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This week on British Trams Online

The first new photos this year have been added as part of a gallery:

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15 Years Apart: London Tramlink 2550

We take a break from looking at photos of Blackpool trams as they are back in the capital with a view of one of the original Bombardier built CR4000s for Tramlink, its 2550.

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Christmas and New Year services 2019/20

Christmas is a time to spend with your family but what happens if you want to do something a bit different? Well, you could always go for a ride or take some photos of trams around the country couldn’t you?! … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: London Tramlink 2531

We are back in the capital today as we take a look at the London (previously Croydon) Tramlink network with an image of the second of the trams to be built, 2531.

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New trams on the cards for Tramlink?

Transport for London’s latest draft business plan – covering the period 2020/21 to 2024/25 – gives the details of all the proposed improvements on the various transport networks including the London Underground, London Overground, buses and as far as this … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: London Tramlink 2539

Today we are a bit more modern with the 15 Years Apart series as we feature one of the Bombardier CR4000s which operate on London Tramlink – 2539.

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This week on British Trams Online

Just the one Photo Gallery for you this week:

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More electrical supply problems for NET

Anyone got 50p for the meter?! Coming just a few days after the previous power supply problems on Nottingham Express Transit there was a further disruption to the service on Monday 4th November, although this time not as lengthy as … Continue reading

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Automatic braking system being installed on London Tramlink

A new on-board automatic braking system is being fitted to all trams on London Tramlink as Transport for London and Tram Operations Limited (TOL – operator of the network) put into practice another of the RAIB recommendations following the tragic … Continue reading

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No charges to be brought over Tramlink derailment

It has been confirmed that neither the driver of the London Tramlink tram which derailed at Sandilands on 9th November 2016 leading to the tragic passing of seven passengers nor Trams Operations Limited or Transport for London will be charged … Continue reading

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Docklands Light Railway scoops Operator of the Year at the Light Rail Awards

The annual Global Light Rail Awards took place in London on 2nd October 2019 with the Docklands Light Railway – or more specifically Keolis Amey Docklands – being named as Operator of the Year with other award winners coming from … Continue reading

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Appeal for information over tram derailment

As we reported last week a tram on London Tramlink suffered a derailment close to the stop at Phipps Bridge on Thursday 29th August and now it has transpired that an investigation is suggesting an object may have been placed … Continue reading

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Derailment leads to delays on Tramlink

Tram services on London Tramlink were delayed during the evening rush hour on Thursday 29th August after a reported derailment at Phipps Bridge. As with a previous derailment earlier in 2019 Transport for London’s official Twitter feed again described this … Continue reading

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More trackwork on the way in Croydon

There will be a revised service running on London Tramlink between Friday 23rd August and Sunday 1st September as further track and other infrastructure works take place on the network. During this period trams will only run between Wimbledon and … Continue reading

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Study names Metrolink as fifth best in the world

In another boost for Manchester Metrolink the system has been named as the fifth best in the world as part of an international study. This study looked at 32 trams systems from across the world and Metrolink was in the … Continue reading

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Driver’s accept pay deal on Tramlink

Earlier this year services on London Tramlink were severely disrupted for two 24 hour periods after driver’s voted to strike over a pay offer made by Tram Operations Limited. However, after a fresh offer was made – including a minimum … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Another pair of photo galleries have been added to the site today:

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English Light Rail journeys on the up again

After last year’s blip, when there was a small decrease in light rail journeys in England, the latest figures have shown that once again there has been an increase with a grand total of 272.4 million journeys recorded on the … Continue reading

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Improved pay offer and more rest days on the table for Tramlink drivers

As we reported last week the strike action on London Tramlink was suspended although at the time no details of what progress had been made at the talks between ASLEF and Tram Operations Ltd (TOL) was known. However, it has … Continue reading

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Tramlink strike called off

It has been confirmed that the proposed strike on London Tramlink, due to take place on Thursday 9th May, has been called off. The industrial action had been called as a result of the latest pay offer from Tram Operations … Continue reading

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