Monthly Archives: August 2019

In Pictures: Portsdown & Horndean 13 on display

We take a look at another entry into those trams which survive but get very little coverage in this article with views of Portsdown & Horndean 13 which can be found at the City of Portsmouth Passenger Transport Department (CPPTD … Continue reading

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More trackwork on the way in Croydon

There will be a revised service running on London Tramlink between Friday 23rd August and Sunday 1st September as further track and other infrastructure works take place on the network. During this period trams will only run between Wimbledon and … Continue reading

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The last T69 to leave Wednesbury

A little over four years since it last operated in passenger service it has been confirmed that Midland Metro T69 16 is to leave Wednesbury Depot for storage at Long Marston on Monday 19th August. Since withdrawal 16 has remained … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Lanarkshire 53 in action at Summerlee

Over the weekend of 10th and 11th August the Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life held a Steam Fair with plenty of traction engines and small steam vehicles attending. Of course, Summerlee is also the home to Scotland’s only heritage … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Nottingham trackwork

Whilst we are currently in an in between period of trackworks in Sheffield it is the turn of Nottingham to see a revised service as new track is laid. This year the track replacement works are taking place in the … Continue reading

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Power supply problems for Metro line to Airport

Whilst there were nationwide power supply issues affecting various transport operators on Friday 9th August there were further issues for the Tyne and Wear Metro (which had also been affected during the high-profile failure) on Monday 12th August with the … Continue reading

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More summer illuminated trams in Blackpool

The summer of the illuminated tram in Blackpool is continuing with another planned evening of operation now announced but this time the Western Train will be joined by the Frigate and some of the illuminations will also be switched on … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Seaton Tramway 4

Another image taken in 1980 at the Seaton Tramway features in this edition of Picture in Time.

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro 20 back in service

20, the latest tram to have been fitted with batteries on the West Midlands Metro, has now returned to service with it first being noted being used for revenue earning service on Wednesday 14th August having been seen on test … Continue reading

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An extended trot on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Since the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway reopened for the 2019 season on 24th May the trammers have only been able to haul the trams for a short section between Derby Castle and Switzerland Road. But on Tuesday 13th August the … Continue reading

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Fault at Victoria leads to Metrolink service changes

There have been some unusual journeys on Manchester Metrolink over the past few days with an undefined “track fault” at Victoria leading to service changes. The problems started on Monday 12th August and have been continuing since with the Manchester … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another successful WWII Home Front event at Crich

What is about the 1940s events at Crich which seems to encourage extreme weather? With the Easter 2018 version having to be partially abandoned because of snow the August 2019 event saw strong winds invade on day one of the … Continue reading

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Lorry driver fined over first day Tram-Train collision

Kevin Hague, the lorry driver whose vehicle collided with Stagecoach Supertram tram-train 399 204 on the first day of public services to Rotherham Parkgate, has been fined after admitting to driving through a red light. A second charge of careless … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 645

In this edition of Picture in Time we again travel to Blackpool and this time feature one of the one person operated Centenary Cars.

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In Pictures: More blue trams on the West Midlands Metro

You turn your back for five minutes and suddenly the number of blue trams on the West Midland Metro increase still further! We last reported on the fifth fully blue liveried tram (29) which returned to action in the new … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams at the Bury Transport Museum

If you think of trams in Greater Manchester your thoughts are likely to turn towards Metrolink for modern trams and the Heaton Park Tramway for the more traditional variety. But there are also a couple of other locations you can … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Prague 8334

It’s another photo taken in Prague for this week’s overseas tram image.

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In Pictures: The old order at Trafford Depot

It may be recalled that back in 2014 when the majority of Manchester Metrolink’s T68 and T68A trams departed the area for either scrapping or storage and possible testing at Long Marston there were a handful which didn’t make the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A closer look at the old Hillsborough Depot in Sheffield

A few weeks ago we featured some images of rail replacement work in Sheffield with the old Hillsborough Depot on Holme Lane in the background and now we take a closer look at the remaining sections of the structure which … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Two more Photo Galleries have now been added to the main website:

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