Monthly Archives: January 2020

Historic Bradford Cabmen’s Shelter gets funding for restoration at Crich

The Bradford Cabmen’s Shelter which has been located at Wakebridge for over 40 years is to be fully restored to its 1877 condition after the Crich Tramway Village has received funding from three different sources. The blue and white shelter … Continue reading

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Full Tyne and Wear Metro system closed for 90 minutes after signalling problems

All Tyne and Wear Metro services were suspended for 90 minutes on Thursday 30th January after a signalling fault in the control room. No trains ran from just after 1030 until shortly after 1200 while the problem was resolved. To … Continue reading

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Works starts in Dudley to bring the Metro to the town

Another sure sign of the continued expansion of the West Midlands Metro has been seen this week with work commencing in Dudley Town Centre – part of the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill extension due to open in 2023.

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In Pictures: 267 back in fleet livery in Edinburgh too!

Not previously reported, or shown, is that Edinburgh Trams 267 is now also running in fleet livery. 267 had previously been advertising Spotify with the ads having been applied back in August 2019 – 262 also received the same adverts … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 626

This evening we are back in Blackpool for another instalment of “Picture in Time” and it’s the 1990s again.

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Seaton Tramway to celebrate 50 Years with August Gala Weekend

It has now been confirmed that to mark the 50th anniversary of the start of operations at the Seaton Tramway a gala weekend will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend (29th to 31st August). Exact details of what … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield 264 in service at Beamish

With Beamish still only open five days a week (closed Mondays and Fridays for a couple more weeks until the school February Half Term break) it is still a fairly quiet place if you take a visit, although Tuesday 28th … Continue reading

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Stadler wins Tyne and Wear Metro train order

In what is bound to be a controversial decision in some quarters Nexus has announced that the contract to build new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro network has been awarded to Stadler. The £362 million investment includes £337 … Continue reading

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T68s on the move

After a period of very little movement with the four remaining T68s/T68As on Manchester Metrolink metals it looks set to be a busier period as Keolis Amey Metrolink look to start to clear the space they take in preparation for … Continue reading

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Still standing! Hall Street Depot, St Helens

Some of the buildings which are included in this occasional series have found reuse for very different purposes than that which they were built for but the old depot in Hall Street, St Helens still remains in use for the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A brief sojourn on Nottingham Express Transit

Its back to Nottingham again in this brief pictorial article for a selection of photos taken on 23rd August 2019 on the Toton Lane line showing both the original Bombardier Incentro trams and the newer Alstom Citadis vehicles. David Mee … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams at Sandtoft

Sandtoft is most known for its Trolleybus museum – it has the UK’s largest collection of trolleybuses – with 60+ trolleybuses on site, many of them operational, but in addition it is also home to a couple of trams. More … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Snaefell Mountain Railway 5

We are again on the Isle of Man in the 1970s for this week’s traditional tram archive image with the Snaefell Mountain Railway again featuring.

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In Pictures: Fleet livery returns to 257 in Edinburgh

After the best part of two years with adverts for Johnnie Walker’s #Jointhepact campaign, Edinburgh Trams 257 has been spied operating in standard fleet livery once again. It had received its advert back in the March of 2018 and was … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Ingrow Shelter

When we usually think about transport preservation we usually think about the actual vehicles – that is after all what normally attracts us to this hobby – but there are also many other artefacts that are saved for posterity which … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Photos coming from last September are the main feature this week:

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Building work begins on depot for Cardiff tram-trains

The UK’s second fleet of tram-trains will soon have a home to call their own with work having now commenced on building a depot at Taff’s Well in Cardiff. 36 Citylink tram-trains are on order from Stadler for use on … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Potsdam 406

We are again in Potsdam for this week’s photo from around the world and its another Siemens Combino that features.

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Trams To Newhaven update

As we’ve mentioned before public relations was always going to be a crucial part of the Trams to Newhaven project and the project team are certainly taking notice of that judging by the detailed and regular updates on what is … Continue reading

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Mayor pledges to take Metrolink to Stockport

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has called on the government to help fast track plans to extend the Manchester Metrolink network to Stockport with a hope that work could start as soon as 2025 with trams running within … Continue reading

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