Monthly Archives: December 2019

Trams in Video: London Trams & Trolleybuses – 2016

More video for you today and this time we features both trams and trolleybuses from London in action at the East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville. Taken on 9th July 2016 this was filmed during a special London event … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams first UK light rail operator to achieve ServiceMark accreditation

Edinburgh Trams received a pre-Christmas present after learning they had become the very first UK light rail operator to achieve ServiceMark accreditation. This is awarded by the Institute of Customer Service based on customer satisfaction feedback and is an assessment … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2019: Blackpool Marton 31

We now come to the penultimate edition of “They Ran in 2019” and are off to Beamish again as we feature resident tram Blackpool Marton 31.

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Balloon 711

In the penultimate edition of “15 Years Apart” we are once more in Blackpool as we take a look at yet another Balloon Car – this instalment shows 711.

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NET and Ambulance service sign agreement to speed up treatment of passengers falling ill

Nottingham Express Transit and the East Midlands Ambulance Service have signed a formal “Memorandum of Understanding” aimed at speeding up the treatment of any passengers who may fall ill on the tram network. The aim is not only to speed … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2019: Leeds 399

As this series starts to come to a conclusion we head to the East Midlands for the last time and take a look at Leeds 399 in operation at the Crich Tramway Village.

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15 Years Apart: London Tramlink 2550

We take a break from looking at photos of Blackpool trams as they are back in the capital with a view of one of the original Bombardier built CR4000s for Tramlink, its 2550.

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Brief FTT tram update

For the last time this year we bring you a brief update on the planned return to service of three trams owned by the Fylde Transport Trust: Standard 143, Railcoach 279 and Coronation 304.

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They Ran in 2019: Blackpool Brush 621

Today, as we continue our look at those trams which ran during 2019, we take a look at another member of the Blackpool heritage fleet. This one is Brush Railcoach 621.

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Standard 147

Its Blackpool once more as we take a look at a tram “15 Years Apart” with Standard 147 the tram seen in two photos below this time.

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Trams in Video: Brussels Tramways 150th Anniversary Celebrations – 1st May 2019

For today’s “Trams in Video” we are going back overseas with a film taken during the 150th Anniversary celebrations of Brussels Tramways which took place on 1st May 2019. The highlight of this was the parade of nearly 40 trams … Continue reading

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Punctuality dips on Metrolink

The latest two sets of Manchester Metrolink performance figures have now been released and they both show a small dip in trams running on time falling from the 90.5% of the previous period we reported on to 90% and then … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2019: Newcastle 114

Its off to the northeast for today’s entry into the “They Ran in 2019” series and it’s a tram which originates from the northeast as well – Newcastle 114.

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The Real Drive – back for 2020!

2019 saw the chance to drive a heritage tram in Blackpool for the first time in a number of years with the launch of “The Real Drive”. Now, after the popularity of the first year it will be back again … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Brush 631

Today it’s the fourth and final Brush Car to feature in “15 Years Apart” – no. 631.

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2020 timetable released on the Isle of Man

One thing you can always be sure of nowadays is that the planned timetables for the main three tramways and railways on the Isle of Man will be released nice and early and that is certainly the case again with … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2019: Sheffield 15

We take a break from Blackpool trams today as we feature the only operation horse tram in the UK – Sheffield 15.

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Bid made to save old Laxey Substation

The old Laxey Substation – with its mercury arc rectifier bulbs – could be saved and opened as a museum if a group of volunteers on the Isle of Man manage to secure funding. The old substation was replaced by … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Balloon 723

Another day, another Blackpool tram features in “15 Years Apart”. This time its Balloon Car 723.

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Trams in Video: Nottingham Express Transit – August 2015

More video for you today and this time we are in the East Midlands to take a look at Nottingham Express Transit. This footage was mostly filmed on 25th August 2015, which was the first day of public services on … Continue reading

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