Monthly Archives: April 2020

West Midlands Metro track replacement continues

Whilst a lot of work has come to a halt during the Coronavirus restrictions, various track replacement and general maintenance on the UK’s tramways can still continue – with suitable social distancing put into place, of course – and one … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Brush 631

Today we take a look at one of the two Brush Cars to run over the last weekend of the traditional Blackpool Tramway – 631.

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Still Standing! Queen’s Road Depot, Manchester Corporation Tramways

Another old tram depot still standing in the northwest of England is that at Queen’s Road in Manchester. This building still very much remains in transport use today with part of the structure still remains in use as a bus … Continue reading

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RAIB to publish safety digest after person hit by tram in Croydon

The RAIB have revealed that they will be releasing a safety digest following their initial investigation into an incident on London Tramlink which saw a person hit by a tram at Gravel Hill stop on the New Addington line. The … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 276

Another “Lockdown Walk” today in Edinburgh as we head to York Place for another image.

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Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram 12

This week we move on to 1995 for another image from what was still known as the South Yorkshire Supertram at the time.

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May Day Bank Holiday engineering works for Luas

It has been announced that there will be a partial closure of Luas’ Red Line on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May – which remains the May Day Bank Holiday in Ireland this year but don’t forget in the UK … Continue reading

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Trams &: Edinburgh Trams 262 & Stagecoach bus 53290

We feature our first modern tram in this edition of “Trams &” as we head to Edinburgh for a view of a tram and Stagecoach bus during 2014.

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Around the World in Trams: Vienna 728

In this edition of “Around the World in Trams” we are again in Vienna for another look at one of the varied tram fleet in action.

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FTT launch easy way to donate as progress continues on 279’s restoration

Its not just operating systems across the country who are looking for extra funding streams during these times. Many heritage organisations are also in the same position as any events they may have planned, which would help them to gain … Continue reading

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So Nearly, Not Quite! Blackpool Balloon 703

It seems that Blackpool Balloon 703 is a cursed tram as far as my photography attempts are concerned as it warrants a second entry with this photo.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Boats 605 & 600

What better sight is there than a pair of Blackpool Boats on the Prom? Well, that’s exactly what we take a look at today for this edition of “Picture in Time” as we again head back to 1975.

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Trams in Video: Southend Pier Railway

In this edition of “Trams in Video” we are off to the seaside and a visit to the Southend Pier Railway in October 2019. Whilst plans are now in hand to replace the trains in use on the railway we … Continue reading

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TfL warn of cash shortage as workers start to be furloughed

Transport for London have confirmed that they are to place 7,000 staff – whose work has been reduced or paused as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic – on furlough from Monday 27th April. This news comes after Mayor of … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Boat 600

The next tram we take a look at that ran over the final weekend of the traditional Blackpool Tramway in November 2011 is Boat 600, which was the only one of the Open Boat Cars to run during the weekend.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Back into the archives for another double-helping of photos this week:

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Doubts raised about viability of Trams to Newhaven project

It’s a story which was always going to break at some point during the Coronavirus pandemic – doubts about whether the Trams to Newhaven project in Edinburgh will still be viable after all the financial implications of the restrictions are … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Vienna 4837

Another trip to Austria today as we take a look at another of the trams in the Vienna fleet.

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 31

In this next edition of “Lockdown Walks” we are in the West Midlands for a view of a tram in operation during the reduced timetable.

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Government confirm support for light rail

One of the themes which has been emerging in recent weeks during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has been the financial strain it has been putting on various light rail systems with the Tyne and Wear Metro the first to express … Continue reading

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