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  • April | 2015 | British Trams Online News
    one into service and one arriving on Manchester Metrolink over the past week with M5000 3097 carrying passengers for the first time and 3098 being delivered to its new home 3097 entered service on Saturday Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off RAIB release report into Mitcham Junction derailment Posted on Sunday 26 April 2015 by Gareth Prior Following an investigation the Rail Accident Investigation Branch have reached a conclusion that the derailment of London CR4000 2544 at Mitcham Junction on 29th December 2014 was due to a fault in the points where the line goes from single Continue reading Posted in London Tramlink Comments Off Real Time Information coming soon for Stagecoach Supertram Posted on Sunday 26 April 2015 by Gareth Prior Passengers on Stagecoach Supertram are set to enjoy real time information at all stops following the installation of electronic information displays which are now under test before full commissioning Since the system opened 20 years ago passengers have just had Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Stagecoach Supertram Comments Off Bike trial for Edinburgh Trams Posted on Sunday 26 April 2015 by Gareth Prior Edinburgh Trams have become the latest light rail system in the UK to trial bikes being allowed on their trams The trial will take place throughout May and all folded and non folded bikes will be allowed on board trams during Continue reading Posted in Edinburgh Trams Comments Off In Pictures Stagecoach Supertram rail replacement works continue Posted on Sunday 26 April 2015 by Gareth Prior The rail replacement project on Stagecoach Supertram is continuing with the latest worksite being on the inbound curve at Wood Street The outbound track at the same location was completed last weekend with other recent work being seen on the Continue reading Posted in Stagecoach Supertram Comments Off In Pictures Croydon Town Centre blockade Posted on Sunday 26 April 2015 by Gareth Prior To bring us up to date with the Easter Croydon Town Centre blockade we bring you a final photo update from Ian Buck Once the works along Addiscombe Road was completed trams were able to return to East Croydon although the town Continue reading Posted in London Tramlink Comments Off Edinburgh Trams Inquiry to take two years Posted on Sunday 26 April 2015 by Gareth Prior It has recently transpired that the quick and efficient inquiry into the construction of Edinburgh Trams is set to take up to two years to complete leading to yet more debate and anger in the Scottish capital over the project Continue reading Posted in Edinburgh Trams 1 Comment Crich trams preparing for comebacks Posted on Friday 24 April 2015 by Andrew Waddington This week has seen a milestone in the overhaul of London County Council 106 a tram which has resided in the workshop area at Crich Tramway Village for almost two years The tram has now been commissioned and has undertaken Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Centenary 641 Blackpool FC celebration tram

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  • March | 2015 | British Trams Online News
    two consecutively numbered Brush Railcoaches were selected for service at the two locations on this day Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Crich Tramway Village 2 Comments Metrolink welcome M5000 3097 as 3096 enters service Posted on Saturday 28 March 2015 by Gareth Prior The last couple of days has seen further movement on the Manchester Metrolink M5000 front with the latest arrival touching Metrolink metals for the first time with the previous arrival carrying passengers for the first time The vehicles involved this Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Picture in Time Blackpool Balloon 707 Posted on Saturday 28 March 2015 by Gareth Prior On the day that heritage tram operations return to Blackpool for another season we head to the north west coast for our latest edition of Picture in Time This time the date is 31st August 1993 and we feature Blackpool Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Picture in Time Comments Off Lytham 43 takes shape Posted on Friday 27 March 2015 by Andrew Waddington It has been a while since we provided an update on the restoration of the last surviving Lytham St Annes tramcar so to rectify that here is some news on how the project has been progressing although really it Continue reading Posted in Lytham 43 1 Comment Glasgow 1245 restoration continues Posted on Thursday 26 March 2015 by Gareth Prior The restoration of Glasgow 1245 a 1937 built Coronation car and reputed to be the last tram in Glasgow is continuing at Summerlee with recent progress seeing the completion of the restoration of the tram s motors Posted in Summerlee Heritage Park Tramway 11 Comments Going for a ride Posted on Thursday 