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  • August | 2014 | British Trams Online News
    long Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Crich Tramway Village 1 Comment Midland Metro engineering works confirmed to start in September Posted on Thursday 28 August 2014 by Gareth Prior It has now been confirmed the major essential engineering works on Midland Metro will commence from Saturday 6th September although the press release states this is the 8th so it could just as easily be Monday 8th and will now Continue reading Posted in Midland Metro Comments Off In Pictures Edinburgh Trams out of the city centre Posted on Thursday 28 August 2014 by Gareth Prior Last week we bought you a full Photo Gallery featuring Edinburgh Trams if you haven t seen them yet and want to you can find them at http www britishtramsonline co uk gallery478 html The locations included were limited to in and around the city centre but Continue reading Posted in Edinburgh Trams 1 Comment In Pictures Blackpool Fleetwood 40 meets Blackpool 40 take two Posted on Thursday 28 August 2014 by Gareth Prior We have previously featured images of the two Blackpool 40s in action at Crich on these pages but we are firm believers that if something is worth seeing once it is worth seeing several times On Wednesday 20th August the Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off In Pictures Stagecoach Supertram rail replacement works Posted on Thursday 28 August 2014 by Gareth Prior The ongoing rail replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram have now moved on to the University and subway area The outbound track is currently being lifted ahead of new rail being laid whilst additional overnight work is also taking place in Continue reading Posted in Stagecoach Supertram Comments Off In Pictures Crich Classic Transport Gathering Posted on Wednesday 27 August 2014 by Gareth Prior The latest special event took place at the Crich Tramway Village over the Bank Holiday Weekend The Classic Transport Gathering took place between Saturday 23rd and Monday 25th August and saw a number of visiting vehicles on display the Howards Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Blackpool 762 launch date announced Posted on Wednesday 27 August 2014 by Andrew Waddington Following extensive attention in the workshop at Crich Tramway Village Blackpool Jubilee car 762 is finally set to enter public service at the museum next month The tram will be launched into the operating fleet at Crich as part of Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 1 Comment A bumper Bank Holiday for Blackpool s heritage trams Posted on Tuesday 26 August 2014 by Andrew Waddington Blackpool s heritage tram fleet enjoyed their final spell of daytime operation during 2014 over the August Bank Holiday weekend with a very credible total of eleven different historic trams appearing in traffic over the three action packed days This included the year Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 4 Comments In Pictures Return of the Routemaster Balloon car Posted on Monday 25 August 2014 by Andrew Waddington The August Bank Holiday

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  • July | 2014 | British Trams Online News
    We have one more Photo Gallery for you on this week s main site update of British Trams Online Posted in Site News Comments Off Queen s Road welcomes back a T68 Posted on Sunday 20 July 2014 by Gareth Prior Just eight weeks after losing its last T68 and three weeks since the last T68As departed Queen s Road Depot has now welcomed back a T68 following the transfer of 1003 overnight on Friday 18th July Despite some claiming that no Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 13 Comments Metrolink T68 1018 departs for scrapping Posted on Sunday 20 July 2014 by Gareth Prior 1018 has become the ninth T68 T68A to leave Manchester Metrolink property for scrapping following its departure on Wednesday 16th July This LRV has been waiting for the Allely s low loader to arrive for several days following the completion of final Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 2 Comments In Pictures Stagecoach Supertram West Street rail replacement Posted on Sunday 20 July 2014 by Gareth Prior The quick progress on the rail replacement work taking place on West Street continues with further new rails now having been installed whilst the renewal has also started on Netherthorpe Road It seems that this work is progressing at a Continue reading Posted in Stagecoach Supertram Comments Off Manchester 173 Your Country Needs You Posted on Friday 18 July 2014 by Gareth Prior Manchester 173 owned by the Manchester Transport Museum Society and a recent arrival at the Heaton Park Tramway is to visit Morley Leeds on Saturday 2nd August where it will be decorated as a recruiting tram to form Continue reading Posted in Heaton Park Tramway Leeds Transport Historical Society 15 Comments Picture in Time 19 Seaton