Monthly Archives: June 2023

In Pictures: New full vinyl wrap for Edinburgh Trams 270

When Edinburgh Trams 270 received an advert for Breitling in February 2023 it made history as the first tram in the city to carry a full vinyl wrap advert. And now four months on and it is now carrying the … Continue reading

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Tram and car collision on Metrolink’s Ashton line

Manchester Metrolink services to Ashton-under-Lyne were suspended for just over an hour on Friday 23rd June after a car and tram collided on Droylsden Road.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Twin Car 673+683

We take another trip to the Blackpool Tramway for this latest edition of “Picture in Time” today.

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Tram-Trains for the Fylde Coast?

Could we be seeing a new tram-train service linking Preston and Fleetwood? That now seems the most likely way the long-closed railway line to Fleetwood could be reopened if a letter sent to local MP, Paul Maynard, by Transport Minister … Continue reading

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NET to be official travel partner for World Masters Hockey European Championships

With the Nottingham Hockey Centre being conveniently located alongside the Nottingham Express Transit line to Toton Lane, the network is well placed to transport spectators to the forthcoming World Masters Hockey European Championships and with that in mind NET have … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh 273 gets revised ads

Edinburgh Trams 273 has obviously got a taste for Heverlee Lager as having advertised the beverage since October 2021 it has now received new adverts – for the same firm in a revised design. In fact 273 loves a bit … Continue reading

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Potential of light rail systems highlighted by Restore your Railway initiative

Over recent years it has seemed that the chances of a new light rail system being opened have been less and less with high costs and a lack of interest from central government of all persuasions. But the recent “Restore … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Track maintenance works start on West Midlands Metro

As we’ve recently reported the last weekend of June and first weekend of July are seeing maintenance works take place on the West Midlands Metro which will hopefully eradicate some temporary speed restrictions which have been in place. Services are … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tram track found in Sheffield

As regular readers of British Trams Online will be aware under the road surfaces in many UK towns and cities there is tram track lurking. Track which hasn’t been used in anger for many, many years but was just covered … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 261 receives new Scottish Rugby adverts

The Edinburgh Trams system has for a long time had a connection with rugby, with Murrayfield Stadium being served on the original route and several trams over the years carrying adverts for Scottish Rugby, who call Murrayfield their home. One … Continue reading

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Out and About: Heading out on Stagecoach Supertram

Its time for another edition of “Out and About” and Sheffield is again our location.

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Manchester Metrolink Then & Now: Mauldeth Road West

Staying on the Manchester Airport line of Metrolink for today’s edition of “Then & Now” as we take a look at another section of street running on that line.

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The wait for Edinburgh Tram Inquiry report goes on as details revealed of Lord Hardie’s salary

Despite the fact that the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry report was sent to the printed at the end of April we are still waiting to find out the findings (which some may argue is a little late considering an extension has … Continue reading

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Tram driver found not guilty over Sandilands accident

Alfred Dorris, who was driving the tram on Croydon’s Tramlink network when it left the rails at Sandilands in November 2016, has been found not guilty of failing to take reasonable care at work. The charges had been brought against … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 25th June 2023

Six months to Christmas and a double helping of photos for you – Tyne and Wear Metro and Manchester Metrolink are the locations:

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In Pictures: Works taking place on the West Midlands Metro

The final weekend of June and the first weekend of July will see service alterations on the West Midlands Metro as work is due to take place at both Dartmouth Street and Dudley Street stops. There have been temporary speed … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Gothenburg 836

We have one final photo to share with you from a trip to Gothenburg in 2011 as part of our “Around the World in Trams” series.

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Pay offer accepted on Metrolink

The threat of strike action on Manchester Metrolink has ended after members of Unite the Union accepted a new pay offer. Strikes had initially been planned earlier in June after staff rejected a 5% pay increase (which was combined with … Continue reading

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Nexus and students work together to promote the green credentials of the Metro

Nexus has teamed up with a group of four business students to work out how they can promote the green credentials in order to further boost passenger numbers on the Tyne and Wear Metro network. The students are studying at … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Restored Edinburgh Cable Tramway pulley wheel on display

During the construction of the Edinburgh Trams extension to Newhaven many historical artefacts were discovered. City archaeologists were called in to undertaken further investigations of bodies which had been untouched for hundreds of years along with the usual pots, coins … Continue reading

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