Author Archives: Gareth Prior

In Pictures: Trackworks at Bilston Central

You may remember that before the complete West Midlands Metro service was abandoned to allow the cracks on the trams to be repaired that it was announced that there would be some overhead and track replacement on sections of the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 275 becomes a ghost!

We mentioned in passing last week that Edinburgh Trams 275 had lost its advertising vinyls for Scotland Rugby and we now show you the pictures! Not only has the tram lost its adverts but it has also lost a lot … Continue reading

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Another revised timetable for Supertram from 28th November

Once upon a time in a pre-pandemic world the only tram system which used to regularly change its timetables was the Blackpool Tramway. But now in the new post-pandemic world and its getting increasingly difficult to keep up-to-date with all … Continue reading

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What does the Integrated Rail Plan mean for light rail?

You probably can’t help but have noticed that over the past few days there has been a major transport announcement from the government affecting the midlands and north of England with details of the Integrated Rail Plan –  which includes … Continue reading

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NET strike suspended

The planned strike which would have seen no trams running on Nottingham Express from this evening (Monday 22nd November) and throughout Tuesday 23rd November has been suspended. This will allow a fresh vote to take place amongst members of the … Continue reading

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Trams &: Amsterdam 904 & Coach

“Trams &” is heading overseas today as we head to Amsterdam for an archive view of a tram and a coach.

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Stop by Stop Nottingham Express Transit: Central – Old Market Square

In another edition of “Stop by Stop” we continue our journey on Nottingham Express as we find ourselves at one of the busiest stops of the line – Old Market Square.

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Independent review launched as West Midlands Metro service remains suspended

It has now been over a week since the last trams ran on the West Midlands Metro network and with at least a further three weeks before any type of service resumes it has been announced that an independent review … Continue reading

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Tram of the Year returns for 2021!

Is it that time of the year again? Yes, that’s right today marks the launch of our “just for fun” British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2021! For the second year in a row it has been anything but … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 21st November 2021

Another two Photo Gallery week with images from London Tramlink and the Crich Tramway Village:

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In Pictures: Balloon 723 goes on The Magical Express Tour

New adverts always used to be part and parcel of the Blackpool Tramway as each year we waited with anticipation to see which trams would get new designs. But with the advent of the upgraded tramway new adverts started to … Continue reading

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NET strike confirmed for Tuesday 23rd November despite continued talks

There will be more disruption for travellers on Nottingham Express Transit on Tuesday 23rd November after it was confirmed the planned strike by members of the GMB Union will be taking place, despite recent talks between the two sides which … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Melbourne 939 “Cuthberts”

The Ballarat Tramway Museum is again the location for the “Around the World in Trams” today.

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New TFI 90 Minute fare to make seamless travel across Dublin easier

Starting from Sunday 28th November it will be easier to seamlessly travel across Dublin with the introduction of a new TFI 90 minute fare which will allow passengers free transfer between Dublin Bus, Luas and most DART, commuter rail and … Continue reading

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Replacement bus to run in lieu of Llandudno & Colwyn Bay 7 at 2021 Christmas Parade!

Over the past 18 months we have seen many things delayed as a result of the Covid pandemic and that has not only included some of the larger heritage tram organisations we often feature on these pages but also some … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield 460 at South Yorkshire Transport Museum

This article has been updated since original publication of 21st November 2021. While we often feature Sheffield trams – old and new – there is one surviving tram which has very little mention – Sheffield 460. It may not be … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 26

Its that time again where we head into the photographic archives for another edition of “Picture in Time” – and we’re on the Isle of Man again.

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In Pictures: Overhead goes up along Talbot Road

From tiny steps to giant leaps in no time at all – that seems to have been the story of the construction works in Blackpool for the extension along Talbot Road since it began and today we report on a … Continue reading

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On the internet: Photos from the GEC archive

Since the first trams were introduced in the British Isles there have been probably millions of photos taken of them, whether that be official works pictures or a member of the public taking a quick snapshot in the city centre. … Continue reading

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Safer Streets funding to go towards making Metro even safer to travel on

A new £800,000 investment in CCTV, Metro safety volunteers, increased lighting and a new reporting app is aiming to make travel safer for women and other passengers as well as visitors to local parks following a award to the Northumbria … Continue reading

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