Monthly Archives: March 2021

Railcam launches new webcam on the Seaton Tramway!

Have you ever been there sitting at home thinking I’d really like to see watch some trams from comfort of my sofa? Well, if you have from Monday 5th April you’ll be able to as the Seaton Tramway have partnered … Continue reading

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3124 arrives in Manchester

The delivery of the current batch of M5000s for Manchester Metrolink has been a little erratic so far with the expected one every three-four weeks as mentioned in the original press release only having been met once at the very … Continue reading

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Still Standing! Ansdell tram shelter

We take a second trip to a surviving structure on the former Lytham St Annes tramway system for this edition of “Still Standing!” and its another former shelter.

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Heaton Park tramway sets reopening date

As we all continue to look ahead to a time when restrictions are eased further, the Heaton Park Tramway have confirmed that they are planning to resume passenger services from Saturday 5th June. This date will allow the volunteers at … Continue reading

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Tram fault causes Edinburgh Trams delays

Edinburgh Trams services in the city centre were suspended for a time on Monday 29th March after a fault on one of the trams. The fault couldn’t be immediately repaired which meant that trams were only able to run from … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne and Wear Metro 4001

In this edition of “Picture in Time” we are again off to the Tyne and Wear Metro with a view of prototype Metrocar 4001.

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Wrexham Museum consider options for last remaining Wrexham trams

Last March we ran one of our “Lost Trams” series on two Wrexham tram bodies which are at Bersham Colliery where they have been stored in the open for around 16 years. Now, 12 months on and Wrexham Museum are … Continue reading

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Metrolink suspended through St Peter’s Square after protests

Manchester Metrolink services had to be suspended for a time on Saturday 27th March after a group protesting against the Police and Crime Bill blocked the tram tracks. 18 protestors were arrested after being removed from the tracks at the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 713

The summer of 1976 is well known as being a warm one and this latest edition of “Picture in Time” illustrates that was still the case in early September.

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Trams in Video: Blackpool’s Flexity2 trams

We’ve now become very used to the Bombardier built Flexity2 trams running along Blackpool Promenade but there was a time not too long ago when they were new and in this edition of “Trams in Video” we see the launch … Continue reading

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Stourbridge Shuttle wins inaugural World Cup of Trams

Its not a line which gets mentioned a great deal but the Stourbridge Shuttle – which runs between Stoubridge and Stourbridge Junction – using two Parry People Mover vehicles – is celebrating after winning the very first World Cup of … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3085

Its time for another “Lockdown Walk” as we venture out onto Manchester Metrolink’s East Manchester line out to Ashton-under-Lyne.

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In Pictures: Covid-19 changes on the Tyne and Wear Metro

As people get ready for further easing of restrictions and start to travel more often, transport operators in the UK have been seeking to reassure them about how safe it is to travel on board their services. As with the … Continue reading

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More support in Scotland for light rail

Edinburgh Trams and the Glasgow Subway are to be given a further £7.5 million in government funding to help support both systems while they continue to experience a significant fall in revenue as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 27th March 2021

Two Photo Galleries this week, one which is different to our normal offerings as it features a monorail in the USA while the other is on more familiar ground in the West Midlands:

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Around the World in Trams: Freiburg 288

“Around the World in Trams” now moves into Germany as for the next few weeks we take a look at some of the trams which operate in the city of Freiburg.

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 266

Today we take another trip to Edinburgh for one of our “Lockdown Walks” as we continue to take a look at some of the historic buildings which surround the tramway.

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Leeds 345 celebrates its centenary

With the heyday of the British tram being in the early years of the 20th century there are plenty of significant anniversaries which have celebrated over recent years and the latest tram in the Crich Tramway Village collection to reach … Continue reading

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TfL funding package from the DfT extended

It has been confirmed that the current funding package between Transport for London and the Department for Transport has been extended until 18th May 2021. The package had originally been due to end on 31st March 2021 but with the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Seaton 2

Its again down to Seaton for this latest edition of “Picture in Time”.

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