Category Archives: London Tramlink

What’s New on British Trams Online?

Its another look into the recent past for this week’s photo collection as we go to Croydon in 2005:

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Tramlink inquest delay confirmed until Spring 2021

It has been confirmed that the inquest into the London Tramlink derailment at Sandilands in November 2016 will now not take place until spring 2021. The inquest had originally been due to start on 10th October but was delayed as … Continue reading

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Tram Operations Limited named Operator of the Year at Global Light Rail Awards

Its the Global Award ceremony where most of the winners seem to come from the UK but the winners have again been announced for the annual Global Light Rail Awards with the “big” Operator of the Year prize going to … Continue reading

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TfL agree £1.8 billion funding package with DfT

The threat to services across the Transport for London network has been averted following the announcement of an £1.8 billion funding agreement. It was widely reported that without this new funding package services may have to be cut on the … Continue reading

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More Tramlink Engineering Works

Another closure on London Tramlink through the central Croydon area started on Friday 23rd October and will be continuing until Sunday 1st November. Throughout this period no trams will be running between Wandle Park and East Croydon in both directions.

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Tramlink derailment inquest postponed due to Coronavirus restrictions

The inquest into the London Tramlink derailment at Sandilands in November 2016 which tragically saw seven people lose their lives has been delayed after extra Coronavirus restrictions were introduced in London. It had been due to get underway on Monday … Continue reading

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Covid-19 service update – operating systems

It’s been around two months since we last brought you a summary of the service being run on the tram and light rail systems of the British Isles – so its about time we gave a handy update all in … Continue reading

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London Tramlink works to see August and September closures

The 2020 programme of engineering works on London Tramlink have been announced with closures of sections of line during August and September as part of the renewal of the infrastructure. Most work will affect trams in the vicinity of the … Continue reading

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RAIB release report into incident at Gravel Hill which saw pedestrian hit by tram

The latest RAIB safety digest into an incident on a UK tramway has just been released and it relates to an incident which saw a pedestrian being hit by a tram at Gravel Hill tramstop on London Tramlink on 10th … Continue reading

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Tramlink Sutton extension “paused”

It’s a project which has been on then off on a pretty regular basis over the years but the London Tramlink extension to Sutton is once again on the “no” pile after Transport for London confirmed in their revised budget … Continue reading

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Trams &: London Tramlink 2558 & bus

We feature another modern tram in this series today as London Tramlink Variobahn 2558 is seen in operation with a single-deck London bus for company.

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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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