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This week on British Trams Online

It may be an early update this week but that doesn't mean we don't have anything included as there are another two Photo Galleries for your enjoyment.

First up we travel to the Docklands Light Railway where we feature a collection of photos take on this system in East London.

And then the second set features Burton & Ashby 14 in action again at the Statfold Barn Railway.

In the news this week we have reported on a record breaking TT period for the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railways (as well as buses and the steam railway on the Isle of Man) whilst there have been changes to the planned route of the Edinburgh Trams' proposed Newhaven extension following extensive consultation with interested parties.

We have also reported on the new fares to be introduced on the West Midlands Metro from Sunday 24th June with the new in-house operation taking control of the former Midland Metro from that date. With a new brand in place as well things are likely to be different from that date.

And speaking of the weekend, and the reason for our early update this week, we will be providing our usual "Live" coverage on Facebook from the Totally Models event in Blackpool. With seven heritage trams in action on each day plus stalls, model layouts and behind the scenes tours at Rigby Road it looks set to be another excellent weekend in Blackpool. You can read our preview here.

We will be back to normal updates on Sunday 1st July and until then please enjoy this update.

Gareth - 21st June 2018

Picture of the Week: Manchester Metrolink 3069

Another recent vinyl wrap livery applied in Manchester has been that on 3069 for Slater Menswear. Featuring a fairly dull collection of colours the tram was captured at Northern Moor back on 12th April 2018 with a Manchester Airport to Victoria service.
Photograph by Dave Elison

Upcoming Major Events

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June
Totally Models - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours

Saturday 23rd June
Meet the Trammers - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Thursday 28th June
Opening of new Seaton terminus - Seaton Tramway

Sunday 1st July
Classic Motorcycle Event - Crich Tramway Village

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July
Electric Dreams - East Anglia Transport Museum

Saturday 7th July
Family Day - Statfold Barn Railway

Sunday 8th July
Tramtastic Day Out - Heaton Park Tramway

Sunday 8th July
Driver's Eye Experience - Seaton Tramway

Visit the Events Diary for details of all events.

This page was last updated on Thursday 21st June 2018

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