since damage to the overhead wires caused major disruption to West Midlands Metro services, there has been further problems with a power failure meaning no trams were able to run into Birmingham City Centre … Continue reading

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Blackpool Balloon 704 restoration project announced

Fresh from the news about the delivery of a supply of steel for two new Balloon car underframes at Blackpool’s Rigby Road workshops, it has now been confirmed which trams will be the beneficiaries of these materials. As expected, one … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams win for third year at Chamber of Commerce Awards

Edinburgh Trams have been celebrating another award having been given the High Business Growth accolade at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards – the third year that they have been recognised at these awards.

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New Balloon car underframes under construction

An exciting development at Blackpool is the recent delivery of a large quantity of steel to the Rigby Road workshops, which has been supplied to use in the construction of not one, but two new Balloon car underframes. In addition, … Continue reading

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Limited Tramlink service confirmed for 28th March

Transport for London have confirmed that a limited service will operate on London Tramlink during the planned strike on Thursday 28th March. This service will mainly consist of trams running between Wimbledon and East Croydon although the very first two … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 11, Glasgow 1297 & Coronation 660

Today as we continue our Picture in Time series we have a photo that really makes you want to find a time machine and travel back in time to experience what is going in person!

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