Monthly Archives: April 2019

In Pictures: Sheffield 264 returns to service at Beamish

After a short period of testing and commissioning Sheffield 264 has returned to service at Beamish – bringing the number of available trams to a very respectable seven; a major change to 2018 when at times it was a struggle … Continue reading

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Overhead line down causing major Metro problems

There has been major disruption on the Tyne and Wear Metro since Monday 29th April as a result of the overhead being brought down by trains in two different areas on the Coast line. The severity of the damage has … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 625

In this week’s Blackpool edition of Picture in Time we head back over 25 years ago to the early 1990s for a view of one of the Brush Railcoaches in Fleetwood.

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In Pictures: Points installed at Crumpsall

Over the Easter weekend there was a closure of the Bury line which, along with other work which prevented trams from running onto the Rochdale line for a couple of days, saw the new pointwork installed at Crumpsall ahead of … Continue reading

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Award wins for Midland Metro Alliance

Its another week and another awards ceremony with the Midland Metro Alliance celebrating a double win at the 2019 West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards. The wins came in the Integration and Collaborative Working and the People Development categories at the … Continue reading

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Man hit by tram at Prestwich

A man has suffered injuries described as not life threatening after he was hit by a tram on the Prestwich line of Manchester Metrolink on Wednesday 24th April. The incident happened at around 1715 with services from Bury to Queens … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Giardinetti Railway 832

Rome is again the location as we feature another image from the Giardinetti Railway.

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Next Tramlink strike to see same service as last time

The second 24 hour strike called in a dispute over pay on London Tramlink will take place on Wednesday 1st May, unless any last minute talks cause a rethink. Conservative members of the London Assembly have called upon Sadiq Khan, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Works Cars in the depot at Crich

We recently featured photos of Sheffield trams in the depot at Crich which raised the question – just where was Glasgow 1282? Well as this latest image from the home of the National Tramway Museum shows it hasn’t run away … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have photos from the Docklands Light Railway as part of this week’s main site update:

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In Pictures: Supertram trackwork moves along Middlewood Road

Following on from the Supertram rail replacement work over the Easter weekend at the junction of the Blue and Yellow routes at Hillsborough the worksite has moved along Middlewood Road with the current concentration on the inbound track from Dykes … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1002

A change of location for the next few week’s modern tram Picture in Time series as we head across the Pennines from Sheffield to Manchester.

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In Pictures: Back to fleet livery for 272

Signs of the end of the major C R Smith advertising contract on Edinburgh Trams are continuing with 272 the latest tram to lose its vinyls in favour of a return to standard fleet livery (is it standard when it’s … Continue reading

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In Preview: Beer and Bands combine at Crich

The May Day Bank Holiday will once again see the Beer and Bands event at the Crich Tramway Village with a number of bands confirmed to appear over the two days of the event – Sunday 5th and Monday 6th … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Seaton Tramway over Easter

The Seaton Tramway is once again open with services now every day until 3rd November in the year that the tramway will celebrates its 49th anniversary of running in Devon. Following on from last winter when a lot of attention … Continue reading

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Metro rail replacement work nears completion

Work to replace 1.6km of track on the Tyne and Wear Metro in Gateshead is nearing completion following two weekend closures. One further weekend closure will be required to complete the work which is part of a £8 million project … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield 264 starts testing at Beamish

It looks as if Beamish will soon be able to turn to seven trams to form the service with Sheffield 264 now under test as it nears completion of its winter works attention. This is a far cry from the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Snaefell Mountain Railway during Rush Hour on the Railways

So we don’t exclude the third tramway on the Isle of Man in this article we feature images from the Snaefell Mountain Railway showing the current sights of this line. As we have reported previously the operational trams have now … Continue reading

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Plans for further NET expansion including to Derby

Nottingham and Derby City Councils have submitted outline plans to the government looking at a major expansion of Nottingham Express Transit which could include the two cities being linked along with East Midlands Airport. The Department for Transport have shortlisted … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 20

1979 remains the year as we again visit the Isle of Man for another image from the past. This time around it is a Winter Saloon which comes across the camera.

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