Category Archives: London Tramlink

What’s New on British Trams Online? 1st May 2022

This May Day Bank Holiday Weekend sees us feature photos from home (London Tramlink) and abroad (Prague):

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Tramlink drivers to be balloted for industrial action

ASLEF members on London Tramlink are to be balloted with a view to starting industrial action over a pay dispute. Drivers are currently subject to a pay freeze with the previous pay deal having expired six months ago and Tram … Continue reading

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More trackworks on London Tramlink

There is to be another part closure of London Tramlink with more rail replacement works taking place between Monday 4th and Wednesday 13th April. This time the works mean that there will be no trams running between Wimbledon and Therapia … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 27th March 2022

We’re back with another main site update this week as photos come from London Tramlink earlier this month:

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Office of Road and Rail launch prosecution over Sandilands tram derailment

The Office of Road and Rail (ORR) have confirmed that they are to prosecute Transport for London (TfL), Tram Operations Limited (TOL) and tram driver Alfred Dorris after a detailed and thorough investigation into the tragic accident at Sandilands in … Continue reading

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Trams &: London Tramlink 2559 & bus

In this latest instalment of “Trams &” we are off to South London as we take a look at a tram running on the Tramlink system along with the distinctive sight of a red London bus.

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Warnings to motorists after increase in car v tram collisions in Croydon

The number of car v tram collisions in Croydon are on the increase and management at London Tramlink are warning if the trend continues there could be serious injuries and service delays. Its reported that since 2020 there have been … Continue reading

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Another financial settlement for Transport for London – but it still only goes to June

The Department for Transport and Transport for London have come to agreement on a new financial settlement which brings the total support for TfL from central government since the start of pandemic close to £5 billion. However, it is still … Continue reading

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TfL fares to increase from March

In a not unexpected move it has been confirmed that fares across the Transport for London network will increase from March 2022. The increase will be the largest since Sadiq Khan took over as London Mayor and comes as part … Continue reading

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Storm Eunice causes disruption for Blackpool and London Tramlink

Storm Eunice – described as the worst storm to hit the UK in 30 years – has been making her presence felt on Friday 18th February but whilst there has been major disruption for various transport network, tramways across the … Continue reading

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Drip, drip – TfL funding extended by another two weeks

The hoped for long-term funding settled between the Department for Transport and Transport for London is still waited for with the latest announcement confirming a further two week extension in funding from 4th February until 18th February 2022.

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Rail to be replaced on London Tramlink next week

There will be no trams running between Wandle Park and East Croydon on London Tramlink from Saturday 12th to Sunday 20th February to allow for track to be replaced at Reeves Corner.

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Pay dispute looming on Tramlink?

Over the past few months we have seen pay disputes in the news on both Manchester Metrolink and Nottingham Express Transit and now it appears that London Tramlink could be the next to hit the headlines. The previous three year … Continue reading

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TfL funding settlement extended to 4th February 2022

The ongoing saga of government funding to Transport for London has seen the current funding settlement extended through until 4th February 2022. The original settlement was due to expire on 17th December 2021 (which itself had been extended) but after … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Croydon/London Tramlink 2531

In this edition of “15 Years Apart” we are off to South London as we focus on a CR4000 which operates on the Tramlink network.

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Christmas and New Year services 2021/2

Although we are now entering a period with additional restrictions amid a new Coronavirus variant if you need to get out the house over the Christmas and New Year period (whilst taking all the necessary precautions to slow the spread) … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: London Tramlink 2538

This edition of “15 Years Apart” again features a modern tram as we take a trip to South London and the Tramlink system.

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 21st November 2021

Another two Photo Gallery week with images from London Tramlink and the Crich Tramway Village:

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Trams &: London Tramlink 2539 & bus

Its time to take another look of a tram along with a bus as “Trams &” returns for another edition.

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Coroner urges reassessment on automatic tram brakes

Sarah Ormond-Walshe, South London senior coroner, who presided over the inquest into the traffic deaths of seven people after a London Tramlink tram left the rails at Sandilands in November 2016, has called on the government to reassess the need … Continue reading

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