Monthly Archives: February 2020

Track welded into place at Five Ways underpass

Following the report earlier this month that the first track had been installed at Five Ways underpass on the West Midlands Metro Birmingham Westside to Hagley Road, the Midland Metro Alliance have now confirmed that some of this track has … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Potsdam 421

We continue our look at trams in Potsdam today and in this weeks edition it is a Stadler Variobahn in the photo.

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Tram and car collide in Nottingham

Services on Nottingham Express Transit were briefly disrupted on Thursday 27th February after a car and tram collided on the single line loop towards the city centre in Hyson Green. Citadis 220 was the tram involved in the collision with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro 24 receives new adverts

For the first time since external commercial advertising has been applied to the Urbos3 trams on the West Midlands Metro there has been a change of commercial adverts with 24 losing its OLA vinyls in favour of a new contract … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A closer look at Manchester Horse Tram L53

It’s the only fully intact Eades Reversible horse tram in the country and it can be found on display at the Bury Transport Museum (attached to the East Lancashire Railway) as part of a long-term loan from the Heaton Park … Continue reading

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In Pictures: First signs of winter at Beamish

Monday 24th February saw the first snowfall of winter in the northeast of England with Beamish delaying opening whilst staff worked hard to clear the site for visitors. This was all done by around 1100 allowing the museum to open … Continue reading

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An advert from the past – Stokes Paints

Have you ever wondered where paint comes from for trams? Well wonder no more as a recent find at an old Methodist Chapel in Yorkshire has found an old advert for Stokes Paints which apparently “Keep the Trams in TIP … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Twin Car 673+683

We are off to Blackpool this evening this latest archive image and this time we find ourselves in 2001.

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Punctuality and reliability up on Metrolink

The latest four week period of performance statistics on Manchester Metrolink have been released and there is good news as both punctuality and reliability as the percentages are up on both counts with punctuality up at its highest level since … Continue reading

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Another award for Nottingham Trams Ltd

Nottingham Trams Ltd, the operator of Nottingham Express Transit, have announced that they have received a prestigious international award to recognise their commitment to the ongoing development of their staff – their most valuable asset as the press release puts … Continue reading

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New tracks in place at temporary Metro depot

Work on constructing the new Tyne and Wear Metro Depot at Howdon in North Tyneside is continuing to make excellent progress with the past three months having seen more than 1.5km of line put down. The depot is scheduled to … Continue reading

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Children invited to take part in hoarding competition

Schools across Birmingham are being invited to enter a competition to create their image of a construction worker with the best five entries featuring on hoarding panels for the Westside West Midlands Metro extension. The Careers in Construction contest has … Continue reading

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Still Standing! Grimsby Corporation Tramways Victoria Street Depot

Whilst most of our entries in this series have been to the west of the country in today’s edition we are heading east to take a look at Grimsby Corporation Tramways Victoria Street Depot.

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In Pictures: New Passenger Information Displays for West Midlands Metro

New Passenger Information Display screens are now being installed across the West Midlands Metro network as part of the continued improvements for passengers. The two new stops on the Birmingham Westside extension had these new screens installed from now and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Portsdown & Horndean 5 finds use as a waiting shelter

There are many uses for an old withdrawn tram and at the Old Kiln Light Railway a former Portsdown & Horndean tram body has become part of the station building. Located at the Rural Life Centre in Tilford, Surrey the … Continue reading

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Metro staff and Police join forces to give public reassurance

As part of an ongoing joint initiative between Nexus and the Northumbria Police, a recent community engagement exercise took place on the Tyne and Wear Metro to give public reassurance whilst travelling during the evening. This is just the latest … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink under construction

As we continue our archive look at Croydon Tramlink we head back to before any trams had run into central Croydon – mainly because the tracks hadn’t been laid yet!

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Main phase of Trams to Newhaven work on Leith Walk to start in March

The end of March will see the first big test of just how well the Trams to Newhaven project team have indeed learnt from the lessons of constructing the first phase of Edinburgh Trams as the main phase of construction … Continue reading

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Another new advert in Manchester

Manchester Metrolink M5000 3049 is the latest tram to receive a vinyl wrap advert with it having recently re-entered service advertising BBC’s Tiny Happy People campaign. This campaign is aimed at helping parents develop their children’s language and communication skills … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Its a double Photo Gallery week on British Trams Online with images coming from both Manchester Metrolink and the United States of America – but the photos from America do include a familiar sight…

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