Four extra trams could be on the way for London Tramlink alongside improvements to the platform layout at Wimbledon as part of Transport for London’s latest draft business plan. The draft business plan has this week been released into the … Continue reading
London Tramlink services saw delays on Friday 2nd November after a car managed to drive onto the tracks at Sandilands – with the driver apparently blaming her Sat-Nav for directing her there! Transport for London officials had to get the … Continue reading
Transport for London have announced that fares across their network are to rise by an average of 4.2%, which is said to be the best possible settlement whilst still being able to provide investment for future projects in the capital. … Continue reading
As previously reported at the end of October the central Croydon loop was closed on London Tramlink to allow track replacement work to take place. The work took place between Saturday 27th October and Thursday 1st November and saw all … Continue reading
More engineering works are taking place on London Tramlink between Saturday 27th Octoberand Thursday 1st November which will mean no trams will operate on the central Croydon loop, to allow some track replacement works to take place.
There has been more engineering works on London Tramlink over the weekend of 20th/21st October which has seen trams only operating on line 3 between East Croydon and Wimbledon. Lines 1, 2 and 4 were not operating at all with … Continue reading
Recent figures released by Transport for London have shown that the number of accidents on the Tramlink system have fallen in the last year with only 21 recorded between 1st August 2011 and 31st August 2012, compared to 49 between … Continue reading
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has ordered Transport for London to undertake a feasibility study into extending the London Tramlink system to Sutton as part of his possible plans to extend the popular network.
Services between Addington Village and New Addington were suspended on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October for engineering works which concentrated on the replacement of pointwork at New Addington. All trams from Wimbledon were terminated at Addington Village with passengers … Continue reading
The latest round of mobility scooter versus tram in the UK has occurred in Croydon with an incident happening at the junction between Wellesley Road and George Street in the town centre on Monday 24th September. The circumstances as to … Continue reading
London Tramlink services through central Croydon were delayed on Thursday 4th October after a tram failed near to West Croydon tramstop. This tram failure meant that the complete Tramlink service was suspended between Reeves Corner and East Croydon with bus … Continue reading
A man received a glancing blow from a tram at the Fieldway stop on London Tramlink during the morning of Tuesday 14th August requiring hospital treatment for minor injuries. The incident happened at around 0900 and saw the man having … Continue reading
Work on doubling the track between Mitcham and Mitcham Junction on the Wimbledon branch of London Tramlink is approaching completion and indeed trams are now able to use the new track although at the present time it is still being … Continue reading
A couple of days ago we reported that new Variotram 2554 had received a special vinyl wrap livery for Croydon in time for the launch of the new line 4 at the start of this week and made an attempt … Continue reading
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson was in Croydon on Monday 25th June to officially launch the new Line 4 service between Therapia Lane and Elmers End with new Variotram 2554 also present in a vinyl wrap livery for Croydon. … Continue reading
Work on double tracking the section of London Tramlink between Mitcham and Mitcham Junction is nearing completion with this weekend seeing the last announced closure of the line in this location. Track laying is now well underway following the fitting … Continue reading
Over the past few months there have been four UK tram systems receiving deliveries of new vehicles but that number will now drop to three as all six of the Variotrams for London Tramlink have now arrived at the Therapia … Continue reading
Since Friday 30th March when the first of the Stadler built Variotrams – 2554 – entered passenger service the new London Tramlink trams have only been used as “service extras” as drivers become familiarised with the different vehicles. That was … Continue reading
The continued work on capacity enhancement on London Tramlink will see the Elmers End branch and the section between Mitcham and Mitcham Junction closed again in the coming weeks.
There were delays on London Tramlink for two consecutive delays for two non-related reasons. Firstly flash flooding caused delays on Wednesday 30th May and then an accident involving a cyclist and a car caused further problems the following day.