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We have a double dose of photos for you this week in this latest update. Firstly, we concentrate on Blackpool's Flexity2s with a collection of images taken in late May before we then move on to Sheffield for a small selection of photos taken on the stretch of track behind the main railway station.

The news this week has been dominated by the return to service of West Midlands Metro 26 after the best part of two years out of action. Still without batteries the tram first ran on 12th June edging the Urbos3 fleet up towards full strength. And it will need those extra trams available when the Westside extension opens at the end of this year - a major milestone has been reached in that extension's extension with half of the track now in place including the first sections at Paradise Circus. Other news this week has also seen CAF chosen to supply a fleet of new trains for the Docklands Light Railway whilst we have also reported on the rail replacement project in Sheffield and the start of tracklaying in the third platform at Crumpsall.

There will now be a short break of main site updates for British Trams Online with the next scheduled update on Sunday 30th June. But don't forget just because there are no main site updates that doesn't mean we are going away as there will be still be daily updates on the news pages.

Enjoy the update!

Gareth - 16th June 2019



Picture of the Week: Stagecoach Supertram 109

The latest all over advert to be applied in Sheffield has been this design for East Midlands Trains on 109. First noted in service on 20th May it is the following day that we see 109 having just departed Castle Square for Meadowhall on the Yellow route. This is the fourth tram to advertise East Midlands Trains in Sheffield but will most likely be the last as the franchise comes to an end this summer.
Photograph by Ryan Hartley



















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