Monthly Archives: April 2022

In Pictures: Work at Balfour Street tramstop in Edinburgh

In this latest pictorial look at the ongoing Trams to Newhaven construction works in Edinburgh we head to the stop at Balfour Street. This will be the third new stop on the line coming from the city centre and will … Continue reading

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Artists selected for Tyne and Wear Metro train interior artwork

Four artists from the north east of England have won the commission to supply artwork to be applied to the interior of the new Tyne and Wear Metro trains after an open call for submissions. Each artist will go on … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 24th April 2022

This week we have photos from Manchester Metrolink and Burton & Ashby 14 at the Statfold Barn Railway:

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In Pictures: Easter at the Seaton Tramway

Whilst work to construct the two new stops on the Seaton Tramway goes on – opening for Riverside and Seaton Wetlands is likely to be later this year – normal services have been continuing on the three mile route between … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Basel 202

“Around the World in Trams” is heading back to the Lucerne Transport Museum for one last time today.

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Blackpool Transport launch Flexi10 ticket

As hybrid working starts to be fully implemented in many businesses across the UK the traditional season tickets have started to become less useful for commuters with transport companies having to look at introducing new more innovative ticketing options. As … Continue reading

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Platform lighting upgrade in Sheffield

Stops across the Stagecoach Supertram are set to enjoy new upgraded lighting as part of a project to improve passenger safety on the network. The current energy intensive lighting is to be replaced Phillips LED lighting which not only ensure … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rush Hour on the Railways – Isle of Man Easter 2022

Having had to take a break since 2019 due to global events the long Easter weekend saw the triumphant return of the Isle of Man’s Rush Hour on the Railways. As with all transport events on the Isle of Man … Continue reading

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Metrolink 3138 into service as 3030 receives a new advert

There have been another couple of changes in the Manchester Metrolink operating fleet recently with another tram entering service as the first new vinyl wrap of 2022 has also been revealed. The trams involved in this update are 3138 and … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 622

This time in “Picture in Time” we return to Blackpool in September 1976 for another shot in the excellent selection of photos shared with us by Donald Brooks. This time around we remain in Fleetwood and it’s a Tigeriffic image!

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In Pictures: Halle 902 finally leaves Blackpool

There can’t have been many trams to have stayed for a period in Blackpool and never operated but that small list has been expanded with the departure of Halle 902 leaving for pastures new after an almost four year period … Continue reading

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro Brierley Hill extension works

We have recently seen good progress being made on Castle Hill, Dudley on the construction works for the West Midlands Metro extension to Brierley Hill but that isn’t the only location on the route where the Midland Metro Alliance are … Continue reading

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New wheel lathe installed at Metro’s redeveloped depot

As the redevelopment of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s Gosforth Depot continues a new state of the art wheel lathe has been installed which will save time and should make train maintenance more efficient. The depot is being developed in … Continue reading

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John Bull to head to Wales

The Tramway Museum Society’s steam tram engine “John Bull” is to have a brief holiday in Wales after it was confirmed that it will be visiting the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway for their Beyer Bash taking place between 20th … Continue reading

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Blackpool’s themed tours start up again

Blackpool Heritage Tours Promenade and Coastal Tours may have been trundling up and down the tramway since early January but this month has also seen the return of some of their popular themed tours. Fish and Chip tours, Ghost Trams … Continue reading

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Out and About: The sun has got its hat on the West Midlands Metro

In this edition of “Out and About” we take a trip to the West Midlands Metro as we take a look at the trams running in late winter (obviously before services were suspended).

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In Pictures: More progress for Trams to Newhaven

With trams set to be running in passenger service to Newhaven in a little over a year, the route along Leith Walk and through to Newhaven via Ocean Terminal remains a hive of activity to get things ready for testing. … Continue reading

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New exhibition opens on the Tyne and Wear Metro

A new exhibition called Metro Memories which celebrates the history of the Tyne and Wear Metro has opened at The Common Room, Westgate Road, Newcastle. Featuring photographs, film and interviews with key decision makers along with engineers, designers and many … Continue reading

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Seaton Tramway’s Polar Express Tram Ride tickets set to go on sale

We may only just have had Easter but it looks like its already time to think about Christmas! (Well, it is only eight and a bit months until the big day we guess!) Tickets for the Seaton Tramway’s popular Polar … Continue reading

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Details announced for Blackpool’s next special event weekend

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours will be back this forthcoming May Day Bank Holiday weekend with another special event taking place over all three days between Saturday 30th April and Monday 2nd May. Again being marketed under the “Vintage Weekend” banner … Continue reading

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