Monthly Archives: August 2019

31 involved in collision on Bilston Road

There was major disruption on West Midlands Metro after a car collided with Urbos3 31 on Bilston Road – causing the front of the tram to be derailed and the car to overturn. The collision happened at approximately 0820 on … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Prague 8601

As we continue our tour around the world we stay in Prague once again with another view of one of the trams in service in the Czech Republic city.

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Scottish Rugby team go for a tram ride

We recently brought you the news that Edinburgh Trams 275 was now carrying an advert for Scottish Rugby and now to mark the start of the sponsorship deal the Scottish Rugby team took a ride on their very own tram … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Off to the Isle of Man for this week’s main site update:

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In Review: Isle of Man Heritage Transport Festival – July 2019

Every July Isle of Man Transport run a five day Heritage Transport event showcasing their four systems: Isle of Man Steam Railway, Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and Manx Electric Railway. Ably supported by the volunteers at Groudle … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another blue tram on West Midlands Metro

And still they keep coming! There are now eight trams on the West Midlands Metro to carry the full new blue livery with 35 the latest to have received the vinyls, first noted in service in this condition on Friday … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Nottingham Express Transit 204

Again this week are in Nottingham for a look at a tram operating on the Nottingham Express Transit system.

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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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