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  • December | 2013 | British Trams Online News
    were going to release more than 16 million towards extending the Blackpool Tramway to North Station but it could now turn out that this celebration was Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 28 Comments In Pictures Variotrams to New Addington Posted on Friday 20 December 2013 by Gareth Prior Since their introduction to the London Tramlink fleet in 2012 the Stadler built Variotrams have been very rare visitors to New Addington however on Sunday 15th December all that changed with four of the seven Wimbledon New Addington diagrams being in Continue reading Posted in London Tramlink 3 Comments In Pictures NET 208 receives its stripes Posted on Friday 20 December 2013 by Gareth Prior No sooner has we speculated that Nottingham Express Transit 208 was about to enter the workshops for its refurbishment than it was seen in service carrying a revised livery You may remember that this tram has recently been stripped of Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit 1 Comment In Pictures The early liveries of Edinburgh Trams Posted on Friday 20 December 2013 by Gareth Prior It seems strange that a system which has yet to open has already had so many different livery styles but that is exactly what has happened in Edinburgh with no fewer than four different liveries carried so far Starting off Continue reading Posted in Edinburgh Trams 2 Comments Stagecoach Supertram service changes 13th 26th January 2014 Posted on Friday 20 December 2013 by Gareth Prior Services between Tinsley Meadowhall South and Meadowhall Interchange on Stagecoach Supertram will be suspended between Monday 13th and Sunday 26th January due to essential highway works which forms part of the Bus Rapid Transit scheme A replacement bus service will be Continue reading Posted in Stagecoach Supertram Comments Off Dundee tram plan rejected Posted on Friday 20 December 2013 by Gareth Prior City leaders in Dundee have rejected plans put forward by consultants to introduce a small tram system in the city The 20 million scheme would have seen a circular route introduced around the city similar to the one in San Continue reading Posted in General 2 Comments Five for 5 ticket back in Nottingham Posted on Friday 20 December 2013 by Gareth Prior The popular Group ticket which allows two adults and up to three children or just two adults to unlimited travel on the tram for just 5 is returning for the Christmas holidays The ticket is available everyday from Monday 23rd Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off Car hits tram in Oldham town centre Posted on Friday 20 December 2013 by Gareth Prior It didn t take long did it The first collision between a car and a tram on the Oldham town centre extension of Manchester Metrolink has taken place with an incident happened shortly after 1500 on Thursday 19th December The collision Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Update on Blackpool Railcoach 680 Posted on Thursday 19 December 2013 by Andrew Waddington Since arriving

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  • November | 2013 | British Trams Online News
    2013 by Gareth Prior Continuing upgrade work at stops across Nottingham Express Transit will see the footpath and steps leading from the park and ride facilities to the tram stop at Moor Bridge closed this week Signs will be in place to direct passengers Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off Liverpool 245 sees green Posted on Monday 25 November 2013 by Andrew Waddington As well as organising two recent events a 24 hour Tramathon in aid of Children in Need and an event marking 80 years since the closure of the Wallasey tram system the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society have been Continue reading Posted in Birkenhead Heritage Tramway 3 Comments Heaton Park Tramway end of year review Posted on Monday 25 November 2013 by Andrew Waddington Stockport 5 brought the curtain down on the 2013 operating season for the Heaton Park Tramway with the final passenger journey of the year on Sunday 24th November Blackpool 623 and Manchester 765 were also used on this day meaning Continue reading Posted in Heaton Park Tramway Comments Off NEETT November update Posted on Sunday 24 November 2013 by Andrew Waddington After a very busy year the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust are now making the final preparations for the construction of their brand new tram shed at the North East Land Sea Air Museum in Sunderland The first two Continue reading Posted in North Eastern Electrical Transport Trust Comments Off Night boat to Fleetwood Posted on Saturday 23 November 2013 by Andrew Waddington During the 2013 season every operational member of the Blackpool heritage tram fleet had visited the tramway s northern terminus at Fleetwood with just one exception HMS Blackpool the illuminated