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This week on British Trams Online

Extensions and construction work are in the news at the moment with work on new lines in Blackpool, Manchester and on the West Midlands Metro well underway whilst in Edinburgh we wait with interest the decision in mid-March as to whether they will press ahead with extending the current line to Newhaven via Leith Walk. For lines in both Blackpool and Wolverhampton there is a degree of uncertainty just when trams might start to run on Manchester Metrolink excellent progress is being made on the 5.5km Trafford Park line. And this progress can be seen in our latest Photo Gallery with views of track in place and stops being built at the start of February featuring.

Back to the subject of Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 and it has now been announced that the tram will undertake a farewell tour to Blackpool on Saturday 2nd March - with further details to follow. But if you can't get there to say goodbye on that day 40 is being used on a daily basis on Heritage Tram Tours for the next week and will also be in action over both days of Winter Gold on 23rd and 24th February. Plenty of chances to have a ride on the tram before it leaves Blackpool during March.

This week we also have another Fleet List in the newer style with Stagecoach Supertram now being colour coded with photo links of each tram also included. More Fleet Lists should follow as we make our way through the quieter winter period.

Please enjoy this week's update!

Gareth - 17th February 2019

Picture of the Week: Edinburgh Trams 251

The latest advertising livery on Edinburgh Trams has recently been unveiled on 251 as seen in this view. The advert is for Edinburgh Live - a website providing news and information for locals and visitors alike - and is in the standard Edinburgh Trams style of two full height sections with the remainder of the tram just including above window ads. We see the tram here at St Andrew Square on 9th February 2019.
Photograph by Roy Calderwood

Upcoming Major Events

Monday 18th February
Driver's Eye Experience
Seaton Tramway

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th February
Winter Gold
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours

Saturday 2nd March
Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 Farewell Tour
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours

Visit the Events Diary for details of all events.

This page was last updated on Sunday 17th February 2019

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