Tramway 6 Posted on Friday 18 July 2014 by Gareth Prior We return to the archives for the latest in our occasional series looking back in time and this time we head to the South coast and Eastbourne in 1968 when the tramway was coming towards the end Our attentions in Continue reading Posted in Picture in Time Seaton Tramway Comments Off Another new tram for Midland Metro Posted on Friday 18 July 2014 by Gareth Prior On Monday 14th July the latest Urbos 3 arrived at Midland Metro s Wednesbury Depot with 27 being delivered by the tried and tested method Being sent from CAF s factory in Zaragoza Spain by sea to Plymouth the tram was then Continue reading Posted in Midland Metro 2 Comments Heritage Trams this week Posted on Friday 18 July 2014 by Gareth Prior Want to know when and where you ride on heritage trams over the next few weeks Well if you do you have come to the right place as this is your one stop guide to heritage trams in the UK Continue reading Posted in Going for a ride Comments Off Blackpool Transport renew safety warnings after teen hit by tram Posted on Friday 18 July 2014 by Gareth Prior

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  • June | 2014 | British Trams Online News
    approximately one month out of action This was due to a dewirement incident Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 4 Comments MET 331 repaired Posted on Wednesday 25 June 2014 by Andrew Waddington After being temporarily sidelined following a derailment incident in July 2013 pleasing news to report is that Metropolitan 331 is almost ready to resume its operating career at the Crich Tramway Village Having spent a short period of time in Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 3 Comments Incident at Crich involving Oporto 273 Posted on Wednesday 25 June 2014 by Andrew Waddington At 1 40pm on Wednesday 25th June an incident occurred at Crich Tramway Village involving the recently overhauled Oporto 273 It is understood that the tram overshot the terminus and hit the banking at Town End when it was arriving at Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 4 Comments In Pictures Rocket rescue mission completed successfully Posted on Wednesday 25 June 2014 by Andrew Waddington On Tuesday 24th June the last of the Lancastrian Transport Trust s collection of historic Blackpool trams to be reclaimed by Blackpool Transport arrived safely back at Rigby Road and arguably the best one of the lot has been saved Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Lancastrian Transport Trust Comments Off Event Review Best of Sheffield Crich May 2014 Posted on Tuesday 24 June 2014 by Gareth Prior Saturday 17th May 2014 was not only the first day of a new event at the Crich Tramway Village Best of Sheffield but was also saw the return of Sheffield 510 into service following a Tramcar Sponsorship Organisation Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Feature Articles 1 Comment In Pictures First trams on Manchester Airport line Posted on Tuesday 24 June 2014 by Gareth Prior As expected trams have now started testing on the Metrolink Airport extension with the first movements taking place in the very early hours of Monday 23rd June M5000s 3061 and 3052 were used for these first runs and arrived onto Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 3 Comments Midland Metro welcomes another new tram Posted on Tuesday 24 June 2014 by Gareth Prior The ninth of the CAF built Urbos 3 trams for Midland Metro has now arrived at the Wednesbury Depot As with the previous deliveries 25 arrived in two sections and was swiftly unloaded on the morning of Tuesday 24th June Continue reading Posted in Midland Metro 4 Comments In Pictures A day at the Crich Tramway Village Posted on Tuesday 24 June 2014 by Gareth Prior Five trams carried passengers at the Crich Tramway Village on Sunday 15th June with Berlin 223 006 4 Blackpool Fleetwood 2 Glasgow 1068 Leeds 180 and Southampton 45 all in use Steve Kemp visited the Museum on this day and Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off In Pictures London trams in the Crich workshop Posted on Tuesday 24 June 2014 by Gareth Prior As reported extensively over the past few

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  • May | 2014 | British Trams Online News
