Category Archives: London Tramlink

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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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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