Monthly Archives: February 2022

In Pictures: Birmingham Westside extension Phase Two update

With services having finally returned to Library on 12th February attentions will now start to turn towards when trams may start running on the second phase of the Birmingham Westside extension via Broad Street to Edgbaston Village. Early 2022 has … Continue reading

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Motors fitted to Standard 143 – now let the testing commence!

Its been the news that seemed as it may never happen but whisper it quietly, Blackpool Standard 143 may finally fully enter passenger service this year with its failed motor having been replaced over the past few months. Static testing … Continue reading

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Supertram ticket prices to increase from 1st March

The cost of travel on Stagecoach Supertram is set to increase from Tuesday 1st March with the first rises in over two years caused by the increase in costs of operating the system. The increases have been kept to a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A variety of seasons in one weekend at Blackpool’s Vintage Weekend!

There’s always a risk when organising special events in the British Isles that the weather may play a part and so it proved for the first major event featuring Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours with rain, snow, wind and sun all … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams up for four Chamber of Commerce Awards

Edinburgh Trams has been nominated in four categories at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Awards – including the coveted title of Large Business of the Year. Other category nominations include Managing Director, Lea Harrison, as Director of the Year.

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Still Standing! Garage sign, Norwich

In this edition of “Still Standing!” we feature something a little bit different… Its not a structure or a piece of track from a first generation tramway but rather a sign with a tram connection.

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: West Drive

We start the final leg of our journey on the Blackpool Tramway as we continue northbound to Fleetwood in “Stop by Stop” (although there will be a couple of extras to follow at some point in the future once the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rapid progress being made at York Place

They say a week is a long-time in politics and that also seems to be the case in tram extension construction! Less than a week after the stop at York Place was permanently closed in Edinburgh much of the platform … Continue reading

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Luas Engineering Works: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th February

The next set of engineering works on Luas will see the Red Line closed between Blackhorse and Heuston on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February with replacement buses running on the affected section.

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 20th February 2022

This week our photos come from the re-opening of the line through Birmingham City Centre to Library on the West Midlands Metro:

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3136 delivered to Queens Road

You wait ages for a new tram to turn up and then two turn up within a few weeks of each other! Coming just two weeks after 3135 was delivered to Queens Road Depot, Manchester Metrolink’s latest M5000 – 3136 … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Tallinn 134

Its another look at the trams of Tallinn in “Around the World in Trams” today.

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In Pictures: More from Talbot Square as works continue on tramway extension

As we reported last week, contractors have been back on the Blackpool Tramway extension along Talbot Road to a new terminus for Blackpool North Railway Station for additional work and in this pictorial we take a look at Talbot Square … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro nominated for five UK Rail Business Awards

Nexus and the Tyne and Wear Metro are in the running for five awards at the forthcoming UK Rail Business Awards with their family price promise, commitment to employee development and involving customers in the design of the new trains … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Leith construction update

We recently saw a pictorial update of what has been happening over the past few weeks in Trams to Newhaven project construction works at the city end of the line and now we go a little further along the line … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro services to be suspended Saturday evening and Sunday morning

There will be no services on the Tyne and Wear Metro from Saturday evening (18th February) until 0800 on Sunday morning because of an industrial relations matter affecting the Control Centre. This has seen a small number of staff not … Continue reading

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Storm Eunice causes disruption for Blackpool and London Tramlink

Storm Eunice – described as the worst storm to hit the UK in 30 years – has been making her presence felt on Friday 18th February but whilst there has been major disruption for various transport network, tramways across the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 04

We take another trip to Midland Metro for this edition of “Picture in Time” and this time we feature T69 04.

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In Pictures: New fire alarm sees a quick shunt at Crich

Crich is closed, so nothing is happening right? Wrong! As well as the ongoing maintenance taking place – including in the workshop where Blackpool Standard 40 has now been lifted for an overhaul – Monday 14th February saw a small … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another tram returns to service on the West Midlands Metro as 42 receives an advert

The hard work returning trams to service on the West Midlands Metro is continuing with Monday 14th February seeing a further Urbos3 entering service for the first time since the entire fleet was withdrawn back in November. This time around … Continue reading

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