Category Archives: London Tramlink

Car on tracks in Croydon

London Tramlink services running through Sandilands were delayed on Monday 8th January after a car was driven onto the tracks. The elderly driver of the car was said to be lost when he managed to drive onto the tracks at … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2017/18

Once again we bring you an one-stop guide to all services being operated on the tram and light rail networks in the British Isles over the Christmas and New Year period 2017-18. There are no big changes in the services … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Variobahns introduced on Tramlink

In preparing this series we have tried to include as many different tramways across the UK but when we came to look at London Tramlink we had to think what key events have actually taken place over the past 15 … Continue reading

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UK Tram release statement on London Tramlink derailment report

Following the release of the RAIB report into the London Tramlink derailment, UK Tram have released their own statement confirming steps being taken across the country to help prevent any further tragic incidents like this taking place again. This is … Continue reading

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RAIB report released into Sandilands derailment

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch have released their full report into the tragic derailment at Sandilands on 9th November 2016. Although it has not been possible to prove for definite why it happened the main cause of the incident has … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have two different types of Photo Gallery for you this week, as we head overseas and also look back to our launch year in 2002:

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New timetable proposed for Tramlink

Anyone who has observed the service on London Tramlink in recent weeks probably can’t helped to have noticed that following on from the speed restrictions the service has become less regulated with trams on the same branch often bunching rather … Continue reading

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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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This week on British Trams Online…

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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