Monthly Archives: April 2013

A taste of Eastbourne at Seaton

The Seaton Tramway in Devon have just announced details of a special operating day on Saturday 8th June which will offer visitors even more of a nostalgic experience than usual. On this day it is intended to operate a five … Continue reading

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Glasgow 1068 boosts Crich running fleet

Following a highly succesful period of operation at the Beamish Museum’s Great North Festival of Transport, Glasgow 1068 left the North East on Tuesday 23rd April, for the return journey to Derbyshire. The tram arrived back at Crich Tramway Village … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Just in case you have missed recent uploads to the main British Trams Online site here is what is now there for you to enjoy: Gallery 355: Our Friends Electric – Beamish (http://www.britishtramsonline.co.uk/gallery355.html) Gallery 356: Manchester Metrolink Construction Update (http://www.britishtramsonline.co.uk/gallery356.html) … Continue reading

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Ipswich Transport Museum awarded HLF support for Cambridge Horse Tram

The Cambridge Horse Tram at the Ipswich Transport Museum in Suffolk is set to be restored following the award of £49,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Museum found out the good news on 16th April and will now be … Continue reading

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Testing starts to East Didsbury

After a quiet few weeks since the opening of the Manchester Metrolink extensions to Droylsden and Rochdale Railway Station testing has now commenced on the section of the South Manchester Line from St Werburgh’s Road to East Didsbury which is due … Continue reading

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Beamish’s Great North Festival of Transport 2013

The Spring transport event at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North saw a major expansion in 2013 with the Great North Steam Fair joined by Our Friends Electric and Old King Coal to make a 12 day spectacular called … Continue reading

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Balloons 701 & 723 join Blackpool’s heritage fleet

Following the news that Blackpool Balloon 701 will be used on Blackpool Transport’s heritage tram service during May, even more good news can now be revealed – sister car 723 is also set to join the heritage tram fleet and … Continue reading

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Heritage Trams for the next week…

As part of our feature “Support our Heritage Tramways” we will continue to bring you a weekly look at when and where you can travel on heritage trams across the UK. Once again if you know of any errors or … Continue reading

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Llandudno & Colwyn Bay 7 gets ready for 1940s weekend in Colwyn Bay

On Friday 19 April the Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Society’s replica tram 7 was awoken from its slumbers in preparation for its first public appearance of 2013 at the 1940s Weekend taking place in Colwyn Bay on Saturday … Continue reading

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Rochdale overhead wires are live

The overhead wires recently installed between the current Railway Station terminus and the future Town Centre terminus in Rochdale have now gone live as progress continues on bringing Metrolink into the town ahead of an opening early next year.

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First on street track is laid for NET Phase Two

Another milestone in the construction of Phase Two of Nottingham Express Transit has been reached with the first section of on street track welded into place in The Meadows. Eighty metres of track has been secured into position on Meadows … Continue reading

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Metrolink Service Performance Update

The latest statistics on how Manchester Metrolink has been performing recently have now been released on the TfGM Committee website. These statistics give details on the performance of the service, any major incidents, trams out of service and the number … Continue reading

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Who wants to hear a song on London Tramlink?

Eccentronic, described as a musical comedy duo from Croydon, have recently unveiled their latest creation – a song on their home town’s tram system. Entitled “Croydon Tram” the song comes in at just short of three minutes and to be … Continue reading

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Short list of bidders for new DLR franchise revealed

Transport for London (TfL) have revealed the shortlist of companies bidding for the new Docklands Light Railway (DLR) franchise which is due to commence from 15th September 2014. Included in the firms bidding are the current incumbent Serco along with … Continue reading

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Extra services for Sheffield Marathon on 12th May 2013

Stagecoach Supertram are to operate early morning services again on Sunday 12th May for the Sheffield Marathon after the success of operating them last year. The first trams will depart Halfway at 0612, Middlewood at 0623 and Meadowhall at 0701 … Continue reading

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Blackpool’s Blundell Street line disabled

One of the most historically significant sections of tramway in Britain has been rendered unuseable, following the removal of the overhead wires above it. The line in question is the emergency access to Blackpool’s Rigby Road depot, which is connected … Continue reading

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Metrolink Victoria stop to be closed temporarily whilst redevelopment works take place

Transport for Greater Manchester have announced plans for the major redevelopment of the tramstop at Victoria which will see it completely redesigned to provide new platforms to increase capacity and allow more trams through Victoria in light of the additional … Continue reading

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London Tramlink Engineering Works: Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st April

There will be no trams between Arena and Beckenham Junction on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April with a replacement bus service running Elmers End-Birkbeck-Beckenham Road-Beckenham Junction. Trams will continue to operate on all other routes throughout the weekend.

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Leeds 6 runs to Lakeside

Since its return to the Heaton Park Tramway following an extended stay at Beamish Museum, a great deal of work has already been undertaken on Leeds 6 to reverse the effects of many months of outside storage. The tram has … Continue reading

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Beamish pull out all the stops for Great North Steam Fair

The second installment of Beamish Museum’s Great North Festival of Transport, the 2013 Great North Steam Fair event, has been taking place at the museum between Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th April. As usual, this event has featured a whole … Continue reading

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