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This week on British Trams Online

Sunday 6th October saw the last (bit certainly not least!) of three big tram events in consecutive weeks with the Wirral Bus & Tram Show taking place. With six trams in service at various times during the day it meant only one of the operational trams was absent (Lisbon 730) and by all accounts of those who were able to visit it was another enjoyable and succesful event. And that is the very event that we bring you photos from this week with images showing the trams in service plus those on display and of course an elephant "hauling" a horse tram!

You will notice that these photos from Birkenhead have rather "pushed in" and that the planned Blackpool Spectacular images have been delayed. Nothing sinister in this at all, its just its been a busy week and I still need to arrange all my Blackpool photos before they are ready for uploading. They will follow as soon as I have the time! And there are photos from many other locations too to come in the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, in the news this week we have seen confirmation that at least another 21 Urbos trams will be constructed for West Midlands Metro after CAF were awarded the contract for the expansion of the system and in Edinburgh full construction of Trams to Newhaven will start in earnest during November. And the results of the Global Light Rail Awards were reported on with KeolisAmey Docklands walking away with the top Operator of the Year award. You can read more on these stories - and many more - over on our News & Features page.

Please enjoy the update, we will be back with more very soon.

Gareth - 13th October 2019

Picture of the Week: Birkenhead 20 & Lisbon 730

Taken during the Wirral Bus & Tram Show on 6th October we see Birkenhead 20 and Lisbon 730 in Pacific Road Yard. The open topper was running special services from here to Woodside Ferry during the afternoon of the event with the Portugese tram stabled and displayed throughout the day.
Photograph by David Mee

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