Monthly Archives: August 2020

RAIB release report into incident at Gravel Hill which saw pedestrian hit by tram

The latest RAIB safety digest into an incident on a UK tramway has just been released and it relates to an incident which saw a pedestrian being hit by a tram at Gravel Hill tramstop on London Tramlink on 10th … Continue reading

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More frequent Blackpool Tramway service announced

Blackpool Transport have announced that as from Sunday 16th August a more frequent timetable will be introduced on the Blackpool Tramway with trams continuing to run later into the evening as well. Since the tramway resumed operation last month the … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Nottingham Express Transit 225

We are going back to Nottingham for this latest “Lockdown Walk”.

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Picture in Time: Birkenhead 20

Another of the trams which form the collection of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society on the Wirral Heritage Tramway is the feature of this edition of “Picture in Time” – Birkenhead 20.

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Old tram track uncovered at Trams to Newhaven project continues

Following its enforced downtime work is now continuing at a good pace in the early stages of the Trams to Newhaven project in Edinburgh with various road closures in place to allow the work to take place. With site investigations … Continue reading

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New fares for Blackpool

Sunday 9th August will see the introduction of a new simplified fare structure by Blackpool Transport which for the tramway will see a flat single fare of £2.10 – regardless of length of journey. So, whether you travel from North … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Western Train 733+734

Having now seen all the normal trams which ran in passenger service over the course of the final weekend of traditional tram operation in Blackpool, the last three editions now concentrate on the illuminated feature cars, starting with the Western … Continue reading

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Western Train to miss start of illuminations

When the Illuminated Western Train was withdrawn from service and moved into the Workshops at Blackpool Transport’s Rigby Road Depot following its use in the lead up to Christmas last year few could have imagined that its overhaul work would … Continue reading

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More Tyne & Wear Metro trackworks to take place in August

The culmination of 12 month project to replace the track on the Tyne and Wear Metro in Gateshead and Tyne and Wear will take place over four weekends in August, it has been confirmed. This is the latest phase of … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 03 & 14

Our modern tram edition of “Picture in Time” this week moves to the Midland Metro for the next few weeks. Now, these articles are usually written several weeks and months in advance (none more so than in 2020 when there … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New adverts for West Midlands Metro 19

After an understandable period where we haven’t seen many new adverts applied to trams on various systems around the UK, West Midlands Metro 19 has recently returned to service having lost its 20th anniversary livery in favour of adverts for … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works: Saturday 8th to Sunday 16th August

There will be changes to Manchester Metrolink services through Manchester City Centre for a nine day period in August as 1CC will be closed to allow for essential track repair works. No trams will be able to serve either Shudehill … Continue reading

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Still Standing! Walthamstow Council Tramway Offices

This latest look at a surviving first generation tramway structure is heading to London with the former Walthamstow Council Tramway Offices featuring.

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In Pictures: New Metrolink Park and Ride site on Trafford Park line

In this age of integrated transport and the move towards encouraging people to use public transport as much as possible (except when there’s a massive global pandemic of course!), a number of tramways have Park and Ride sites built close … Continue reading

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Stagecoach Supertram Engineering Works: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th August

Engineering works by Network Rail on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August means that there will be a reduced Tram-Train service on these days with just an hourly service working through to Rotherham Parkgate from Cathedral on both days.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 641

In this edition of “Picture in Time” we are heading back to August 1984 for a view of a then new, Centenary 641.

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Trams in Video: Stagecoach Supertram Tram-Train First Day – October 2018

We go to Sheffield for this edition of “Trams in Video” as we take a look at the first day of public services on the Tram-Train operation between Cathedral in Sheffield City Centre and Rotherham Parkgate. Shot on 25th October … Continue reading

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Trams &: Cheltenham 21 & bus

It may be the last “Trams &” for now but we hope you agree we have almost saved the best until last as it’s a trip into the archives in the pretty unlikely location of Cheltenham.

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Extra funding announced for Metro modernisation project

The continued modernisation of the Tyne and Wear Metro has recently got a boost with an extra £20 million of government funding confirmed by Nexus for the project which got underway back in April 2010. This is additional to the … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Photos both old and new are included in our latest main site update:

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