Daily Archives: Thursday 22 March 2012

Your chance to own a bit of a Boat!

Following the success of the innovative shareholder scheme involving Blackpool Balloon car 715, the Lancastrian Transport Trust have decided to invite tram enthusiasts to purchase shares in another of their tram collection – Blackpool ‘Boat’ 233 (latterly 605). This tram … Continue reading

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The many projects of Beamish Museum

The current trend of exciting tram events at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North is showing no sign of slowing down this year as the first major transport event of 2012 – April’s Great North Steam Fair – approaches. … Continue reading

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Blackpool tramway set to re-open early

Passenger services on the all-new, upgraded Blackpool tramway are set to commence on Wednesday 4th April: two days earlier than was widely reported previously. Blackpool Borough Council have announced the opening date for the modernised system, with a special inaugural … Continue reading

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Blackpool 623 earns its keep

Since its triumphant launch into public service at the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester, Blackpool Brush Railcoach 623 has been proving its worth as an extremely popular and useful addition to the tramway’s running fleet. After a few minor teething … Continue reading

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To boldly go where no Brush car has gone before!

Another small but significant piece of history has been made for Blackpool’s Brush Railcoaches, as another member of the class has now operated outside of Blackpool. Although not yet available for passenger service, car 630 has now been commissioned for … Continue reading

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2555 arrives in Croydon…Variotram entry into service still awaited

The second of the Stadler constructed Variotrams for London Tramlink arrived at Therapia Lane Depot during the early hours of Monday 27th February. Numbered 2555 it is thought that the tram came directly from Stadler’s construction plant near Berlin in … Continue reading

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Edinburgh passenger forecasts down on shortened route

Following a Freedom of Information request it has been revealed that the Edinburgh Tram line will carry less passengers on its shortened route between the Airport and City Centre than it would have done if the entire line 1 had … Continue reading

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Further tram works start in Edinburgh

The latest phase of tram works in Edinburgh City Centre were due to commence this weekend with a new diversion being introduced from 0500 on Saturday 3rd March. At the same time the Mound was due to be reopened to … Continue reading

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More Metrolink extension works to start

The ongoing scheme to extend Metrolink across more of Greater Manchester will see road closures and changes in Wythenshawe and Oldham from the start of next week. In Wythenshawe road closures will last for ten weeks from Monday 5th March … Continue reading

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Broken down tram causes central Croydon loop to be closed

London Tramlink suffered more problems during the afternoon of Saturday 3rd March when 2540 failed at West Croydon causing the entire central Croydon loop to be suspended for several hours whilst the tram was dealt with. According to the official … Continue reading

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Tramlink delays after passenger taken ill

There were severe delays on London Tramlink on Monday 27th February after a 20 year old woman was taken ill on a tram at Morden Road. The incident happened at around 0810 and delays were experienced on the Wimbledon to … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Tram Project makes the headlines for the wrong reasons – again

It seems that the Edinburgh Tram Project just can’t resist making the news in all the wrong ways with the latest story to break accusing Bilfinger Berger of disposing of potentially toxic waste in the wrong way. It is said … Continue reading

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One in, one out in Blackpool

Friday 2nd March was yet another eventful day at Blackpool with another of the surplus trams leaving for pastures new, as the eighth of the new low-floor trams arrived in town. The latest departure following hot on the heels (or … Continue reading

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Berlin 3006 shows off new livery

It is pleasing to report that work on the Access Tram, Berlin 3006 at Crich Tramway Village is approaching completion. The tram has been receiving a heavy overhaul during the closed season, the most visible change being an exterior repaint … Continue reading

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Blackpool ‘Boat’ 605 docks at Beamish!

Following a safe journey from the North West, Blackpool ‘Boat’ car 605/233 arrived at Beamish Museum early on Monday 1st March. This was an unusual instance of a tram ending a journey in a different month to the one it … Continue reading

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Bon Voyage 605!

British Trams Online sponsored Boat car 605 left Blackpool on Wednesday 29th February, for the first time in its 78 year history. As we announced earlier this week, the tram is being loaned by its owners, the Lancastrian Transport Trust, … Continue reading

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By Boat to Thornton Gate!

Wednesday 29th February was an interesting day on the Blackpool tramway with not one, but two open ‘Boat’ cars appearing in daylight! The appearance of 605 outside the depot is described elsewhere, but a huge surprise came during the morning … Continue reading

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Blackpool’s heritage tram plan revealed

Details have emerged regarding Blackpool Transport’s plans for the operation of its retained heritage tramcars during 2012 and the years ahead. It was recently announced that Bryan Lindop, a key figure at BTS who is also a well known supporter … Continue reading

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Blackpool Boat 605 to visit Beamish

In an exciting development, British Trams Online can exclusively announce that Blackpool ‘Boat’ car 605 will shortly be making the journey to the North East for an extended operating loan at Beamish Museum. Even more excitingly, British Trams Online will … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Flexity2 005 makes an appearance

Of the Flexity2s in Blackpool for any length of time 005 has proved to be rather elusive as it has been confined to Starr Gate depot with several reported defects. This was, however, changed on Friday 24th February when it … Continue reading

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