Frigate 736 stuck rigidly to the Pleasure Beach to Little Bispham Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 5 Comments It s back Tram of the Year nominations now open Posted on Friday 22 November 2013 by Gareth Prior Leeds 602 Blackpool 736 Nottingham Express Transit 203 Trampower Leeds 345 Blackpool 623 Blackpool 717 Blackpool 733 734 Liverpool 762 Blackpool 11 Blackpool 623 again When you hear those trams what is the first thing you think of Well apart from Continue reading Posted in Site News 29 Comments This week on British Trams Online Posted on Friday 22 November 2013 by Gareth Prior This week on the main site update of British Trams Online we bring you another two Photo Galleries Gallery 413 Behind the Scenes at Derby Castle car sheds http www britishtramsonline co uk gallery413 html Gallery 414 Heaton Park Tramway Autumn Gala 2013 http www britishtramsonline co uk gallery414 html Posted in Site News Comments Off In Pictures Grimsby Immingham 26 goes off the rails Posted on Friday 22 November 2013 by Gareth Prior Grimsby Immingham 26 caused more problems for the Beamish Tramway on Tuesday 19th November when it suffered a minor derailment The tram was soon re railed but was immediately taken out of service and returned to depot for investigations into Continue

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  • October | 2013 | British Trams Online News
    you can travel on heritage trams in the UK and Isle of Man over the next week or so as major operations start to draw to a close for the Continue reading Posted in Support our Heritage Tramways Comments Off Supertram rail replacement work nears completion Posted on Friday 25 October 2013 by Gareth Prior Services on Stagecoach Supertram are expected to return to normal during the week commencing 11th November subject to weather conditions when the rail replacement works on Park Grange Road finally come to a close Nearly 5 000 metres of Continue reading Posted in Stagecoach Supertram Comments Off NET driver jobs advertised Posted on Friday 25 October 2013 by Gareth Prior As part of the expansion of Nottingham Express Transit adverts have been placed for more tram drivers to join the team With a salary starting at 19 552 and rising to 20 883 20 when qualified the jobs have a deadline of 31st Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off Manchester Metrolink Performance Update Posted on Friday 25 October 2013 by Gareth Prior It is time again to take a look at the recent performance of Manchester Metrolink following the release on the TfGM Committee website of the latest statistics The report gives details on the performance of the service any major incidents Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off NET wins another award Posted on Friday 25 October 2013 by Gareth Prior Nottingham Express Transit has won in the transport category at the Nottingham Post Environment Awards for the role it is playing in reducing car use in the city Jamie Swift Marketing Manager at NET said We re delighted at this latest Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off Preston Trampower project did not work out Posted on Thursday 24 October 2013 by Andrew Waddington It appears that the latest plans by the Trampower consortium have fizzled out with proposals for a new demonstration line at Preston seemingly having been axed The organisation s website has now been taken offline with anyone attempting to view it Continue reading Posted in Preston Trampower 11 Comments Block party at Heaton Park Posted on Wednesday 23 October 2013 by Andrew Waddington The latest progress on the construction of the new Lakeside Depot at Manchester s Heaton Park Tramway has seen the laying of breeze blocks around the perimeter of the building Having only begun this task at the start of this week Continue reading Posted in Heaton Park Tramway 1 Comment Crich General Manager resigns Posted on Tuesday 22 October 2013 by Andrew Waddington The Tramway Museum Society have released a shock announcement this evening that Tony Hill the General Manager of Crich Tramway Village has resigned from his position This has come as a major blow to the museum as Mr Hill had Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 33 Comments Meerkats descend on Blackpool promenade Posted on Tuesday 22 October 2013 by Andrew Waddington The presence of meerkats

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  • September | 2013 | British Trams Online News
