Author Archives: Gareth Prior

In Pictures: One tram arrives and another enters service in Manchester

Its been another busy few days on Manchester Metrolink with another M5000 being delivered to Queens Road Depot whilst another enters service on the network. This time it is 3141 which has arrived with 3139 the latest to enter service … Continue reading

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Seaton Tramway’s Tramathon fundraiser back for 2022!

Tramathon will be back at the Seaton Tramway on Saturday 2nd July! Originally conceived to help raise funds during 2020 and the start of Covid restrictions, the fundraiser has taken place for two years since with trams running for a … Continue reading

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Out and About: Wondrous Stories in Birmingham

No, its not the story of how trams once ran on the West Midlands Metro! In this latest edition of “Out and About” we head into Birmingham City Centre to see when trams did run on the system during the … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Fleetwood Ferry

And we finally come to the northern outpost of the Blackpool Tramway at Fleetwood Ferry as we come to the end of this series of “Stop by Stop”.

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New family multi-day ticket now on offer in Edinburgh

The latest ticket option for travelling on Edinburgh Trams is a multi-day family ticket giving even greater value for money for families visiting the city. The ticket allows unlimited travel between Ingliston Park & Ride and St Andrew Square for … Continue reading

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Real Ale Tour is the latest themed tour to launch in Blackpool

You will soon be able to enjoy two bottles of local craft ale on board a Blackpool tram with the launch of Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Real Ale Tour. Due to run for the first time on Saturday 4th June … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 15th May 2022

Just the one set of photos from this week but its a stunning collection from the Isle of Man:

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In Pictures: Driver familiarisation continues on West Midlands Metro

We’ve been bemoaning the apparent lack of any form of tram movement on the West Midlands Metro in recent weeks – with a target of reopening by the end of May we had expected there to be some runs to … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Stockholm 335

“Around the World in Trams” continues to take a look at the trams in Stockholm in July 2010 today.

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LRSSB’s annual report puts successful safety projects in the spotlight

The Light Rail Safety and Standards Board annual report has highlighted the successful delivery of a wide range of projects aimed at further enhancing light rail safety over the past year. From the publication of updated guidance documents to the … Continue reading

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Minor Supertram timetable changes in May

There will be further timetable changes on Stagecoach Supertram from May (15th May for the Tram-Train, 29th May for everything else) in a bid to improve reliability. Its nothing major and it won’t see any changes to frequencies of any … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 272 goes back to The Royal Highland Show

In what is only the second new advert of 2022 to be stuck onto an Edinburgh tram, 272 has returned to a previous sponsor in receiving vinyls for this year’s Royal Highland Show. In the usual format (full height on … Continue reading

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More Luas engineering works

There will be further changes to services on Dublin’s Luas tram network this month with additional engineering works, including some unscheduled works this coming weekend.

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Picture in Time: Nottingham Express Transit 214

“Picture in Time” moves on to feature Nottingham Express Transit this week.

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In Pictures: Blackpool Tramway celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice but at the start of June there is an extra Bank Holiday as the country celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This rare (its almost impossible that anyone reading this … Continue reading

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Nexus start the search for more apprentices

Nexus are on the look out for nine new apprentices to start in Autumn 2022 – with many of the roles on the Tyne and Wear Metro. With over 90% of apprentices moving either into higher apprenticeships or permanent roles … Continue reading

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Tram Pub Signs: The Foot of the Walk, Edinburgh

We return to take another look at a “Tram Pub Sign” with a trip into Edinburgh and a pub which, unlike all those we have seen in the series so far, will in the near future actually see trams running … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams on test in the West Midlands

We’re promised that by the end of May there will once again be a tram service running on West Midlands Metro (although we’ve had promises like that before). In preparation it is presumed that the next few weeks will see … Continue reading

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Trams return to Halfway!

Its taken its time but Blue route services on Stagecoach Supertram finally returned through to Halfway mid-morning on Wednesday 11th May. Trams had last run to Halfway on Friday 1st April with overhead line problems having caused issues ever since.

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Out and About: Easter trams in Blackpool

We head back to Blackpool for this latest edition of “Out and About” as we see trams waiting at North Pier and Tower between tour duties over the Easter weekend.

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