Monthly Archives: June 2020

In Pictures: Tram track unearthed in Leeds

It’s the type of story which continues to happen all around the UK as various utility works and roadworks see old tram tracks unearthed. Once buried beneath the road surface following the abandonment of first generation tramways, partly for ease … Continue reading

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Metrolink services to divert to 1CC

Ongoing development works at Manchester Town Hall will require all Manchester Metrolink services through the city centre to be diverted via the original city crossing over the weekend of 4th and 5th July.

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So Nearly, Not Quite! Blackpool Illuminated Frigate 736

We are once again heading off to Blackpool for our series which looks at photos which the finished product certainly wasn’t we planned when we set out to take the image!

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Around the World in Trams: Oslo 129

In this latest look at trams from overseas we are again visiting Oslo, Norway.

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 263 wears a mask!

As from Monday 22nd June it has been compulsory when travelling on public transport to wear a mask in Scotland. This has included the Edinburgh Trams network and as part of the campaign to get the message across to intending … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 715

As we continue this series we now take a look at Balloon 715, a tram already preserved by 2011 and one which has remained under the ownership of what is now the Fylde Transport Trust ever since.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 641 & 647

We take another trip to Blackpool for today’s dip into the archives and the year is 1998 for an image of two Centenary Cars in operation.

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Trams in Video: Blackpool Heritage and Illuminated Trams – October 2015

Despite the fact that this is the 32nd edition of “Trams in Video” we haven’t featured the Blackpool Tramway but we change all that tonight as we head back to October 2015 for footage of the heritage and illuminated trams … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3061

We “change it up” again for this latest “Lockdown Walk” as we head to Manchester for the first time with the first of a series of photos from Metrolink around Chorlton.

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Major concrete pour marks another milestone in Birmingham Westside extension

A significant step in the construction of the second phase of the Birmingham Westside extension on the West Midlands Metro has been reached following the largest continuous concrete pour of the project. More than 230m of concrete was laid along … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

This week we are back into the archives as we head back to 2006 and Stagecoach Supertram:

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A new home for a Lisbon tram

The chances are that if you think of a Lisbon tram in the UK your mind immediately heads to the Wirral where fully restored Lisbon 730 can be found operating on the Heritage Tramway there (when that is possible, of … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Oslo 152

Back to Norway again for another tram operating in Oslo.

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Trams &: London Transport 1622, Bus & Trolleybus

Its red everywhere for this edition of “Trams &” as we see three different types of vehicle which once operated in the capital – tram, bus and trolleybus.

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Replacement bus introduced for Supertram engineering works

When this year’s rail replacement project in Sheffield got underway the message to any intending passengers on affected sections was very much you need to travel by service bus but with increased passenger numbers now being carried on public transport … Continue reading

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Covid-19 update – heritage systems and museum

With restrictions due to be relaxed from Saturday 4th July in England it has been confirmed that tram museums and heritage services will be able to resume from that date. This round-up gives details of those lines which have confirmed … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink bucks the trend as light rail journeys fall

Its that time of year again when the Department for Transport release details of journeys taken on light rail across England – and its not good news with a significant fall in the total number of journeys on all systems … Continue reading

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Covid-19 service update – operating systems

Its been a while since we had a round-up of the service being operated on operating tramways and light rail systems in the British Isles (by which we mean those which operate primarily as public transport and not heritage systems … Continue reading

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So Nearly, Not Quite! Blackpool Railcoach 680 & Balloon 702

Yes, its time for another shot of trams in Blackpool with one of those pesky stray pedestrians again!

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Picture in Time: Paisley 68

One final shot from the Glasgow Garden Festival as we feature another tram which was back on home territory – Paisley 68.

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