Monthly Archives: January 2021

Picture in Time: Blackpool Railgrinder

For the next few editions of our Blackpool “Picture in Time” series of photos we are taking a look at some of the works vehicles which have served the system over the years and we start off with a tram … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Blackpool Trams at night

Its time for the illuminations in “Trams in Video” today as we take a look at Blackpool’s illuminated trams in action on the Prom. As well as seeing the current illuminated feature cars we also see the Hovertram before withdrawal … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro parking can now be paid for by app

Six car parks across the Tyne and Wear Metro network are now accepting payment via the PayByPhone smartphone app as the latest move towards a Covid secure environment on the network is announced.

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Lockdown Walks: Stagecoach Supertram 125

There is a touch of snow around for today’s edition of “Lockdown Walks” as we are heading off to Sheffield.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Its back to the United States of America for this week’s selection of photos:

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Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust collection to be disbanded

The seven trams currently under the auspices of the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust – most stored in Wyre Dock with one currently at Rigby Road Depot – are on the look out for new owners after the Trust announced their … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Den Haag 5013

Today “Around the World in Trams” is again taking a look at the extensive system in Den Haag.

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Tram-Train services suspended after Storm Christoph hits

The tram-train service between Cathedral and Rotherham Parkgate was suspended in its entirety on Thursday 21st January after flooding caused by Storm Christoph. As has been a semi-regular problem since the service began in October 2018 the heavy rain which … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3068

Here we are taking another look at a tram on Manchester Metrolink as we continue with our “Lockdown Walks”.

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Sunday timetable re-introduced all week on NET

Nottingham Express Transit services will be running to the Sunday timetable seven days a week for the foreseeable future after a continued fall in passenger numbers since the latest round of government restrictions were introduced earlier this month.

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In Pictures: Liverpool 293 at Seashore Trolley Museum

We recently featured a story on the UK trams which are housed at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine with an article having been run in their member’s magazine in early 2020 giving more details on their acquisition back … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: New York 3rd Avenue Railway 674

We continue to move through the years at Crich for this latest edition of “Picture in Time” as we leap forward to the 1980s.

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Stadler pledge to support local businesses in Metro contract

Stadler, the company who won the contract to build the new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear alongside a new maintenance contract and the rebuilding of South Gosforth, have confirmed they will be “making localism a key tent … Continue reading

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Advert Up-close: Edinburgh Trams 257 – Ray Harryhausen Titan of Cinema exhibition

It has become the most popular type of advert on a UK tram in recent years – the majority of the tram just gets ads above the windows with just one or two sections having full height adverts, allowing for … Continue reading

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

For the last time we take a look at one of the stops on the Nottingham Express Transit line to Clifton South, which is Clifton South.

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Punctuality falls as reliability increases on Metrolink

The last we ran one of these stories on Manchester Metrolink performance the headline was “Punctuality up, reliability down” and this time it’s the complete opposite as punctuality has fallen and reliability has gone up! As has often been the … Continue reading

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Nexus on the look out for new apprentices

Nexus – who amongst their other responsibilities owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro – is looking for ten new apprentices in various different areas of their business. With roles in the infrastructure section of the Metro and the … Continue reading

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Still Standing! Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway offices

In this latest edition of “Still Standing!” we take a trip to North Wales to find a structure still standing some 60+ years since the Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway closed for the last time. It is just a … Continue reading

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First look at what trams in Dudley will look like

The Midland Metro Alliance – who plan and construct extensions of the West Midlands Metro on behalf of Transport for West Midlands – have released a computer generated video to show what the trams will look like as they travel … Continue reading

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Lost Trams: Dudley & Stourbridge single deck tram

Today we go back to our very occasional series of “Lost Trams”, and in the case of this tram it truly does seem to be lost in the middle of the woods in Romsley Hill, Worcestershire! It is a Dudley … Continue reading

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