Category Archives: London Tramlink

Memorials unveiled as Croydon remembers one year on

It is now one year since the tragic derailment on London Tramlink at Sandilands and to commemorate the anniversary two memorials have been unveiled as the local community remembers the events.

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Tramlink strike suspended

The planned strike by ASLEF members on London Tramlink, due to take place on 13th November, has been suspended following talks between the union and Tram Operations Limited, the operator of Tramlink. The strike had been called as a result … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2541

Remaining the capital for this week’s modern Picture in Time image we are on the Croydon Tramlink system in 2002 featuring one of the original CR4000 trams – 2541.

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Tramlink drivers to strike

ASLEF drivers on London Tramlink are to go on two 24 hour strikes in November and December as the dispute over safety escalates. Ever since last year’s tragic derailment at Sandilands new ways to prevent similar incidents in the future … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another couple of Photo Galleries added to the site this week:

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2533

Today Picture in Time heads to Croydon as we feature one of the many advertising liveries to have been carried on Tramlink since it opened to the public. This is 2533 in an ad for Nescafe.

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Consultation started to remove ticket machines on Tramlink

An eight week consultation has been launched on plans to make London Tramlink completely “cashless”. The proposal would see all existing cash ticket machines removed from tramstops with passengers asked to use Oyster or go contactless instead.

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Tramlink drivers threaten industrial action

Strikes could be on the way for London Tramlink with drivers reportedly considering the action because of the proposed introduction of new devices into the cabs which are hoped to detect if a driver has fallen asleep. Members of the … Continue reading

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London Tramlink Engineering works: 25th August to 3rd September

More track renewal works on London Tramlink will mean that no services will run between Lloyd Park and New Addington from 2230 on Friday 25th August until Sunday 3rd September. Track relaying is due to take place in the Gravel … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2539

Today Picture in Time takes a trip to Croydon for an image taken in 2000 showing one of the original CR4000 trams.

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Latest RAIB reports into Tramlink derailment released

As the Rail Accident Investigation Branch continue their investigation into the tragic derailment at Sandilands on 9th November 2016 they have released their latest update. This time the update includes some draft recommendations to allow both Tram Operations Limited (operator … Continue reading

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The theme for this week is London as we bring you a couple of small galleries from the capital:

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Car v trams in Croydon and Blackpool

The last few days have seen further incidences of trams being involved in collisions with cars in both Croydon and Blackpool. The latter system also saw a car abandoned on the tracks close to Cleveleys

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Not much new for trams and light rail in Mayor’s Transport Strategy

The latest version of the Mayor of London’s draft Transport Strategy has recently been released into the public domain and despite a hefty document there isn’t a huge amount new to report for trams and light rail. Of course currently … Continue reading

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Record passengers carried on UK tramways once again

It’s been a day of statistics with the Department for Transport releasing their annual light rail and tram statistic for 2016/17. The figures have shown the now inevitable increase in passenger numbers with all tramways in England enjoying increased passenger … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2542

Heading back to 2000 today for Picture in Time as we feature one of several Bombardier CR4000 trams on Croydon (now London) Tramlink to have featured an advertising livery.

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Tramlink set to introduce speed monitoring devices to trams

Transport for London are looking to fit speed monitoring devices to trams following last year’s tragic derailment at Sandilands. The idea of the devices is that they will alert drivers if they are going too fast and to apply the … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

A couple more Photo Galleries have been added this week:

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2535

A trip to Croydon for today’s instalment of Picture in Time as we take a look at one of Tramlink’s original Bombardier built CR4000 trams – no. 2535.

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2536

Our latest modern tram image in the archive photo series Picture in Time comes from Croydon as we take a look at a tram during the pre-opening period in 1999 of CR4000 2536.

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