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This week we head back into the recent past for a selection of photos from Midland Metro. This small gallery comes from June 2005 and includes photos of the original T69 trams in their original colour scheme operating between Wolverhampton St George's and Birmingham Snow Hill. With all these trams now having been withdrawn this is a very different Midland Metro to the one we see today.

* All new photo collections added to the site in 2020 can be found on the Photo Gallery Index.

Fleet Lists
There's been a new advert in Edinburgh again this week so the Edinburgh Trams Fleet List and the Edinburgh Trams Adverts List has been updated while we have a small update to the Stagecoach Supertram Fleet List and photo link updates to the Crich Tramway Village and East Anglia Transport Museum Fleet Lists.

* All our Fleet Lists can be found through the Fleet Lists Index.

In the News
With 272 receiving a new advert in Edinburgh for John Lewis this week has also seen the news that the Seaton Tramway has been awarded 435,100 from a government backed funding scheme to help them cover their costs as a result of lower than usual visitor numbers due to the Coronavirus. Llandudno & Colwyn Bay 7 is set to star on television with an update also provided on the defective motor in Blackpool Standard 143. We've also seen another update on the demolition of Wilko's in Blackpool and Edinburgh Trams has been awarded extra funding from the Scottish government to continue their service running.

* To see all the latest news and our regular photo series visit the regularly updated News & Features page.

Please enjoy the update! We will be back again soon with more from around the British Isles.

Gareth - 16th October 2020

Picture of the Week: Leeds 399

Since the Crich Tramway Village re-opened in July after its Covid shutdown one of the regular trams in service has been Leeds 399. On a sunny 24th September 2020 we see 399 at Wakebridge - a location which it isn't possible to join or leave trams at the moment - as it heads back to the main museum site.
Photograph by David Maxwell

Upcoming Major Events Friday 30th October
The Ghost Tram - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours

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This page was last updated on Friday 16th October 2020

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