Monthly Archives: April 2023

Stop by Stop Nottingham Express Transit: The One That Got Away! – Station Street

In the last edition of Stop by Stop Nottingham Express Transit we feature the “stop that got away” – Station Street.

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Edinburgh Trams 264 back to fleet livery

Back in December 2022 we reported on a new advertising livery for Edinburgh Trams 264 with it having received vinyls for Jollyes Pet Store. This ended up being a short-term contract though as, although previously unreported, come January 2023 the … Continue reading

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Available now – one “imperfect” edition of Lytham Trams book

Earlier this year the third book in the trilogy of Brian Turner books on tramways of the Fylde Coast was released. The Blackpool Conduit Tramway was another well received book from the pen of Brian Turner but at the time … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 23rd April 2023

This week its off to South London for our latest set of photos:

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In Pictures: Driver Training underway in Edinburgh

As you may have noticed if you’ve been checking these pages recently, an extension is set to open on Edinburgh Trams this spring. Running for almost 3 miles between York Place and Newhaven the extension has been progressing well over … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Ghent 6352

The next stop on our “world tour” of various tram systems is in Belgium as we make a brief stop in Ghent.

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MET 331 makes it’s a bakers dozen of trams for Crich

Tuesday 18th April saw the 13th different passenger tram to run in service at the Crich Tramway Village in 2023 – but it wasn’t an unlucky number for Metropolitan Electric Tramways 331 which became the latest tram to be used … Continue reading

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Acocks Green Library to commemorate 70 years since Birmingham tram closure

Acocks Green Library in Birmingham is to hold a special event on Saturday 24th June to commemorate 70 years since the last tram operated on the first generation tramway in the city. Taking place between 1000-1300 and 1400-1600 the event … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram Citylink 399 205 returns to use

When we reported recently that Citylink 399 206 had returned to service on Stagecoach Supertram we mentioned that classmate 399 205 was set to follow it – and now it has! 205 returned to action around Thursday 20th April but … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool 607 & Blackpool 49

Its back to Crich again for today’s image from the archives in “Picture in Time”.

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Edinburgh cable tram wheels to go on permanent display

A pair of cable wheels which were once used to help power the Edinburgh Cable Tramway are to go on permanent display on Leith Walk it has been confirmed. The wheels were discovered during Trams to Newhaven construction works at … Continue reading

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More car v tram collision footage released by TfGM

As Transport for Greater Manchester continue their safety campaign encouraging motorists to “Be Tram Aware” they have released some more footage of collisions between cars and trams. A previous video was released in February and this latest footage shows drivers … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Towing Car 281 at St Helens

It was November 2022 that we last featured photos of the Fylde Transport Trust’s Blackpool Towing Car 281 at which point it was making good progress in being painted cream and losing its long standing Metro Coastlines colour scheme. We … Continue reading

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Driver training gets underway on Edinburgh Trams extension

Another day and yet another milestone on the Trams to Newhaven project in Edinburgh as driver training gets underway on the nearly 3 mile extension. Edinburgh Trams announced that driver training on the tracks would be getting underway from Wednesday … Continue reading

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Cheaper Metro fares announced for young people

Anyone aged 21 and under will be able to benefit from cheaper fares on the Tyne and Wear Metro as from 7th May with the expansion of the Pop Blue smartcard. Currently available to those between 16 and 18 it … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More testing in Edinburgh

Its been over a month since we saw the first trams run on the Trams to Newhaven extension in Edinburgh. Since that first week of testing – which included trams running all the way along the extension – it had … Continue reading

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Efficiency review to be undertaken into Isle of Man heritage railway operations

The Department of Infrastructure has confirmed that a new efficiency review is to take place into the Isle of Man’s heritage railways. This will be a wide-ranging review to see where money can be saved and will include a look … Continue reading

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Another Enhanced Weekend of operation in Blackpool May Day Bank Holiday weekend

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours will be running another Enhanced Weekend over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. And if that wasn’t enough there is also due to be a Model Tram Exhibition at the Solaris Centre on the Saturday and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams back on display at NELSAM

The trams owned by the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust are once again on public display after the reopening of the Tram Shed to the public on Saturday 1st April (an official reopening had taken place the previous day). It … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Croydon Tramlink 058 out on the Crich mainline

Over the past month or so we’ve run regular articles on how this tram has entered service, that tram has carried passengers for the first tram etc. but very little mention has been made of the works cars in the … Continue reading

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