Monthly Archives: April 2021

Seaton Tramway’s 2020 Tramathon recognised at HRA Awards

Another week and another award for the Seaton Tramway! This time their Tramathon Live Appeal held in June 2020 has been rewarded at the Heritage Railway Association Awards held virtually on Wednesday 28th April.

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Renewal of Supertram remains priority for Sheffield City Region

Dan Jarvis, the Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, has gone on record as saying one of his priorities remains securing the future of the Supertram network and that this remains more important than even considering any future expansion. It … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Glasgow 1245

This edition of “Picture in Time” is heading back to the 1960s as we take a look at a well travelled tram which over the years has gone from Glasgow down to England and then back to Scotland again – … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Up high on the Heaton Park Tramway

Last week we saw the hard work going on at the Heaton Park Tramway at ground level and now in this latest article we go up high to see some more of the preparation works for the new season which … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Council confirm £2 million budget for their defence as tram inquiry

Another recent article in the Edinburgh Evening News on the subject of the controversy of the Edinburgh Trams project has seen the Council forced to confirm that they budgeted £2 million for the “external legal advice” in their defence at … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Nottingham Express Transit: Toton Lane line – Gregory Street

In this latest edition of “Stop by Stop” we are in Nottingham as we continue a trip on the Toton Lane line. This time we take a look at Gregory Street.

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West Midlands Metro 39 arrives at Wednesbury

The first of 21 new trams to cater for the ever expanding West Midlands Metro network has arrived at Wednesbury Depot. 39 was delivered to the depot on Wednesday 28th April having set out from Spain earlier in the week … Continue reading

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TfGM launch new “Tram Aware” campaign

With an increase in traffic levels on the region’s roads, Transport for Greater Manchester have launched a new campaign in which they encourage motorist to be “tram aware”. Between April 2019 and March 2021, 122 road traffic collisions were recorded … Continue reading

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Still Standing! Witton Lane Tram Depot, Birmingham

In this latest edition of “Still Standing” we take a look at a surviving depot in the West Midlands which was for a time a transport museum but has more recently become the home of a nightclub!

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In Pictures: London Transport 1622 returns to the rails

Having last run in service during 2016, all being well 2021 should see a return to service of London Transport 1622 at the Crich Tramway Village with the tram making a brief appearance out on the mainline on Saturday 24th … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Continued developments at Ocean Terminal

Work on the construction of the Edinburgh Trams extension to Newhaven is continuing at what appears to be a good pace and in this latest pictorial update we take a look at recent developments around Ocean Terminal. With a major … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink trackwork

We are again on the way to Croydon Tramlink for this edition of “Picture in Time” as we feature an image of trackwork underway on the system a few years after opening.

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In Pictures: M5000s 3122 & 3123 out on mileage accumulation

A few days ago we brought you pictures as the first of the new batch of M5000s for Manchester Metrolink was used in service for the first time since Christmas and now the next two are on the road to … Continue reading

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All change at Rossall School as Trailer 687 now selected for the move

They say a week is a long time in politics and so it seems a couple of weeks is a long time in tram preservation! After reports came out that Rossall School were preparing to take on Blackpool Balloon 710 … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Crich Tramathon 2005 – Blackpool 167

Today “Whatever Happened To?” continues its look at those trams which operated during the Crich Tramway Village Tramathon on 12th June 2005 and this time we have reached Blackpool 167.

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Updated list of Heritage Tramways planned operation for 2021

This is the latest list of when you can enjoy a ride on a heritage tram across the British Isles in 2021. Updated up to and including Monday 26th April this list only includes those tramways which have announced an … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Belgian Coastal Tramway 125th Anniversary Parade 2010

2010 was a year of Parade’s as it wasn’t just the Blackpool Tramway celebrating their 125th anniversary as the Belgian Coastal Tramway also commemorated the same birthday. Included in this video is not only the Belgian Coastal Tramway but also … Continue reading

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Archaeological investigations continue in Edinburgh

While for many reading the website the most interesting thing about the Trams to Newhaven project will be what comes at the end ff it – i.e. an operating tram line in 2023! – there is also some interest to … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Stagecoach Supertram 104

This latest “Lockdown Walks” is on the way to Hillsborough in Sheffield with another view of a tram running on the Supertram network during the latest period of lockdown.

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Ticket Inspectors return to Edinburgh Trams ahead of Scottish Covid restrictions easing

Monday 26th April is the next key date for the easing of Covid restrictions in Scotland (Scotland is on a different roadmap out of restrictions to England) and although there will be a bit more freedom at the current time … Continue reading

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