Monthly Archives: April 2018

Overhead brought down at Colyford (**updated**)

You often hear about lorries hitting railway bridges and causing major delays to services but on Thursday 12th April a similar story occurred on the Seaton Tramway with a lorry causing damage to the overhead at Colyford road crossing. The … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Metrolink 3069

It seems to have been a while since we last saw a new vinyl wrap livery on Manchester Metrolink but that situation has changed with 3069 recently having an advert for Slater Menswear applied.

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Picture in Time: Glasgow 1245 & Blackpool 159

The early years of the East Anglia Transport Museum feature in this instalment of our archive photo series.

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In Pictures: A busy day at Seaton

We’ve recently shown you a few pictures from the Seaton Tramway of a standard early season Saturday which saw three trams in service but just a few days later no fewer than seven trams were in action. The date was … Continue reading

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Metrolink SPAD incident at Timperley

Manchester Metrolink services were temporarily suspended between Timperley and Altrincham after a tram passed a signal at danger. The incident happened at approximately 0800 on Monday 9th April and was brought into the public eye after photos were posted on … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Budapest 1343

In this edition of Around the World in Trams we take a look at one of the trams which operates in the Hungarian capital, Budapest.

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Disruption for Tramlink after derailment at depot (**corrected 10/4/18**)

London Tramlink services have been disrupted on Monday 9th April following the derailment of an empty tram at Therapia Lane Depot at around 0645. Stadler 2565 was returning to depot with a minor fault when the low speed derailment occurred … Continue reading

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Tram-Train enabling works take two!

The works which will see the overhead connected between the Stagecoach Supertram and Network Rail lines will now take place between Friday 20th and Monday 23rd April – having previously been cancelled back in February as the parts hadn’t been … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Another Photo Gallery forms part of this week’s site update:

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In Pictures: Easter in Blackpool

The Easter weekend provided the first three-day ‘Gold’ operating weekend for Blackpool’s much-loved heritage trams, with the newly repainted Standard 147 stealing the limelight. However, there were plenty of other trams out and about over the Bank Holiday weekend, with … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 641

As we return to Blackpool for another Picture in Time image we find ourselves in 1985 for a view of the first Centenary Car in action.

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 45 back into service

The second Douglas Bay Horse Tramway tram to have enjoyed a major overhaul – 45 – has been completed and returned to service on Friday 6th April. This follows in the footsteps of British Trams Online Tram of the Year … Continue reading

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Plans revealed for new Strathallan tram depot

For several years the condition of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway depot at Strathallan has been a major cause for concern with the building currently cordoned off, although still used for the storage of the trams. Now in order to … Continue reading

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Metrolink start to release performance stats

Following the major disruption on Manchester Metrolink earlier this week performance statistics are now starting to be released to show just how well the service is performing. So far two months worth of data has been released – performance period … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from Crich’s WWII Home Front event

As we have reported over the past few days the first major special event of 2018 took place at Crich on Sunday 1st April with the World War II Home Front themed event. Despite the cold weather – and at … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool & Fleetwood Rack 2

Back to Crich for the latest delve into the archives with a view of a tram which is currently on the list of those needing attention before it will run again.

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In Pictures: Midland Metro 18 under attention

The entry into service of battery operated Urbos3 18 is still awaited with driver training having been taking place recently. During a pause in this – and the continued testing/commissioned ahead of its first passenger use – the tram was … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A truncated World War II Home Front event at Crich

As we reported yesterday the World War II Home Front event which was due to take place at Crich on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday was cancelled on the second day after the unwelcome arrival of yet more snow. Despite … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Leipzig 1129

Today we are off to Leipzig for the latest image in our tour of tramways from around the world.

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Yet more poor weather causes problems (**updated 3rd April**)

It seems to be a never-ending winter weather wise – even though we are now officially in spring! – and Monday 2nd April (a Bank Holiday, of course, which means we probably shouldn’t be too surprised the weather isn’t exactly … Continue reading

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