Monthly Archives: May 2022

Blackpool 159 makes it four trams for Carlton Colville

The East Anglia Transport Museum now have four trams to call on for service following the return to service of Blackpool Standard 159 on Sunday 22nd May – its first passenger use of 2022.

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More evening running dates for the Volk’s Electric Railway

The Volk’s Electric Railway Association have announced four dates when they will take over operation of the railway along Brighton seafront for evening operation in 2022. The railway usually closes early evening but on these special dates trains will continue … Continue reading

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UK Tram report increased patronage but challenges still remain for light rail operators

Light rail systems from across the UK are seeing increased passenger numbers as the country continues to emerge from the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic but UK Tram are now reporting new challenges for operators, including the rising energy costs.

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Crich to partially reopen from 25th May – but no trams will run

Its now been a week since the Office of Road Rail forced the Crich Tramway Village to close as a result of safety concerns and after initial work it has been confirmed that the museum site will be able to … Continue reading

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Testing the new Douglas Bay Horse Tramway layout

We reported last week how the new points on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway were being installed and not long after that momentous event came another significant milestone – testing using a tram and horse! Wednesday 18th May was the … Continue reading

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Biometric technology trials expanded to boost light rail safety

In the wake of the tragic accident at Sandilands, the light rail industry started to look at ways of boosting safety with one pioneering project using biometric technology. FOCUS+, the result of a partnership driven by UKTram and Edinburgh Trams, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Roads reopen as work continues on the Trams to Newhaven project

There is no getting away from the fact that although when built tramways bring a lot of benefits to the communities they serve the construction period is disruptive with various road closures in place as the infrastructure is put in … Continue reading

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Young inventors come up with ideas to make Metro journeys more fun

The Metro Invention Challenge – run by Nexus alongside creative education organisation Little Inventors – has see children come up with some unique inventions aimed at making journeys on the network more fun. Winning entries included a seat just for … Continue reading

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Out and About: Edinburgh’s Princes Street

In this latest edition of “Out and About” we return to Edinburgh as we take a look at a tram running along Princes Street – a strangely quiet Princes Street with no other traffic getting in the way for a … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Nottingham Express Transit at Nottingham Station

For this latest look at moving pictures of trams we are heading to the Nottingham Station stop of Nottingham Express Transit. In this video we see trams arriving and departing from the stop from both ends of the viaduct over … Continue reading

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Comic book to celebrate Tyne & Wear Metro’s superheroes!

Mick Duckett, a local artist, is to draw a 40 page comic to celebrate the work of frontline staff on the Tyne and Wear Metro. The comic book will tell the stories of Metro’s frontline employees as they look after … Continue reading

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Further engineering works on Luas

Essential engineering works on Luas’ Green Line over two weekends at the end of May and start of June will see changes to the start and finish times of services again. The works are taking place 27th to 29th May … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 22nd May 2022

This week’s photos feature Nottingham Express Transit:

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More Heritage Tram events for Blackpool’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

We’ve known for a while that there would be a Tram Parade in Blackpool to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and now its been confirmed that there will be more Blackpool Heritage Tram Tour events – including regular heritage … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Stockholm 335+521

Today’s edition of “Around the World in Trams” again takes us to Stockholm as we feature a motor and trailer combination.

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4020 helps Tyne & Wear Metro celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Now with added photo (24.5.22) The latest light rail network in the UK to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is the Tyne and Wear Metro with 4020 receiving special vinyls to mark the occasion. We’d previously said that Blackpool’s offering … Continue reading

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More rail replacement works in Sheffield over Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend

Both the Blue and Yellow routes of Stagecoach Supertram will see an amended service running throughout the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend as rail replacement works take place along Infirmary Road. These works mean there will no trams from Shalesmoor to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Points being installed on Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

We’re sometimes accused of adding some pointless posts to the site but this article definitely has a point to it – a set of points to be precise! The often controversial project to realign the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway from … Continue reading

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Enlarged Radcliffe Park and Ride site reopens

Radcliffe on Manchester Metrolink’s Bury line is now home to a new enlarged Park and Ride site after work to increase the size was completed. The site – which now includes an extra 111 spaces – reopened from Monday 16th … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Nottingham Express Transit 215

Another look back into the archives with this edition of “Picture in Time” featuring Nottingham Express Transit.

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