Monthly Archives: June 2018

A new home for the Blackpool Tram Shop

At the end of 2017 the Blackpool Tram Shop at North Pier – a regular haunt we would imagine for many readers of this website – closed its doors for the final time with the promise of a much bigger … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway 125th anniversary events announced

For some time, it has been known that there would be a big event taking place on the Isle of Man to celebrate 125 years of the Manx Electric Railway. Full details of what is planned are now available, with … Continue reading

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Summer Hill stables are put on protected register

The future of Douglas’s historic Summer Hill stables is now fully secure with the new that the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture have agreed to put the building onto the protected register; the Isle of Man’s equivalent of listed … Continue reading

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Crich spend Lottery money on paint, a door and more

As announced recently, Crich Tramway Village have received an £84,800 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to enable a project dubbed ‘Exploring the historic landscape of Crich Tramway Village’ to go ahead. The first phase of work is now underway … Continue reading

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Supertram staff set to strike over pay offer

Drivers and conductors on Stagecoach Supertram have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action over the pay rise offered to them for the next two years. More than 9 in 10 of those from the Unite union who voted were … Continue reading

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Four M5000s to receive adverts for Vodafone

The number of vinyl wraps on Manchester Metrolink is set to reach an all time high with the news that four M5000s are to receive “Vodafone makeovers” as part of the phone company’s appointment as Metrolink’s official Wi-Fi partner.

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This week on British Trams Online

An early update for you this week but we still bring you a couple new Photo Galleries:

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Around the World in Trams: Frieburg-im-Bresgau 279

Germany is once again the location for this edition of Around the World in Trams with the system in Frieburg-im-Bresgau the focus of our attention.

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Consultation and workshops help to shape Newhaven extension

Back in March and April a consultation exercise took place as part of the project to extended the Edinburgh Trams line from York Place to Newhaven via Leith Walk. A number of themes came out of this consultation and now … Continue reading

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In Preview: Totally Models – Blackpool

The latest special event – Totally Models – takes place in Blackpool on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June with the usual gold heritage tram timetable augmented by stalls and layouts at Rigby Road Depot along with the chance to … Continue reading

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Record breaking TT period on the Isle of Man

The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway have all enjoyed record breaking TT periods with more passengers carried combining with the steam railway and Bus Vannin for a 14% increase compared to 2017.

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New fares for a new era in the West Midlands

From Sunday 24th June Midland Metro will be no more with the newly named West Midlands Metro coming into being as part of the new in-house operating contract for Transport for West Midlands. As well as an all new brand … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Luas 4012 & 4013

Today Picture in Time is heading back over the Irish Sea to Dublin for a view of two trams from the Luas system.

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In Pictures: Spring Bank Holiday in Blackpool

The latest running of the intensive Gold heritage tram timetable in Blackpool took place over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. As we reported previously the weekend was greeted with more good weather and included the first running of Boat 600 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 3103’s advert for Hits Radio Manchester

Last week we reported on the latest vinyl wrap in Manchester on 3103 for Hits Radio Manchester and now we bring you an image of the new advert. Using a psychedelic mix of colours and full contravision on all passenger … Continue reading

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Problems continue with vandalism on Rochdale line

Services on the Oldham and Rochdale line were temporarily suspended on Thursday 14th June after at least three trams were targeted by local youths throwing stones causing windows to be smashed. The attacks started at around 1830 between Hollinwood and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Glasgow 1245 restoration update

Glasgow Coronation Car 1245 is still the major focus of attention for the Summerlee Transport Group at the Museum of Scottish Industrial Life with a good amount of progress having been made on the restoration of the tram since we … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Another double helping of photos for you this week:

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Recruitment Day for Supertram conductors

Have you ever fancied working on the trams? If so now is your chance to become a conductor on Stagecoach Supertram with a Conductor Recruitment Day taking place on Thursday 12th July 2018. Supertram are currently looking to expand their … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Engineering Car 754 towing Balloon 718

A few weeks ago we featured a tram breakdown in Blackpool and that is the theme of today’s Picture in Time today as well. This time we move forward to 2003 and a view of Balloon 718 being returned to … Continue reading

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