Monthly Archives: October 2019

Dare we mention 2020? Blackpool reveal special event dates

Yes, it may only be mid-October 2019 but Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours are quick off the mark with first information on their special events for 2020 with outline dates already revealed. The familiar pattern of Winter Gold and standard Gold … Continue reading

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Nexus an award winner for campaign encouraging Spice Girls concert goers to use the Metro

It may not be the most eye-catching of headlines but Nexus are celebrating after winning a marketing award for their campaign encouraging those attended the Spice Girls concerts in Sunderland to use the Tyne and Wear Metro. The award was … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Glasgow 1297

Its another trip to the Glasgow Garden Festival for this edition of Picture in Time as we view another of the trams in operation on the temporary timetable.

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Heaton Park Tramway to reopen

Back in September when the Heaton Park Tramway were hit by a theft of their overhead wire you would have been hard pressed to believe that a mere month later services would be resuming that is precisely what is happening … Continue reading

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Passengers and crime up as Metrolink release their annual report

Manchester Metrolink has never been so popular according to figures released in the system’s annual report, recently provided to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Transport Committee. Slightly over 45 million passengers were recorded between August 2018 and August 2019 – … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Latest from Beamish

With the quieter period continuing at Beamish a two tram service (one clockwise and one anti-clockwise) continues to suffice at most times on the tramway with Thursday 17th October seeing Blackpool 31 running clockwise and Sheffield 264 anti-clockwise. Meanwhile, the … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro launch survey

Passengers who travel on the West Midlands Metro are being asked for their opinions on the service with the launch of an online survey. The survey is looking for views on the service offered on the West Midlands Metro including … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 1

Today’s delve into the archives finds us in the autumn of 1974 with a view of the very first OMO Car.

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Progress continues on Bluebird restoration

It’s the major restoration project that has been ongoing in Crich’s conservation workshop since June 2014 and recently there has been some more excellent progress on London County Council 1, or Bluebird if you prefer.

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Tram and car collide on NET

A woman had to be taken to hospital for treatment after her car was involved in a collision between Queens Walk and Wilford Village tramstops on Nottingham Express Transit’s line to Clifton South on Sunday 13th October. The collision happened … Continue reading

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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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