Monthly Archives: March 2022

Boat Cars to enjoy workshop time in San Francisco

Of all UK tram types there is one which has spread its wings to the most diverse locations in the world – the Blackpool Boat Car. As well as the three in Blackpool and one at Crich, the United States … Continue reading

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Overhead woes for Metrolink and Supertram

It seems that the past few days haven’t been the best for overhead line equiment on UK tramways as both Manchester Metrolink and Stagecoach Supertram have seen major disruption as a result of damage requiring significant repairs. Metrolink’s problems were … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Seaton Tramway 8

“Picture in Time” today is again in Devon at the Seaton Tramway where we take a look inside Riverside Depot at one of the tram’s which wasn’t in service on 28th August 1995.

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Office of Road and Rail launch prosecution over Sandilands tram derailment

The Office of Road and Rail (ORR) have confirmed that they are to prosecute Transport for London (TfL), Tram Operations Limited (TOL) and tram driver Alfred Dorris after a detailed and thorough investigation into the tragic accident at Sandilands in … Continue reading

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More repairs confirmed for Urbos3 trams as West Midlands Metro remains suspended

There is no end in sight to the suspension of services on the West Midlands Metro with repairs now being confirmed as required on the withdrawn Urbos3 trams after detailed bodywork inspections were completed. The service was suspended (this time) … Continue reading

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Stagecoach Supertram Engineering Works this April

The next set of engineering work on Stagecoach Supertram are to take place this April. The Blue and Purple routes will see revised services in operation on both Sunday 3rd April and over the complete Easter Weekend: 15th to 18th … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink 3136 into service

The latest Manchester Metrolink M5000 to enter service is 3136 with the tram being seen carrying passengers for the first time on Saturday 19th March 2022.

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Major recruitment drive for Edinburgh Trams Customer Service roles

Edinburgh Trams have launched a major new recruitment campaign to appoint Customer Service and Ticketing Assistants on both the current line from the Airport to city centre as well as the extension to Newhaven when that opens in 2023.

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Luas Engineering Works: 26th & 27th March

There’s more engineering works on the way for Luas with the Red line being affected this time around – the works see no trams between Blackhorse and Heuston over the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March.

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No trams on West Midlands Metro again as more cracks found

Its happened again. Just three months after services resumed on the West Midlands Metro they have been suspended again with further cracks – in a different location to the previous cracks – discovered on the original Urbos3 trams. Services were … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Railcoach 279 returns to Rigby Road

Rigby Road Depot is home to a “pointy ended” English Electric Railcoach once more with the Fylde Transport Trust’s 279 having made the short trip across Blackpool on Thursday 17th March 2022 to allow for the last stages of its … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams set to return to St Andrew Square by end of month

Now here’s a turn up for the books – construction works set to be completed on time to allow for Edinburgh Trams to run between West End and St Andrew Square again from the end of March! Although no exact … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams to Newhaven works at Ocean Terminal

Last time we featured the construction works on the Trams to Newhaven project in Edinburgh we took a look at what had been happening at the city centre end of the line so this time it makes sense to head … Continue reading

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West Midlands Metro name Charity of the Year

Wolverhampton based Compton Care has been named as Charity of the Year by the West Midlands Metro meaning that the organisation will benefit from a wide range of fundraising events.

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Trams &: London Tramlink 2559 & bus

In this latest instalment of “Trams &” we are off to South London as we take a look at a tram running on the Tramlink system along with the distinctive sight of a red London bus.

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Rossall Square

In this edition of “Stop by Stop” we come to the final of the trio of stops with Rossall in their name – its Rossall Square.

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Final planning application submitted for new Dudley Transport Interchange

A new £24 million Dudley transport interchange has moved a step closer after a final planning application was submitted earlier this month. It will be built on the current bus station site and will see bus and tram services linked.

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Out and About: The long-standing temporary Birmingham City Centre terminus

Its back to the West Midlands Metro for this latest edition of “Out and About” as we feature what was at the time a temporary terminus at Bull Street.

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Have your say on British Trams Online!

British Trams Online has been on the internet for over 19 years now and there is very nearly no room at the inn! We have now filled over 95% of our available webspace and although there is the option to … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway get ready for a new season

Over the past few weeks we have seen various heritage tramways get back up and running for another season and one of the next to welcome its first passengers for 2022 will be the Heaton Park Tramway – and they … Continue reading

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