Daily Archives: Saturday 21 November 2015

British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2015

It’s that time of the year again as we turn our attention towards the British Trams Online Tram of the Year contest and start the task of finding the winners for 2015. We have three categories for you this year: … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams to Newhaven moves a step closer

The sight of trams running beyond York Place along Leith Walk and to Newhaven has moved a step closer following a vote at a full City of Edinburgh Council meeting this week. However this is just the first step in … Continue reading

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The Queen names Midland Metro tram

The new Midland Metro line through Birmingham City Centre has welcomed its most prestigious visitor even before it has opened with Her Majesty the Queen naming Urbos 3 35 Angus Adams at the new Bull Street stop on Thursday 19th … Continue reading

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Tram-Train is on the way

The very first Tram-Train for the UK is on its way to Sheffield having left Spain this week – with arrival expected in South Yorkshire on 1st December (it’s obviously taking the long route!). Built by Vossoloh seven of the … Continue reading

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Boost for Midland Metro extensions

The West Midlands has become the latest area to agree a devolution deal with the government which will see £2 billion worth of transport improvements including extensions to the current (and already planned extensions) Midland Metro network. Over the next … Continue reading

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Bournemouth tram converted into office

For a tramway which closed in 1936 Bournemouth Corporation Tramways has a remarkable number of surviving tram bodies (13 are known about although the majority are not exactly in sparkling condition). Most readers on this website will know about 106 … Continue reading

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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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