Monthly Archives: July 2020

East Anglia Transport Museum announces reopening plans

The latest heritage tramway to announce a reopening is the East Anglia Transport Museum which will be open for the first time in 2020 on Sunday 9th August and then subsequently every Thursday and Sunday until further notice.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Jubilee 762

As we continue our look at those trams which ran during the final weekend of traditional tramway operation in Blackpool we reach the second of the Jubilee Cars – 762.

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Picture in Time: Liverpool 762

We’re off to Birkenhead for the next couple of weeks as we take a look at some trams running during the 2006 Wirral Bus and Tram Show.

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First of latest batch of Luas trams arrives as public consultation launched into next extension

It’s been a busy time of late in Dublin where Luas have welcomed the first of eight new Citadis 502 55 metre trams whilst at the same time have confirmed the launch of a public consultation into another extension of … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Tyne & Wear Metro 4015

We take another trip to Tynemouth for this edition of “Lockdown Walks”.

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Still Standing! Guiseley Tram Depot, Leeds

Whereas most of this series has been one side of the Pennines today we head across to Yorkshire and take a look at a surviving tram depot in Leeds – Guiseley Depot.

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Full service to resume on NET

A normal timetable will be reintroduced on Nottingham Express Transit as from Monday 3rd August, replacing the Sunday timetable which has been running every day since Tuesday 24th March. The decision to return to the normal timetable has been made … Continue reading

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Trams &: Stagecoach Supertram 399 206 & bus

Sheffield is the latest location for our “Trams &” series as we take a look at one of the tram-trains on test as it is passed by a bus in the city centre.

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Picture in Time: Dublin Luas Citadis 301

For the last time in this small batch of photos “Picture in Time” is off to Dublin’s Luas system for this edition.

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MER and VER resume operation as Seaton increases services

As expected Saturday 25th July saw the return to service of both the Manx Electric Railway and Volk’s Electric Railway whilst down in Devon there was a increase in services to a 20 minute frequency.

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So Nearly, Not Quite: Seaton Tramway 10

As we continue our series which shows that photography doesn’t always go right we are again in Devon for another view from the Seaton Tramway.

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Around the World in Trams: Amsterdam 787

Today we are again in Amsterdam for a view taken during March 1988 of another tram which has since been scrapped.

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In Pictures: Blackpool Tramway starts running again

Sunday 19th July 2020 was the first day in 112 days that the core Flexity run service in Blackpool operated following the complete suspension of services in March as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Trams are still only running … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Jubilee 761

Both of Blackpool’s Jubilee Cars ran over the final weekend of traditional tram operation in November 2011 and in this latest article we take a look at 761.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 700

We are back with another archive photo from Blackpool as “Picture in Time” continues. This time we are heading to back to 1970 for a view of prototype 700.

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Trams in Video: East Anglia Transport Museum – 2003

Today we make another visit to the East Anglia Transport Museum for a video taken at the museum during 2003. Shot on 14th September 2003 we see the tram route running into the woods but at this time the trolleybus … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 26

Today we return to the West Midlands Metro for another photo taken during the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, which although a lot less restrictive than earlier in the pandemic still call on us all to stay alert.

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West Midlands Metro seeks to decorate worksite hoardings

As preparation continues towards the main construction phase of the West Midlands Metro extension between Wednesbury and Brierley Hill, the Midland Metro Alliance are seeking talented “colour-iners” (pretty sure that isn’t a word but you get what we mean!) to … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

It is another two gallery for you this week as we head back to the USA and Manchester:

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Events announced for Virtual Manx Heritage Transport Festival

We already knew that as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic this year’s Manx Heritage Transport Festival had become the second big transport event on the Isle of Man to go virtual but now full details have been announced of … Continue reading

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