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  • April | 2013 | British Trams Online News
    Andrew Square in Edinburgh city centre have been completed with the area returning to public use from Friday 26 April This is the first of four major city centre worksites which will be completed during Continue reading Posted in Edinburgh Trams Comments Off Blackpool heritage tram allocations for May Day weekend Posted on Friday 26 April 2013 by Andrew Waddington As extensively reported already on British Trams Online the second stint of extensive heritage tram operation in Blackpool this year will occur over the forthcoming May Day Bank Holiday weekend 4th to 6th May inclusive Highlights of this period will Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 6 Comments Historic Blackpool trams moved to Starr Gate Posted on Friday 26 April 2013 by Andrew Waddington In a surprise move two of Blackpool s heritage trams have been transferred to Starr Gate depot along with at least one of the modified B Fleet Balloon cars The two oldest native trams in the fleet Fleetwood Box car 40 Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 4 Comments Chesterfield welcomes back an old friend for Arts Festival Posted on Friday 26 April 2013 by Andrew Waddington As previously reported on British Trams Online Crich Tramway Village have received a request from Chesterfield Borough Council for horse drawn tramcar Chesterfield 8 to make a special guest appearance at the first ever Chesterfield Community Arts Festival Following discussions Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Lisbon 730 returns to Birkenhead Posted on Thursday 25 April 2013 by Andrew Waddington The events to mark 40 years of tram operation at Beamish the Living Museum of the North officially came to an end on Wednesday 24th April when Lisbon 730 became the second and final of the visiting tramcars to leave Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway Birkenhead Heritage Tramway Comments Off Blackpool Transport put the trams in Tram Sunday Posted on Thursday 25 April 2013 by Andrew Waddington Following a few disapointing years it is pleasing to confirm that Blackpool Transport will be supporting the annual Fleetwood Transport Festival more commonly known as Tram Sunday by providing a special heritage tram service The 2013 event takes place on Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 9 Comments Alderman E E Wynne dies Posted on Thursday 25 April 2013 by Andrew Waddington Former Blackpool Councillor Alderman E E Wynne has passed away at the age of 96 shortly after having a Blackpool tram named after him Wynne died earlier this month mere weeks after attending the unveiling of his name in gold letters Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway People 2 Comments Fleetwood Tram Museum changes venue Posted on Thursday 25 April 2013 by Gareth Prior The proposed Fleetwood Tram Museum is on the move even before its opened Initial plans released by the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust would have seen the historic former Copse Road Tramroad Depot being used to house trams from the Continue reading Posted in Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust 4 Comments NET fares reviewed

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  • March | 2013 | British Trams Online News
    have announced that the recent spell of poor weather has meant that there have been delays to the tram construction work at St Andrew Square but that this will not affect the overall schedule Continue reading Posted in Edinburgh Trams Comments Off East Anglia Transport Museum now on Facebook Posted on Friday 29 March 2013 by Gareth Prior The East Anglia Transport Museum have become the latest organisation to set up an official Facebook page to keep interested parties informed on the latest activities at the Museum You can find the page and Like it if you so wish Continue reading Posted in East Anglia Transport Museum Comments Off Isle of Man webcams Posted on Friday 29 March 2013 by Gareth Prior The official Isle of Man Tourism website features a page of webcams so you can see what is going on at various locations around the Island This includes four at Bungalow of which three show the Snaefell Mountain Railway so Continue reading Posted in Snaefell Mountain Railway 4 Comments Rochdale Town Centre extensions works continue Posted on Friday 29 March 2013 by Gareth Prior Work on the Rochdale Town Centre extension of Manchester Metrolink is continuing with the majority of the heavy civil engineering works including track laying now completed The next major work will see the installation of the overhead line Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off NET 5 family ticket returns for Easter holidays Posted on Friday 29 March 2013 by Gareth Prior Nottingham Express Transit s 5 family ticket which allows unlimited tram travel for up to two adults and three children is returning for the Easter holidays tickets can be purchased between Good Friday 29th March and Saturday 14th April Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off Heritage Trams for the next week Posted on Thursday 28 March 2013 by Gareth Prior Easter is traditionally the time of year when heritage tram operation in the UK really steps up a gear for the main season and in the first of a new regular feature we give a lowdown on just when and Continue reading Posted in General Comments Off Provisional Blackpool tram output revealed for Easter Posted on Thursday 28 March 2013 by Andrew Waddington With just hours to go until the Easter holiday weekend marks the start of heritage tram operation in Blackpool we are pleased to publish the provisional list of which trams are due to operate over the four day weekend Please note Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 3 Comments Rawtenstall 23 restoration plans announced Posted on Thursday 28 March 2013 by Andrew Waddington The Manchester Transport Museum Society used their recent Spring Gala event on Sunday 24th March as a platform to announce exciting plans to restore another historic tram from the Greater Manchester area The MTMS have owned the remains of Rawtenstall Continue reading Posted in Heaton Park Tramway 2 Comments More snow woe for Crich Beamish Posted on Wednesday 27 March 2013 by

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  • February | 2013 | British Trams Online News
    mark another milestone in the construction of Phase Two of Nottingham Express Transit as a bridge is put into place over the railway line at Lenton using state of the art techniques The steel Lenton Lane Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit 2 Comments Manchester Metrolink Engineering Work Sunday 3rd March Posted on Saturday 23 February 2013 by Gareth Prior More engineering works take place on Manchester Metrolink on Sunday 3rd March when no trams will run between Eccles and Piccadilly Station A replacement bus service will be in operation between Eccles and Trafford Bar which will call at all Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off NEETT begin work on a new tram depot Posted on Saturday 23 February 2013 by Andrew Waddington After a period of apparent silence for several months it was beginning to look like little was being achieved by the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust but it has now been announced that behind the scenes this was far Continue reading Posted in North Eastern Electrical Transport Trust 1 Comment A commercial break for Stockport 5 Posted on Friday 22 February 2013 by Andrew Waddington The winter work being carried out on Stockport 5 by volunteers at Manchester s Heaton Park Tramway in prepartion for the trams spring break at Beamish Museum took a major step forwards on Tuesday 19th February On this day the new Continue reading Posted in Heaton Park Tramway 2 Comments Warrington 2 restoration up for debate Posted on Friday 22 February 2013 by Andrew Waddington The long running restoration of the last surviving Warrington tramcar by members of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society has taken an interesting twist with the discovery of new evidence regarding the tram s past prompting some discussion regarding the condition in which Continue reading Posted in Birkenhead Heritage Tramway Comments Off Crich kick off the 2013 season Posted on Friday 22 February 2013 by Andrew Waddington Saturday 16th February saw the start of the 2013 operating season at Crich Tramway Village Although the site had been open to visitors on a number of occasions already this year the emphasis had been placed on various activity sessions with Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Rochdale here we come Posted on Wednesday 20 February 2013 by Gareth Prior The latest Manchester Metrolink extension has now been given an official opening date with the news that the line between Shaw Crompton and Rochdale Railway Station will open to passengers from Thursday 28th February little over a week Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 29 Comments DDRG visit Rochdale line as opening date approaches Posted on Tuesday 19 February 2013 by Gareth Prior Members of Transport for Greater Manchester s Disability Design Reference Group DDRG have recently become some of the first passengers to be carried on Metrolink s extension of the Oldham and Rochdale line between Shaw Crompton and Rochdale Railway Station as Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 1 Comment Adham breaks the

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  • January | 2013 | British Trams Online News
