Category Archives: London Tramlink

Manchester Metrolink bucks the trend as light rail journeys fall

Its that time of year again when the Department for Transport release details of journeys taken on light rail across England – and its not good news with a significant fall in the total number of journeys on all systems … Continue reading

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Covid-19 service update – operating systems

Its been a while since we had a round-up of the service being operated on operating tramways and light rail systems in the British Isles (by which we mean those which operate primarily as public transport and not heritage systems … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Photos old and new are included in this week’s latest main site update:

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TfL announce stepping up of services

Further to the government bail-out announcement last week, Transport for London have now confirmed they are stepping up service frequencies across all modes of transport they are responsible for. With Tube, Bus, TfL Rail, London Overground and the Emirates Airline … Continue reading

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TfL awarded government funding package

Usually the perception is London gets funding first and then the rest of the country has to wait to follow at a later date but during this Coronavirus pandemic it has been rather different with the regions transport undertakings being … Continue reading

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In Review: Croydon Tramlink A Definitive History by Gareth David

I guess its sign of getting old when a book entitled “A Definitive History” on one of the UK’s modern tramways comes out but when the main wave of new systems have now been around for approximately 20 years it … Continue reading

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RAIB to publish safety digest after person hit by tram in Croydon

The RAIB have revealed that they will be releasing a safety digest following their initial investigation into an incident on London Tramlink which saw a person hit by a tram at Gravel Hill stop on the New Addington line. The … Continue reading

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TfL warn of cash shortage as workers start to be furloughed

Transport for London have confirmed that they are to place 7,000 staff – whose work has been reduced or paused as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic – on furlough from Monday 27th April. This news comes after Mayor of … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: London Tramlink

We are off to London – or more specifically Croydon – for this weeks video as we head to London Tramlink. The video below was filmed on several visits, mainly between 2005 and 2013 but we do also see some … Continue reading

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More service reductions across the UK

As government advice for social distancing and to travel only if essential continues further service reductions have been introduced on light rail systems across the UK. The Tyne and Wear Metro have further reduced their timetables whilst a revised service … Continue reading

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Peak time travel pass restrictions lifted as more Coronavirus measures in place across the UK

Since their introduction concessionary passes for use on buses and some trams have seen a limit on their use during morning peak times but in light of the current Coronavirus pandemic it has now been announced that this will be … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2531

One final image from Croydon before we move on and we continue in numerical order by featuring CR4000 2531.

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2530

This week our archive image from Croydon comes from 2003 and shows the very first of the CR4000s to be built by Bombardier.

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Picture in Time: London Tramlink 2545, 2547 and 2546

It’s a more modern image than we have featured recently from Tramlink for today’s edition of “Picture in Time” with the trams having already received the more recent fleet livery.

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink under construction

As we continue our archive look at Croydon Tramlink we head back to before any trams had run into central Croydon – mainly because the tracks hadn’t been laid yet!

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2542

For the next few weeks Sundays will all be about archive images from our “modern” tramway systems and we start off in Croydon for a pre-opening image of one of the trams.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Our main feature this week comes from Croydon with photos from London Tramlink:

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TfL back extending Tramlink to Sutton – but need the funding

It’s a proposal which seems to have been talked about for a long time but could we finally see London Tramlink extended to Sutton? The full results of the 2018/19 consultation into the plans have now been revealed by Transport … Continue reading

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Storm Ciara causes disruption across UK

“Storm of the Century”, named Ciara in the alphabetical naming sequence used by the Met Office in recent years, has seen severe disruption for UK tramways with not only strong winds but heavy rain leading to service changes. Blackpool, Edinburgh, … Continue reading

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Croydon tram derailment inquest date set

An inquest into the death of seven people after the derailment of a tram on London Tramlink in November 2016 will start in September 2020 it has been announced. A 12 week inquest will commence in mid-September and is expected … Continue reading

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