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This week on British Trams Online

Before we enter the busiest period of the year for tram events we have a trio of Photo Galleries as part of this week's update.

We start off with a trip to the Docklands Light Railway with a selection of images taken in mid-August across the network.

Our other two collections both come from Manchester Metrolink. Firstly, its another update on the construction works for the Trafford Park line with overhead wire now being put place across the line as they move towards a 2020 opening and then we have a second selection of photos showing the trams in service in mid-September.

We mentioned a busy period of tram events and with the Crich 60 event taking place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September and then the Blackpool September Spectacular the following weekend (28th/29th September) the main updates to this website will be a bit different until the start of October. All being well the next update should be on or around Wednesday 25th September (with coverage of the Crich event) before we then return again on Sunday 6th October (which should have coverage from Blackpool).

I will be attending both events and as such there will be our usual "Live" coverage on Facebook showing the trams playing starring roles so if you are so inclined please do visit our Facebook page to see the action as it happens. We will also have full previews of both events in the week leading up to them so keep an eye on our News & Features page for these.

Please enjoy the update and if you end up attending any of the forthcoming events enjoy!

Gareth - 15th September 2019

Picture of the Week: Edinburgh Trams 264

Adverts on the trams in Edinburgh are a constant changing scene with short-term contracts often being applied and swiftly replaced by another company. One of the recently applied adverts has been for American Express and one of the trams to receive these identical adverts has been 264 which is seen here on Princes Street on 7th September 2019 with a service to the Airport.
Photograph by Roy Calderwood

Upcoming Major Events

Monday 16th September
Horse Tram Day
Crich Tramway Village

Tuesday 17th September
Riverside Depot Tours
Seaton Tramway

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September
Crich 60
Crich Tramway Village

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September
Trolleybus Weekend 2019
East Anglia Transport Museum

Saturday 21st September
Meet the Trammers
Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Sunday 22nd September
Driver's Eye Experience
Seaton Tramway

Monday 23rd September
Launch of Standard 143
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September
September Spectacular
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours

Sunday 29th September
Driver's Eye Experience
Seaton Tramway

Monday 30th September
Berlin 223 006-4 celebrations
Seaton Tramway

Tuesday 1st October
Riverside Depot Tours
Seaton Tramway

Visit the Events Diary for details of all events.

This page was last updated on Sunday 15th September 2019

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