    January since 2004 occurred on the afternoon of Thursday 17th January when a service was operated to cover the second bus strike on the Continue reading Posted in Manx Electric Railway Comments Off In Pictures London Tramlink in the snow Posted on Saturday 19 January 2013 by Gareth Prior On Friday 18th January a significant amount of snowfall fell in many parts of the UK including London which allowed for photographic opportunities of Tramlink in the snow Although not as heavy as the snow seen in the past it Continue reading Posted in London Tramlink Comments Off Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works Sunday 20 January 2013 Posted on Saturday 19 January 2013 by Gareth Prior Piccadilly Station will now be closed all day on Sunday 20th January instead of the previously announced morning closure until 1000 Trams which normally run into Piccadilly from Altrincham Bury and Eccles will terminate at Piccadilly Gardens with a shuttle Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Rare winter outings for a Balloon and a Standard Posted on Saturday 19 January 2013 by Andrew Waddington The first remotely significant snowfall in Blackpool this winter occured on Friday 18th January and the fact that this co incided with an unusual private charter resulted in two of the traditional fleet getting a rare winter outing To see a Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 2 Comments Snow business for Beamish trams Posted on Thursday 17 January 2013 by Andrew Waddington The North East has been affected by heavy snow falls in the past week and Beamish Museum has seen plenty of the white stuff recently Indeed the museum posted messages on its Twitter account to reassure potential visitors that the Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway 3 Comments Liverpool 245 reunited with its underframe Posted on Wednesday 16 January 2013 by Andrew Waddington The ongoing restoration of Liverpool Baby Grand 245 by members of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society has continued to make impressive progress with a particularly significant development being the delivery of its completed underframe and truck to Birkenhead early on Continue reading Posted in Birkenhead Heritage Tramway 1 Comment Blackpool Transport prepare for snow Posted on Wednesday 16 January 2013 by Andrew Waddington Much of the country is currently coated in white following the most severe snowfalls so far this winter but Blackpool has escaped with just a light dusting thus far However Blackpool Transport are well prepared in case of snow with Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 1 Comment Work starts on improving NET stops as staff get new uniform Posted on Tuesday 15 January 2013 by Gareth Prior As part of the ongoing programme of improvements a number of stops across the Nottingham Express Transit network are going to see work commence in the next few weeks The first stage of the work is being described as minor Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off DDRG take a ride on East Manchester Line Posted on Tuesday 15 January 2013

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  • December | 2012 | British Trams Online News
    when the trams are not required from service and not a complete tram is done at once which means Continue reading Posted in Stagecoach Supertram Comments Off Campaign group against Tramlink to Bromley set up Posted on Saturday 22 December 2012 by Gareth Prior In one of the more bizarre stories we have reported for quite some time a former councillor has set up a campaign group against extending London Tramlink to Bromley even though the plans aren t really on the table Rod Continue reading Posted in London Tramlink 3 Comments Santa may return to Crich in 2013 Posted on Saturday 22 December 2012 by Andrew Waddington Support amongst Tramway Museum Society members is growing for the resumption of Santa Specials at Crich Tramway Village next year These have been a nice source of income during the lean winter months in previous years and with other heritage Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Winter work at East Anglia Posted on Saturday 22 December 2012 by Andrew Waddington For the second successive year the East Anglia Transport Museum have found success with the concept of Santa Trams which has provided two of its fleet Blackpool 11 and London Transport 1858 with employment during the normally quiet Continue reading Posted in East Anglia Transport Museum Comments Off Winter work at Crich Posted on Saturday 22 December 2012 by Andrew Waddington There may not be any trams running at Crich Tramway Village this winter but that doesn t mean that nothing of interest is going on there In fact the workshop has been a hive of activity in the last weeks with Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Open crossbench tram on MER winter service Posted on Friday 21 December 2012 by Andrew Waddington The special three day winter service on the Manx Electric Railway prompted due to a local bus strike got off to a fantastic start on Thursday 20th December As expected MER 1 made an exceptionally rare winter appearance in normal passenger Continue reading Posted in Manx Electric Railway 2 Comments Coronation 304 A bleak Christmas and an uncertain New Year Posted on Friday 21 December 2012 by admin A recent visit to Beamish revealed Blackpool Coronation 304 has been out of use since withdrawal from service in early November and has been stored outside the depot since then Posted in Beamish Tramway Lancastrian Transport Trust 24 Comments Seaton reveal special events for 2013 Posted on Friday 21 December 2012 by Gareth Prior The Seaton Tramway has become the latest organisation to reveal their special events planned for 2013 with the highlight for the enthusiast being the return of the Classic Car Show on Sunday 9th June which will also include many of Continue reading Posted in Seaton Tramway Comments Off Santa brings success to the Isle of Man Posted on Thursday 20 December 2012 by Andrew Waddington There has been no shortage of excitement for tram enthusiasts on the Isle of Man

