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  • December | 2015 | British Trams Online News
    the third and final Santa Specials on Saturday 19th December As with the previous two Saturdays the Western Train was in Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Comments Off In Pictures Llandudno Colwyn Bay 7 out and about again Posted on Sunday 20 December 2015 by Gareth Prior Work has now been finished on refitting the remainder of the external rope lights to Llandudno Colwyn Bay 7 which along with the overhaul of the 1930s generator means it now gives out the full 240 volts allowing Continue reading Posted in Llandudno Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Society Comments Off Picture in Time Midland Metro 03 Posted on Sunday 20 December 2015 by Gareth Prior The year is 2001 and the tram is Midland Metro T69 03 as we take another look into the archive for the latest edition of Picture in Time Posted in Midland Metro Picture in Time Comments Off Double whammy for NET after RTC and derailment Posted on Friday 18 December 2015 by Gareth Prior There were problems for Nottingham Express Transit on Thursday 17th December after a RTC on Chilwell Road which saw trams on the Beeston and Chilwell line partly suspended from around 1430 through until the end of service Then to compound Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off In Pictures Crich at rest Posted on Friday 18 December 2015 by Gareth Prior The Crich Tramway Village may have been closed to the public since the start of November but that doesn t mean that nothing is going on behind the scenes in preparation for the 2016 season far from it Obviously a lot Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 1 Comment The cars love affair with trams continues Posted on Friday 18 December 2015 by Gareth Prior It seems that the love affair some cars seem to have with driving onto tram only sections across the country shows no sign of abating with both Nottingham and Manchester hit during the past few days Posted in Manchester Metrolink Nottingham Express Transit 10 Comments Box ing day comes early in Blackpool Posted on Friday 18 December 2015 by Andrew Waddington On Thursday 17th December Blackpool Fleetwood Box car 40 paid a rare winter visit to Fleetwood Ferry whilst operating an extra special public tour Following the success of an earlier joint venture with Harry Ramsden s Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 1 Comment New fares for Midland Metro from January Posted on Wednesday 16 December 2015 by Gareth Prior Normally when we receive news of fare changes it means one thing they are rising But the new fare structure for Midland Metro due to be introduced from 2nd January is a bit different as although some fares are Continue reading Posted in Midland Metro 4 Comments Picture in Time Seaton 8 Posted on Wednesday 16 December 2015 by Gareth Prior We are in Sussex for the latest edition of Picture in Time as we take a look at

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  • November | 2015 | British Trams Online News
    Tramway Village may be closed to the visiting public for winter but that certainly doesn t mean that the activity on site has ceased far from it in fact Around the museum preparations are already underway for re opening in Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Picture in Time Blackpool Brush 625 Posted on Wednesday 25 November 2015 by Gareth Prior After a week s break sorry we are back with our archive series Picture in Time and head to Blackpool for a couple of photos of Blackpool Brush 625 in 1993 Posted in Blackpool Tramway Picture in Time Comments Off In Pictures A Centenary car reunion Posted on Monday 23 November 2015 by Andrew Waddington A welcome bonus in the placing of pioneer Blackpool Centenary car 641 on the display siding at Pleasure Beach has been the possibility of creating some photo opportunities with members of this often undervalued class With both 642 and 648 Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust 5 Comments This week on British Trams Online Posted on Sunday 22 November 2015 by Gareth Prior Two Photo Galleries lead the way with our main site update for this week Posted in Midland Metro Site News Stagecoach Supertram Comments Off British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2015 Posted on Saturday 21 November 2015 by Gareth Prior It s that time of the year again as we turn our attention towards the British Trams Online Tram of the Year contest and start the task of finding the winners for 2015 We have three categories for you this year Continue reading Posted in Tram of the Year 37 Comments Edinburgh Trams to Newhaven moves a step closer Posted on Saturday 21 November 2015 by Gareth Prior The sight of trams running beyond York Place along Leith Walk and