Category Archives: Docklands Light Railway

Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 47

Before our modern tram Picture in Time series takes a break we are again making a stop on the Docklands Light Railway for an archive image dating from 2003.

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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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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 33+25

We are once again heading back to the Docklands Light Railway in 2003 for this edition of “Picture in Time”.

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 25+74

Its time to head back to London’s Docklands for another archive image of the DLR dating from 2003.

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 13+41

Today we are heading off to the Docklands Light Railway for another archive image.

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 02+03

The modern trams edition of “Picture in Time” this time moves on to the Docklands Light Railway as we head back to look as some archive images from this network.

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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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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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So Nearly, Not Quite! Docklands Light Railway 102+152

We continue our look at photos where things didn’t go according to plan in “So Nearly, Not Quite!” with a trip to the Docklands Light Railway.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Just to keep you all on your toes its an early main site update this week with a couple of Photo Galleries added:

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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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So Nearly, Not Quite! Docklands Light Railway 46+23

Its not just traditional trams where the photo which comes out of the camera wasn’t what we expected when we pressed the shutter – we are all into equality and can do exactly the same with modern trams and light … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Coming soon: New vehicles on order

With various tram and light rail systems across the UK having new vehicles on order have you lost track of what is due and when? Well, if you have you don’t worry as we are here to help! In this … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Docklands Light Railway 45

On Christmas Eve we head to the Docklands Light Railway before the service comes to an end for a day’s break tomorrow to take a look at one of the system’s vehicles “15 Years Apart”.

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