    took place over the weekend of 21st and 22nd September with track in the Shalesmoor area being up for attention The track being replaced was within the stop itself and on Continue reading Posted in Stagecoach Supertram Comments Off Crich Tramway Village Enthusiasts Day 2013 Posted on Tuesday 24 September 2013 by Gareth Prior The annual Enthusiasts Day at the Crich Tramway Village took place on Saturday 14th September As usual the day saw some rare trams out of the depot and Exhibition Hall on display for the visiting enthusiasts with two main line ups Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Event Reviews Comments Off The tram with an identity crisis Posted on Monday 23 September 2013 by Andrew Waddington Ex Blackpool Replica Vanguard 619 has beem known as Heaton Park 7 since adopting a new red and white livery in 2011 at Manchester s Heaton Park Tramway However the tram is now set to be renumbered yet again when it reverts Continue reading Posted in Heaton Park Tramway Comments Off Revised appearance for Heaton Park trams Posted on Saturday 21 September 2013 by Andrew Waddington The Manchester Transport Museum Society have now revealed exciting plans for some of the vehicles within the fleet at the Heaton Park Tramway Not content with the expected increase in the number of trams on site when the new Lakeside Continue reading Posted in Heaton Park Tramway 1 Comment A new life for T68 1011 Posted on Friday 20 September 2013 by Gareth Prior Withdrawn Manchester Metrolink T68 1011 has found a new purpose in life after it was chosen to be part of the Red Bull City Trial taking place in the city centre on Saturday 21st September The Red Bull City Trial Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 7 Comments Edinburgh Trams announce ticket prices Posted on Friday 20 September 2013 by Gareth Prior It has been confirmed by the City of Edinburgh Council that ticket prices on the tram network will match the equivalent fares on Lothian Buses This will mean that single tickets will cost between 1 50 and 4 50 with a network Continue reading Posted in Edinburgh Trams 3 Comments Heritage Trams this week Posted on Friday 20 September 2013 by Gareth Prior It s time again for us to remind you just where you can travel on heritage trams in the UK and Isle of Man over the next week or so All the information here is given in good faith but you Continue reading Posted in Support our Heritage Tramways Comments Off Queens Road Metrolink stop work continues Posted on Friday 20 September 2013 by Gareth Prior The next phase of works to construct a new stop at Queens Road on the Bury line of Manchester Metrolink has now started This work will complete the construction of both the inbound and outbound platforms and is expected to Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off NET launch revised Student ticket Posted on Friday 20 September

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  • August | 2013 | British Trams Online News
    Railway on Tuesday 27th August arriving at its new home later the same day The superbly restored horse tram has now arrived at Crich Tramway Village where it Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Leeds Transport Historical Society 5 Comments Heritage trams by night in Blackpool Posted on Tuesday 27 August 2013 by Andrew Waddington Blackpool Transport have now confirmed details of their plans for illumination tours during 2013 It is extremely pleasing to report that although the tram output will understandably be dominated by the three illuminated feature cars the rest of the heritage Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 1 Comment Accident at Leeds horse tram launch event Posted on Tuesday 27 August 2013 by Andrew Waddington The entry into public service of newly restored Leeds horse tramcar 107 at the Middleton Railway over the August Bank Holiday weekend ended in tragedy after a tragic accident resulted in one of the horse handlers being injured when one Continue reading Posted in Leeds Transport Historical Society 5 Comments Blackpool Extramaganza ends in fine style Posted on Tuesday 27 August 2013 by Andrew Waddington August Bank Holiday Monday 26th August was the final day of daytime heritage tram operation in Blackpool for the 2013 season and the grand finale turned out to be another fantastic day of tram action blessed by the glorious weather Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Comments Off Bank Holiday boating in Blackpool Posted on Sunday 25 August 2013 by Andrew Waddington The fourth and final long Bank Holiday weekend heritage tram operation in Blackpool got underway on Saturday 24th August with a varied selection of trams appearing in service over the course of the weekend However thanks in no small part Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 2 Comments Boat 605 sale approved by some shareholders Posted on Sunday 25 August 2013 by Andrew Waddington Correspondence between Andrew Waddington of British Trams Online and the Trustees of the Lancastrian Transport Trust has shed some further light on the ongoing sale of Blackpool Boat car 605 s sale As I m sure you will know by now both Continue reading Posted in Lancastrian Transport Trust 26 Comments Blackpool s forgotten Coronation cars gets a makeover Posted on Sunday 25 August 2013 by Andrew Waddington Fresh from the controversial news regarding the sale of Blackpool Boat car 605 the Lancastrian Transport Trust have announced the commencement of restoration work on another of its preserved Blackpool trams Coronation 663 This tram has had a rather Continue reading Posted in Lancastrian Transport Trust 13 Comments The sorry saga of Blackpool Boat Car 605 Posted on Friday 23 August 2013 by Gareth Prior It was supposed to be the crowning glory of our 10th anniversary celebrations the chance to help a tram return to the rails and to be enjoyed by the British public again for what we thought and expected would be Continue reading Posted in Lancastrian Transport Trust Opinion 40 Comments Ride the lights well part of

