Monthly Archives: May 2021

In Pictures: Bank Holiday trackworks in Sheffield

The Spring Bank Holiday weekend has seen the latest set of trackworks on the Stagecoach Supertram network with the chance taken over the long weekend to attend to the track at Hillsborough Corner. With the line through Hillsborough closed – … Continue reading

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M5000 3125 enters service in Manchester

Manchester Metrolink M5000 3125 has followed quickly behind 3124 in entering service with in service by on Friday 28th May when it as allocated to the East Didsbury to Rochdale Town Centre route as part of a double unit with … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Crich Tramathon 2005 – Glasgow 812

We feature a second Glasgow car in a row in “Whatever Happened To? Today but this one – Glasgow 812 – is one which has since been withdrawn from service.

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 257

As we reach another Bank Holiday (but its now three months until the next one!) this week we will having another week of our “Lockdown Walks” series as we take a look at trams running during the various lockdowns and … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Blackpool Tramway 125th Anniversary Parade

We are off to 2010 for this episode of “Trams in Video” as we take another look at the Blackpool Tramway and specifically the 125th Anniversary events held during the September and culminating in a Parade of trams from Pleasure … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams look for more tram drivers

Edinburgh Trams have become the latest tramway across the UK to start recruitment with the company looking for new tram drivers as they continue to gradually increase services on the network.

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Lockdown Walks; Manchester Metrolink 3094

We’re out and about again as this time we head out onto the newest tram extension in the UK – Manchester Metrolink’s Trafford Park line.

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More Luas Engineering Works in June

There will be further essential engineering works on Dublin’s Luas network over the June Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 5th to Monday 7th June) which will see services on the Green Line affected. This will be a continuation of the works … Continue reading

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In Pictures: NELSAM reopens

Amongst all the reopening announcements, one museum with trams which we haven’t mentioned is the one which probably the longest name – the North East Land, Sea and Air Museum in Sunderland. Home to the North East Electrical Traction Trust … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 29th May 2021

On this Bank Holiday weekend we bring you another couple of Photo Galleries with photos coming from Dresden in 2003 and 2004 and Crich in 2021!

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Around the World in Trams: Postlingbergbahn XII

Its time for another trip to Linz’s Postlingbergbahn mountain line for a view of a historic tram in this “Around the World in Trams”.

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Birmingham Eastside Metro extension boosted with extra funding for public realm improvements

The £227 million extension of the West Midlands Metro to Digbeth – the Birmingham Eastside line running from Bull Street – has received a further boost with news that £15.7 million has been awarded for public realm improvements in Digbeth … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 271

Its time to go out and about for another “Lockdown Walk”, this time round we are back in Edinburgh City Centre.

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3124 enters service in Manchester

It doesn’t usually take long after new trams are spotted out on mileage accumulation for them to enter service and so it has proven to be the case on Manchester Metrolink again with 3124 becoming the 124th M5000 to carry … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Further span wires installed in Talbot Square

The slow and steady progress of the overhead installation in Talbot Square has been continuing with further span wires having now been put into place while up at the other end of the Blackpool North Railway Station extension of the … Continue reading

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The Polar Express Tram Ride returns to the Seaton Tramway!

When is it too early to mention Christmas? Hopefully not now as the Seaton Tramway have just announced details of the return of the Polar Express Tram Ride which will be running on selected dates between 28th November and 24th … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Coronation 660 & OMO 6

This week’s Blackpool edition of “Picture in Time” takes us back to the spring of 1976 as we again find ourselves on the Prom.

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In Pictures: More tracklaying on Trams to Newhaven project

Although we saw at the end of last week that the schedule for completing each section of the Trams to Newhaven project has been slightly changed because of delays caused by the pandemic, that doesn’t mean that excellent progress hasn’t … Continue reading

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Chance to ride on Seaton Tramway’s Boat Tram!

Throughout the past year one thing which has proven itself time and time again is how popular Seaton Tramway’s Blackpool Boat type tram, no. 4, is and to cash in further on this popularity it will run some “Boat Tram … Continue reading

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

In this latest edition of “Stop by Stop” we come to Middle Street as we continue our way along Nottingham Express Transit’s line out to Toton Lane.

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