Monthly Archives: April 2018

Railcoach 279 restoration to restart this year?

The Fylde Transport Trust (the new name for the Lancastrian Transport Trust) have recently been teasing some potentially interesting plans for its tramcar collection on their Facebook page. Although transferred to Rigby Road under the care of Blackpool Transport’s Heritage … Continue reading

Posted in Blackpool Tramway, Fylde Transport Trust | 3 Comments

Overhead problems causes service suspension in Blackpool

An unseasonly warm and sunny April Saturday should equal lots of visitors to the seaside and for Blackpool that should hopefully mean higher passenger numbers than usual. Unfortunately on Saturday 21st April anyone wishing to travel for much of the … Continue reading

Posted in Blackpool Tramway | 1 Comment

Picture in Time: Blackpool Jubilee 761

Picture in Time is back in Blackpool for this instalment as we take a look at one of the many adverts to adorn Jubilee 761.

Posted in Blackpool Tramway, Picture in Time | Comments Off on Picture in Time: Blackpool Jubilee 761

Power outage causes Metrolink disruption

On Wednesday 18th April there were some changes to Manchester Metrolink services after a non-tram power supply outage affecting the area around Victoria station. The Electricity North West power cut saw services during the morning rush hour affected with Metrolink … Continue reading

Posted in Manchester Metrolink | Comments Off on Power outage causes Metrolink disruption

T69s start to head for scrap

We’ve known it was happening since the results of the e-auction were announced earlier this year but the movement of the ex-Midland Metro T69s for scrap has started. 13 of the 16 strong class of trams have been sold to … Continue reading

Posted in West Midlands Metro | Comments Off on T69s start to head for scrap

Halle 902 to move to Blackpool!

In one of the more bizarre news stories of the recent past, it has been announced that Halle 902 is set to move from Crich Tramway Village to Blackpool, for storage and occasional display at Rigby Road. The move is … Continue reading

Posted in Blackpool Tramway, Crich Tramway Village | 3 Comments

In Pictures: Batteries fully charged – 18 enters service!

Friday 20th April was a momentous day on Midland Metro as the very first battery operated tram ran in passenger service following the successful completion of testing and driver training. 18 was used in passenger service throughout the day and … Continue reading

Posted in West Midlands Metro | Comments Off on In Pictures: Batteries fully charged – 18 enters service!

DLR strike suspended at eleventh hour

The proposed four day strike on the Docklands Light Railway due to start on Friday 20th April and set to cause massive disruption for this Sunday’s London Marathon has been suspended after “significant progress” was made in talks at ACAS … Continue reading

Posted in Docklands Light Railway | Comments Off on DLR strike suspended at eleventh hour

Picture in Time: Great Orme Tramway 5

Back to North Wales for another view of the Great Orme Tramway today as Picture in Time continues.

Posted in Great Orme Tramway, Picture in Time | Comments Off on Picture in Time: Great Orme Tramway 5

More batteries now included on Midland Metro

Following on from the installation of batteries on Urbos3 18 the remainder of the Midland Metro tram fleet is now to be so fitted, although unlike 18 it won’t be necessary for them to be returned to Spain with the … Continue reading

Posted in West Midlands Metro | Comments Off on More batteries now included on Midland Metro

Another disruptive strike for the DLR on the way

The next strike in the ongoing dispute between KeolisAmeyDocklands and members of the RM union is due to start on Friday 20th April and last for four days – severely affecting the service planned for the London Marathon, one of … Continue reading

Posted in Docklands Light Railway | Comments Off on Another disruptive strike for the DLR on the way

Around the World in Trams: Nagasaki 1201

We move out of Europe briefly for this week’s worldwide tram image with the photo coming from Nagasaki in Japan.

Posted in Around the World in Trams | Comments Off on Around the World in Trams: Nagasaki 1201

In Pictures: LCC 1 restoration progresses

The ongoing reconstruction of London County Council 1 – more popularly known as ‘Bluebird’ – in the Crich workshops remains ongoing. In recent weeks and months, significant progress has been and the car is now looking much more like a … Continue reading

Posted in Crich Tramway Village | 1 Comment

In Pictures: Ipswich 33 – the nooks and crannies

A tram we have featured a fair bit over the past few months has been the charming Ipswich 33 which has been cosmetically restored for display at the Ipswich Transport Museum. This time around we take a closer look at … Continue reading

Posted in Ipswich Transport Museum | Comments Off on In Pictures: Ipswich 33 – the nooks and crannies

In Video: Stagecoach Supertram in April

Views of Stagecoach Supertram on the Purple route at Herdings/Leighton Road, Blue route at Malin Bridge, at the hub of the network – Cathedral, University of Sheffield and Spring Lane. The videos were filmed on Wednesday 4th April and includes … Continue reading

Posted in Stagecoach Supertram | Comments Off on In Video: Stagecoach Supertram in April

This week on British Trams Online

This week over on the main website we have a small selection of photos from the Sussex Coast:

Posted in Site News, Volks Electric Railway | Comments Off on This week on British Trams Online

Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 726

In this instalment of Picture in Time we are back in Blackpool as we take a look at the highest numbered of the iconic Balloon Cars to be built, now numbered 726.

Posted in Blackpool Tramway, Picture in Time | Comments Off on Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 726

Punctuality and reliability up on Metrolink

No sooner had we reported on the first two sets of performance data from Manchester Metrolink than the next period has been released with both punctuality and reliability on the increase.

Posted in Manchester Metrolink | Comments Off on Punctuality and reliability up on Metrolink

In Pictures: Works starts in earnest on Wolverhampton extension

As we’ve mentioned before the next phase of work to extend Midland Metro is now underway in Wolverhampton City Centre with roads now closed and bus services diverted to allow the work to take place. In this pictorial update we … Continue reading

Posted in West Midlands Metro | Comments Off on In Pictures: Works starts in earnest on Wolverhampton extension

Transdev wins at Irish Logistics & Transport Awards

Transdev – operators of Luas – have been named as Passenger Transport Operator of the Year at the Irish Logistics & Transport Awards. The company were praised for their focus on safety, efficiency and customer experience. The high standard of … Continue reading

Posted in Dublin Luas | Comments Off on Transdev wins at Irish Logistics & Transport Awards