Monthly Archives: November 2015

Get me there app launched

It seems to have been a long time coming but the get me there app has finally been launched which will enable some Manchester Metrolink tickets to be purchased by smartphone saving passengers time in queuing at tramstops. The app … Continue reading

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TfL fares to rise by 1%

It has been announced that fares across the Transport for London network will rise on average by 1% from 2 January 2016. In real terms this is considered to be a fares freeze as this is the level at which … Continue reading

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Dogs continue to get a ruff deal on Metrolink

Councillors have rejected proposals to allow dogs in cages to be carried on Manchester Metrolink – despite a recommendation that they should accept the plans for a trial to take place. Councillors said that a recent risk assessment had raised … Continue reading

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Going for a ride

As we have now entered the tramological winter period (normally lasts between early November and Easter!) chances to ride on a traditional tram across the British Isles are more limited but that doesn’t mean it is completely barren out there … Continue reading

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Farewell to two old friends at Crich

Almost a week after the last paying guests of 2015 left Crich Tramway Village, the museum staged a special open day for Tramway Museum Society members and invited representatives of other closely associated organisations on Saturday 7th November. As well … Continue reading

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114’s birthday goes with a bang!

Beamish Museum’s final enhanced transport weekend event held on 7th & 8th November saw a number of activities taking place around the vast museum site, with the resident fleet of trams and buses taking centre stage. The star of the … Continue reading

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Santa goes to the seaside

Following a highly successful experiment last year, ‘Santa Specials’ are set to return to the Blackpool tramway on three consecutive Saturdays next month. On 5th, 12th and 19th December a half-hourly heritage tram service will operate between Pleasure Beach and … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 1 and Snaefell Mountain Railway 1

A trip to the Isle of Man beckons for our latest instalment of Picture in Time as we catch up with the original trams of both the Manx Electric Railway and the Snaefell Mountain Railway at Laxey.

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Blackpool’s soggy end to the season

The final weekend of the 2015 Blackpool illuminations, and with it the end of the resort’s peak season, was marked by an enhanced heritage tram service operating on both Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November. Both days saw six heritage … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have four Photo Galleries plus a host of updates to the Fleet Lists for you in this weeks update:

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1016

The latest edition of Picture in Time heads back to Manchester as we take a look at Metrolink’s T68 1016 during the first year of its operation – 1992.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Illumination Tours

Over the past couple of months we have been taking a look at the Illuminated trams of the Blackpool Tramway over the past 45 years or so and now to round this off we feature some other trams on Illumination … Continue reading

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Overhead problems on Midland Metro

Midland Metro services were severely disrupted on Friday 6th November after damage to the overhead at The Hawthorns. The problem was discovered at approximately 1300 and saw through tram services from Wolverhampton St George’s to St Paul’s suspended for several … Continue reading

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Stadler 2560 enters service

Just a few days after playing a starring role in the launch of the new platform at Wimbledon Stadler Variobahn 2560 has become the 31st tram to carry passengers on the London Tramlink network.

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In Pictures: Birmingham City Centre extension

The weather might have been a bit grim but the past week has seen significant progress made on Midland Metro’s Birmingham City Centre extension with the major news to report that the old and new lines are now connected up … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The new look Wimbledon opens

Monday 2nd November saw London Tramlink return to Wimbledon station following completion of the work to extend the platform length to allow two trams to be in situ at any one time. Tramlink services had been terminating at Dundonald Road … Continue reading

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New timetable for Blackpool

The end of the Illuminations signals the start of another new timetable on the Blackpool Tramway with a standard 15 minute service due to operate every day of the week from Sunday 8th November.

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Another £1 day on Nottingham Express Transit

Nottingham Express Transit are offering passengers the chance to travel on their network for just £1 again on Sunday 8th November. Following the success of the previous £1 Sunday the deal is being repeated with the offer available for both … Continue reading

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New NET Park and Ride sites are officially safe

The two large Park and Ride sites at Toton Lane and Clifton South on the Phase Two extensions of Nottingham Express Transit have been awarded “Park Mark” safer parking awards following recent Police assessments. Both sites have extensive lighting, excellent … Continue reading

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Going for a ride…

And as the bonfires are lit and the Christmas adverts start traditional tram operation starts to draw to a close for another year. Yes there will be Santa Specials and a few locations continue with regular operation throughout the winter … Continue reading

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