    for scrapping in South Yorkshire when 1019 made the now far too familiar journey on the back of a low loader Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off The Leeds 602 Debate An open letter to the Tramway Museum Society Journal Posted on Wednesday 28 May 2014 by Gareth Prior The following has been received by British Trams Online and is an open letter to the Tramway Museum Society Journal regarding the decision not to restore Leeds 602 It is written by Jim Soper a senior member of the Tramway Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Charity Tramathon on Metrolink Posted on Wednesday 28 May 2014 by Gareth Prior A group of volunteers are to take part in a Tramathon on Manchester Metrolink to raise money for the Delamere Charitable Trust a local special educational needs charity The event due to take place on Thursday 29 May will see Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 1 Comment A fond farewell for Manchester Metrolink s T68s Posted on Wednesday 28 May 2014 by Andrew Waddington Spring Bank Holiday Monday 26th May was a milestone day in the history of Manchester s public transport and indeed the history of British trams in the general as it marked the final operation of one of the original batch of Continue reading Posted in Heaton Park Tramway Manchester Metrolink 14 Comments Funding boost takes Beamish into the fifties Posted on Wednesday 28 May 2014 by Andrew Waddington Beamish the Living Museum of the North made a very exciting announcement on 27th May 2014 confirming that a bid for finance from the Heritage Lottery Fund has been successful The hugely popular open air museum has been awarded an initial Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway 2 Comments The cat that got the tram Posted on Tuesday 27 May 2014 by Andrew Waddington The recent Spring Bank Holiday weekend saw a diverse range of events taking place at tramways across the country and the Seaton Tramway in Devon was not to be left out On Bank Holiday Monday 26th May Seaton 12 was unveiled Continue reading Posted in Seaton Tramway Comments Off Boating concludes the Blackpool Bank Holiday Posted on Tuesday 27 May 2014 by Andrew Waddington After two days of rather changeable and at times very wet weather conditions the third and final day of the Spring Bank Holiday weekend saw a vast improvement in the weather at Blackpool allowing open trams to dominate the heritage Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Comments Off In Pictures Blackpool Pantograph cars reunited Posted on Tuesday 27 May 2014 by Andrew Waddington The second day of the Spring Bank Holiday weekend Sunday 25th May once again saw a three car heritage service operating in Blackpool with visiting Pantograph car 167 once again stealing the show The opportunity was also taken to operate the Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 1 Comment In Pictures Blackpool Brush car 634 arrives in the North East Posted on Monday 26 May

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  • April | 2014 | British Trams Online News
    Blackpool s heritage tram service over the imminent May Day Bank Holiday weekend have now been announced with a three car service due to operate on both Sunday 4th Monday 5th May With a similar pool Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Event Previews 2 Comments In Pictures Metrolink T68 1004 gets ready for departure Posted on Saturday 26 April 2014 by Gareth Prior The next Manchester Metrolink T68 to head to Rotherham for scrapping will be 1004 with the vehicle now loaded upon an Allelys low loader at Trafford Depot awaiting departure It is expected that the LRV which will become the Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 3 Comments In Pictures Seaton Tramway repairs Posted on Saturday 26 April 2014 by Gareth Prior We have reported a lot this year on the repairs undertaken on the Seaton Tramway following the devastating damage caused by the Valentines night storms but haven t seen the repairs but now thanks to Keith Chadbourne we are able to Continue reading Posted in Seaton Tramway 3 Comments NET Citadis trams to start daytime testing Posted on Saturday 26 April 2014 by Gareth Prior Next week should see a major step towards the introduction of the new Alstom Citadis trams into service on Nottingham Express Transit with the expected start of daytime testing of the trams The first of the 22 strong class of Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off In Pictures Latest M5000s around Manchester Posted on Saturday 26 April 2014 by Gareth Prior The latest M5000 to enter service has been 3080 which joined the non ATS and VRS equipped pool of trams for use mainly on the Eccles and MediaCityUK services Meanwhile one of the latest vehicles to be delivered to Manchester 3081 Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 5 Comments In Pictures Supertram rail replacement works update Posted on Saturday 26 April 2014 by Gareth Prior The first phase of the 2014 stage of rail replacement work on Stagecoach Supertram has now been completed with works in the Hillsborough and Malin Bridge areas now completed The final part of this phase saw the double track and Continue reading Posted in Stagecoach Supertram 1 Comment In Pictures Victoria Station redevelopment continues Posted on Saturday 26 April 2014 by Gareth Prior The major redevelopment work at Victoria Station which will see a new Metrolink stop constructed alongside other much needed improvements to the Station complex is continuing with Metrolink services still altered through the area This photo update from Steve Kemp Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off In Pictures Rochdale bus station and car park demolition Posted on Saturday 26 April 2014 by Gareth Prior Although not directly affecting Manchester Metrolink work is also continuing on the demolition of the old Rochdale Bus Station and adjoining car park which is adjacent to the new Metrolink Rochdale Town Centre terminus The work will see the 1970s Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Car tram collide on

