Monthly Archives: June 2020

In Pictures: Wolverhampton City Centre extension update

A few days ago we took a look at recent progress on the second phase of the Birmingham Westside extension and in this latest article we are at the other end of the West Midlands Metro network with images taken … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 713

Our series where we take a look at those trams which operated in Blackpool over the last weekend of traditional tram operation continues today and we have now reached Balloon 713.

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Still Standing! Leith Walk Tram Depot Offices, Edinburgh

Today we are off “north of the border” again for another entry into “Still Standing!” where we take a look at a small remaining section of the old depot complex on Leith Walk, Edinburgh.

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Crich and Seaton announce plans to re-open

Following the latest relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions in England (Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have separate rules made by their devolved governments), as from 4th July it will be possible for tourist attractions to reopen – and this includes heritage … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 273

As our photo series of trams taken during “Lockdown Walks” continues we are again in Edinburgh City Centre for another image of a tram on the reduced service.

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1011

Today is our final look at an archive image from Manchester Metrolink for this latest batch of “Picture in Time” and its 1011 seen on the first day of services to Piccadilly.

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Transport Focus release results for the ever-decreasing Tram Passenger Survey

Over the years the Transport Focus Tram Passenger Survey (TPS) has discovered the opinions of passengers on the Blackpool Tramway, Edinburgh Trams, Manchester Metrolink, Nottingham Express Transit, Stagecoach Supertram and West Midlands Metro to see just how they perceive the … Continue reading

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Trams &: Den Haag 3021 & Bristol MW5G bus

We are heading off to the seaside again for this edition of “Trams &” with that Bristol MW5G bus in the frame again.

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Around the World in Trams: Oslo 117

Another look at a tram in Oslo, Norway today.

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Horse Trams move into their new home

A lot of the news we bring you from the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway concerns the will it, won’t it saga of just how far the tramway will eventually run for but this time we bring you a story which … Continue reading

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So Nearly, Not Quite! Blackpool Balloon 707 & Brush 630

This was nearly a photo that was a “little different” that worked but also it wasn’t quite to be!

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Coronation 660

Today its time to head to Blackpool again for a look into the archives with Coronation 660 featuring this time around.

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Trams in Video: San Francisco Cable Cars and Streetcars – 2002

We go even further afield for this latest “Trams in Videos” as we are in the United States of America for footage taken back in 2002 of San Francisco’s famous Cable Cars as well as the F-line historic streetcar route.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 711

The next tram in this series of those which ran over the final weekend of traditional tram operations in Blackpool is Balloon 711.

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Brierley Hill West Midlands Metro line extension works to reach Sandwell

Whilst a lot of our West Midlands Metro extension attention has been drawn towards the second phase of the Birmingham Westside line it shouldn’t be forgotten that the first stages of work on the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill line are … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

We are back into the archives for this week’s set of photos as we go back 15 years to the Crich Tramway Village Tramathon:

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Historical discoveries made as Trams to Newhaven project continues

What do whale bones, a cannonball, historic drainage and old town defences all have in common? They have all been discovered in the first stages of the Trams to Newhaven project, with the findings of archaeologists released just as the … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Oslo 166

The next stop on our world tour is Oslo in Norway where we will spend some time looking at the trams in the Norwegian capital city.

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Lockdown Walks: Tyne & Wear Metro 4015

A change of scenery for this latest “Lockdown Walk” as we are in the northeast for an image of the Tyne and Wear Metro.

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In Pictures: RTC causes Supertram delays

On Friday 19th June a RTC close to Hillsborough Interchange (not involving a tram) caused disruption for Stagecoach Supertram services with no trams able to travel any further than Hillsborough from the city centre for around an hour. It is … Continue reading

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