Monthly Archives: May 2024

In Pictures: Blackpool Event Weekend – Spring Bank Holiday Weekend

Over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend between Saturday 25th and Monday 27th May Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours operated their first hop-on, hop-off timetable since last September as part of an “Event Weekend”.

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West Midlands Metro Engineering Works: Sunday 2nd June

More works will be taking place on the West Midlands Metro over the summer, with the first service change set to be in place on Sunday 2nd June.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Standard 49

We’re back off to Crich for this edition of “Picture in Time” with another Blackpool tram coming across the camera.

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In Pictures: Revised tram service in Sheffield and more new track goes down

This is the latest in our look at the trackwork taking place on the South Yorkshire Supertram system in and around the city centre. As we’ve reported before the work is taking place during the May Half Term school holidays … Continue reading

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Metro celebrates 25th anniversary with unveiling of logo on tram

The West Midlands Metro has now been running for 25 years and to mark the anniversary a special ceremony took place at Wednesbury Depot where nine year old Pargunn Kaur Birring unveiled her logo on the side of a tram.

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Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works in June

Throughout the summer months there will be a number of engineering works taking place on the Manchester Metrolink network with various infrastructure renewal and improvements required. The work starts off in June and this provides a summary of service changes … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 267 receives new adverts

Edinburgh Trams 267 has now reached ten different adverts following the removal of its BT ads in favour of a new design for Johnstons on Elgin. The tram is the second in the fleet to have had 10 adverts for … Continue reading

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Metro performance goes over 80%

If you would say that over eight out of ten trains were arriving on time you’d usually think that’s not brilliant but when it’s the Tyne and Wear Metro and performance has been as low as six out of ten … Continue reading

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Enter the Metro 25th anniversary quiz to see behind the scenes at Wednesbury Depot!

Think you know all there is to know about the West Midlands Metro?! Well, a new 25th anniversary quiz has just been launched asking customers and enthusiasts to see whether they may be the ultimate fan of the tram network … Continue reading

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Blackpool Boats making themselves at home in San Francisco

San Francisco is now home to three Blackpool Boat Cars following the completion of the acquisition of 226 which has now been transported ahead of work starting on its restoration to service. 226 joins fellow Boat Cars 228 and 233 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram trackworks get underway

Rail replacement work on the South Yorkshire Supertram network got underway from Saturday 25th May with locations around Sheffield City Centre being worked on. These are publicised, as they usually are, as improving the network with the new rails planned … Continue reading

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Extra trams for Taylor Swift concerts at Murrayfield

Edinburgh Trams will run additional services next month when Taylor Swift is due to perform on three consecutive nights at Scottish Gas Murrayfield. Trams will run until at least 0100 on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June to … Continue reading

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Lisbon 730 update from Beamish

Back in January 2024 it was announced that Lisbon 730 was moved from the Wirral to Beamish where it was to become a permanent member of the operating fleet in the northeast to provide additional capacity amongst the trams. The … Continue reading

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Siemens Mobility receives Edinburgh Trams infrastructure maintenance contract extension

Siemens Mobility (in a joint consortium with Bilfinger UK) has been awarded an eleven year contract extension for the maintenance of infrastructure on the Edinburgh Trams network. The contract – worth £44.7 million – will now continue until 2035 following … Continue reading

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Out and About: Tyne and Wear Metro – February 2024

In this edition of “Out and About” we have a Valentine’s Day visit to the Tyne and Wear Metro with an old love still continuing to operate the service.

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Trams &: Blackpool 623 & buses

This edition of “Trams &” is going into preservation as we’re taking a trip to the Heaton Park Tramway.

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Another arrival for the tramway at the East Anglia Transport Museum

Whilst more high profile arrivals have been seen at the East Anglia Transport Museum over the past couple of years, recently there has been a significant arrival which will prove to be valuable in the continued expansion of the museum.

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Blackpool Brush 636 put up for sale

Ever fancied owning a tram? If so now could be your chance as the owner of Blackpool Brush 636 has put it up for sale with a now closed listing being made available on ebay.

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Events Coming this week…

The Bank Holiday is near and then it’s the May Half Term school holidays so still plenty of family orientated events to enjoy on tramways in the British Isles. This round-up look at what’s happening from Monday 27th May to … Continue reading

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Blackpool announce the chance to travel on the North Station extension before it officially opens!

Blackpool Transport and Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have announced a series of special activities and packages available for people to travel on the North Station extension in the days leading up to its opening on Sunday 16th June. In the … Continue reading

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