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Photos
What madness is this? Two Photo Galleries this week and neither of them are either "from the archives" or of overseas trams! Yes, that's right we have two (small) collections of photos taken recently in the British Isles.

The first set of photos comes from Manchester Metrolink and shows trams running on the East Manchester Line at Ashton while the service was running through to Bury rather than Eccles as a result of track renewals.

Its then off to the Crich Tramway Village again for photos taken during July. This includes London Transport 1622 in use during Presidents Evening, Newcastle 102 breaking cover from the Workshop and the return to service of Metropolitan Electric Tramways 331.

* All new photo collections added to the site in 2021 can be found on the Photo Gallery Index.

Fleet Lists
Updates this week to the Blackpool Tramway (photo links), Crich Tramway Village (trams into service and photo links), Edinburgh Trams (new adverts and photo links), Manchester Metrolink (photo links), Stagecoach Supertram (photo links) and West Midlands Metro (photo links) Fleet Lists this week. There is also an update to the Edinburgh Trams Advert List (two new adverts).

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

In the News
This week we have continued our regular updates from the construction work on the Blackpool Tramway extension to Blackpool North Railway Station as the first overhead wires are installed. Up in Edinburgh we have seen two new adverts on trams and moving down to Crich a further two trams have returned to service - Sheffield 74 and Metropolitan Electric Tramways 331. As well as that track renewal work on Metrolink's Eccles line have been extended by a fortnight while at the start of the week there was disruption to the complete Metrolink service after 43 trams were found to have damage. Manwhile a new temporary timetable is in operation in Sheffield due to driver shortages - the Yellow route now seeing a reduced service again.

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

Please enjoy this week's update. British Trams Online will be back soon with more from across the British Isles.

Gareth - 31st July 2021



Picture of the Week: London County Council 106 & London Transport 1622

Presidents Evening at Crich on 10th July was the first time that London Transport Passenger Board 1622 has run in service since 2016 with its work sufficiently completed to allow its operation. It still needs some further attention before it joins the main operating fleet but this view gives a glimpse of what is to come as it sits in the fading light outside The Red Lion with fellow London tram London County Council 106.
Photograph by Peter Whiteley

























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