Monthly Archives: July 2019

Coming soon: Approved extensions across the British Isles

Can’t keep up with which extensions have been approved and either about to start or have started construction or are just ideas and may happen in the future? Well, if you are worry no more as if here is you … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 1950s weekend at Beamish

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July saw Beamish head back to the 1950s (or is that forward to the 1950s?!) for another weekend event. As always the trams provided a vital transport link around the museum site with the Saturday … Continue reading

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In Pictures: It never rains but it pours in Sheffield!

We head back until Sunday 2nd December 2018 for this small pictorial article as heavy rain in Sheffield lead to trams having to plough through surface water as they continued running the normal service without much complaint. In this update … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Krakow 3042

Poland is the location for our worldwide tram series for the next few weeks as we head to the southern city of Krakow.

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Call made for memorial to Burton tram tragedy

During the peak years of first generation tramways in the UK there were a number of accidents which saw people tragically lose their lives and now a call has made for one of these to be commemorated as the centenary … Continue reading

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Happy 10th birthday to the M5000!

13th July 2009 saw the delivery of the first of a new class of trams for Manchester Metrolink with Bombardier built M5000 3001 arriving at Queen’s Road Depot. At this time the M5000s were only been ordered to add to … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week’s pair of Photo Galleries both come from traditional tramways in the UK:

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Luas Green line hit by overhead line problems

Overhead wires – great when they work and power trams across the British Isles but as soon as there is an issue with them that’s when things start to go awry to the service. The latest place to suffer a … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 10

This week our modern archive image comes from Midland Metro showing one of the original T69 trams in its second livery style.

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Performance goes up on the Tyne and Wear Metro

Some good news to report from the Tyne and Wear Metro where the last four week performance period has seen an increase in train punctuality – both in comparison to the previous period and also the same time in 2018. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Birmingham Westside extension

It will be the next tram extension to open in the UK and should be open within the next six months (opening still remains promised for late 2018). We are, of course, talking about the Birmingham Westside extension of West … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A Tramtastic day at Heaton Park

On Sunday 7th July the Heaton Park Tramway has their big tram only event for the year with Tramtastic 2019 taking place, with all trams on site playing some part in the day’s goings on. The day saw the return … Continue reading

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Work begins on temporary Metro depot in North Tyneside

The Tyne and Wear Metro will soon have a second depot with work now having started on the construction of a temporary depot at Howden in North Tyneside. This depot is due to be ready for use by summer 2020 … Continue reading

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Supertram gets ready for areas 3, 4 and 5 of rail replacement works

Whilst the area 2 rail replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram are still continuing – schedule to finish on Thursday 18th July – plans have now been revealed for areas 3, 4 and 5 which will take place between Monday 22nd … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A dull and damp July weekday sees Box 40 in action

With most schools still hard at work – at least for a few more weeks anyway – Beamish is currently in the inbetween season, sort of the calm before the storm of the summer holidays if you want!, with a … Continue reading

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Driver’s accept pay deal on Tramlink

Earlier this year services on London Tramlink were severely disrupted for two 24 hour periods after driver’s voted to strike over a pay offer made by Tram Operations Limited. However, after a fresh offer was made – including a minimum … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Vienna 4225

Another image from Crich features in this edition of Picture in Time as we head back nearly 47 years for a view of a tram which has a different identity today.

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In Pictures: Crumpsall gets TMS equipment ready for Trafford Park service

The Manchester Metrolink Bury line was closed in its entirety on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July with the main purpose seeing the installation of the majority of the TMS (that’s Tram Management System not Test Match Special!) equipment needed … Continue reading

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In Pictures: And the trackworks go on

In around a week’s time there will be that rare phenomenon in Sheffield – a full tram service running across the whole network, well for three days anyway! The latest rail replacement progress has been concentrated on the inbound track … Continue reading

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Parade to disrupt Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams services on Sunday 14th July will only run between the Airport and West End Princes Street for a few hours with a parade taking place as part of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. This parade will mean … Continue reading

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