Monthly Archives: April 2024

In Pictures: 3023 back with another advert livery!

Well, that didn’t take long did it?! After reporting earlier this month that Metrolink 3023 was back in fleet livery after losing its Maybelline vinyls comes the news that after just a few days it is once carrying advertising vinyls.

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In Pictures: The new look for Supertram

South Yorkshire Supertram is now starting to get a new look following the ending of 27 years of Stagecoach operation on 22nd March 2024. Whilst all trams still retain the same Stagecoach livery with the old logo (although all mentions … Continue reading

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Nottingham Express Transit Engineering Works: 18th and 19th May

There will be track works on Nottingham Express Transit over the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May which will see a change to services. The work will be taking place at David Lane on both days.

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In Pictures: A look inside the Workshop at Crich

As the season progresses at the Crich Tramway Village we have gradually been seeing more trams enter service with (at the time of writing) ten different trams having been used in service so far. Meanwhile, in the Workshop further trams … Continue reading

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Planned service announced for London Trams strike

When planned strikes affecting London Trams services were suspended back in March it was said by Unite the Union that this was to allow meaningful talks to take place, but the proposed dates in May and July were kept in … Continue reading

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Out and About: Edinburgh Trams – a dreich winter’s day

Grey skies and photography don’t always go together but there are times when that is what you get and it still allows you to record normal operation on a UK tramway. Its Edinburgh where we visit for this “Out and … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Then & Now: Balloon Street

Its time for another edition of “Manchester Metrolink Then & Now” and we stay in Manchester City Centre today.

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Route revealed for Blackpool Full System Tour

Sunday 5th May will see the first (of two planned) Full System Tour’s on the Blackpool Tramway with the tram going places where normal tours don’t go such as crossovers and into Starr Gate Depot. The exact route of this … Continue reading

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New training tool boosts Metro level crossing safety awareness

Children and young people will be taught about the dangers of misusing level crossings on the Tyne and Wear Metro network after the introduction of a new and interactive training tool at the SafetyWorks teaching centre in Newcastle. The new … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 28th April

Once more into the recent archives as we’re off to Beamish in 2010:

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In Pictures: Driver familiarisation now underway to North Station

As we saw earlier in the week, the first test runs since 2022 onto the Blackpool Tramway extension to North Station took place on Tuesday 23rd April. Two trams were used on that first day and these were deemed a … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Kolkata 331

It’s the last of our photos from Kolkata for now in this “Around the World in Trams” or is it the first “Trams & Goats”?!

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Edinburgh Trams celebrates their diverse workforce

Edinburgh Trams are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment within the light rail network with new figures showing that their current workforce includes staff from 24 different countries across the world! From Argentina and Venezuela in South America … Continue reading

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Metro performance reduces again

We’re probably being a broken record here but the latest performance statistics released for the Tyne and Wear Metro show that once again performance has fallen – that’s both in comparison with the previous four weeks as well as the … Continue reading

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Metrolink breaks a record on Marathon day

With the Manchester Marathon taking place on Sunday 14th April it was a day of personal bests – and we’re not just talking about the runners who took part! The route of the marathon took participants through parts of south … Continue reading

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Dogs on West Midlands Metro trial a success

Well-behaved dogs will still be able to travel on the West Midlands Metro after it was announced that the extended trial has been a success and would be extended permanently.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 702

“Picture in Time” is again in Blackpool today.

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In Pictures: Birmingham Eastside extension works move to Moor Street Queensway

The construction of the West Midlands Metro Birmingham Eastside extension is now entering a new phase with work starting on Moor Street Queensway with road closures (and bus stop changes) being introduced from early April in preparation for the work. … Continue reading

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Solent Sky Tram Event back for 2024

It was have been over 75 years since trams last ran in the Hampshire city of Southampton but they are far from forgotten and a dedicated group of volunteers have been keeping the history alive with a small collection of … Continue reading

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New poetry now displayed on the Metro

Following on from last year’s annual National Poetry Day competition, Longbenton Metro station is now home to the winning poems for all to enjoy. 317 entries were received by Nexus on the theme of “Journey” and now four are now … Continue reading

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