Monthly Archives: June 2021

Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3018+3112

Manchester is the location for this edition of “Lockdown Walks” as we head out to the Eccles line.

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12 year old boy taken to hospital after being hit by tram in Fleetwood

A 12 year old boy was taken to hospital with non life-threatening head injuries after he was hit by a tram close to the stop at Heathfield Road, Fleetwood on Friday 18th June. The incident happened shortly after 1500 with … Continue reading

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Cardiff 21 returns home

Cardiff 21 – which has been on loan at the Crich Tramway Village since 2009 – has now returned to Wales as the tram moves as the home of the National Tramway Museum continue. The departure of 21 follows on … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 19th June 2021

This week we have another double helping of photos – from Japan and Crich:

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Around the World in Trams: San Francisco 1053

We return to September 2006 for another couple of images of some of the Muni PCCs in action on F-line streetcar service.

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NET season ticket prices to increase

For the first time since 2019, season ticket prices to travel on Nottingham Express Transit are to increase from Sunday 27th June. Despite the increases NET say they still provide excellent value for money and anyone who buys the ticket … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Stagecoach Supertram 120

This latest edition of “Lockdown Walks” is again in Sheffield as we feature another of the original Siemens-Duewag built trams.

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In Pictures: Edinburgh International Festival advert for Edinburgh Trams 277

In another sign that things are gradually getting back to some form of normality the world famous Edinburgh International Festival is returning for 2021 and to publicise the event a new advert has recently been added to 277.

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In Pictures: Preparations underway for tracklaying at Wilko’s!

Throughout our regular updates from the former site of the Wilko’s store in Blackpool we’ve seen things being demolished and the area getting prepared for future construction. But now we can finally start to see some progress on the actual … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro goes back to Library from 20th June

Services on the West Midlands Metro will take a further step towards normality from Sunday 20th June with trams starting to run between Bull Street and Library from that date. This will be the first time that this section of … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 645

“Picture in Time” today again heads to Blackpool as we take a look at one of the Centenary Cars which has enjoyed an interesting post operation life.

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 274

“Lockdown Walks” continues as we take another look at a tram running in Edinburgh City Centre.

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In Pictures: 37 returns to West Midlands Metro and 30 is back in service

After spending eight months in Spain for repairs, West Midlands Metro Urbos3 tram 37 has returned to Wednesbury Depot. Looking almost as good as new – although where some of the repairs have taken place the West Midlands Metro livery … Continue reading

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Full service resumes on Altrincham line

A full service (or at least what constitutes a full service at the moment) has resumed on the Altrincham line after repairs were completed to the signalling allowing more than one tram at a time to be in the Network … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Nottingham Express Transit: Toton Lane line – High Road – Central College

In this latest edition of “Stop by Stop” we leave street running behind as we arrive at High Road – Central College.

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Lockdown Walks: Stagecoach Supertram 399 207

Out and about for another edition of “Lockdown Walks” today as we find ourselves at Hillsborough in Sheffield.

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Great Orme Tramway to reopen 21st June

The only cable-hauled tramway in the Britain, the Great Orme Tramway, will finally reopen on Monday 21st June – the first time it will have run since the end of the 2019 season. There is no need to explain why … Continue reading

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Metrolink passenger numbers up to 45% of pre-pandemic levels

Following the recent elections, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Transport Committee are to meet for the first time with their new membership and in preparation for this a report into transport performance has been released. Included in this is information … Continue reading

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Still Standing! Poplar Depot, London

“Still Standing” continues today as we take a trip to East London to view the former London County Council tram depot in Poplar which remains in existence in 2021.

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 267

Its another trip out to the Gyle Centre on Edinburgh Trams for this edition of “Lockdown Walks”.

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