Monthly Archives: May 2020

Tyne and Wear Metro services hit by overhead line damage

Services to South Hylton on the Tyne and Wear Metro have been suspended since Friday 22nd May after a freight train brought the overhead wires down in the Sunderland area. Extensive damage was caused with Network Rail engineers on site … Continue reading

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So Nearly, Not Quite! Blackpool Brush 630

Its another case of there is a tram there honest in this latest edition of “So Nearly, Not Quite”.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 11

We head back to 1975 one final time today as we take a look at another of Blackpool’s trams – OMO 11.

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Trams in Video: Trams and Trains on the Isle of Man

Its another “general purpose transport” video today as we are off to the Isle of Man for footage of the various tramways and railways on the island. Included are clips from the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Groudle Glen Railway, Great … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Centenary 646

Of all the trams which featured in service over the final weekend of traditional tramway in Blackpool, just one has been subsequently scrapped and it that tram that we feature today.

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Government confirm more support for trams and light rail

In a normal world, weekend announcements from the Department for Transport for new projects and funding are pretty rare but as we are in a very different environment at the moment the “new normal” means announcements come at you from … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

It’s a Bank Holiday weekend and you know what that means? No, it doesn’t mean there are lots of special tram events – not this year at any rate! – but it means we have a double dose of Photo … Continue reading

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New Metro trains hit delays

The current global Coronavirus pandemic is already causing issues to transport across the world as fewer people travel with various restrictions in place and it is likely that this will continue to be an issue for some time as people’s … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Wellington 47

We feature a very special tram in today’s edition of “Around the World in Trams” as we take a look at Wellington 47, which can also be found at Auckland’s MOTAT.

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 254

Its another trip to an eerily quiet central Edinburgh for this edition of “Lockdown Walks”.

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In Pictures: More views from afar in Sheffield

As the lockdown continues and with it restrictions on going out we all still try to get as much fun and interest in our lives as possible and for those lucky few who live near tramways without having to go … Continue reading

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Luas Engineering Work: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May

There will be no trams running on Luas’ Green Line between St Stephen’s Green and Beechwood on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May to allow essential engineering works to take place. It is planned that normal services will resume from … Continue reading

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Trams &: Edinburgh Trams 271 & Lothian Buses 688

We take another trip north of border for today’s photo of a tram and another vehicle. And its another bus alongside, this time operated by Lothian Buses.

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Picture in Time: Sheffield 513 & Newcastle 114

Another trip to Beamish for an image taken of the trams there in 1996 today. In this edition we again take a peek inside the depot.

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Metrolink services to increase in frequency as TfGM encourages passenger to stay safe

The next tramway to announce an increase in service frequency is Manchester Metrolink with trams on all routes set to run every 12 minutes instead of every 20 from Tuesday 26th May. This announcement comes at the same time as … Continue reading

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So Nearly, Not Quite! Blackpool Boat 605

It’s more a case of poor photography skills in this latest edition of “So Nearly, Not Quite”, as there is a tram there somewhere we promise!

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Still Standing! Tram poles in Llandudno

We are off to the North Wales coast for today’s edition of “Still Standing” as we take a look at surviving overhead poles.

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Crich outside and woodland spaces to open on Bank Holiday Monday

With the current government recommendations allowing unlimited outside exercise and for any distance from your home within England as long as you continue to social distance and don’t stay overnight, the Crich Tramway Village have announced that their outside spaces, … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Centenary 645

In this edition of the series where we look what happened to the tram which ran on the last weekend of the traditional Blackpool Tramway we take a look at another of the Centenary Cars.

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 108

This week we conclude this batch of photos from Sheffield as we again feature a photo of a vehicle from the Supertram fleet in 2003.

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