Monthly Archives: April 2019

Police seek witnesses to tram conductor attack in Nottingham

Nottinghamshire Police are wanting to talk to a boy in connection with an assault on a tram conductor on 9th March. News of the assault has only just been released by the Police with a picture of the youth released … Continue reading

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Volk’s Electric Railway late running dates announced

With the Volk’s Electric Railway back running for another season dates have now been announced for the popular Late Running evenings operated by members of the Volk’s Electric Railway Association. There will be seven evenings with extra trains running after … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Great North Steam Fair kicks off

Thursday 11th April saw the first day of Beamish’s Great North Steam Fair. With plenty of vintage vehicles in action the day also saw a four tram service in operation – Blackpool & Fleetwood 40 and Manchester 765 were in … Continue reading

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More dates set for Tramlink strikes

A further three 24 hour strikes have been called by ASLEF over the continuing dispute over pay on London Tramlink. The latest dates announced are due to be on 1st, 9th and 23rd May and follow on from a previous … Continue reading

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Man in critical condition after being hit by tram in Manchester

A 77 year old man – named locally as Ray Boddington a well known busker and member of the Piccadilly Rats – is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a tram in Manchester City Centre. He … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 55

For the next few weeks our Traditional Tram Picture in Time series will be on the Isle of Man with photos taken during 1979 including some which have been withdrawn from service from a long-time.

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Tram-Train service suspended after fault grounds Citylink fleet

The Tram-Train pilot service between Cathedral and Rotherham Parkgate for several hours on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th April after the discovery of a fault on one of the Citylink vehicles which meant it was necessary to undertake checks by … Continue reading

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New vicar goes for a tram ride

The Parish of Crich and South Wingfield – which covers the area around the Crich Tramway Village – has a new vicar and to celebrate the fact he went for a tram ride and had his reception at the museum … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Beamish getting ready for Great North Steam Fair

The school Easter Holidays are upon us and it is very nearly time for the biggest transport event of the year at Beamish – the Great North Steam Fair. With the museum busier than recently on a weekday, Tuesday 9th … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams announce 2019/20 nominated charity

Edinburgh Trams will be supporting the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity throughout the next year as their nominated charity for 2019/20. The tramway has previously supported other charities including MS Therapy Centre Lothian who were recently presented with £12,500 following a … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Rigby Road Depot, Blackpool

Another image from the front of Rigby Road Depot today as we continue our look at archive images from the Blackpool Tramway.

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Progress continues on returning trailers to service on the MER

One of the highlights of 2019 on the Manx Electric Railway looks set to be the return to service of three trailers – including 54 which last ran in passenger service back in 1971, by our calculation that’s 48 years … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield trams rest at Crich

In this short pictorial update we take a quick look around Crich’s tram sheds where two Sheffield trams were stabled side-by-side – one is part of the operational fleet whilst the other has long been withdrawn. We also see Croydon … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Giradinetti Railway 106

From this week we move to the Italian capital city of Rome featuring images of the Giradinetti Railway – which although not a traditional tramway as such is an on street narrow gauge light railway meriting its inclusion on these … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Steam tram engine under restoration at Nene Valley Railway

Amongst all of the trams which have been restored to operational condition across the UK one of the missing pieces of the jigsaw is a steam tram locomotive. Whilst John Bull was restored and did operate for a time in … Continue reading

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Local MP visits Seaton to congratulate on awards success

The Seaton Tramway are celebrating another awards win with an accolade from Visit England in recognition of the excellent customer service given at the tramway. To mark the occasion local MP, Neil Parish (Tiverton and Honiton) paid a visit to … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We head off to Manchester for two Photo Galleries from Metrolink this week:

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Edinburgh Trams raise money for local charity

Employees at Edinburgh Trams, and topped up by donations from the public at recent sporting and music events in the city, have raised £6,500 for the MS Therapy Centre Lothian during a series of fundraising events.

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 102

We move forward in the history of the South Yorkshire Supertram this week as we enter the era of operation by major transport company Stagecoach.

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In Pictures: A look inside the shed at NELSAM

As we’ve reported previously whilst there is a more high profile collection in the north east of England the area is also home to the North East Electrical Traction Trust who are based at the North East Land Sea and … Continue reading

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