to Newhaven has moved a step closer following a vote at a full City of Edinburgh Council meeting this week However this is just the first step in Continue reading Posted in Edinburgh Trams 9 Comments The Queen names Midland Metro tram Posted on Saturday 21 November 2015 by Gareth Prior The new Midland Metro line through Birmingham City Centre has welcomed its most prestigious visitor even before it has opened with Her Majesty the Queen naming Urbos 3 35 Angus Adams at the new Bull Street stop on Thursday 19th Continue reading Posted in Midland Metro 2 Comments Tram Train is on the way Posted on Saturday 21 November 2015 by Gareth Prior The very first Tram Train for the UK is on its way to Sheffield having left Spain this week with arrival expected in South Yorkshire on 1st December it s obviously taking the long route Built by Vossoloh seven of the Continue reading Posted in Stagecoach Supertram 15 Comments Boost for Midland Metro extensions Posted on Saturday 21 November 2015 by Gareth Prior The West Midlands has become the latest area to agree a devolution deal with the government

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  • October | 2015 | British Trams Online News
    0359 on Tuesday 3rd November which is likely to see a complete suspension of all services on the network The RMT have said there has been Continue reading Posted in Docklands Light Railway Comments Off Boy suffers serious injury after leg gets trapped between tram and platform Posted on Saturday 31 October 2015 by Gareth Prior A 15 year old boy was taken to hospital late on Friday 23rd October after his leg got trapped between the platform edge and a tram at Piccadilly Gardens All Metrolink services through Piccadilly Gardens stop were suspended for approximately Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Manchester Airport line wins another award Posted on Saturday 31 October 2015 by Gareth Prior Manchester Metrolink s Airport extension has now won a fourth national award following the receipt of the Transport Policy Planning and Implementation accolade at The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport s Annual Awards for Excellence Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Picture in Time Blackpool Illuminated Frigate 736 Posted on Friday 30 October 2015 by Gareth Prior You probably didn t need to be a rocket scientist to work out which tram we were going to feature in this week s Blackpool based Picture in Time as we conclude our look at the main Illuminated feature cars with a Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Picture in Time Comments Off Going for a ride Posted on Thursday 29 October 2015 by Gareth Prior The end of the 2015 operating season for many heritage tramways is rapidly approaching with the next few days seeing Crich East Anglia Transport Museum Great Orme Seaton Snaefell Mountain Railway all welcoming their last passengers of the year And Continue reading Posted in Going for a ride Comments Off Picture in Time Seaton 12 Posted on Tuesday 27 October 2015 by Gareth Prior Picture in Time heads south today for a visit to Eastbourne in 1968 where we see the tram we now know as Seaton no 12 but in those days was probably actually Eastbourne or just plain old Modern Electric Tramway Continue reading Posted in Picture in Time Seaton Tramway 2 Comments Leeds 399 to light up Halloween at Crich Posted on Sunday 25 October 2015 by Andrew Waddington The Crich workshop team have created a very special extra attraction for this year s Starlight event at the museum by decorating Leeds 399 with illuminations The tram has received a large number of coloured light bulbs and will be one Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 11 Comments Midland Metro says farewell to Snow Hill terminus Posted on Sunday 25 October 2015 by Gareth Prior At the end of service on Saturday 24th October Midland Metro ran into the original Snow Hill terminus for the last time with the track from St Paul s leading into the dark and cramped terminus closed to allow for the Continue reading Posted in Midland Metro 11 Comments Picture in Time Stagecoach Supertram 106 Posted on Sunday

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  • September | 2015 | British Trams Online News
