|Last Updated Sunday 27th November 2016|
Built: 1998-99 by Bombardier-Wien Schienfahrzeuge, Austria |
Motors: 4 x 120Kw
Power Conductor: Single Arm Pantograph
|2530||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2531||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2532||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2533||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2534||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2535||Lime Green, Blue & White||Stephen Parascandolo 1980-2007|
|2536||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2537||Advert for Turkish Airlines|
|2538||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2539||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2540||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2541||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2542||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2543||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2544||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2545||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2546||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2547||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2548||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2549||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2550||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2551||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2552||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2553||Lime Green, Blue & White|
2535 was named Stephen Parascandolo 1980-2007 at a special ceremony at Beckenham Junction on Saturday 21st October 2007. It is named after the webmaster of the Unofficial Croydon Tramlink website who tragically died at the age 26 following a road accident.
2546 is currently carrying special 15th anniversary vinyls.
Following the major derailment at Sandilands junction 2551 has been moved off site for further investigation and will remain out of service for the foreseeable future.
2552 was the first of the trams to receive the new London Tramlink livery and was officially unveiled on 6th October 2008. The remaining trams were dealt with over the following six months with the last tram being 2545 which was completed at the start of April 2009 (2534 lasted in the Red and White livery until October 2009 due to collision repairs).
2553 has received an internal refresh.
Built: 2011-12 (2554-2559) & 2015-16 (2560-2563) by Stadler, Germany |
Seats: 72 (plus 134 standing)
Motors: 8 x 45 kW
Power Conductor: Single Arm Pantograph
Maximum Speed: 80 km/h
|2554||9th January 2012||Advert for Croydon|
|2555||29th February 2012||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2556||23rd March 2012 / 24th January 2016||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2557||25th April 2012||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2558||18th May 2012||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2559||7th June 2012||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2560||4th May 2015||New trams for Croydon|
|2561||6th September 2015||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2562||11th October 2015||New trams for Croydon|
|2563||6th December 2015||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2564||25th September 2016||Lime Green, Blue & White|
|2565||9th October 2016||Lime Green, Blue & White|
The first six of these trams were delivered during 2012 to enable an enhanced service to be operated. It was announced in August 2013 that a further four Variotrams were to be ordered to further enhance capacity on the network. The first of these extra trams were delivered on 4th May 2015. A further two trams arrived in late 2016.
2554 was the first Variotram to carry passengers when it did so briefly on Friday 30th March 2012. The tram carries a special advert livery for Croydon in recognition of the local Council part funding the new trams.
2556 returned to Croydon on 24th January 2016 having been in Germany since 6th September 2015 receiving repairs to damage caused by the pantograph being ripped from its roof.
2560 & 2562 carry a special livery which looks like a new tram is being unwrapped for Croydon. The bulk of the tram remains in standard fleet colours with one end having the "wrapping".
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