Monthly Archives: February 2023

Sandwell concrete pour marks another milestone for WMM Brierley Hill extension

Another week and another press release giving us details of more progress on a West Midlands Metro extension. This time its back to the Brierley Hill line (which is currently only funded to go as far as Dudley so does … Continue reading

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Blackpool 010 back to fleet livery

Its been a period of adverts and special liveries being removed in Blackpool as following on quickly from 001 and 011 losing their vinyl wrap liveries comes the news that Flexity2 010 has lost its special Queen’s Jubilee vinyls and … Continue reading

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Communications issue causes NET service delays

Nottingham Express Transit services had a disrupted start to the day on Wednesday 22nd February after a communications fault. It was announced around 0600 that there were no trams running at all due to a “significant issue” with this later … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool 31 runs for the first time in 2023 as Beamish runs a three tram service

Saturday 18th February was the start of the February Half Term holidays in the northeast of England and marked the first time in 2023 that a three tram service operated at Beamish and saw the first use of open topper … Continue reading

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Storm Otto damage leads to Tyne and Wear Metro disruption

There will be no Tyne and Wear Metro service from Monkseaton to North Shields until at least the end of this week because of damage caused by Storm Otto. Whitley Bay Metro Station is also to remain closed until further … Continue reading

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In Pictures: West End becomes an Edinburgh Trams terminus again

Last week in order to allow for the installation of overhead wires to connect the Edinburgh Trams extension to the existing line in York Place all trams from the Airport were turned short at West End. This meant that the … Continue reading

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Light Rail Summit 2023 to take place in Birmingham

Birmingham will be the third tram city to hold the UKTram organised Light Rail Summit it as been announced. The 2023 edition of the event will take place on 21st September and follows on from two previous successful events which … Continue reading

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Trams &: Blackpool Balloon 700 & bus

Blackpool is our latest stop for our “Trams &” series and whilst a lot of entries into this series recently have shown a modern tram alongside a bus, this time we go a bit more traditional with the tram.

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Stop by Stop Nottingham Express Transit: Hucknall & Phoenix Park – Highbury Vale (Hucknall)

We carry on with our journey towards Hucknall in this edition of “Stop by Stop” and the next stop will be Highbury Vale.

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RAIB Safety Digest released into NET Highbury Vale derailment

The RAIB have released their latest Safety Digest which is related to the slow speed derailment of Nottingham Express Citadis 219 at Highbury Vale on 30th September 2022. This is not a full report as it has been decided a … Continue reading

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Classic Motorcycle Day returns to Crich this July

It may seem a while off but publicity has started for the Classic Motorcycle Day at the Crich Tramway Village which this year will be taking place on Sunday 2nd July 2023. This will be the sixth such event for … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 19th February 2023

We have another “20 Photos of…” this week and its off to the northeast and Beamish:

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In Pictures: Final sections of Edinburgh overhead going up

We brought you news earlier this week of the start of the installation of the final sections of overhead wire which will connect the current Edinburgh Trams as far as York Place with the Trams to Newhaven extension and now … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Strasbourg 3019

Today “Around the World in Trams” is back in Strasbourg for another shot of one of the fleet of trams which run on the 40 mile system.

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Metro drivers get a drive of new Stadler trains in Czech Republic

Eight Tyne and Wear Metro drivers have got their first taste of the new Stadler built trains on a trip to the Czech Republic where the first of the 46 trains are currently being put through their paces. The experienced … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Maintenance works at Dudley Street on West Midlands Metro

Over the past few weeks there has been some maintenance work taking place on the track at the West Midlands Metro stop at Dudley Street. A number of stops on the network have had a 5kph speed restriction of a … Continue reading

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Get planning! Full details announced for the Isle of Man Year of the Railways 2023!

As we know 2023 is set to be an exciting year on the Isle of Man with it being marketed as “Year of the Railways 2023” to help celebrate 150 years of the Steam Railway and 130 years of the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram 24

This is the last of this batch of photos taken on the South Yorkshire Supertram system shortly after opening in March 1995 as “Picture in Time” continues today.

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In Pictures: Overhead wires go up to connect the old and the new in Edinburgh

This week has seen service on Edinburgh Trams terminated short of the city centre again but once again there is a good (and quite exciting!) reason for it – the installation of the last of the overhead wires on the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Work taking place in Wolverhampton

We reported earlier this year that finally there seemed to be an end in sight for construction work on the Wolverhampton Railway Station West Midlands Metro extension with a final period of works due to get underway. There’s no doubt … Continue reading

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