Monthly Archives: March 2021

Emergency engineering works for Metrolink

Manchester Metrolink services to Bury have been suspended with emergency engineering works required meaning all trams from Manchester City Centre have been terminating at Whitefield. Local media reports have suggested that repairs are required at Whitefield tunnel meaning it isn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Manchester Metrolink | 1 Comment

Trams &: Sheffield 510 & bus

Today’s “Trams &” is off to the Crich Tramway Village’s “Best of Sheffield” event in May 2014 again as we take a look at the most modern of trams from the South Yorkshire city held as part of the national … Continue reading

Posted in Crich Tramway Village, Trams & | Comments Off on Trams &: Sheffield 510 & bus

Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Central Pier

We continue our way north on the Blackpool Tramway in this edition of “Stop by Stop” as we reach the second of the Pier stops.

Posted in Blackpool Tramway, Stop by Stop | Comments Off on Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Central Pier

Supertram Engineering Works to disrupt services over Easter

Essential engineering works on the major junction at Park Square just outside Sheffield City Centre will see major disruption to services on the Supertram network from 2000 on Saturday 3rd April until the start of service on Tuesday 6th April … Continue reading

Posted in Stagecoach Supertram | Comments Off on Supertram Engineering Works to disrupt services over Easter

Warning given after spate of criminal damage to trams and buses in Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester TravelSafe Partnership (TSP) has issued a warning of the consequences of throwing objects at trams and buses after an increase in incidents during 2021. They are taking swift action and reviewing footage to identify those involved and … Continue reading

Posted in Manchester Metrolink | Comments Off on Warning given after spate of criminal damage to trams and buses in Greater Manchester

Still Standing! Huddersfield tram track

One of the surprising aspects of this series has been just how much old tram track there is still lying in open sight, especially when you consider how long ago it was that first generation tramways were abandoned. While some … Continue reading

Posted in Still Standing! | 3 Comments

NET complete second refurbishment of their Incentro trams

All 15 of the original Bombardier Incentro trams on the Nottingham Express Transit system are now back in service after the £3.5 million refurbishment programme was completed. The last of the trams re-entered service on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 with … Continue reading

Posted in Nottingham Express Transit | Comments Off on NET complete second refurbishment of their Incentro trams

In Pictures: A refurbished Unimog for Blackpool

Most of our attention in Blackpool recently may have concentrated on the trackworks as well as exciting news about trams on the road to their return but another development recently has seen the Unimog undergo a refurbishment and repaint.

Posted in Blackpool Tramway | Comments Off on In Pictures: A refurbished Unimog for Blackpool

Picture in Time: Tyne and Wear Metro locomotive

We make one final trip to the Tyne and Wear Metro test track today as we feature a locomotive used in case any assistance was needed.

Posted in Picture in Time, Tyne and Wear Metro | Comments Off on Picture in Time: Tyne and Wear Metro locomotive

Public Consultation launched for improvements at Rotherham Parkgate

South Yorkshire PTE have launched a consultation into several transport improvement at Rotherham Parkgate which should make it easier for passengers to access the Supertram Tram-Train service from there into Sheffield. Included in the proposals are improved road access, better … Continue reading

Posted in Stagecoach Supertram | Comments Off on Public Consultation launched for improvements at Rotherham Parkgate

Increase in prices on NET for Robin Hood Pay as you Go card users

Anyone who uses the Robin Hood Pay as you Go card to pay for travel on Nottingham Express Transit will see a small increase in their fares from Sunday 28th March. Despite these increases this will remain the cheapest way … Continue reading

Posted in Nottingham Express Transit | Comments Off on Increase in prices on NET for Robin Hood Pay as you Go card users

Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 636

Today “Picture in Time” is again looking at a photo taken in early September 1976 as we return to Blackpool once more.

Posted in Blackpool Tramway, Picture in Time | Comments Off on Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 636

Trams in Video: Glasgow Trams in preservation

This latest edition of “Trams in Video” is mainly shot at the Crich Tramway Village and an event held in September 2012 which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the closure of Glasgow Corporation Tramways. Split into three sections in part … Continue reading

Posted in Crich Tramway Village, Summerlee Museum Tramway, Trams in Video | Comments Off on Trams in Video: Glasgow Trams in preservation

Blackpool Council asked to approve £900,000 worth of funding for tramway repairs

As you will have seen on these pages over the past few weeks there has been extensive trackworks taking place on the Blackpool Tramway – with the work taking more than twice the length than originally planned for – but … Continue reading

Posted in Blackpool Tramway | Comments Off on Blackpool Council asked to approve £900,000 worth of funding for tramway repairs

Lockdown Walks: West Midlands Metro 34

In this “Lockdown Walks” we head into Birmingham City Centre for a view at the current end of the line.

Posted in Lockdown Walks, West Midlands Metro | 1 Comment

Tyne and Wear Metro use UV light to help keep system Covid secure

Nexus have fitted Ultraviolet equipment on all 36 escalators on the Tyne and Wear Metro network as part of their continued range of Covid secure measures. The UV light is used to sanitise the escalator handrails with germs being killed … Continue reading

Posted in Tyne and Wear Metro | Comments Off on Tyne and Wear Metro use UV light to help keep system Covid secure

More DfT funding for English light rail systems

The Department for Transport have confirmed that a further £33 million in emergency Coronavirus funding is to be awarded to the six English light rail systems outside of London (London Tramlink and the Docklands Light Railway are supported through the … Continue reading

Posted in Blackpool Tramway, Manchester Metrolink, Nottingham Express Transit, Stagecoach Supertram, Tyne and Wear Metro, West Midlands Metro | 2 Comments

What’s New on British Trams Online? 20th March 2021

Back once more into the recent archives with a trip to Crich in 2007:

Posted in Crich Tramway Village, Picture in Time, Site News | Comments Off on What’s New on British Trams Online? 20th March 2021

Around the World in Trams: Den Haag 1180

As we bring an end to our visit to Den Haag we go all retro as we view the Tourist Tram in action.

Posted in Around the World in Trams | Comments Off on Around the World in Trams: Den Haag 1180

Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 275

We’re off to Edinburgh again for this latest edition of “Lockdown Walks” with a view in the city centre of another one of the CAF built trams in service.

Posted in Edinburgh Trams, Lockdown Walks | Comments Off on Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 275