    celebrate 130 years of the famous promenade tramway A full provisional list of which trams are due to run on both days has now been published Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 2 Comments Picture in Time Rigby Road Open Day 2010 Posted on Friday 25 September 2015 by Gareth Prior With this weekend s Blackpool 130th anniversary events including a double depot open day today s Picture in Time selection goes back five years to the last time there was an open at Rigby Road during the 125th anniversary We take a Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Picture in Time Comments Off Going for a ride Posted on Thursday 24 September 2015 by Gareth Prior As we take our regular look at just when and where you can enjoy a ride on a traditional tram in the British Trams Online it would be fair to say that this weekend looks set to be a busy Continue reading Posted in Going for a ride Comments Off New hope for old friends to run again at Crich Posted on Wednesday 23 September 2015 by Andrew Waddington As most readers of this website will be aware the queue of trams awaiting attention in the Crich workshops is a very long one and some cars have been waiting for a considerable amount of time to receive the work Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 8 Comments This week on British Trams Online Posted on Wednesday 23 September 2015 by Gareth Prior We have just the one Photo Gallery for you as part of this week s main site update but it is a comprehensive photo review of last weekend s TMS 60 event at the Crich Tramway Village which you have probably got Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Site News 2 Comments Picture in Time Sheffield 510 Blackpool 49 Posted on Tuesday 22 September 2015 by Gareth Prior In 1968 the Tramway Museum at Crich held their very first Transport Extravaganza As previously reported in Picture in Time Prague 180 arrived during the build up to this event but that was only one of the stars of the event Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Picture in Time Comments Off In Pictures M5000 3103 enters service as 3104 arrives Posted on Monday 21 September 2015 by Gareth Prior There has been more movement with the M5000s on Manchester Metrolink with 3103 which seemingly snuck into Manchester without us noticing entering service on Saturday 19th September running as part of a double unit on the Eccles route Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 9 Comments Norbreck North tramstop will return Posted on Monday 21 September 2015 by Gareth Prior Blackpool Council have confirmed that a new tramstop will be built at Norbreck North following an extensive campaign by local residents following the removal of a stop at this location as part of the upgrade of the tramway Local residents Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 10 Comments Metrolink s

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  • August | 2015 | British Trams Online News
    and the latest instalment of this apparent never ending saga has Continue reading Posted in Douglas Horse Tramway 8 Comments No more horse trams for Crich in 2015 Posted on Wednesday 26 August 2015 by Gareth Prior Unfortunately the last of the planned Horse Tram Days at the Crich Tramway Village for 2015 which was due to take place on Wednesday 16th September has had to be cancelled As you may remember the regular horse tram Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 2 Comments Book review Journey on the Manx Electric Railway Posted on Wednesday 26 August 2015 by admin A very comprehensive study of the journey from Derby Castle in Douglas to Ramsey by Manx Electric Railway stopping to admire the many features along the route including the lovely Glens towns and villages plus the other transport gems encountered Continue reading Posted in Manx Electric Railway Reviews 2 Comments A brief introduction to Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two Posted on Wednesday 26 August 2015 by Gareth Prior In the second of our new series of brief introductions to the tramway of the British Isles we take a look at the new Phase Two extensions of Nottingham Express Transit with the new routes stops timetable and trams all Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit 2 Comments Blackpool Brush 290 goes undercover Posted on Wednesday 26 August 2015 by Gareth Prior After the trials and tribulations of the last few weeks Blackpool Brush 290 is finally undercover again following its removal from its display track at Pleasure Beach in the early hours of Wednesday 26th August As previously reported on British Continue reading Posted in Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust Comments Off In Pictures Hull 96 sees daylight again Posted on Wednesday 26 August 2015 by Andrew Waddington The renovation of Hull 96 at the Heaton Park Tramway continues to make impressive progress ahead of its planned October launch On Tuesday 25th August the tram was briefly brought outside to allow Blackpool 623 to be placed over the Continue reading Posted in Heaton Park Tramway Comments Off Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two opens Posted on Tuesday 25 August 2015 by Gareth Prior Three years after construction began and 12 years after the first discussions Phase Two of Nottingham Express Transit has opened to the public with the first trams departing the two new termini at Clifton South and Toton Lane Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit 3 Comments Picture in Time Metropolitan Electric Tramways 331 Posted on Monday 24 August 2015 by Andrew Waddington Metropolitan Electric Tramways 331 is a tram which has featured before in our archive photo series following its restoration to passenger carrying status at Crich in its latter day identity as Sunderland 100 However a little known fact about 331 is Continue reading Posted in Picture in Time 1 Comment NET Phase Two opens Tuesday 25th August Posted on Monday 24 August 2015 by Gareth Prior Tuesday 25th August as well as being only 4

