Category Archives: London Tramlink

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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Easter closure in Croydon Town Centre for Tramlink

London Tramlink services will be suspended between Reeves Corner and East Croydon for ten days over Easter to allow for track replacement works on Wellesley Road. No trams will run on the Croydon Town Centre loop from 8th April until … Continue reading

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TfL and TOL admit liability over Sandilands derailment

Transport for London – through Tramtrack Croydon Limited – and Tram Operations Limited have admitted liability over the tragic derailment at Sandilands on 9th November 2016. This is in relation to civil claims which have been made as a result … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have three small Photo Galleries for you this week:

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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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