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  • July | 2013 | British Trams Online News
    between Spring Lane and Park Grange Croft stops on Stagecoach Supertram which has seen the Blue route split into two further weekend closures have now been announced up until the Continue reading Posted in Stagecoach Supertram Comments Off NET Phase Two construction works move onto Ruddington Lane Posted on Friday 26 July 2013 by Gareth Prior Works have now commenced to allow trams to cross Ruddington Lane on Phase Two of Nottingham Express Transit which has seen the road temporarily closed This work will allow trams to cross the road between the former railway embankment and Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off Supertram Child Week Meagrider discounted for summer Posted on Friday 26 July 2013 by Gareth Prior Stagecoach Supertram are attempting to make the school summer holidays that bit more affordable by cutting the price of a Child Weekly Megarider to 5 between Wednesday 24 July and Friday 30 August Valid for travel on all Stagecoach Supertram Continue reading Posted in Stagecoach Supertram Comments Off No more visiting trams for Beamish in 2013 Posted on Thursday 25 July 2013 by Andrew Waddington Following the high profile events held to mark the 40th anniversary of tramway operation at Beamish Museum in April 2013 it has now been confirmed that no further visiting trams will be appearing at this museum for the next major event Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway Comments Off Railgrinder returns to Heaton Park Posted on Tuesday 23 July 2013 by Andrew Waddington Blackpool Railgrinder 752 has become the second tram to depart from the premises of the East Lancashire Railway at Bury within the space of just five days Hot on the heels of Balloon car 708 which moved to Sunderland Continue reading Posted in Heaton Park Tramway Comments Off Trams return to Fleetwood Transport Festival Posted on Tuesday 23 July 2013 by Andrew Waddington The annual Fleetwood Festival of Transport more commonly known as Tram Sunday took place on Sunday 21st July and attracted the usual mix of vintage vehicles stalls and fairground style rides and attractions However after playing a limited role Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 7 Comments TMS unveil new members accomodation Posted on Tuesday 23 July 2013 by Andrew Waddington The Tramway Museum Society have recently revealed the new and greatly improved accommodation for volunteers working at the Crich Tramway Village For many years volunteers from far afield were able to stay overnight at Field House but this has now Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off DVD Review The Trams of Beamish Museum Posted on Tuesday 23 July 2013 by Andrew Waddington Earlier this year the working tramway at Beamish Museum celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special event Our Friends Electric which included a tramcar parade and two visiting cars from other museums This is therefore a fitting time for the Continue reading Posted in Reviews 4 Comments Book Review Leeds Trams and Buses by Michael Berry Posted on Tuesday 23 July 2013

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  • June | 2013 | British Trams Online News
    system in the UK which suffers delays a tram broke down on Nottingham Express Transit on Tuesday 25 June causing delays to the service of up to 30 minutes The Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit 2 Comments Police search for man who assaulted ticket inspector on Metrolink Posted on Saturday 29 June 2013 by Gareth Prior Greater Manchester Police have released an image of a man they want in connection with the assault of a ticket inspector at Trafford Bar back on 21 April 2013 The incident occurred when the ticket inspector approached two men at Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Southampton 45 loaded for Kimberley Posted on Friday 28 June 2013 by Andrew Waddington Southampton 45 was placed on a Scott s Heavy Haulage low loader during the afternoon of Friday 28th June in preparation for a short visit to the town of Kimberley the following day As reported previously the tram will be attending Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Picture in Time 8 Leeds 600 in 2005 Posted on Friday 28 June 2013 by Andrew