Author Archives: Gareth Prior

Stop by Stop Nottingham Express Transit: Toton Lane – Toton Lane

And we finally reach the end of this second part of our “Stop by Stop” series on Nottingham Express Transit with the tram terminating at Toton Lane.

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Tyne and Wear Metro punctuality down

The punctuality figures on the Tyne and Wear Metro have fallen in both of the last two four week periods although despite that they are still at a reltaively high rate. The latest data covers the periods between 2nd and … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Blackpool 715

Today “Lockdown Walks” is going heritage as we’re off to the seaside!

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Luas Engineering Works: 31st July to 2nd August

The August Bank Holiday weekend in Ireland (which is at the start of month) will see some further engineering works take place on Luas’ Red Line throughout the weekend. Services will be affected on Saturday 31st July, Sunday 1st August … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Latest from the overhead installation in Blackpool

The steady progress of the overhead installation on the tramway extension in Blackpool has been continuing over the past few days. The project remains concentrated at the Prom end of the line and recent work has included moving the wires … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 24th July 2021

There are two more Photo Galleries now added to the site – photos coming from the archive and more recently.

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Around the World in Trams: Prague 7122

Over the next few weeks our overseas tram series “Around the World in Trams” will be heading to the Czech Republic where we feature a number of the iconic T3s which ran in service on the extensive tramway in Prague.

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Punctuality and reliability falls on Metrolink

The Manchester Metrolink performance statistics seem to have gone quarterly with the last three periods data all released in one go recently. Covering the first three periods of the 2021/22 financial year between 1st April and 26th June 2021 they … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Stagecoach Supertram 106 & 102

“Lockdown Walks” continues with a trip into Sheffield City Centre.

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Tram derailed in Sheffield after collision with lorry

Stagecoach Supertram’s Siemens-Duewag tram 105 has been derailed close to the stop at Hyde Park on the Yellow route after colliding with a lorry. The tram was heading away from the city with a Yellow route service to Meadowhall when … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Timelapse video released of demolition work at Gosforth Depot

Nexus have released a timelapse video of the demolition work which has taken place at the Tyne and Wear Metro Gosforth Depot from the start of work last winter. The video showcases the first six months of the project to … Continue reading

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No evening trams for Tramlines festival after all

Earlier in the week when we reported on the overhead issues on Stagecoach Supertram we also mentioned that a special service would be running this weekend in connection with the Tramlines festival. However, the decision has now been made to … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1010

The fifth and final edition of “Picture in Time” for this batch of Manchester Metrolink photos rapidly moves forward from where we have been in recent weeks as we are now in 2008 for a view of refurbished T68.

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 260

Today “Lockdown Walks” is off to Edinburgh again as we head off out of the city centre.

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro 22 gets new advert as part of recruitment campaign

Urbos3 22 is now running in a new advert as West Midlands Metro have launched a new recruitment campaign. Using the slogan “M is for” the campaign is highlighting how the West Midlands Metro is providing new opportunities with more … Continue reading

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Inquest rules Tramlink crash an accident

The inquest into the London Tramlink derailment at Sandilands in November 2016 has ruled that it was an accident following nine days of deliberations by the jury. The ruling has been met with anger and disappointment by the families of … Continue reading

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More overhead woes on the West Midlands Metro

And repeat! Yes, its another article with overhead problems on the West Midlands Metro – and this time it has led to a complete suspension of the service all the way from Library to Wolverhampton St George’s. Services started to … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Stagecoach Supertram 120

In this edition of “Lockdown Walks” we take a look at the Stagecoach Supertram system.

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Metrolink 3128 arrives in Manchester

M5000 no. 3128 has now arrived in Manchester after it was delivered to Queens Road Depot in the standard Saturday lunchtime slot on Saturday 17th July 2021.

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In Pictures: Birmingham Westside extension

Phase Two of the Birmingham Westside extension from Library to Hagley Road, Edgbaston is likely to be the next tramway extension to open in the UK with it currently planned to be welcoming its first passengers in December 2021. Work … Continue reading

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