Monthly Archives: June 2019

Around the World in Trams: Madrid 1106

We return to Europe as part of our world tour this week with a trip to Madrid in 1972 – the last year of traditional tramway operation in the city.

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In Pictures: Midland Metro 10 still at Long Marston

When the Midland Metro T69s were sold off at e-auction it was announced that three would survive with 11 being donated to Birmingham Museum for eventual display, 16 being kep at Wednesbury for possible use as an engineering tram and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram trackworks move on

The good progress being made on the major rail replacement project on Stagecoach Supertram is continuing with the latest worksite on the outbound track through Langsett Primrose View tramstop between the junctions with Ash Street and Cuthbert Bank Road. This … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We bring you another couple of Photo Galleries this week:

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Picture in Time: Luas Red Cow Depot

This week’s modern tram image in Picture in Time is again from Dublin’s Luas system as we take a look at the storage sidings at Red Cow Depot.

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Cyclists win damages over falls on Edinburgh tram lines

In the first two of what are expected to a number of claims a judge has awarded damages to cyclists who have suffered injuries when falling off their bikes when crossing tram lines in Edinburgh City Centre. The two claims … Continue reading

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Power failure halts NET

A power failure in Nottingham on Friday 28th June led to a complete service suspension for an hour at the start of the evening rush hour. All trams were held in their locations whilst the power failure was resolved with … Continue reading

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Performance remains consistent once more on Metrolink

Consistency is a good trait to have and that is exactly what the performance on Manchester Metrolink is currently exhibiting, at least according to the latest stats released for the four weeks between 28th April and 25th May. Whilst both … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Streetlife Museum of Transport, Hull

Home to three trams is the Streetlife Museum of Transport in Hull including Hull 132, on loan from the Tramway Museum Society. Also on show at this small museum are Ryde Pier 3 and Portstewart Tramway Tram Engine 1 with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manchester 765 gets ready for the off from Beamish

In a little over a week Manchester 765 will be back in its home city at the Heaton Park Tramway getting ready for Tramtastic 2019 when it will return to action in Manchester but its not yet done with its … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro launch new safety campaign

The latest tramway in the British Isles to release a video aimed at people using the network safely is the West Midlands Metro with their effort looking at both safety around the trams and also when on board.

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Picture in Time: London County Council 106

In this week’s traditional tram Picture in Time we are once again at Crich as we take a look at an ever popular open topper, it is London County Council 106.

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In Pictures: Centenary 641 on the move

After four years on display adjacent to Pleasure Beach loop, Blackpool Centenary 641 has been moved back to the Wyre Dock storage yard used by the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust . 641 was loaded onto a lorry from regular transporter … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Make that a triple for EE in Edinburgh!

It is now a case of seeing triple in Edinburgh as 269 has become third of the CAF constructed trams to have received an identical advert for EE’s 5G network! The tram follows on from 267 and 275 which have … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Not quite all yellow for 3099 after all!

The thing with all over adverts is often you get a different design on each side as we have seen time after time and sometimes it can catch you out when you see one side and presume the other side … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Totally Models in Blackpool

The weekend of 22nd and 23rd June saw the latest special event weekend on Blackpool’s heritage trams with not only a gold timetable in operation but also the Totally Models event, held in Rigby Road Depot itself. With this the … Continue reading

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Flooding causes problems in Edinburgh

It is June isn’t it? You know, one of the summer months! It seems that the weather isn’t aware of that at the moment as heavy rain in Edinburgh caused major transport delays including a temporary service suspension of Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool English Electric Railcoach 615

We’re back in the late 1960s again for this week’s archive image from Blackpool and we feature a tram which just made it into the new millennium but not in the condition shown here.

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Greater Manchester Our Network launched – but is there anything new for Metrolink?

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has launched a ten year plan to create an “integrated, modern and accessible public transport system” in the region. Under the umbrella “Our Network” Mr Burnham wants to see a London-style integrated transport … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wolverhampton extension update

Whilst the majority of trackwork is now in place on the West Midlands Metro extension to Wolverhampton Railway Station there remains ongoing work in preparation for this line to be completed. The extension won’t be opening until 2020 as the … Continue reading

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