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  • July | 2015 | British Trams Online News
    the plain paint jobs as seen elsewhere in the UK The three cabinets Continue reading Posted in Midland Metro 1 Comment Picture in Time Blackpool Railcoach 680 Posted on Friday 24 July 2015 by Gareth Prior As I look out the window this evening at the weather at the pouring rain it is meant to be summer isn t it I have gone through my archive of photos for an image of a tram in the wet Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Picture in Time Comments Off Black Country Living Museum back on track Posted on Thursday 23 July 2015 by Gareth Prior After 18 long months trams are back on track at the Black Country Living Museum following the completion of the first phase of track replacement works Trams are now running daily on a half route between the tram depot and Continue reading Posted in Black Country Living Museum 3 Comments In Pictures Blackpool 762 undergoes driver familiarisation Posted on Thursday 23 July 2015 by Gareth Prior On Thursday 23rd July Blackpool Jubilee Car 762 was one of the chosen three trams in service at the Crich Tramway Village although its use wasn t only a random one as the chance was also taken to use it for Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 1 Comment Going for a ride Posted on Thursday 23 July 2015 by Gareth Prior It s Thursday evening and so we all know what that means don t we Yes that s right it s our regular round up of when and where you can enjoy a ride on a traditional tram within the British Isles Highlight of the Continue reading Posted in Going for a ride Comments Off In Pictures Blackpool s B Fleet in service Posted on Wednesday 22 July 2015 by Andrew Waddington Monday 20th Tuesday 21st July saw the modified B Fleet Balloon cars in use on the Blackpool tramway Whilst these cars have made occasional guest appearances on heritage tour duties this time they were being used as they were Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Comments Off First part of NET Phase Two set to open Posted on Tuesday 21 July 2015 by Gareth Prior Monday 27th July will see the opening of part of the Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two extensions although if you are looking forward to a ride on this stretch of line it won t take you long It has been announced Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit 6 Comments Picture in Time Douglas Horse Tramway 34 33 1 Posted on Tuesday 21 July 2015 by Gareth Prior We are back in the middle of the Irish Sea for today s Picture in Time image but this time we move away from electricity and feature the Douglas Horse Tramway on a wet day in 1992 with a view at Continue reading Posted in Douglas Horse Tramway Picture in Time 2 Comments Heritage trams prove a hit with Fleetwood festival crowds

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  • June | 2015 | British Trams Online News
    of the tram back in 1984 whilst it was operating on the Fleetwood to Starr Gate service Posted in Blackpool Tramway Picture in Time 1 Comment Metrolink give 3100 an official launch Posted on Friday 26 June 2015 by Gareth Prior The excitement over Manchester Metrolink s one hundredth M5000 hasn t abated yet as an official launch event for 3100 has taken place at Trafford Depot ahead of the tram entering service this weekend Staff from Transport for Greater Manchester and RATP Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 1 Comment Maintenance work disrupts Crich services Posted on Friday 26 June 2015 by Gareth Prior Its not only the main public transport tramways who have to disrupt services due to engineering works as was shown at the Crich Tramway Village on Wednesday 24th June Necessary maintenance work was required on the points at the north Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 1 Comment Latest phase of Supertram rail replacement works to finish early Posted on Friday 26 June 2015 by Gareth Prior Area 7 of the Stagecoach Supertram rail replacement works within Sheffield City Centre are set to end early with normal services now due to operate on all routes over the weekend of Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June Recent progress Continue reading Posted in Stagecoach Supertram Comments Off Manchester Metrolink Performance Update Posted on Friday 26 June 2015 by Gareth Prior With the new Council structure now in place it is time for the regular Transport for Greater Manchester Metrolink and Rail Networks sub committee meetings to start once again and we can bring you all the latest performance updates on Manchester Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Going for a ride Posted on Thursday 25 June 2015 by Gareth Prior Welcome to our weekly round up of just when and where you can go for a ride on a heritage tram within the British Isles over the next seven days After a busy few weeks of tram events this week actually Continue reading Posted in Going for a ride Comments Off Picture in Time Sunderland 100 Posted on Tuesday 23 June 2015 by Gareth Prior Today our Picture in Time tram features probably one of the most controversial repaints ever seen on a heritage tram the British Steel advert livery on Sunderland 100 when it ran at the Gateshead Garden Festival Posted in Crich Tramway Village Picture in Time 8 Comments New Wimbledon platform work to continue Posted on Tuesday 23 June 2015 by Gareth Prior London Tramlink services to Wimbledon will be suspended from 13th July until October as work to install the new platform at this important terminus continues As previously reported once the work is completed a new platform arrangement will be in Continue reading Posted in London Tramlink 1 Comment DLR trains receive RidewithPride wrap Posted on Tuesday 23 June 2015 by Gareth Prior Two Docklands Light Railway units have received vinyl wrap liveries to mark the Pride on London

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  • May | 2015 | British Trams Online News
    enjoy a ride on a heritage tram in the British Isles Highlights of the next seven days include the end of Continue reading Posted in Going for a ride Comments Off Blackpool strike gold again over Spring Bank Holiday weekend Posted on Wednesday 27 May 2015 by Andrew Waddington The Spring Bank Holiday weekend on May 23rd 25th was another highly successful weekend for the Blackpool tramway with a frequent and well patronised Flexity service complemented by an enhanced heritage service over all three days A total of Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 1 Comment Twin Twins for 2015 illuminations season Posted on Wednesday 27 May 2015 by Andrew Waddington It has been announced that yet another member of Blackpool s heritage tram fleet is to be returned to service this year with Twin set 675 685 the latest to benefit from workshop attention The duo have already been split up and Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 23 Comments Picture in Time Leeds 600 Posted on Tuesday 26 May 2015 by Gareth Prior It is time for another tram of the national collection to feature in Picture in Time today this time the tram in question is Leeds 600 This tram is now be stored out of public view at the Clay Cross Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Picture in Time 5 Comments Balloon 715 promotes Tram Sunday Posted on Sunday 24 May 2015 by Andrew Waddington Blackpool Balloon 715 s recently applied 1990s green and cream livery has recently been enlivened by the addition of between deck advert banners for the annual Fleetwood Festival of Transport more commonly known as Tram Sunday This is the most prominent advertising Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 22 Comments This week on British Trams Online Posted on Sunday 24 May 2015 by Gareth Prior We have more photos for you this week in our main site update including additions to an existing gallery and a brand new collection Posted in Blackpool Tramway Crich Tramway Village Docklands Light Railway Nottingham Express Transit Site News Comments Off Picture in Time Docklands Light Railway 04 Posted on Sunday 24 May 2015 by Gareth Prior For our latest edition of Picture in Time we are off to the London for a view of the Docklands Light Railway on the second day of running 1st September 1987 Posted in Docklands Light Railway Picture in Time 3 Comments Work starts on returning tram services to Black Country Living Museum Posted on Saturday 23 May 2015 by Gareth Prior Since the end of 2013 visitors attending the Black Country Living Museum and wishing to enjoy a tram ride have been sorely disappointed with the short running line closed as a result of a condition survey showing the track was Continue reading Posted in Black Country Living Museum 8 Comments Mainland home wanted for Guernsey tram Posted on Saturday 23 May 2015 by Gareth Prior On Guernsey in the Channel Islands there is a rare survivor

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