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  • November | 2012 | British Trams Online News
    another press release from the Council the overhead power lines between Gogar Depot and Edinburgh Airport will go live from Monday 26th November 2012 as another major milestone is reached Continue reading Posted in Edinburgh Trams 2 Comments In Pictures Metrolink Rochdale Town Centre extension Posted on Sunday 25 November 2012 by Gareth Prior The Manchester Metrolink line through to Rochdale Railway Station may not yet have been opened but already significant progress is being made on the extension of the line into Rochdale Town Centre This photo update shows the latest progress on Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink 6 Comments NET delays after signalling fire on national rail network Posted on Sunday 25 November 2012 by Gareth Prior Nottingham Express Transit services to Hucknall suffered delays on Friday 23rd November following a fire in a signalling cabinet on the adjacent national rail Robin Hood line the previous evening Services were still able to run between Bulwell and Hucknall Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off Princes Street reopens fully as tram works continue to progress Posted on Sunday 25 November 2012 by Gareth Prior Princes Street has reopened fully to traffic following the completion again of tram work on the main shopping street in Edinburgh in time for the Christmas shopping rush The majority of the road had reopened to traffic in September Continue reading Posted in Edinburgh Trams Comments Off Oldham Town Centre Metrolink Works continue Posted on Sunday 25 November 2012 by Gareth Prior More work on constructing the extension of Manchester Metrolink into Oldham Town Centre is due to take place over this weekend which will lead to some temporary road closures and diversions On Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November Middleton Road Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Traffic delays after NET Phase Two works overrun Posted on Sunday 25 November 2012 by Gareth Prior There were lengthy delays for motorists using University Boulevard in Nottingham on Wednesday 21st November after tram construction works overran leading to the City Council offering apologies to those affected Contractors Taylor Woodrow Alstom blamed poor weather conditions overnight for Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off Edinburgh Tram contractors visit Scottish Parliament Posted on Sunday 25 November 2012 by Gareth Prior The charm offensive from Edinburgh Trams has really been in full swing in recent weeks with senior Directors from the lead contractors on the project visiting the Scottish Parliament as they were in the City to see first hand the Continue reading Posted in Edinburgh Trams Comments Off Rocket tram lights up for Christmas Posted on Saturday 24 November 2012 by Andrew Waddington Blackpool s famous illuminated Rocket tram 732 has surprisingly been illuminated again this week to co incide with the start of the town s Christmas lights Although nowhere near as spectacular as the main autumn illuminations the annual display normally includes a special Continue reading Posted in Lancastrian Transport Trust Comments Off Coronation 304 set to bid farewell

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  • October | 2012 | British Trams Online News
    Tramlink between Saturday 27th Octoberand Thursday 1st November which will mean no trams will operate on the central Croydon loop to allow some track replacement works to take place Posted in London Tramlink Comments Off Picture in Time 1 Glasgow 1017 at Summerlee Posted on Friday 26 October 2012 by Gareth Prior The UK tram and light rail is continually changing and this new weekly series of photos seeks to show some of the things which have changed over the past few years across the country as well as showing some images Continue reading Posted in Picture in Time Comments Off DLR service changes for World Travel Market 5th 8th November Posted on Friday 26 October 2012 by Gareth Prior The World Travel Market event will be taking place at ExCeL London between Monday 5th and Thursday 8th November and in order to cater for the expected increase in passenger numbers a revised service will be in operation of the Continue reading Posted in Docklands Light Railway Comments Off Supertram 116 s livery amended Posted on Friday 26 October 2012 by Gareth Prior The all over advert livery for Genting Club on Stagecoach Supertram 116 has been slightly amended following the