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  • March | 2014 | British Trams Online News
    a few occasions mainly been limited to use on the Elmers End routes lines 1 and 4 but over the past week they Continue reading Posted in London Tramlink Comments Off In Pictures Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two works Posted on Saturday 29 March 2014 by Gareth Prior Construction work on Phase Two of Nottingham Express Transit has gathered pace in the last few weeks with seven day a week working now in evidence Traction poles are now up in several places including Chillwell Wilford Riverside and Meadows Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off In Pictures Stagecoach Supertram rail replacement work starts Posted on Saturday 29 March 2014 by Gareth Prior The first stage of the second phase of rail replacement on Stagecoach Supertram has got under on Saturday 29th March with work commencing at Hillsborough Corner During this stage of works which are due to be completed by the end Continue reading Posted in Stagecoach Supertram Comments Off Mobility scooters cleared for Metrolink Posted on Saturday 29 March 2014 by Gareth Prior From Monday 31st March people living in Greater Manchester and holding either an English Concessionary Travel Scheme ENCTS Disabled Person s Pass or a TfGM Travel Voucher pass will be able to apply for a permit to use their mobility scooter Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Nottinghamshire resident concessionary pass holders to enjoy even better discounts on NET Posted on Saturday 29 March 2014 by Gareth Prior Concessionary pass holders from Nottinghamshire will be able to enjoy better discounts on board Nottingham Express Transit from 1st April with the previous restriction between 1600 and 1800 on weekdays being relaxed Previously concessionary pass holders had to pay half Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit 1 Comment Supertram single fares frozen Posted on Saturday 29 March 2014 by Gareth Prior Stagecoach Supertram have announced that all single tram tickets and tram and bus Dayrider and Megarider tickets are to be frozen in price in acknowledgement of the disruption likely to passengers during the track replacement works which have now started Posted in Stagecoach Supertram Comments Off Western Train loses its trolley Posted on Saturday 29 March 2014 by Andrew Waddington One of Blackpool s best loved trams the illuminated Western Train 733 has undergone another minor change to its external appearance recently with the removal of its trolley arm It may be recalled that over winter 733 had been fitted with Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Comments Off Heritage Trams this week Posted on Friday 28 March 2014 by Gareth Prior This is your one stop guide to when and where you can ride on heritage trams in the UK and Isle of Man Now fully back after its winter hiatus this is an improved version well we ve added website links Continue reading Posted in Going for a ride Comments Off Manchester 765 prepared for Mayoral visit to Heaton Park Posted on Friday 28 March 2014 by Andrew Waddington Ahead

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  • February | 2014 | British Trams Online News
    Metrolink stop will commence from Monday 3rd March An upper parking deck will be installed at the stop on the Bury line which will see the number of parking spaces increase from Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off In Pictures More Blackpool trams visit Starr Gate Posted on Friday 28 February 2014 by Andrew Waddington The movement of various trams from Blackpool Transport s heritage tram fleet between the two depots at Rigby Road and Starr Gate has been a frequent occurance on Fridays for the last few weeks Friday 28th February was no exception as Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Comments Off Centenary car 643 on the move again Posted on Friday 28 February 2014 by Andrew Waddington Blackpool Centenary car 643 became the latest tram to make a journey by road on Friday 28th February when the car departed its home at the Broadwater Caravan Park This follows a short period of use as a static cafe Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 6 Comments Free tram travel for non Blackpool residents under threat Posted on Thursday 27 February 2014 by Andrew Waddington There is currently intense speculation regarding the future of the offer of free travel on the Blackpool tramway for all holders of the UK concessionary