Monthly Archives: May 2016

More disruption on the way for Metrolink

There will be more service changes on Manchester Metrolink this summer with the final stage of works at St Peter’s Square coupled with rail replacement on the Eccles line set to cause disruption for regular travellers. The work will start … Continue reading

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Call for action to help save Douglas Horse Tramway

At the end of March we were all rejoicing when it was confirmed that the Douglas Horse Tramway would run in 2016 after all with the government stepping in to operate the tramway. However this good news was tinged with … Continue reading

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Metrolink sees double with second Crunchie advert

Following on from the news earlier this week that Manchester Metrolink M5000 3007 had received an all over advert for Cadbury’s Crunchie comes the news that 3001 has now received an identical advert. Once again featuring extensive contravision on the … Continue reading

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Now that’s how you travel from wedding!

With the opening of the Wedding Chapel in Blackpool it hasn’t been an unusual sight of seeing people travelling to or from their wedding by tram but now Blackpool isn’t the only place where people have travelled from their wedding … Continue reading

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Flexity 015 stars on Coronation Street

After a filming session on 11th April, scenes shot in Blackpool were aired on ITV’s long-running soap opera Coronation Street on Monday 16th May. This included a brief appearance by Flexity 015 which was used for a stunt which almost … Continue reading

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Blackpool Standard 143 under assessment

The appearance of Blackpool Standard car 143 in the Body Shop at Rigby Road last September for the tramway’s 130th anniversary weekend created much interest, particularly as it was suggested that this may be the first step towards a return … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 719 & Brush 622

A fairly modern image for you tonight for the latest installment of Picture in Time as we once again head up to the Blackpool Tramway and catch a pair of trams running along Lord Street in 2009 – Balloon Car … Continue reading

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Sheffield tram-train project delayed again

It’s not been a great couple of days for the UK’s tram systems with the BBC breaking the news that the Sheffield tram-train project has now been delayed following hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that the Midland Metro … Continue reading

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Delay for Grand Central Midland Metro extension

Midland Metro services through to Grand Central will not open to the public on Sunday 22nd May after all with further work required before passengers will be able to travel on the extension from Bull Street. The decision has been … Continue reading

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Night Train to Starr Gate

Following on from the success of the recent launch tour of Blackpool Balloon 723 as a warm-up to the most recent ‘gold’ operating weekend, Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have announced another exciting evening event to start the next Bank Holiday … Continue reading

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Thank Crunchie…it’s 3007!

Having only had around three non standard liveries in the first 24 years of operation Manchester Metrolink really does seem to have caught the advertising livery bug in 2016 with M5000 3007 the latest to receive a vinyl wrap livery. … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

The main site has been updated once again with a further three Photo Galleries for your viewing pleasure:

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Picture in Time: Great Orme Tramway 6

We go black and white for today’s Picture in Time image as we are heading to the North Wales coast for an image of Great Orme Tramway 6 over 50 years ago.

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In Pictures: Metrolink Second City Crossing works

Works to construct the Manchester Metrolink Second City Crossing (2CC) which will increase capacity through the City Centre whilst providing a secondary route for trams running across the city are continuing as show in this photo update provided by Steve … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Return of the Douglas Horse Tramway

A couple of days ago we belatedly reported on the return of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway for 2016 and now with thanks to the Friends of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway we can bring you a pictorial update of … Continue reading

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Seaton Tramway on a bus!

All over advertising liveries on trams are often a contentious issue for many enthusiasts but this is a story with a difference as we are featuring an advert on a bus of a tramway! The tramway in question is the … Continue reading

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And the strikes goes on

Despite hopes that there may be gave been an end to the strike action on the Luas tram system in Dublin drivers have once again taken action this week – with more strike days to come in the coming weeks.

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‘Bluebird’ flies away

The heavily stripped body shell of London County Council 1, alias ‘Bluebird’, left Crich on Thursday 12th May for a short road journey to Ilkeston. There, specialist engineers are to undertake expert repairs on the framework to remove the accumulated … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 722

It’s back to Blackpool and the year is 1972 as we return to our Picture in Time series for a couple of images of Balloon car 722.

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Trams versus cars in Blackpool

Manchester Metrolink has become the UK tram system with the highest number of tram versus car incidents in recent years, but the Blackpool tramway seems to be catching up with an alarming increase in the regularity of such incidents so … Continue reading

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