Monthly Archives: November 2015

Citadis naming in Nottingham

Another week has gone by with another naming in Nottingham of one of the newer Citadis trams. In a lower profile naming ceremony than that in Birmingham, screenwriter William Ivory peeled back the sticker to reveal his name on a … Continue reading

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Llandudno 7 set to make one more appearance in 2015

The Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Society’s replica tram 7 is due to make another appearance in its home town on Saturday 5th December when it will be hauled by the Matador lorry as part of the Annual Christmas … Continue reading

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Metrolink enjoys a record breaking month

3.1 million passenger journeys were made on Manchester Metrolink during October – the most passengers ever recorded on the network in a single month. A number of major sporting events (Rugby Union World Cup, Rugby League Grand Final plus big … Continue reading

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Tramway to Fleetwood under threat?

It cannot be argued that the Blackpool tramway has been a resounding success in terms of passenger numbers, with many records being broken during 2015 and October being the busiest month on the tramway for many years. It is therefore … Continue reading

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A cable car for Crich

It isn’t very often that the National Tramway Museum gets the opportunity to fill a gap in its extensive collection of trams, in either technological or geographical terms – yet a new addition to the national collection actually satisfies both … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have three more Photo Galleries for you this week plus some updates to the Events Diary and a couple of Fleet Lists:

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2550

Over the years several of trams in operation on Croydon (now London) Tramlink have broken free of corporate colours to receive advertising liveries. In today’s “Picture in Time” we feature one of the earlier advertising liveries as carried on 2550 … Continue reading

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British Trams Online this winter

We are now officially in the tramological winter (we’ve created that term now and boy are we going to use it!) which means that there will be a few changes to the content of British Trams Online over the next … Continue reading

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Dare we mention 2016?

We may only just have reached the end of one operating season but already thoughts are being turned towards 2016 with several heritage tramways having announced their first special events of the year. So if you want to start making … Continue reading

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In Pictures: First tram runs in Birmingham City Centre for 62 years!

The early hours of Saturday 14th November will go down in the record books as the first time in over 62 years that a tram has run in Birmingham City Centre with 29 being taken by a Unimog along the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Open Top Balloon 706 – Princess Alice

As Princess Alice ran her last planned passenger journeys before withdrawal last weekend there seems no better tram to feature in Picture in Time than the popular open topper. Since conversion back to open top status in time for the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: TMS celebrates 60 years

As we mentioned earlier this week the Tramway Museum Society concluded their 60th anniversary celebrations on Saturday 7th November with a private event at the Crich Tramway Village. A number of trams ran in service during the day including two … Continue reading

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New book: Tram Atlas Britain and Ireland

Tram Atlas Britain and Ireland is a new book which looks at all not only the tramways and light rail systems of Britain and Ireland but also other urban rail systems. Written by Robert Schwandl the book has text in … Continue reading

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Trams to return to Birmingham City Centre on 6th December

It has been confirmed that Midland Metro services will start operating to Bull Street in Birmingham City Centre from 6th December however in a change of plan the full extension will not now open this year with a “scaling down” … Continue reading

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Report backs Edinburgh Trams extension along Leith Walk

Councillors from the City of Edinburgh Council are being urged to back plans for an extension to the city’s tram system with a vote due to take place next week. Council officials have been investigating three proposals for extensions and … Continue reading

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Nottingham Express Transit extension to Derby is a priority

A major expansion of Nottingham Express Transit which would see it running to Derby, East Midlands Airport and the proposed HS2 station at Toton has been named as a priority project as part of devolution negotiations. The 19 local councils … Continue reading

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Heaton Park get ready for their Autumn Gala

The last major event of 2015 takes place at the Heaton Park Tramway on Sunday 15th November with their annual Autumn Gala where you will have the chance to ride on four different trams along with various unique photo opportunities.

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NET Citadis 228 named

The latest Nottingham Express Transit Citadis to receive a name has been 228 which was named Local Armed Forces Heroes in a ceremony at Toton Lane on Remembrance Day, 11th November. The name was chosen as a tribute to servicemen … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tramlink 2560 in service

As we reported last week London Tramlink Stadler 2560 entered service on Friday 6th November following the completion of its commissioning process. The tram has continued to be used in service over the past week and was caught on camera … Continue reading

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Supertram revise Purple route services

Due to the recent collision at Shalesmoor which has reduced the number of available trams on Stagecoach Supertram it has been announced that the Purple route timetable is to be amended until further notice. On Mondays-Saturdays no trams on this … Continue reading

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