Monthly Archives: November 2023

In Pictures: Work at Wolverhampton St George’s

It was late August the last time we saw trams running in service to Wolverhampton St George’s but it now appears that the signalling work being undertaken there has now been concluded which will hopefully mean at some point in … Continue reading

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Man hit by tram in Nottingham

A man has been taken to hospital after he was hit by a tram on Chilwell Road, Beeston. The incident happened at approximately 1430 on Thursday 30th November.

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Special interest groups get first look at the new Metro train

Nexus have recently invited special interest groups to experience the new Stadler Metro trains to allow them to also see how their feedback has shaped the final interior design. The groups have included people with visual and hearing impairments, physical … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A day to forget for Edinburgh Trams

They do say bad things come in threes don’t they? That was certainly the case for Edinburgh Trams on Tuesday 28th November 2023 with services being seriously disrupted and for two of the incidents there was absolutely nothing the trams … Continue reading

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Zero tolerance campaign against fare dodgers to be launched on NET

Starting from Monday 4th December, Nottingham Express Transit will be starting a zero tolerance campaign as part of its continued efforts to crack down on fare evasion. This will see an increase in the presence of plain clothed officers at … Continue reading

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Blackpool Balloon 708 heads to Sandtoft

Article updated 29/11/2023 with the addition of photos. Another week and another tram takes a journey on the back of a low loader! This time it’s the turn of Blackpool Balloon 708 which departed Rigby Road Depot in its home … Continue reading

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Take the tram to Peter Pan and get discounted travel as you do!

West Midlands Metro and The Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham have teamed up to offer those heading to see Peter Pan The Musical this December the chance to get discounted travel on the tram. As well as this offer West … Continue reading

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Increase in passenger numbers on the Isle of Man heritage lines!

Some pleasing news to report from the Isle of Man is a major increase in passenger numbers recorded on the various heritage lines on the island – including for both the Manx Electric Railway and the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway.

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West Midlands Metro 55 damaged in car collision

55, the most recent tram to have entered service on the West Midlands Metro, has suffered damage after being involved in a collision with a car at Priestfield. The collision happened on the afternoon of Saturday 25th November 2023.

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Out and About: Edinburgh Trams using the Ocean Terminal crossover

We are “Out and About” again today and Edinburgh is the location as we take a look at a tram using one of the crossovers on the extension to Newhaven.

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Manchester Metrolink Then & Now: Ashton New Road

We are back here with another installment of “Manchester Metrolink Then & Now” taking a look at photos of the same location both during construction and after trams started to run.

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Trams to run in Blackpool on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day!

For the first time in a number of years the Blackpool Tramway will be running a service on both Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. This news comes as Blackpool Transport announce their Christmas and New Year period services on … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro continues to struggle with performance

The Tyne and Wear Metro is in a bit of a holding pattern at the moment as they wait for the introduction of their new trains whilst trying to maintain the 40 year old vehicles which continue to show their … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 26th November 2023

Its a trip to London with our photos this week as we feature two sets of images – one from the Docklands Light Railway and the other from London Tramlink:

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In Pictures: Another tram arrives at Dudley

Over the past roughly 12 months we have been used to seeing trams move to the Dudley Very Light Rail Innovation Centre as its been the base for repairs to be undertaken on some of the Urbos3 trams to solve … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Stuttgart 276

We have time for one more photo from Stuttgart before we move on to our next location in “Around the World in Trams”.

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In Pictures: A look at some of 2023’s Metrolink advertising liveries

2023 has been another year of a varied selection of all over adverts being carried on trams in the Manchester Metrolink fleet. Whilst we have featured most of these at some point during the year there have been a small … Continue reading

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Luas tram attacked in Dublin disturbances

One of the Alstom Citadis trams which operate the service on Dublin’s Luas tram network has become a casualty of the disturbances which took place in the city centre on the night of Thursday 23rd November. The disturbances happened after … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 232 waits for repairs in Nottingham

Back on 12th June 2023, Nottingham Express Transit 232 derailed at Bulwell in an incident which is currently being investigated by the RAIB. The tram hasn’t been seen in service since and is currently stored in the yard at Wilkinson … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams service suspended to Newhaven

A potential fault has been discovered on the overhead line equipment between Ocean Terminal and Newhaven leading to the tram service between these stops being suspended from the start of service on Friday 24th November. Edinburgh Trams made the announcement … Continue reading

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