Easter closure in Croydon Town Centre for Tramlink

London Tramlink services will be suspended between Reeves Corner and East Croydon for ten days over Easter to allow for track replacement works on Wellesley Road. No trams will run on the Croydon Town Centre loop from 8th April until 18th April whilst the trackworks take place with all other traffic southbound of Wellesley Road also being subject to diversions. During the closure period it is expected that a service will run from Wimbledon to Reeves Corner and from East Croydon to Beckenham Junction, Elmers End and New Addington.

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TfL and TOL admit liability over Sandilands derailment

Transport for London – through Tramtrack Croydon Limited – and Tram Operations Limited have admitted liability over the tragic derailment at Sandilands on 9th November 2016. This is in relation to civil claims which have been made as a result of the accident and will now mean that payments will be able to be made promptly. Anyone involved in the accident who requires additional help have been urged to directly contact Transport for London.

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Blackpool Standard 147 returns home

The year-long exchange of Blackpool trams Marton Box 31 and Standard 147 is now over, with the two trams now safely back at their usual respective homes of Beamish Museum and Blackpool respectively. After 31 had made the journey by road from Blackpool to Beamish on Monday 13th March, it was 147‘s turn for a road trip with the Standard car forming the return load to the Fylde with Calkeld’s Heavy Haualge again providing the motive transport.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Railcoach 679 & Coronation 304

In today’s offering from the archives we head to Blackpool for a enthusiasts tour on a foggy 29th November 2008. The occasion was a farewell for Ex-Towing Railcoach 679 which had been acquired by the Lancastrian Transport Trust for restoration in original condition and it was joined on the day by Coronation 304.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool 159 & London Transport 1858

Today’s Picture in Time image could practically come from any of the past 40 years as it features two trams which have been the mainstays of the operational fleet at the East Anglia Transport Museum, namely Blackpool Standard 159 and London Transport 1858.

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In Pictures: Marton Thirty-Gone!

The loan of Marton Box 31 back to Blackpool officially came to an end on Monday 13th March, when the tram left the seaside town on the back of a Calkeld’s low loader for its long road journey back to Beamish. The tram had stayed in the resort for just over one year and has proved immensely popular when used on the heritage service.

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In Pictures: Tram-Train project construction update

The slow and steady progress on the infrastructure for the tram-train project between Sheffield and Rotherham is continuing as shown in this latest pictorial update from the camera of Glyn Hill.

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Car collides with tram in Nottingham

Nottingham Express Transit services suffered minor delays on Saturday 11th March after a car collided with a tram close to the High School stop on the line to Hucknall and Phoenix Park. Citadis 233 was the tram involved in the collision with a silver Mercedes with both vehicles suffering damage. The tram was forming the 1607 Clifton South to Phoenix Park service and all passengers on board alighted at the scene of the collsion. 233 was moved to the centre track at The Forest to allow for normal services to resume and only minor delays were experienced.

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This week on British Trams Online

We bring you another couple of Photo Galleries this week:

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 15

Its another visit into the photo archives for Picture in Time and in this edition we are in the West Midlands on Midland Metro with an image taken at the northern terminus of the line, Wolverhampton St George’s.

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Graz 210 moves in at NELSAM

One piece of news from the winter period which has gone unreported on British Trams Online - at least until now – was the arrival of Graz 210 at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museum late last year. Having been in secure storage for many years, the tram has now joined most of the collection of the North East Electrical Traction Trust at the Sunderland site and has also become the first non-Blackpool tramcar to be housed in their depot.

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In Pictures: Tram-Trains finally start daylight testing

A day it seemed was never going to come is finally upon us – the Tram-Trains for the Sheffield to Rotherham pilot (as well as adding additional capacity to the current Supertram network) have started daylight testing. The first daylight runs took place on Thursday 9th March and the sight of the Citylink vehicles is now expected to become a regular occurrence before the first of the class enter passenger service later this year.

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In Pictures: Preparations for the new season at Crich

In nine days time on Saturday 18th March another season will commence at the Crich Tramway Village and with this in mind preparations are in hand which has seen Cardiff 131 out and about cleaning the track. 131 started its work on Tuesday 7th March and has been continuing since initially concentrating on the northern section of track up towards Glory Mine.

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2017 Community Heroes tram naming in Nottingham

On the day that Nottingham Express Transit celebrated their 13th anniversary they were also renaming a tram as 222 – the Community Heroes tram – received the name Michelle and Richard Daniels. The couple set up the Forever Stars charity in 2013 following the tragic loss of their baby daughter Emily, who was stillborn.

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Peter Cushing steps down as Metrolink Director at TfGM

Peter Cushing has formally handed over the leadership and day to day management for Manchester Metrolink to Danny Vaughan after four years in role of Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink Director. Mr Vaughan will be taking up a new role as Head of Metrolink although Mr Cushing will continue in a part time capacity to oversee the operator change from RATP Dev UK Ltd to KeolisAmey.

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New tramstop planned for Broadmarsh Shopping Centre

A new tramstop is set to be built at the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre in Nottingham City Centre as part of a package of projects announced for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. £10 million has been pledged for the redevelopment of the bus station and car park at Broadmarsh Shopping Centre with a £63 million funding package for the whole region announced this week by the Government.

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Supertram Purple route suspended after points problem

Stagecoach Supertram’s Purple route was suspended on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th March after a points problem was discovered at Gleadless Townend. No trams were able to run on this route – which remains confined to the Cathedral to Herdings Park section except on Sundays – whilst the problem was fixed which wasn’t until Wednesday 8th March. Blue route trams continued to operate with any passengers for Herdings Park having to change at Gleadless Townend for a replacement bus.

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East Didsbury service returns to original route – briefly

Services between East Didsbury and Rochdale will be returning to the original route through Manchester City Centre – although not for long! On Sunday 12th March the Manchester Irish Community Parade will take place and it will cross the tracks in Albert Square. As a result between around 1125 and 1415 all services which normally run via 2CC will be diverted back onto 1CC with no services calling at Exchange Square throughout this period.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 717 & Blackpool Brush 631

We have a change of plan for today’s Picture in Time images (this edition wasn’t actually scheduled to appear for a few months) as we take a look at two fairly recent images from 2012 – showing just how far the heritage tram offering in Blackpool has come over the past few years.

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In Pictures: Beamish prepare to bid farewell to 147

On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March, Blackpool Standard car 147 operated in passenger service at Beamish Museum for what was expected to be the final time, prior to its preparation for return to Blackpool later this month. The tram was one of five to see use over the weekend for a special enhanced tram service at the museum’s first ‘Power from the Past’ event of 2017, meaning that all of the current operational fleet were used.

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