26 March 2015 by Gareth Prior It s the big return this week as both Blackpool and Crich re open for the first time in 2015 along with the Snaefell Mountain Railway whilst it is also the time for both Beamish and Seaton to commence daily opening And Continue reading Posted in Going for a ride Comments Off Man arrested after driving car onto tracks at Manchester Central Posted on Thursday 26 March 2015 by Gareth Prior A 26 year old man has been arrested for drink driving after he drove his car onto the Metrolink tracks on the ramp outside the Manchester Central convention centre The car was driven onto the tracks at around 2100 on Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 6 Comments Edinburgh Trams fares to rise Posted on Thursday 26 March 2015 by Gareth Prior Less than a year after opening it has been announced that some fares on Edinburgh Trams are to increase from 19th April Although the majority of fares will be increasing from this date it has been confirmed that the 1 50 Continue reading Posted in Edinburgh Trams 3 Comments Supertram services change for the Queen Posted on Thursday 26 March 2015 by Gareth Prior Her Majesty the Queen will be visiting Sheffield on Thursday 2nd April and as

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  • February | 2015 | British Trams Online News
    attention When I wrote the brief look back at 2014 a couple of months ago I mentioned that we would be having a Continue reading Posted in Site News 31 Comments Picture in Time Manchester Metrolink 1002 Posted on Sunday 22 February 2015 by Gareth Prior With the Manchester Metrolink stop at Victoria now re opened following a years closure as part of the transformation works in preparation for the construction of the Second City Crossing 2CC today s Picture in Time visits the old Victoria with an Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Picture in Time 11 Comments Metrolink services resume through Victoria Posted on Saturday 21 February 2015 by Gareth Prior After a year of disruption Manchester Metrolink services through Victoria have finally resumed although initially not quite the full service which had been expected It had originally been thought that Saturday 21st February would see a full Bury Ashton under Lyne Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 10 Comments In Pictures Wolverhampton rail replacement works Posted on Saturday 21 February 2015 by Gareth Prior As we march towards well March and the planned reopening of the Midland Metro line between The Royal and Wolverhampton St George s progress is continuing on the much delayed rail replacement project and with thanks to Michael Averill we are Continue reading Posted in Midland Metro Comments Off Picture in Time Blackpool Standard 147 Posted on Saturday 21 February 2015 by Gareth Prior Today we have two Pictures in Time as we take a look at Blackpool s Standard 147 in 1962 and 2009 of course for a large period of time between these two years the tram was in the USA but Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Picture in Time 2 Comments Welcome back Victoria Posted on Friday 20 February 2015 by Gareth Prior After 12 months of disruption Manchester Metrolink services are once again calling at Victoria although for the next few days this will be serving as a terminus for trams from Bury and Rochdale Single line running has been in operation Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 1 Comment More changes for Midland Metro fleet Posted on Friday 20 February 2015 by Gareth Prior The last couple of weeks have seen more changes to the Midland Metro fleet with another Urbos 3 arriving in the West Midlands whilst a further T69 seems to have run its last passenger journeys Posted in Midland Metro 2 Comments NET delays after car and tram collide at High School Posted on Friday 20 February 2015 by Gareth Prior Nottingham Express Transit suffered delays for two hours on Friday 20th February after a car hit a tram close to the High School stop at approximately 1245 The car pulled out of a side street and hit the tram but Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off Supertram Engineering Works Sunday 22nd February 2015 Posted on Friday 20 February 2015 by Gareth Prior Overnight engineering works at Arena will affect early

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  • January | 2015 | British Trams Online News
