Monthly Archives: December 2023

Manchester Metrolink Then & Now: The Snipe

With our last article of 2023 we have a final (for now) edition of “Manchester Metrolink Then & Now” and its back to the East Manchester line out to Ashton-under-Lyne for this pair of photos.

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15 Years Apart: Croydon/London Tramlink 2553

Its time for another edition of “15 Years Apart” as we return to South London.

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The Completely Random A-Z of Trams in the British Isles! Y is for Youngest Tram

Nearly there on our A-Z as we reach the letter Y.

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Around the World in Trams: Port de Soller freight trailer

And for the last time “Around the World in Trams” heads off to Port de Soller.

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15 Years Apart: Leeds 399

Today “15 Years Apart” is at Crich to take a look at another recent stalwart in service.

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In Pictures: 3117’s Marks Electrical advert

We mentioned in our Manchester Metrolink advert round-up recently that 3117 has received a new advert but in that article we didn’t have a photo to include. But we do now thanks to Reece Hughes!

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The Completely Random A-Z of Trams in the British Isles! X is for eXtension

On the homeward straight now as its three more letters to go, all of which were more of a struggle, in fact you could probably see this letter is a big cheat!

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1025

We have time for just one further “Picture in Time” image from Manchester Metrolink in 1994.

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15 Years Apart: Stagecoach Supertram 120

In this edition of “15 Years Apart” we return to the Stagecoach Supertram network for a view of another of the original trams.

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Blackpool Twin set 3’s new home announced

This is a story which got a bit missed at the time, but the new home of Blackpool Twin Car 673+683 was announced just a few days after the two halves of the tram left Wyre Dock. They were transported … Continue reading

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The Completely Random A-Z of Trams in the British Isles! W is for West Midlands Metro

We reach the letter W for this edition of “The Completely Random A-Z of Trams in the British Isles”.

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Three Battery-only Revolution Very Light Rail Vehicles to be built

Three new battery-only Revolution Very Light Rail Vehicles (RVLR) are to be built as part of the continued look at companies across the UK at ways of making rail travel cleaner. Eversholt Rail are providing the funding of the vehicles … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro 52 enters service

Done and dusted! The last of the Urbos100 trams for the West Midlands Metro has now entered service with 52 being used for the first time on Saturday 23rd December – just in time for Christmas making it a nice … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Replica Vanguard 619

Another edition of “15 Years Apart” for you today as we see a tram which has swapped locations in that time.

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Work to start on replacing shelters at Sheffield tramstops

The shelters on both platforms at Attercliffe and Arena/Olympic Legacy Park stops on the Supertram network are to be replaced as part of project set to take place in early 2024. Funding for the replacement – which will also see … Continue reading

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The Completely Random A-Z of Trams in the British Isles! V is for Vinyls

Another day and another letter in our “A-Z”.

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UKTram Heritage Committee hear about successful seasons

Whilst industry body UKTram are heavily associated with campaigning for more tramways to be built they are also involved in the heritage sector and have a Heritage Committee who regularly meet to discuss various aspects of operating vintage tramcars. At … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3092 back into service

Manchester Metrolink M5000 3092 has returned to service in time for Christmas after receiving repairs. The tram had been absent from service since the weekend of Parklife in June 2023 when it was involved in an overhead line incident which … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Seaton Tramway 12

Today “15 Years Apart” is going back down to the Seaton Tramway.

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LRSSB and ORR forge closer partnership

The Light Rail Safety and Standards Board (LRSSB) and the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) have signed a landmark agreement which will see the two organisations working hand in hand to further reduce the risks of accidents on UK … Continue reading

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