Monthly Archives: December 2021

Out and About: Taking a look at an advert in Edinburgh

In this latest edition of “Out and About” we return to Scotland as we take a closer look at one of the adverts which has recently been carried by a tram.

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They Ran in 2021: Metropolitan Electric Tramways 331

“They Ran in 2021” is making another visit to the Crich Tramway Village today.

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15 Years Apart: Leeds 345

This edition of “15 Years Apart” features another Leeds tram which operated in service at the Crich Tramway Village during 2021.

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Out and About: At Cathedral in Sheffield

We return with another edition of “Out and About” today as we take a trip into the centre of Sheffield.

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They Ran in 2021: Manx Electric Railway 22

It’s a trip across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man for today’s edition of “They Ran in 2021”.

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New chair elected to UKTram Operations Group

Steve Mabey – who has worked at Manchester Metrolink for 10 years – has been appointed as the new chair of the UKTram Operations Group, following in the footsteps of his father Mike who retired in October. This influential sector … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Balloon 701

We return to Blackpool for this edition of “15 Years Apart” as we feature the last of our quintet of Balloon Cars we have seen in the series.

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Out and About: Exchange Square on Metrolink’s 2CC

“Out and About” returns today as we make a quick visit to the only intermediate stop on Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing at Exchange Square.

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They Ran in 2021: Sheffield 264

Its our last visit of “They Ran in 2021” to Beamish as we feature another of the operating trams at the museum.

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Tramlink Nottingham confirm losses of over £20 million

In their account deposited at Companies House shortly before Christmas Tramlink Nottingham, operators of Nottingham Express Transit, have confirmed that they made a loss of £21.4 million in the 12 months to 31st March 2021. In figures which are likely … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Leeds 180

Its another trip to Crich for today’s “15 Years Apart” with another of the operational Leeds cars being featured.

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Out and About: Just a trip along Blackpool Prom

Its time for another “Out and About” and in this latest relatively topical photo series we take a trip on Blackpool Prom.

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They Ran in 2021: Blackpool Balloon 717

Today’s “They Ran in 2021” is off to the Blackpool Tramway for another photo showing a tram which operated in passenger service over the past year.

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Another TravelSafe operation sees Andy Burnham visit officers

The latest TravelSafe Partnership (TSP) operation took place at Victoria Station on Friday 17th December with officers also visited by Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham so he could see how they are helping keep people safe on the Metrolink … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Stagecoach Supertram 112

This edition of “15 Years Apart” has another modern tram as the focus as we once more head to South Yorkshire for a view of one of the Siemens-Duewag built trams which operate on Supertram.

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Out and About: A quick view at Balgreen in Edinburgh

“Out and About” today is in Scotland as we take a look at one of the stops along the tramway out towards the Airport – Balgreen.

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They Ran in 2021: Amsterdam 474 & Blackpool 159

Its two for the price of one in today’s edition of “They Ran in 2021”! We take a trip to the East Anglia Transport Museum.

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Merry Hill utility upgrade work to get underway in new year

Work to uncover and upgrade utilities close to Merry Hill in preparation for the constriction of the West Midlands Metro extension from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill is set to get underway early in 2022. The work will be close to … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Toastrack 166

We’re back with another instalment of “15 Years Apart” today as we take another look at a tram in the national collection at the Crich Tramway Village.

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Out and About: On Nottingham Express Transit in December

In this latest edition of “Out and About” the photos comes from Nottingham Express Transit as we take a look at some of the adverts currently being carried on the trams – both the sole full vinyl wrap as well … Continue reading

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