Monthly Archives: May 2014

British Trams Online this week

Three more Photo Galleries feature as part of this week’s main site update of British Trams Online:

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More Blackpool trams to return to Rigby Road

Excellent news to report from Blackpool concerns two trams formerly owned by the Lancastrian Transport Trust, both of which are now set to be returned to their former home at Blackpool Transport’s Rigby Road depot. The trams concerned are Balloon … Continue reading

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Busy going nowhere!

Recently, a large number of trams have been making road journeys to and from various parts of the UK. However, three proposed road trips by some very different trams were destined not to go ahead – here, we take a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Glasgow 488 under restoration

Over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend the Ffestiniog Railway opened the doors to the Boston Lodge workshops as part of their gala and this gave members of the public a chance to see how far the restoration of Glasgow … Continue reading

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In Pictures: NET 209 receives another new livery

Nottingham Express Transit 209 is running with another new look following the expansion of its adverts for The Milk Race alongside lime green ends. The two end cars are now complete in plain lime green with text at the top … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Strange destination for Supertram

Rail replacement works are continuing on Stagecoach Supertram with the current work being concentrated beyond Gleadless Townend which means no trams are running to Halfway. Blue route trams are being diverted to Herdings Park with bus connections to Halfway available … Continue reading

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Latest M5000 arrives in Manchester

3083 has become the latest Bombardier built M5000 to arrive at Manchester Metrolink’s Queens Road Depot with it being delivered on Saturday 10th May. After unloading the LRV was moved into the workshops where a start will be made on … Continue reading

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Enter Stanley the Supertram

One of Stagecoach Supertram’ s trams has been immortalised in cartoon form in a new book written to mark the 60th anniversary of Stagecoach’s co-founder and Chairman Sir Brian Souter. Stanley the Supertram is one of a number of Stagecoach … Continue reading

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Whitefield Park and Ride to reopen

The expanded Park and Ride site at the Manchester Metrolink Whitefield stop is due to reopen on Monday 12 May following four months work. During the closure of the car park an extra deck of parking has been installed increasing … Continue reading

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Metrolink delays after taxi collides with tram in Rochdale

Manchester Metrolink services were suspended between Newbold and Rochdale Town Centre for around half an hour on Thursday 8th May after a taxi was involved in a collision with a tram on Maclure Road. The incident occurred shortly before 1230 … Continue reading

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Man dies after being hit by tram at Prestwich

A 33 year old man died on Monday 5th May after being hit by a tram at Prestwich. The man was pronounced dead at the scene after the incident at approximately 1330 which saw him become trapped under the tram. … Continue reading

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Heritage Trams this week…

This is your one stop guide to when and where you can ride on heritage trams in the UK and Isle of Man. The highlights of the next week include a special event at the East Anglia Transport Museum (Suffolk … Continue reading

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Centenary cars and Boats for May Day Bank Holiday

The May Day Bank Holiday weekend saw Blackpool’s heritage trams grace the promenade rails once again for two days, thanks to the financial support of the Fylde Tramway Society. Although most of the trams used were the same as those … Continue reading

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Crich Event Preview: The Best of Sheffield

For one week during May, Crich Tramway Village is hosting a celebration of all things Sheffield to co-incide with the return to service of Sheffield 510 after a major overhaul and repaint in its special ‘Last Tram’ livery. As well … Continue reading

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Blackpool Balloon 701 enters the works

Pleasing news to report is that Blackpool Balloon car 701 has finally entered the Rigby Road workshops in preparation for a full repaint in the popular red and white livery it carried between 1991 and 1993, immediately following its last … Continue reading

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Another Crich tram to rise from the dead

Fresh from the news that Blackpool & Fleetwood 2, Southampton 45 and Oporto 273 have all rejoined the operating fleet at Crich Tramway Village for the 2014 season, comes another surprise comeback for a once regular workhorse at this museum. … Continue reading

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A mini Tramathon for Crich

Despite not hosting a special event for the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday 4th and Monday 5th May saw a bumper tram service at Crich Tramway Village, with a very impressive total of eleven different trams used over these … Continue reading

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In Pictures: NET Incentro 209 loses its all over advert

The adverts for Interski carried on Nottingham Express Transit’s Incentro 209 have now been removed and the tram is once again operating in the white and pale blue base colours. The tram only received the adverts in mid-December having previously … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online…

This week we bring you four more Photo Galleries alongside all of our usual updates:

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 275

As mentioned in our report last on the opening date for Edinburgh Trams, CAF built 275 has had vinyls applied advertising the start date of 31st May. The tram will carry these – which include details of a hashtag they … Continue reading

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