    due to start on Wednesday 28th January on the Docklands Light Railway was called off the day before after negotiations between the RMT and KeolisAmey Docklands Posted in Docklands Light Railway Comments Off Blackpool 671 is back at Rigby Road again Posted on Monday 26 January 2015 by Andrew Waddington There was an unexpected delivery at Blackpool s Rigby Road tram depot on the morning of Monday 26th January when Twin car motor 671 returned home following a lengthy period of outside storage at Marton 671 was the last of the Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Lancastrian Transport Trust 2 Comments Bad news for two preserved Blackpool trams Posted on Monday 26 January 2015 by Andrew Waddington Two popular preserved Blackpool tramcars have started 2015 on a negative note after many years of reliable service Beamish Museum s Sunderland 101 best known by many of us as Blackpool Balloon 703 has recently been withdrawn from use Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway Crich Tramway Village 11 Comments This week on British Trams Online Posted on Sunday 25 January 2015 by Gareth Prior For the first time in 2015 we have a main site update on British Trams Online with four galleries uploaded two of which feature new photos and the other two are the Advent Calendar images being transferred across Posted in Site News Comments Off Picture in Time 25 Blackpool Pantograph 167 Posted on Saturday 24 January 2015 by Gareth Prior What better tram to feature as our first Picture in Time of 2015 than the tram which won the Tramcar of the Year Blackpool Pantograph 167 Over the past 12 months this tram has featured countless times on the Continue reading Posted in Picture in Time 2 Comments Stockport Council call for tram train connection Posted on Saturday 24 January 2015 by Gareth Prior Stockport Council have recently unveiled a new vision for rail travel in the area with four major priorities As well as improving existing railway stations and ensuring that HS2 brings benefits to the local area the Council are calling for Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 5 Comments Cyclists set to sue over Edinburgh accidents Posted on Saturday 24 January 2015 by Gareth Prior In another example of how someone seemingly has to be blamed for every accident solicitors representing a group of cyclists who have suffered injuries having fallen off their bikes in the vicinity of the tram tracks in Edinburgh have revealed Continue reading Posted in Edinburgh Trams London Tramlink 16 Comments In Photos Midland Metro in the snow Posted on Saturday 24 January 2015 by Gareth Prior The first fairly significant snowfall of this winter period fell on Midland Metro on Wednesday 14th January 2015 although it proved to only really be a fairly light dusting and was also mostly gone by lunchtime Nevertheless Andy Walters was Continue reading Posted in Midland Metro Comments Off A new voice for NET Posted on Saturday 24 January 2015 by Gareth Prior Regular

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  • December | 2014 | British Trams Online News
    December passengers on the Wimbledon to New Addington route of London Tramlink can enjoy a higher frequency service on Sundays with the introduction of a new service Whereas previously trams ran every 15 minutes throughout the day Continue reading Posted in London Tramlink Comments Off Metrolink fares to be frozen for now Posted on Tuesday 16 December 2014 by Gareth Prior Transport for Greater Manchester have confirmed that there will be no fare rises on any Metrolink fares in January although this is only likely to delay the increases with paper tickets being reviewed at the end of August 2015 and Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Midland Metro fares to rise Posted on Tuesday 16 December 2014 by Gareth Prior Fares on Midland Metro are due to increase from Friday 2nd January 2015 although National Express West Midlands have said that they have tried to keep these to a minimum Despite this all child singles will increase by 5p child Continue reading Posted in Midland Metro 2 Comments Free wifi for all on Manchester Metrolink Posted on Tuesday 16 December 2014 by Gareth Prior Transport for Greater Manchester have announced that the free wifi fitting to a few trams as a trial is to extended across the fleet of M5000s by Spring 2015 As well as the LRVs the free wifi will be fitted Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Metrolink Kids Go Free offer extended for another weekend Posted on Tuesday 16 December 2014 by Gareth Prior The Kids Go Free voucher offer on Manchester Metrolink has been extended for a further weekend following the disruption caused by the cold weather last weekend Families will now be able to take advantage of the offer over the weekend Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Crich start recruiting in 2015 Posted on Sunday 14 December 2014 by Andrew Waddington Following an earlier announcement that Crich Tramway Village will be hosting a First World War themed event in July 2015 it has been revealed that plans are afoot for one of the museum s tramcars is set to be decorated as Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 1 Comment This week on British Trams Online Posted on Sunday 14 December 2014 by Gareth Prior We are delighted to be able to bring you another four Photo Galleries as part of our main site update this week Posted in Site News Comments Off Major delays for Metrolink after cold weather causes problems Posted on Sunday 14 December 2014 by Gareth Prior Saturday 13th December certainly seemed to be unlucky for Manchester Metrolink and any potential passengers after almost the entire network was suspended as a result of a sudden drop in temperatures which lead to failed LRVs and frozen overhead For Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 9 Comments And this week Midland Metro s T69s saw extensive use Posted on Sunday 14 December 2014 by Gareth Prior Sometimes you just need to admit defeat

