Monthly Archives: May 2020

Trams in Video: Manchester Metrolink 2012-2017

Today we are back on the video and take a trip to Manchester Metrolink for views of the ever expanding network between 2012 and 2017 as lines opened across the city centre, to the Airport, East Didsbury, Ashton-under-Lyne and from … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 252

Today we have another a double dose of photos taken on a “Lockdown Walk” in Edinburgh City Centre.

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Construction site preparation works for Trams to Newhaven project to start

Monday 1st June will see preparation works for the restart of construction on the Trams to Newhaven project get underway – all in line with the Scottish Government’s Phase 1 pre-start site preparations. Work has been suspended since the end … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Photos old and new are included in this week’s latest main site update:

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Next stage of Blackpool North Station extension works to get underway

It may have been some time coming but Blackpool Council have confirmed that the next phase of the Talbot Gateway regeneration scheme will get underway at the start of June. This phase will include the completion of the new tramway … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: San Francisco 1062

For the next few editions of “Around the World in Trams” we find ourselves in San Francisco and take a look at a few of the PCCs which were operating on the “F” line in September 1996.

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Trams &: Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway 7 & Arriva bus

We take another look at Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway 7 with a bus for company in this edition of “Trams &”.

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More changes on the way across the UK

Change, constant and quick moving change at that!, seems to be buzz word at the moment on various UK tram networks with yet more service and ticketing amendments on the way in the coming days and weeks. In this latest … Continue reading

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Metro services resume to South Hylton – but at reduced frequency

After a week of disruption Tyne and Wear Metro services are now running through to South Hylton again after Network Rail engineers repaired some of the overhead line damage. However, a reduced frequency will be running for the next “few … Continue reading

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So Nearly, Not Quite: Blackpool Centenary 643

In this series of photos that didn’t go according to what had been planned when the decision was taken to press the shutter, this latest “dark” image possibly takes the prize of why did I bother! An incredibly dark livery … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool 31

The last in this series of photos from Beamish in 1996 is featured in “Picture in Time” today with the ever-popular Blackpool 31 shown.

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Details announced for next area of Supertram rail replacement

We are now fast approaching Area 2 of Stagecoach Supertram’s rail replacement programme for 2020 with the work around White Lane due to get underway from Saturday 6th June. This means that there will be further changes to the temporary … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Centenary 647

Once again we take a look a tram which ran over the last weekend of the traditional operation of the Blackpool Tramway with another Centenary Car the feature today.

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Still Standing! Heaton Park Tram Shelter

Have you heard the story of the old tram shelter which was converted to a tram depot, museum and shop? Its probably quite a widely known story as it has been the main base of the Heaton Park Tramway for … Continue reading

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Metro confirms £7.6 million government funding

At the weekend we reported on the £29 million worth of funding for light rail in England and it has now been confirmed by Nexus that the Tyne and Wear Metro has been awarded £7.6 million of this financial support … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 36

Continuing our series of photos taken on “Lockdown Walks” we head to the West Midlands Metro network again today.

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1007

The next few weeks will see us heading to the northwest for a series of archive images taken on Manchester Metrolink.

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NET step up Coronavirus response

As more people start to return to work and passenger numbers increase, Nottingham Express Transit have unveiled they are stepping up measures to ensure the continued safety of both passengers and employees but at this stage no increase in service … Continue reading

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Trams &: Leeds 602 & buses

Included in this edition of “Trams &” we see a bus previously featured in this series plus an additional bus and, of course, a tram.

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Around the World in Trams: Auckland 44 & 257

We take one last look at MOTAT in Auckland today before our world tour continues.

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