Monthly Archives: May 2019

In Pictures: Horse trams move home – with an interloper

We may still wait the start of horse tram service in Douglas but it is getting closer with the transport of the first of the operational horse trams to their temporary home for 2019. 29, 42 and 45 were all … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram 109 receives new East Midlands Trains advert

Stagecoach Supertram now has the most number of trams in all over adverts since opening in 1994 with 109 the fourth tram to receive vinyls. The advert applied is for East Midlands Trains – not the first tram to advertise … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 713

Another image from 2011 this week as we continue our look at the last year of traditional tram operations on the Blackpool Tramway.

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway does run!

After your Editor’s aborted attempt to have a ride on the Volk’s Electric Railway at the start of May here is proof that the line does actually operate with a selection of photos taken at on Saturday 18th May. A … Continue reading

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Work to get Metrolink ready for Trafford Park line continue

There will be amended services on Manchester Metrolink on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May as preparations continue to get the network ready for the Trafford Park line – due to open in 2020. This work will see the Eccles … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Bratislava 7921

Returning to Bratislava for another tram image this week.

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Trailer 36 moves to Laxey

It’s all about the trailers on the Manx Electric Railway at the moment with the plan that by the time of the Heritage Transport Festival in late July three will be returned to service – including 54 which had last … Continue reading

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Is Cork going to join the light rail club?

Will Ireland have a second city with a light rail line in the future? If the latest plans released by the National Transport Authority (NTA) come to fruition it will with proposals for a new line from east to west … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

There is another double helping of photos added to the site as part of this week’s main site update:

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In Pictures: Metrolink Trafford Park extension construction continues to progress

The major project to extend Manchester Metrolink a further 5.5km between Pomona and the Trafford Centre is continuing to make excellent progress with plenty of track now in place alongside the construction of platforms at the six new tram stops. … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1006

We have a couple of images taken shortly before tram services started on Manchester Metrolink this week with T68 1006 the tram in the frame.

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Improved pay offer and more rest days on the table for Tramlink drivers

As we reported last week the strike action on London Tramlink was suspended although at the time no details of what progress had been made at the talks between ASLEF and Tram Operations Ltd (TOL) was known. However, it has … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Progress continues on Supertram trackworks

Rapid progress continues to be made on the replacement of track along Middlewood Road on the Stagecoach Supertram network in Sheffield. This is just phase one of the 2019 programme of works and is scheduled to continue until Sunday 2nd … Continue reading

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The Transport Tour to launch next weekend in Blackpool

As part of the continuing tweaking and addition of new events on Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours 2019 will see the launch of The Transport Tour using not only a tram but also a heritage bus for a return trip to … Continue reading

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Four injured after van and tram collide

The latest collision between a road vehicle and a tram on the Manchester Airport line has seen four people taken to hospital including the driver of the van with serious head injuries. This high impact collision took place close to … Continue reading

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Performance falls on Tyne and Wear Metro

The latest performance figures for Tyne and Wear Metro have now been released on posters situated at each station on the network and they show that performance is down both on the previous four weeks and the same period in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Latest developments at Beamish

The trams at Beamish have been in the news plenty of late, even those trams not operational have been moved around the depot and Oporto Coal tram 65 has once again been on the move. This time it has been … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Bournemouth 85

This week as we continue our look into the archives we feature a tram now part of the national collection at Crich – it is Bournemouth 85.

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In Pictures: Heaton Park Tramway in May

Starting from the beginning of May the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester is operating on both Saturdays and Sundays (except during Park Life from 8th to 16th June) all the way until the end of September. On Saturday 11th May … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram rail replacement work update

The first phase of the 2019 Stagecoach Supertram rail replacement project is still ongoing and progress has now moved along Middlewood Road to the junctions with Dykes Hall Road and Leader Road either side of the tramstop at Hillsborough Park. … Continue reading

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