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  • November | 2014 | British Trams Online News
    year is up when it will be hauled through the streets of Llandudno as part of the Christmas Parade on Saturday 6th December Posted in Llandudno Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Society Comments Off Trackwork completed on Beeston Chilwell NET Phase Two line Posted on Saturday 29 November 2014 by Gareth Prior In a week of completions on Nottingham Express Transit all trackwork is now in place on the Beeston and Chilwell line with a special ceremony taking place on Thursday 27th November to mark the occasion The final bolt which Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off First tracks laid on Second City Crossing Posted on Saturday 29 November 2014 by Gareth Prior A major milestone has been reached in the construction of the Manchester Metrolink Second City Crossing 2CC with the first tracks laid as progress continues ahead of a partial opening next winter Thanks to a grant from the European Regional Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Midland Metro trackworks delayed Posted on Saturday 29 November 2014 by Gareth Prior Earlier this month Centro confirmed that the rail replacement works on Midland Metro between The Royal and Wolverhampton St George s were delayed after the discovery of mine workings underneath the track bed on Bilston Road It was originally planned that Continue reading Posted in Midland Metro Comments Off In Pictures Starlight Specials at Crich Posted on Saturday 29 November 2014 by Gareth Prior The swansong of a successful 2014 season at the Crich Tramway Village was the week long Starlight Specials which saw much of the Museum site specially lit and a regular tram service employed after dark a rare chance to Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Douglas Horse Tramway passenger numbers rise Posted on Saturday 29 November 2014 by Gareth Prior Douglas Borough Council have announced that passenger numbers on the Horse Tramway during 2014 rose by 3 6 with approximately 62 000 passengers carried during the season which ran from May until September At a time when the future of the line Continue reading Posted in Douglas Horse Tramway Comments Off NET services delayed after car parks on tracks onlookers move it Posted on Saturday 29 November 2014 by Gareth Prior It was only a delay of 15 minutes but it was a delay which made it onto the BBC local news as a result of just how it was solved On Thursday 20th November a tram running a service from Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit 6 Comments Manchester Metrolink Performance Update Posted on Saturday 29 November 2014 by Gareth Prior It is time once again to take a look at the performance stats of Manchester Metrolink following the release of the latest report from Transport for Greater Manchester ahead of their regular sub committee meeting This report features information from period Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 1 Comment Car in collision with tram on Metrolink Airport line Posted on Saturday 29 November 2014

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  • October | 2014 | British Trams Online News
    suspended between Mitcham Junction and Ampere Way from Saturday 25th October until Sunday 2nd November in connection with double tracking work on the Wimbledon branch in the Beddington Lane area During the work a replacement Continue reading Posted in London Tramlink 1 Comment Burton Ashby 14 up for auction Posted on Friday 24 October 2014 by Andrew Waddington The future of Burton Ashby 14 has been thrown into some doubt following the surprising revelation that this unique open top tramcar is being offered for sale as part of a large auction after being deemed surplus to requirements Continue reading Posted in Uncategorized 21 Comments In Pictures Glasgow 488 restoration progresses Posted on Thursday 23 October 2014 by Gareth Prior It s not often that when you think of a tram restoration you think of it as taking place in Wales but that is of course exactly where the major restoration of Glasgow 488 repatriated from France last year Continue reading Posted in East Anglia Transport Museum 2 Comments Heritage Trams this week Posted on Thursday 23 October 2014 by Gareth Prior It s that time of the week again