opening of their Sheffield branch The text above the windows has been changed and now reads For a Christmas Party like no Continue reading Posted in Stagecoach Supertram Comments Off More drop in events announced for NET Phase Two Posted on Friday 26 October 2012 by Gareth Prior The next series of drop in information events to inform local residents of the plans for phase two of Nottingham Express Transit are to take place in the run up to Christmas it has been announced Six sessions will take place at Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off Live music to be performed on board NET Posted on Friday 26 October 2012 by Gareth Prior Bands and musicians will be performing live on board trams on the Nottingham Express Transit network on Saturday 27th October to help promote the Branch Out Festival which takes place the following day The aim of the festival is to Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off Coronation 304 runs at Beamish Posted on Wednesday 24 October 2012 by Andrew Waddington Following completion of commissioning work including the fitting of a newly overhauled trolley base Blackpool 304 became the first of the popular Blackpool Coronation cars to operate away from the Fylde Coast when it undertook its first test Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway Lancastrian Transport Trust Comments Off In Pictures Metrolink 1003 receives revised livery Posted on Wednesday 24 October 2012 by Gareth Prior Metrolink T68 1003 has recently returned to service featuring revised advertising vinyls in the middle of its Yellow and Silver livery You may remember that this tram was initially reliveried at the end of 2011 and featured advertising vinyls for Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Last chance to see 5 765 for

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  • September | 2012 | British Trams Online News
    50 Enthusiast s weekend at Crich Tramway Village as extensively covered by British Trams Online some early details have been released regarding planned events at Crich for next year Most of 2013 s special Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 2 Comments Glasgow 50 Enthusiast s Tram Weekend at Crich 2012 Posted on Tuesday 18 September 2012 by Gareth Prior Over the weekend of 15th and 16th September 2012 the Crich Tramway Village held their main tram enthusiast s event of the year which this year was commemorating the 50th anniversary of the last tram in Glasgow Before the event much Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Event Reviews Comments Off Blackpool Twin set 272 T2 unveiled Posted on Sunday 16 September 2012 by Andrew Waddington After a huge amount of anticipation from the enthusiast community the long awaited return to use of Twin set 672 682 in Blackpool finally occured during the evening of Friday 14th September This reflected the first use of the duo since the Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 3 Comments New York 674 brings Crich event to a close Posted on Sunday 16 September 2012 by Andrew Waddington The second day of the spectacular Glasgow themed enthusiast s weekend at Crich Tramway Village was another resounding success for the Tramway Museum Society For the second day running a very credible four Glasgow trams ran in passenger service along with numerous Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 2 Comments Glasgow trams galore at Crich Posted on Saturday 15 September 2012 by Andrew Waddington The two day 2012 enthusiast s tram event at Crich Tramway Village kicked off on Saturday 15th September with glorious sunny weather a fantastic selection of trams in service and plenty of surprises Of course as has been extensively reported on this website Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 21 Comments Blackpool Coronation 304 set to visit Beamish Posted on Friday 14 September 2012 by Andrew Waddington The Lancastrian Transport Trust s superbly restored Blackpool VAMBAC Coronation car 304 is set to make a surprise visit to Beamish the Living Museum of the North East for a short operating loan period The tram will see a major upturn Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway Lancastrian Transport Trust 3 Comments Manchester Metrolink Engineering Works 22nd 23rd September 2012 Posted on Thursday 13 September 2012 by Gareth Prior There will be further service suspensions on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September on Manchester Metrolink because of engineering works affecting both the South Manchester line and the City Centre Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Can you help The Aberdeen Tramway Rosette Appreciation Society seek information Posted on Thursday 13 September 2012 by Gareth Prior We have been contacted by the Aberdeen Tramway Rosette Appreciation Society who are eager to find out which tram systems throughout Britain had tram rosettes instead of poles to hold up the overhead particularly in the centre of towns and Continue reading Posted in General 4

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