Waddington As our recent photo feature on Leeds 602 was so popular the next subject of our Picture in Time is the similar Leeds 600 Like 602 this tram is part of the National Tramway Museum collection however it is currently Continue reading Posted in Picture in Time Comments Off Improved Sunday service for Blackpool tramway Posted on Wednesday 26 June 2013 by Andrew Waddington Since the Blackpool tramway re opened as a modern light rail system last year the main fault of the system has been the inadequacies of the service provision on Sundays Whilst it is common practice for many modern day transport operators to Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 5 Comments Blackpool 646 rest in pieces Posted on Wednesday 26 June 2013 by Andrew Waddington The sad saga of Blackpool Centenary car 646 appeared to be over earlier this year when compelling evidence emerged that the tram had finally been cut up for scrap This followed the sale of various small items from the tram Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust 1 Comment In Pictures Nottingham Express Transit Citadis on test Posted on Tuesday 25 June 2013 by Gareth Prior The first of the Citadis trams being built by Alstom for Nottingham Express Transit has seen the light of day in Barcelona undergoing dynamic brake tests on the test track earlier this month 22 of the Alstom Citadis 402 trams Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit 1 Comment Heritage trams brave the gales for Totally Transport Posted on Monday 24 June 2013 by Andrew Waddington The ninth annual Totally Transport event took place on Blackpool s New South Promenade on Sunday 23rd June featuring the usual mix of static vehicles on display family entertainment and a model tram exhibition at the Solaris Centre near Harrow Place Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Comments Off Southampton

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  • May | 2013 | British Trams Online News
    of Man is returning with a vengeance with the union deciding to call a stoppage from 0001 on Saturday 25 May until 2359 on Wednesday 5 June during the TT races traditionally Continue reading Posted in Manx Electric Railway Comments Off In Pictures Changes to Metrolink allocations Posted on Friday 24 May 2013 by Gareth Prior With the closure of Mosley Street stop in Manchester city centre at the end of service on Friday 17 May the past week has seen a major increase in the use of M5000s operating in multiple The Bury Altrincham service now Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Overhead to be installed in Edinburgh Posted on Friday 24 May 2013 by Gareth Prior A major visible sign that trams are to return to Edinburgh soon will appear this summer when a start is made on installing the overhead wires as well as underground cabling in the city centre This will be the final Continue reading Posted in Edinburgh Trams Comments Off In Pictures Rochdale construction latest Posted on Friday 24 May 2013 by Gareth Prior Construction work is continuing in Rochdale town centre ahead of an expected opening of the Manchester Metrolink extension in 2014 Recent work has seen preparation work at the junction of Maclure Road and Drake Street which has revealed a small Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Extra Supertram services for Race to Life Posted on Friday 24 May 2013 by Gareth Prior There will be three extra early morning services operated on Sunday 9 June by Stagecoach Supertram to help runners taking part in the Sheffield Cancer Research Race for Life 5km race Extra services will depart Middlewood at 0730 and 0756 Continue reading Posted in Stagecoach Supertram Comments Off Family 5 ticket returns in Nottingham Posted on Friday 24 May 2013 by Gareth Prior The popular Family Ticket for just 5 is returning to Nottingham Express Transit for the May Half Term week to help families make the most of the week Throughout the week up to five people including two adults can have Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works Sunday 2 June Posted on Friday 24 May 2013 by Gareth Prior More engineering works at Victoria will see changes to Manchester Metrolink services on Sunday 2 June Trams will not run between Crumpsall and Victoria or Central Park and Victoria with trams from Bury and Rochdale terminating at Crumpsall and Central Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off London Tramlink Engineering Works Saturday 25 Monday 27 May Posted on Friday 24 May 2013 by Gareth Prior There will be no trams between Sandilands and New Addington on Saturday 25 Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May due to engineering works A replacement bus will operate between East Croydon and New Addington calling at all stops with the Continue reading Posted in London Tramlink Comments Off MER service suspended after overhead problems Posted on Friday 24 May 2013

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