Monthly Archives: November 2019

Apprentices appointed on Tyne and Wear Metro

Nexus’ apprentice scheme is going from strength to strength as they seek to address the dual challenges of an ageing workforce and a national engineering skills shortage. 54 apprentices have been employed since 2013 with most going on to secure … Continue reading

Posted in Tyne and Wear Metro | Comments Off on Apprentices appointed on Tyne and Wear Metro

This week on British Trams Online

As well as the launch of the 2019 Tram of the Year contest (see article below) we also bring you another couple of Photo Galleries this week:

Posted in Manchester Metrolink, Site News, Stagecoach Supertram | Comments Off on This week on British Trams Online

It’s back! Tram of the Year returns – nominations now open!

The end of November is traditionally the time of year when we start to take a look back at the previous 12 months and to this end today marks the launch of the British Trams Online Tram of the Year … Continue reading

Posted in Tram of the Year | 10 Comments

Metro fares to rise but new family ticket to be introduced

2020 fare announcements just keep on a coming! The latest system to make their announcement is the Tyne and Wear Metro where there will, once again, be fare increases with Single and Day tickets set to rise by 10p but … Continue reading

Posted in Tyne and Wear Metro | Comments Off on Metro fares to rise but new family ticket to be introduced

Picture in Time: Tyne and Wear Metro 4075

In this latest edition of Picture in Time we are again looking at a Metro Car seen during the 30th anniversary Open Day at South Gosforth Depot.

Posted in Picture in Time, Tyne and Wear Metro | Comments Off on Picture in Time: Tyne and Wear Metro 4075

In Pictures: Winter trackwork at Crich

We reported a couple of days ago about how winter maintenance had got underway at Crich and now we bring you photographic evidence! As we mentioned in that previous article this winter will see the double track between the stop … Continue reading

Posted in Crich Tramway Village | Comments Off on In Pictures: Winter trackwork at Crich

In Pictures: More from the Jasper Carrott naming

As we reported on last week, Wednesday 13th November saw the latest naming on the West Midlands Metro with 28 being named Jasper Carrott in a special ceremony which took place at the new Town Hall stop on the Westside … Continue reading

Posted in West Midlands Metro | Comments Off on In Pictures: More from the Jasper Carrott naming

Fare increases to be discussed for Metrolink

One thing almost as certain as death and taxes is public transport fare increases and the latest system to announce their new fares for 2020 has been Manchester Metrolink. It will be a mixed bag for travellers on Metrolink with … Continue reading

Posted in Manchester Metrolink | Comments Off on Fare increases to be discussed for Metrolink

New Tram-Train timetable to be introduced – but only after reduction

Sunday 15th December will see a new timetable introduced for Tram-Train services between Cathedral and Rotherham Parkgate – with services now running later throughout the week. There will also be some frequency changes to early morning services along with a … Continue reading

Posted in Stagecoach Supertram | Comments Off on New Tram-Train timetable to be introduced – but only after reduction

Metro performance stats out – at least they’re better than last year!

You may well be getting a bit bored reading about the continued travails of the service on the Tyne and Wear Metro (probably not as much as those trying to travel on it each day though!) but the latest performance … Continue reading

Posted in Tyne and Wear Metro | Comments Off on Metro performance stats out – at least they’re better than last year!

Supertram Citylink tram-train returns

There are now seven Citylink tram-train vehicles back in Sheffield once more following the return of 399 204 (in reality two thirds 204, one third 202) after the completion of accident damage repairs. The vehicle had been away in Spain … Continue reading

Posted in Stagecoach Supertram | Comments Off on Supertram Citylink tram-train returns

Winter maintenance underway at Crich

It may have been only a few weeks since the last tram ran for 2019 at the Crich Tramway Village but already work is underway on the winter maintenance with more track set to be relaid following on from the … Continue reading

Posted in Crich Tramway Village | Comments Off on Winter maintenance underway at Crich

Picture in Time: Brussels 9062

We may have finished our look at the trams running at the Glasgow Garden Festival last week (for now at least, we have more coming to you at some point in 2020!) but that doesn’t mean we are finished with … Continue reading

Posted in Picture in Time, Summerlee Museum Tramway | Comments Off on Picture in Time: Brussels 9062

Illuminated Tram comes to Heaton Park!

Whilst the Heaton Park Tramway’s main operating season came to an end on Sunday 17th November which saw a three car service operate during the Season Swansong that isn’t quite the end for the hardworking volunteers as they will be … Continue reading

Posted in Heaton Park Tramway | Comments Off on Illuminated Tram comes to Heaton Park!

In Pictures: Testing continues on Trafford Park line

The first half of 2020 will see the latest – and for now last – piece of the Manchester Metrolink jigsaw open with trams able to run from Pomona to Trafford Centre for the first time. But before then there … Continue reading

Posted in Manchester Metrolink | Comments Off on In Pictures: Testing continues on Trafford Park line

In Preview: Blackpool Winter Gold – 23rd & 24th November

It may be November and we may be turning our thoughts to Christmas (and the inevitable Santa Specials at various tramways across the country) but before then the Heritage Tram Tour team at Blackpool haven’t finished for the year yet … Continue reading

Posted in Blackpool Tramway, Event Previews | 2 Comments

Blackpool Brush 298 to return to Crich to start restoration

The first planned move of a tram in 2020 has been confirmed, although this will not a be a mere tram loan as it will see Blackpool Brush Railcoach 298 return to Crich from the Tramway Museum Society’s Clay Cross … Continue reading

Posted in Crich Tramway Village | Comments Off on Blackpool Brush 298 to return to Crich to start restoration

In Pictures: Driver Training starts on Birmingham Westside extension as new timetable and fares announced

Preparations for the start of passenger services on the first section of West Midlands Metro’s Birmingham Westside extension have stepped up a pace this week with the start of driver training. At the same time it has been announced that … Continue reading

Posted in West Midlands Metro | Comments Off on In Pictures: Driver Training starts on Birmingham Westside extension as new timetable and fares announced

Picture in Time: Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40

Another dip into the archives from 2007 for this edition of Picture in Time as we head back to Blackpool for a view of a tram which has since left the resort.

Posted in Blackpool Tramway, Picture in Time | Comments Off on Picture in Time: Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40

In Pictures: Work continues at Bradley Lane

We haven’t paid a visit to Bradley Lane on the West Midlands Metro for a while where work has been ongoing on constructing a new Park and Ride site since October 2018. Originally due to open in the summer of … Continue reading

Posted in West Midlands Metro | Comments Off on In Pictures: Work continues at Bradley Lane