Category Archives: London Tramlink

Second interim report released in Sandilands derailment

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch have released a second interim into the tragic derailment at Sandilands on 9th November 2016. Although containing a lot of the same information has released in the initial report it does also include some new … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2550

We take a look at one of the original non standard liveries on Croydon Tramlink as part of today’s edition of Picture in Time with a view of 2550 in its First colours.

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Closure ahead for Tramlink track replacement

No services will run on London Tramlink between Mitcham and Wimbledon from 11th to 20th February to allow for track replacement work to take place. A replacement bus service will be in operation throughout serving Wimbledon, Morden Road and Mitcham … Continue reading

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TfL continue to review Tramlink operation

A report due to be heard by Transport for London’s Safety, Sustainability and Human Resources Panel next week has revealed that further “infrastructure mitigations” may be introduced on certain sections of London Tramlink in a bid to further improve safety … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2530

Today our archive photo series is head to Greater London for a view from the (as was then) Croydon Tramlink network. The tram we are looking at in this edition is the first built of the Bombardier CR4000s – 2530.

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Christmas and New Year services 2016-17

This is your complete one-stop guide to services being operated on all tram and light rail networks in the British Isles over the Christmas and New Year period 2016-17. The differences in services being offered is plain to see from … Continue reading

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Another blow for Sutton Tramlink extension plan

At the end of 2015 it looked as if the plans to extend Tramlink to Sutton had actually taken a step forward with the then Mayor of London, Boris Johnson committing £100 million towards the project (which would still have … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tramlink 2550 back in fleet livery

London Tramlink CR4000 2550 is now operating in standard fleet livery again following the removal of the yellow based Tramlink Safety vinyls. The tram was moved into the workshops during November for the removal of the special livery and is … Continue reading

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Full Tramlink service resumed

London Tramlink services are once again running through Sandilands to New Addington, Beckenham Junction and Elmers End after the completion of repairs on the curve at Sandilands junction following last weeks tragic derailment. As a result of recommendations from the … Continue reading

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RAIB release interim report into Sandilands derailment

One week after the tragic derailment at Sandilands junction the Rail Accident Investigation Branch have released an interim report into the incident. Initial indications had suggested that the derailment had been caused by the excessive speed the tram was travelling … Continue reading

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Tram removed from derailment site as investigation continues

London Tramlink CR4000 2551 has now been removed from Sandilands junction following Wednesday’s derailment as the investigation into what happened continues with the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) set to release an interim report next week. The clear up of … Continue reading

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Seven people die as Croydon tram derails

Seven people have now been confirmed dead with more than 50 people injured following the derailment and overturning of CR4000 2551 on Wednesday 9th November. The tram was travelling from New Addington to Wimbledon when it completely left the rails … Continue reading

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Tramlink Stadler 2565 enters service

London Tramlink has welcomed Stadler Variobahn 2565 into service with the tram being used for the first time on Friday 4th November. 2565 has become one of the fastest of the Stadler built trams to enter service with it only … Continue reading

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New trams enter service

London Tramlink and Manchester Metrolink have seen new trams enter service over the past few days. For Tramlink Stadler 2564 carried its first passengers on Friday 21st October whilst up in Manchester the more historic event of the last of … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another couple of Photo Galleries for you this week:

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2548

Our next trip into the archives finds us in 2000 for a view of Croydon Tramlink CR4000 2548 on the opening day of the line to Beckenham Junction.

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2565 completes Tramlink Stadler order

Sunday 9th October saw the twelfth Stadler Variobahn arrive at London Tramlink’s Therapia Lane Depot completing the order (for a third time!). 2565 was delivered during the morning and was unloaded and moved into the workshops where it will now … Continue reading

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Collisions in Croydon and Nottingham

Thursday 6th October was a bad day for collisions on our tramways with both Nottingham Express Transit and London Tramlink suffering delays following incidents which saw trams collide with road vehicles. The first incident was shortly before 0900 outside Nottingham … Continue reading

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2564 arrives in Croydon

The first of the extra two Stadler Variobahn’s for London Tramlink arrived at Therapia Lane on Sunday 25th September. 2564 was transported from Stadler’s plant in Berlin via Harwich before arriving at its new home where it will now start … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tramlink 2537’s Turkish Airlines advert

Back in August we reported on a new advert livery for Turkish Airlines on London Tramlink 2537 and now we can show you an image of this latest vinyl wrap livery. Over the past few years the application of advert … Continue reading

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