passes issued to senior citizens Before the opening of the modernised tramway this offer was extended Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 26 Comments Trams swap between Britain and Budapest Posted on Thursday 27 February 2014 by Andrew Waddington The return of Budapest twin set 2576 2577 to its native country last year following a chequered career in preservation in the UK signalled the end of the presence of any representative of this operator on British soil However and very surprisingly Continue reading Posted in Uncategorized Comments Off In Pictures Single line working through Victoria Posted on Tuesday 25 February 2014 by Gareth Prior As extensively reported on British Trams Online due to major improvement works at Victoria Manchester Metrolink services through this area are being altered for next nine months with single line working only possible through the station area Posted in Manchester Metrolink 2 Comments In Pictures End of the line for Metrolink T68As to Altrincham Posted on Tuesday 25 February 2014 by Gareth Prior Thursday 20th February 2014 could well go down in the record books as another milestone in the history of the Manchester Metrolink T68As with the likelihood that they made their last runs through the city centre onto the Altrincham line Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Early chance to ride on Edinburgh Trams Posted on Tuesday 25 February 2014 by Gareth Prior As part of the continued testing and commissioning of the Edinburgh Tram line ahead of its opening later this year volunteers are being sought to help officials evaluate crowd management procedures The event will take place on Thursday 13th March Continue reading Posted in Edinburgh Trams 1 Comment NET to celebrate 10th anniversary with city centre

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  • January | 2014 | British Trams Online News
    January 2014 by Gareth Prior We have a couple more Photo Galleries for you to enjoy this week along with a major update to the Events Diary as well as some of our Fleet Lists Posted in Site News Comments Off Lost Trams 9 Burton and Ashby 14 Posted on Saturday 25 January 2014 by Gareth Prior Our irregular series of Lost Trams returns with a look at another American export Burton and Ashby 14 a tram that is currently lost completely from the public eye This tram headed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1980 for Continue reading Posted in Lost Trams 27 Comments Birkenhead Heritage Tramway change operating times Posted on Saturday 25 January 2014 by Gareth Prior The Birkenhead Heritage Tramway one of only two places where you can enjoy a ride on a traditional tram in England currently have announced a slight tweak to their operating times to fit in with the current ferry Continue reading Posted in Birkenhead Heritage Tramway 4 Comments Oldham town centre line almost ready to open Posted on Saturday 25 January 2014 by Gareth Prior The new Oldham town centre extension of Manchester Metrolink is almost ready to welcome its first fare paying passengers with final testing and commissioning work due to take place over this weekend Provided that no problems are experienced during this Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 2 Comments In Pictures More from Nottingham Express Transit Posted on Saturday 25 January 2014 by Gareth Prior Earlier this week we brought you a selection of images from Nottingham Express Transit as Citadis 222 became the seventh Alstom built tram to arrive at its new home During the same photography session David Beardsell also took some more Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off Strike dates announced for Docklands Light Railway Posted on Saturday 25 January 2014 by Gareth Prior The RMT union have announced that their members on the Docklands Light Railway plan to walk out for two 48 hour strikes in a dispute over what else pay and conditions The first strike will start on 29th January with Continue reading Posted in Docklands Light Railway 1 Comment Another car drives onto the tracks on East Manchester line Posted on Saturday 25 January 2014 by Gareth Prior An elderly woman has become the latest person to manage to drive their car onto the tram tracks at Holt Town causing delays to Manchester Metrolink services to and from Ashton under Lyne The incident happened on Sunday 19th January at approximately Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 2 Comments Tramlink delays after dewirement at East Croydon Posted on Saturday 25 January 2014 by Gareth Prior Services through East Croydon were severely disrupted for three hours on Thursday 23rd January following an incident involving 2552 which saw the tram dewire The incident happened on the pointwork where the loop line converges to become one line through Continue reading Posted in London Tramlink Comments Off Crich invites enthusiasts to witness winter

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