Monthly Archives: March 2020

In Pictures: Metrolink’s Trafford Park line opens

With the current ongoing Coronavirus crisis the opening of the latest Manchester Metrolink extension – and likely to be the last for some time as there are now no construction works continuing – opened to the public on Sunday 22nd … Continue reading

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More service reductions across the UK

As government advice for social distancing and to travel only if essential continues further service reductions have been introduced on light rail systems across the UK. The Tyne and Wear Metro have further reduced their timetables whilst a revised service … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Luas Green line – July 2007

For the next few weeks we are back with videos of trams, courtesy of Bob Hodges, and for the first edition of the return we head to Dublin for footage from the Green line. Filmed in July 2007 at a … Continue reading

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NET delays after car flips at Gregory Street

Services to Toton Lane on Nottingham Express Transit were disrupted on Sunday 15th March after a car flipped over adjacent to the island platform stop at Gregory Street. The incident occurred at around 1230 and led to no trams able … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Off to the United States again for a collection of photos from a type of line we don’t often feature on British Trams Online this week:

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In Pictures: T68 1023 heads off to Crewe

In a report which seems like a lifetime ago but was actually only at the end of January(!) we brought you news that a T68 was about to go on public display at the Crewe Heritage Centre and become the … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Melbourne 273

This evening its time for another photo from Melbourne.

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Car on the tracks delays Metrolink

Its come to something when its nice to report on a car on the tracks in Manchester – at least its not about Coronavirus I guess! The latest incident happened on Saturday 14th March between Sale Water Park and Barlow … Continue reading

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More service restrictions due to Coronavirus pandemic

Its been another day of announcements of service reductions on the UK’s tram systems with the Blackpool Tramway now confirming trams will run to a reduced frequency as a result of reduced demand and to ensure a reliable service can … Continue reading

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Heritage organisations start to shut down after latest government advice **updated 20th March**

The situation with closures and changes to openings of heritage tramways and museums continues to change rapidly as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to make itself felt. It is inevitable, sensible and understandable that these decisions have to be made and … Continue reading

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Peak time travel pass restrictions lifted as more Coronavirus measures in place across the UK

Since their introduction concessionary passes for use on buses and some trams have seen a limit on their use during morning peak times but in light of the current Coronavirus pandemic it has now been announced that this will be … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 717

Its off to Blackpool in 1984 again for today’s “Picture in Time” and in this instalment we are taking a look at another of the iconic Balloon cars.

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In Pictures: Shadow running underway on Trafford Park line

Monday 16th March saw the start of shadow running on Manchester Metrolink’s Trafford Park line ahead of its planned public opening on Sunday 22nd March. As we’ve seen in the past Shadow Running operates in the week or so leading … Continue reading

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Another season underway on the Manx Electric Railway

Friday 13th March saw the start of another season on the Manx Electric Railway with services operating timetable B – requiring three car sets which in the case for the first day was three single motors.

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Tyne and Wear Metro first to announce reduced timetable in wake of Coronavirus

With new recommendations for reducing non-essential travel and the idea of more people working from home Nexus have announced that a reduced timetable will be in operation on the Tyne and Wear Metro for the foreseeable future. In making these … Continue reading

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Still Standing! Newcastle Corporation Tramways Wingrove Depot

We are heading to the northeast for today’s look at remnants of old tramways still in situ with Newcastle Corporation Tramways old Wingrove Depot featuring.

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Balloon 707 returns to service in Blackpool

After the completion of work to bring it back into service Blackpool Balloon 707 returned to passenger service on Saturday 14th March – a late replacement for the Trawler in the pre-announced line-up of trams. This is the first confirmed … Continue reading

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Sheffield awarded £166 million from Transforming Cities Fund

The Sheffield City Regions has been awarded £166 million from the government’s Transforming Cities Fund, as confirmed during the recent budget. The region has big for £220 million but has not got the full amount meaning that full proposals of … Continue reading

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COVID-19

At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is rarely out of the news we wanted to encourage all readers of British Trams Online to follow current government guidance when thinking about going out, not only for trams but also in … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2531

One final image from Croydon before we move on and we continue in numerical order by featuring CR4000 2531.

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