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Its a double helping of photos this week with two small collections coming your way.

The first set is from Beamish and shows all four trams which were in service on a bust 11th April. We are then off to Brighton with photos from the Volk's Electric Railway from May 2024.

* All new photo collections added to the site in 2024 can be found on the Photo Gallery Index.

Fleet Lists
There are updates this week to the Beamish Tramway (photo links), Blackpool Tramway (last operated dates & photo links), Edinburgh Trams (photo links), Manchester Metrolink (advert removed and photo links), Volk's Electric Railway (photo links) and West Midlands Metro (correction to tram location) Fleet Lists along with the Manchester Metrolink (advert removed and photo links) Advert Lists.

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

In the News
There's no doubting what the big headline news has been this week and by the time you read these notes it will hve fully opened - its the Blackpool North Railway Station tramway extension finally opening. Wednesday 12th June saw the first trip and the following days have seen more special tours before full public services commenced on Sunday 16th June. The new timetable may be proving controversial with its reduction in through journeys from north to south but after many, many, many delays we can finally see the extension in action. Elsewhere, this week its been a week of records as Edinburgh Trams were the busiest they've ever been for the Taylor Swift concerts and Manchester Metrolink announced that May 2024 saw the most passenger journeys ever recorded! Also this week we seen photos of an emergency exercise in Nottingham, more images from Sheffield during their revised service at the end of May and have also seen an update from the Tyne and Wear Metro with more scrappings now confirmed.

* For all the latest News and our regular photo series head to the News & Features page.

As always, we hope you enjoy this week's update. We will be back soon with more from across the British Isles tram and light rail scene!

Gareth - 16th June 2024

Picture of the Week: Leeds 399 & Glasgow 22

A visit to the Crich Tramway Village on 13th April 2024 features on the cover photo this week as we see two of the trams commissioned for use early season pass at Stephenson Place. Its in fact Glasgow 22 which is doing the passing as it heads up the line with another journey to Glory Mine with Leeds 399 waiting at the unloading stop before moving forward and operating the next service.
Photograph by Trevor Hall

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This page was last updated on Sunday 16th June 2024

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