Monthly Archives: October 2019

Around the World in Trams: Milan 1821

After a few weeks of random tram images we settle in Milan for the next few weeks as we continue our series on trams from outside of the British Isles.

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Santa’s getting ready on his…tram!

It may be hard to believe but in around two months time Santa will be getting on his sleigh to deliver toys to all the good girls and boys, but before the big day he’s going to be a busy … Continue reading

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Supertram to partially suspend service for Wednesday v Leeds match

Last year when Leeds United visited Sheffield Wednesday for a Championship football match there were reports of serious incidents including vandalism and damage to trams and intimidation of staff with physical and verbal assaults. As a result Supertram met with … Continue reading

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Blackpool trams under attention across the country

Both the Fylde Transport Trust (FTT) and North East Electrical Transport Trust (NEETT) as well as being handily easy to give easier to type acronyms to(!) are also both currently working on Blackpool trams in their collections with the FTT’s … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne and Wear Metro 4014

For the next few weeks we are back in the north east each Saturday for our more modern light rail and tramway dip into the archives. It is, of course, the Tyne and Wear Metro and we are in fact … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metro on the Metro

You can now pickup your weekday fix of free news on the West Midlands Metro with four boxes being fitted per tram to hold the paper – yes, that’s right you can pick-up the Metro on the Metro! Having firmly … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

In this weeks main update of British Trams Online we are off to Blackpool for photos:

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Green line trams getting longer on Luas

In a sign of the continued popularity of Dublin’s Luas network 26 trams are set to grow as part of a major investment programme. The Citadis 402 trams (originally delivered as seven section trams) will become Citadis 502s in the … Continue reading

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Metro’s head of engineering to retire

Nexus’ Head of Maintenance Delivery, Phil Kirkland, who managed the construction of the original Tyne and Wear Metro network between 1979 and 1984 is to retire after 47 years of service to the railway industry. Phil, who is currently in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Now the blue moves to trams in hybrid livery

We have had a quieter period of livery changes on the West Midlands Metro recently but that looks set to change as the full blue vinyls are now being applied to those trams which had previously lost the magenta but … Continue reading

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New App launched for NET giving cheaper travel

NETGO!, a new app developed by a local company, has been launched for Nottingham Express Transit which as well as giving all the latest travel information can be used to purchase tram tickets – cheaper than buying from the machines. … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Glasgow 22

This week our traditional tram edition of Picture in Time is off to Glasgow for the first of several photos taken during the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival which featured an operational heritage tramway.

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The next tram to Victoria is…Manchester 173!

Manchester 173 is going to escape its home at the Heaton Park Tramway for one day only on Sunday 20th October when it heads to Manchester Victoria to take part in the 175th birthday celebrations of the station. Despite pre-publicity … Continue reading

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Work underway on temporary Metro depot

The Tyne and Wear Metro is scheduled to get a new, albeit temporary, depot by next summer in Howdon and work is now underway preparing the former landfill site for the main construction works. Extensive earth works are required first … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The Trawler back on Illumination Tours

Anyone who follows the Blackpool Tramway in any details will probably have been aware that the start of the Illuminations this year there has been a missing tram on tour duty – the Trawler. The LEDs fitted to the tram, … Continue reading

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A new name on the way for NET 220

Nottingham Express Transit 220 is set for a renaming in the next few months following the announcement of the latest winner of the Nottingham Nurse of the Year at a glittering ceremony. Sophie Robson, a nurse in the Assessment Unit … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 627

Another image take in 1990 for this edition of Picture in Time. This time around we feature one of the Brush Cars in service.

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In Pictures: First adverts applied to refurbished Incentros

When first released into traffic after the completion of their refurbishment the Nottingham Express Transit Incentros were without adverts but this has now changed with 205 becoming the first to carry ads. This is not an all over advert by … Continue reading

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Very small decline in Metrolink punctuality

It is that time again to take a quick look at Manchester Metrolink performance with the statistics for 18th August to 14th September now released. This time around there has been a decline in punctuality (although only be 0.1%) whilst … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Zurich 2034

As we continue our random trips around the world for this photo series we end up in Zurich for a photo taken some 10 years ago.

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