Monthly Archives: December 2020

Lockdown Walks: Stagecoach Supertram 107

Off we go to Sheffield again for this latest “Lockdown Walk”.

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Trams &: Newcastle 114 & van

Merry Christmas everyone! As you check to see whether you’re on Santa’s good list we bring you our own festive treats as we head to Beamish for today’s “Trams &” as we take a look at one of the resident … Continue reading

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Cabmen’s Shelter returns to Crich

The restored Bradford Cabmen’s Shelter is back at Crich following restoration work by Dorothea Restorations of Bristol and is now waiting for the finishing touches before it can be officially re-opened.

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New fares for West Midlands Metro from 2nd January 2021

West Midlands Metro have announced new fares will be introduced on the network as from 2nd January 2021 – with the news only been released a little over a week before it happens. The overall increase is said to be … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Nottingham Express Transit: Clifton South line – Rivergreen

We continue our series featuring the tram stops of the Clifton South line of Nottingham Express Transit and today take a look at Rivergreen.

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Illuminated Frigate

Its back to Blackpool for this latest “15 Years Apart” and a tram which only just got to be featured as it only re-entered service during September during the 135th anniversary celebrations of the tramway.

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Trams &: Sheffield 510, Blackpool 630 & bus

Today “Trams &” is off to Crich for a London event where the only London vehicle we see is a bus as the trams are from elsewhere!

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Trams set to move on from Rigby Road

Blackpool Transport have confirmed that a number of trams are to leave Rigby Road Depot with the space available to store heritage trams likely to be reduced as a series of redevelopments take place around the bus and tram depot. … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams receive more financial support

The Scottish Government have announced that a further round of funding is to be made available to Edinburgh Trams and the Glasgow Subway taking into account the ongoing financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and falling revenue due to low … Continue reading

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Still Standing! Sunderland District Electric Tramways Power Station

We’ve previously been to Sunderland to see the old Sunderland District Electric Tramways tram depot (now in use by a tyre company) but there is also a second surviving structure in the same area – a building which is now … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3107+3116

Today’s “Lockdown Walk” takes in Manchester Metrolink once more.

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Trams &: London Transport 1858, Blackpool 159 & trolleybus

“Trams &” continues today as we head to the East Anglia Transport Museum and a regularly captured scene.

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NET donate advertising space to local homeless charity

Nottingham Express Transit 211 is now running with above window adverts for Emmanuel House Support Centre – a Nottingham homeless charity – after NET donated advertising space to the charity who have suffered a £70,000 shortfall in their annual income.

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In Pictures: A sunny day in Edinburgh

A number of the articles which we publish on British Trams Online are prepared well in advance and kept in store for those quieter periods when there isn’t as much news and this is one! This short pictorial article heads … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Midland Metro 06

Today we are again taking a look at Midland Metro’s original trams to see just what has happened to them over the years!

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15 Years Apart: Nottingham Express Transit 214

In this “15 Years Apart” we take a trip to Nottingham once more (we did warn you there was less variety than we hoped for in this series – Nottingham/Blackpool dominate!) to view one of the Incentro trams in service … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 257

Today’s “Lockdown Walk” (coming from a time of no lockdown but never mind!) is again in the Scottish capital.

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Feasibility work underway for DLR extension to Thamesmead

Transport for London and their external partners have just started feasibility work on the proposed Docklands Light Railway extension from Gallions Reach to Beckton Riverside and Thamesmead. The £1 million project has been fully funded by external partners and will … Continue reading

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That was 2020…

Well, that didn’t go quite according to plan did it! I don’t think any of us could have expected 2020 to have panned out as it has and with little actually happening these usual end of year notes have a … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 705

We start another batch of archive Blackpool tram images today and in this selection we go back to early September 1976 to see the Blackpool Tramway as it once was.

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