Category Archives: London Tramlink

Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2545

The southernmost modern tram system in the UK is that which serves South London, now known as London Tramlink when it first start services it was more location specific as Croydon Tramlink. Over the next few weeks we will be … Continue reading

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More details released for Tramlink line closures

As we reported last month there will be some forthcoming closures on London Tramlink to allow for work to take place in connection with the replacement of Blackhorse Lane bridge over the Beckenham Junction/Elmers End lines whilst further track work … Continue reading

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Week-long closure on Tramlink for bridge works

London Tramlink services on the Beckenham Junction and Elmers End lines will be suspended between Saturday 16th and Sunday 24th February to allow for the start of work to replace a bridge over the tracks between the stops at Blackhorse … Continue reading

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Automatic tram braking system to be introduced on Tramlink in 2019

Transport for London have confirmed that all trams on the London Tramlink will be fully fitted with an automatic braking system by the end of this year – a first for UK tramways which also means that all RAIB recommendations … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

The first new photo collection added this year is included in this week’s main site update:

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Full service resumes on Tramlink

London Tramlink services are once again running between Church Street and Mitcham Junction following the major fire at the storage warehouse adjacent to the tracks on New Year’s Eve. Fire crews and demolition experts were still on site over the … Continue reading

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Huge fire causes massive disruption for Tramlink

It has been a start to the new year to forget for London Tramlink with a large fire in a storage warehouse adjacent to the tram tracks causing major disruption to the service. The proximity of the building to the … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2018/19

The Turkey gets boring, you’re fed up with yet more repeats on the television and being confined to barracks with the family is starting to get a bit irritating – but what are you going to do? How about going … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another couple of Photo Galleries as part of this week’s main site update:

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2546

Croydon is the location for today’s instalment of Picture in Time as we take a look at one of the early advert liveries on CR4000 2546.

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TfL give update on RAIB recommendations progress

It is now two years since the tragic derailment at Sandilands on London Tramlink which saw seven people die as a result of the tram coming off the rails as a result of it overspeeding. On the anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Consultation launched for possible Tramlink extension to Sutton

It is a scheme which has been on the cards for a number of years but a new consultation has just been launched looking at the possibility of extending Tramlink through to Sutton. However, the consultation isn’t committed to the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2553

Picture in Time today is off to the capital again (or Surrey, depending on your opinion!) as we take a look at the Croydon Tramlink system (as it was then) ahead of opening.

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another three Photo Galleries for you this week as part of our latest main site update:

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In Pictures: London Tramlink from above

In this pictorial we take a brief look at London Tramlink from above with a couple of images taken at the Centrale stop on Tamworth Road, part of the single line loop through central Croydon on the way to West … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink

Today Picture in Time is heading to South London for an image from a tram on test on Tramlink.

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English Light Rail journeys suffer small fall for first time in eight years

Over the past few years the number of passengers has been on the increase almost across the board but this overall increase has come to a halt in the latest figures released which have shown 416,000 fewer journeys were made … Continue reading

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Another double helping of photos for you this week:

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The end for ticket machines is on the way on Tramlink

All ticket machines on London Tramlink will be removed on 16th July with the system going fully “cashless”. With less than 66 paper tickets sold a day, and following a consultation last year, the decision has been made to no … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2548

Today we go back to before Croydon Tramlink started to operate public services with a photo taken during the testing and commissioning period.

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