Monthly Archives: June 2021

In Pictures: First track laid at Wilko’s

We’ve been building up to this day for the past few weeks but Wednesday 30th June has seen the first track being laid at the former Wilko’s site in Blackpool as the time that we can all enjoy a tram … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Soccer Aid advert on M5000 3070

As we reported earlier this month there have been some new adverts applied to trams in Manchester – the first new designs seen in 2021. One of these adverts is being carried on 3070 which is now advertising the Soccer … Continue reading

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More funding for Scottish light rail systems

The Scottish Government has confirmed that they will continue to support Edinburgh Trams and Glasgow Subway until the end of September 2021 following the announcement of a further £5.6 million of emergency funding. This brings the total committed to these … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Stagecoach Supertram 122

Its time for another “Lockdown Walk” and this time we are featuring the Stagecoach Supertram system.

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Another Metrolink M5000 arrives

The semi-regular deliveries of new trams for Manchester Metrolink is continuing with Saturday 26th June seeing 3127 arriving from Germany.

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In Pictures: More progress on tracklaying in Edinburgh

Despite the fact that the official programme has shown that the Trams to Newhaven project is slightly behind schedule – although is still said to still be on target for completion by spring 2023 – our regular pictorial updates have … Continue reading

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Birmingham Eastside extension work on Digbeth High Street to get underway from 6th July

The Midland Metro Alliance have confirmed that they will be starting preliminary construction work on the Birmingham Eastside extension on Digbeth High Street from 6th July. This work will help to revive Birmingham’s creative quarter with a fresh look along … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3104

We go out for a sunny “Lockdown Walk” today in Manchester.

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New timetable to be introduced on Metrolink from 5th July

Monday 5th July will see a new timetable being introduced on Manchester Metrolink which is described as a step towards a pre-pandemic timetable, although it still isn’t quite where we were in March 2020. The blanket 10 minute frequency at … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Track gets ready to be laid at Wilko’s

Last time we took a look at construction progress at the former Wilko’s site in Blackpool, which will become the UK’s newest tram terminus (when it opens in 2022), we saw the first signs of the concrete track base being … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Crich Tramathon 2005 – Liverpool 869

We return to looking at the trams which ran during the 2005 Tramathon at Crich and where they are now in “Whatever Happened To?”. This time out we are featuring Liverpool 869.

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Lockdown Walks: Stagecoach Supertram 399 203

We have another five days of bonus “Lockdown Walks” for you this week and in this edition we are back to the Stagecoach Supertram route out to Meadowhall.

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Trams in Video: Prague – Stejskalova “Californien” crossings

Its time to head to Prague once more for today’s “Trams in Video”. This time out we are at Stejskalova where we see a temporary crossover in action to allow normal services to run during some bridge replacement work. The … Continue reading

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More overhead line problems on West Midlands Metro

This article has been updated since original publication. Sometimes in an uncertain world its nice to have some things which remain constant, although we think in this case the fact that there has been another “wires down” incident on the … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3070

Off to Manchester we go again for this edition of “Lockdown Walks”.

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NET memorabilia donated to Crich Tramway Village

For obvious reasons a lot of the collection at the Crich Tramway Village relates to first generation tramways but to help fill a gap in the collection Nottingham Express Transit have recently donated signage with a view to a new … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway announce summer operating dates

Whilst the Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway have been running since May we had only known operating dates up until July but that has now changed with confirmation of the plans up until mid-September being recently released. This … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 26th June 2021

This week it is into the recent archives again with Nottingham Express Transit the latest location:

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Around the World in Trams: San Francisco 1062

In this edition of “Around the World in Trams” we see another of the San Francisco PCCs in action on the F-line streetcar service.

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More details announced of Metrolink closures this summer

As was mentioned in the recent article on the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Transport Committee report this summer will see a number of closures on the Metrolink network to allow for maintenance works to take place. Starting off at the … Continue reading

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