Author Archives: Gareth Prior

Trams in Video: Beeston Centre – Nottingham Express Transit

Its time for another short video of trams running on Nottingham Express Transit and this time we make a stop at Beeston Centre on the line out to Toton Lane. With its unusual layout of platforms on either side of … Continue reading

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3141 enters service on Metrolink – involved in collision on first day!

As entries into service go it was particularly spectacular for Manchester Metrolink 3141 as just a few hours into its operating career in Manchester it was involved in a collision with a bus on Princess Street in the city centre!

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In Pictures: The other side of Edinburgh 269

We recently featured photos of one side of a new advert for Edinburgh Trams 269 but its one of those adverts which differs on each side so now its time to look at the other side! The above window adverts … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 19th June 2022

We head east to the East Anglia Transport Museum for this week’s set of photos:

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In Pictures: 37 returns to service on the West Midlands Metro

We were obviously being unfair earlier this week when we bemoaned the lack of Urbos3 trams out on the West Midlands Metro as yet another has now broken cover from the confines of the depot. This time its 37 which … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Lviv 881

Its back to Lviv for this latest edition of “Around the World in Trams”.

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Ian Longworth to retire from Isle of Man Transport

Ian Longworth, the long standing Director of Transport Services on the Isle of Man, is to retire. In a statement released on 14th June, the Department of Infrastructure made the announcement that he is to leave his role after over … Continue reading

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More Luas service changes

The end of June and start of July will see some further changes to Luas services as more essential engineering works will be taking place, whilst the Pride event will also see some small changes too.

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 264 gains new advert

It would appear that Edinburgh Trams 264 likes alcohol as no sooner does it lose adverts for Johnnie Walker than it receives some for Tennent’s Light! This latest advert in Edinburgh was first noted in service during mid-June 2022.

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Extra Metro services for Elton John

Another major concert will be taking place at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on Sunday 19th June with Elton John performing. To help people get to and from the concert there will be extra services running both before and after.

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Picture in Time: Gateshead Garden Festival – Sunderland 100

“Picture in Time” returns with another series of images featuring traditional trams and our new subject over the next few weeks will be the Gateshead Garden Festival.

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Record-breaking weekend for Metrolink

The weekend of Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June was a record-breaking one for Manchester Metrolink with 211,900 journeys recorded on the network (and with the Heaton Park Tramway closed for Parklife none of the journeys can be equated to … Continue reading

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Classic Motorcycle Day to take place at Crich regardless of return of trams

Its been confirmed that regardless of whether trams are able to start running again ahead of it that the Classic Motorcycle Day on Sunday 3rd July at the Crich Tramway Village will be taking place this year.

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More trams in Edinburgh for The Eagles

Once again proving how important trams and light rail are in moving large crowds of people, Edinburgh Trams are to run additional trams before and after a concert at BT Murrayfield Stadium on Wednesday 22nd June to help get people … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Balloon 723 returns to the 1990s

As we saw in our coverage of the Jubilee Tram Parade in Blackpool there was one tram included which featured a new look. Balloon 723 made its debut in a new coat of the 1990s fleet livery having spent the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 21 into service in the West Midlands

No sooner did we bring you pictures of 21 (and 18) on test than it was cleared for service! It returned to passenger action on Wednesday 15th June, becoming the second Urbos3 to have run in service since the resumption … Continue reading

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New Chair for UK Tram Light Rail Engineering Group

Ian Hale, Infrastructure Manager at London Trams, has been elected as the new Chair for the UK Tram Light Rail Engineering Group (LREG) at their latest meeting. He replaces outgoing Chair Ian Middlemiss from Transport for Greater Manchester.

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In Pictures: Another Urbos3 starts testing in the West Midlands Metro

It looks as if we may not have too long to wait for more Urbos3s to enter service again on the West Midlands Metro as coming quickly after 21 being seen on test for the first time is 18. These … Continue reading

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Light rail services to be affected by national rail strike

Although the national rail strike announced for 21st, 23rd and 25th June does not directly included staff working on any tram or light rail system in the UK there will be some impact on services where track is shared with … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro plant a tree for Queen’s Jubilee

Nexus and local community volunteers have teamed up to plant a tree at Cullercoats Metro station to help mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The plum tree was planted in a special ceremony attended by volunteers from the Cullercoats Collective, staff … Continue reading

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