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Overhead problems in Sheffield and the West Midlands Metro

Tuesday 3rd August has been another day with overhead issues on UK light rail systems – both Stagecoach Supertram and West Midlands Metro have been affected this time and for a change it is Sheffield which has the more serious … Continue reading

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Two more trams commissioned for service at Crich

Throughout the operating season so far at the Crich Tramway Village extra trams have gradually been commissioned for service to take into account the changing weather conditions and increasing visitors to the museum. And with the school summer holidays now … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A day at the East Anglia Transport Museum

One heritage tramway which often seems to go under the radar is the one at the East Anglia Transport Museum so we look to remedy that in this article as we take a look at the trams during a visit … Continue reading

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Chance to ride on Seaton Tramway’s Boat Tram!

Throughout the past year one thing which has proven itself time and time again is how popular Seaton Tramway’s Blackpool Boat type tram, no. 4, is and to cash in further on this popularity it will run some “Boat Tram … Continue reading

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Christmas Shutdown for Trams to Newhaven project

The Trams to Newhaven project has now shutdown for Christmas with no more work scheduled to take place again until Monday 4th January (when a site inspection will take place before work resumes in earnest the next day). Over the … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3061

In this edition of “Lockdown Walks” we are again in Manchester and show one of the M5000 trams in action.

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Sheffield Corporation Tramways 60 Years On – 50 Years Commemorated on Supertram

Can it really be 10 years ago that Stagecoach Supertram repainted one of their trams in an approximation of Sheffield Corporation Tramways livery? It may not seem it but it is! It was in 2010 that Siemens-Duewag built tram no. … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: London Transport 1858

Last time out in this series we saw work underway at the East Anglia Transport Museum in preparation for the arrival of London Transport 1858, and this week we see the tram on its way!

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Picture in Time: Nottingham Express Transit 211

We head back to Nottingham for this edition of “Picture in Time” as we take a look at another of the Bombardier Incentro trams.

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Around the World in Trams: Seville 304

The last of our photos from Seville today and as we’ve been going up numerically over the last couple of weeks we come to 304.

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Around the World in Trams: Amsterdam 795

In this latest edition of “Around the World in Trams” we again stop off in Amsterdam for a view of one of the trams in action during March 1988.

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High water levels cause more problems for Supertram

Whilst Storm Dennis on the whole didn’t cause as many issues for tramways across the UK as its predecessor (Storm Ciara), Stagecoach Supertram have again suffered from high water levels with no trams able to run beyond Tinsley/Meadowhall South.

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Seaton Tramway to celebrate 50 Years with August Gala Weekend

It has now been confirmed that to mark the 50th anniversary of the start of operations at the Seaton Tramway a gala weekend will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend (29th to 31st August). Exact details of what … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne and Wear Metro 4037

Today we continue our look at the sights seen during the 30th anniversary Depot Open Day on the Tyne and Wear Metro.

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Vintage tram joins the cast of ‘Neighbours’!

ITV soap opera Coronation Street has featured trams in storylines several times over the years – ranging from a Metrolink tram crashing onto the street itself to Blackpool Balloon car 710 hitting and killing the villainous Alan Bradley. Now, long-running … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Tyne & Wear Metro 4014

Since opening in 1980 the Tyne and Wear Metro has featured one depot at South Gosforth which has been home to the whole fleet of 90 trains which operate the service across the network. In today’s look back at the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Yet more shunting at Crich on February 10th!

Barely a week seems to go by without a fairly major shunting operation at Crich Tramway Village, and the latest such exercise took place on Saturday 10th February. Depot 2 is currently devoid of trams due to the ongoing depot … Continue reading

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Birmingham Westside extension works carry on

The Birmingham Westside extension of Midland Metro will move into its next phase of construction from Monday 29th January which will see Broad Street closed to all but buses, taxis and service vehicles for the long-term. This extension is due … Continue reading

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Citylink trams debut in Sheffield

After announcing only a few days ago that members of the public would finally be able to ride on a tram-train in the UK on Sunday 17th September, Stagecoach Supertram then caught us rather by surprise by debuting one of … Continue reading

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Douglas horse trams on the move!

The first two of the recently sold Douglas horse trams have now left their home system, following the recent auction to sell off six redundant tramcars. Both 33 and 34 have already left Strathallan depot, although both are set to … Continue reading

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