as we round up just when and where you can ride on heritage trams in the UK and Isle of Man Although many places across the country only have a little over a week Continue reading Posted in Manx Electric Railway Comments Off Enhanced heritage output for half term in Blackpool Posted on Thursday 23 October 2014 by Andrew Waddington As expected it has been confirmed that there will be additional trams operating in Blackpool on illumination tours during the forthcoming school half term week commencing from Friday 24th October and running until 2nd November inclusive This period should see four Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Comments Off Crich depot conditions to be assessed Posted on Thursday 23 October 2014 by Andrew Waddington It is well known that the conditions in the main running sheds at Crich Tramway Village are less than ideal for housing a priceless collection of vintage trams in their current condition Now a serious effort is being made to Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Picture in Time 23 Southampton 45 celebrates Electric 30 Posted on Thursday 23 October 2014 by Andrew Waddington Having just recently celebrated the milestone 50th anniversary of electric tram operation at the National Tramway Museum at Crich we turn the clock back two decades to look at one of the trams which was chosen to star in the Continue reading Posted in Picture in Time Comments Off T68A 2005 goes for scrapping Posted on Tuesday 21 October 2014 by Gareth Prior On Wednesday 15th October the second of the once six strong class of T68A LRVs on Manchester Metrolink departed Trafford Depot for scrapping in Rotherham 2005 was moved directly into the cutting area at Booths scrapyard and is now well Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Crich reveal first event plans for 2015 Posted on

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  • September | 2014 | British Trams Online News
    to allow a further section of double track to be installed and also to change the layout at Wimbledon itself so that two trams can be there at the Continue reading Posted in London Tramlink 1 Comment Another new Flexity advert in Blackpool Posted on Tuesday 23 September 2014 by Andrew Waddington Following on from the recent application of new side advertisements to Blackpool Flexity 006 sister car 005 has now joined it in gaining a new sponsor This has now become the second of the Flexity2 class to receive advertising for Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 6 Comments This week on British Trams Online Posted on Sunday 21 September 2014 by Gareth Prior A small main site update this week as I still try to sort out all of the Electric 50 photos from last weekend But in the meantime we bring you a gallery of images from Electric Friday alongside a few Continue reading Posted in Site News Comments Off And another T68 goes for scrap Posted on Friday 19 September 2014 by Gareth Prior The scrap line at Trafford Depot is really starting to look a lot smaller following the departure of another of the T68s for scrapping 1002 is the latest example to be loaded onto the back of an Allelys low loader Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 1 Comment Newcastle 114 goes back to Beamish Posted on Friday 19 September 2014 by Andrew Waddington A short but sweet visit to Crich Tramway Village for Newcastle 114 came to an end on Friday 19th September when the tram departed for its usual home at Beamish the Living Museum of the North The tram had been Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway Crich Tramway Village Comments Off In Pictures Daytime testing and driver training commences on Manchester Airport line Posted on Friday 19 September 2014 by Gareth Prior The build up to the opening of the latest instalment of the expansion of Manchester Metrolink is continuing with the start of daytime test running and driver training on the Airport extension Testing commenced on Monday 15th September and Steve Hyde Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 1 Comment In Pictures Midland Metro rail replacement works Posted on Friday 19 September 2014 by Gareth Prior The work to replace the track between The Royal and Wolverhampton St George s is now well underway with a concentration at the moment at The Royal end of the worksite to allow this to completed so that trams can run Continue reading Posted in Midland Metro 1 Comment Woodlands Road stop prepares to say goodbye Posted on Friday 19 September 2014 by Gareth Prior The end is nigh for the Metrolink stop at Woodlands Road with workmen set to move onto the site to start demolition work Woodlands Road was closed to all Metrolink services in December 2013 after a TfGM survey had shown Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 3 Comments Heritage Trams this week Posted on Thursday 18 September

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