Category Archives: Docklands Light Railway

Another financial settlement for Transport for London – but it still only goes to June

The Department for Transport and Transport for London have come to agreement on a new financial settlement which brings the total support for TfL from central government since the start of pandemic close to £5 billion. However, it is still … Continue reading

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TfL fares to increase from March

In a not unexpected move it has been confirmed that fares across the Transport for London network will increase from March 2022. The increase will be the largest since Sadiq Khan took over as London Mayor and comes as part … Continue reading

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Drip, drip – TfL funding extended by another two weeks

The hoped for long-term funding settled between the Department for Transport and Transport for London is still waited for with the latest announcement confirming a further two week extension in funding from 4th February until 18th February 2022.

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TfL funding settlement extended to 4th February 2022

The ongoing saga of government funding to Transport for London has seen the current funding settlement extended through until 4th February 2022. The original settlement was due to expire on 17th December 2021 (which itself had been extended) but after … Continue reading

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KeolisAmey Docklands and Blackpool Tramway win big operator accolades at Global Light Rail Awards

Taking place on 6th October, the Global Light Rail Awards recognise excellence and innovation in light rail across the world, although many of the candidates and winners do come from within the UK and the ceremony also takes place in … Continue reading

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Update – Current services on public transport systems across the British Isles

With the latest easing of restrictions taking place in England from today (Monday 19th July) which has seen the removal of the legal requirements for wearing face masks and to maintain social distancing – although still highly recommended in most … Continue reading

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Legal COVID restrictions set to change from 19th July

You will probably have heard in the news that Monday 19th July has been dubbed “freedom day” (even though its not really) and most legal restrictions introduced earlier in the pandemic. Although legally things such as the wearing of face … Continue reading

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English Light Rail journeys for 2020/21 see dramatic fall

In possibly not the most shocking news of the year the latest light rail data released for the Department for Transport has shown a drastic fall in passenger journeys with an overall decrease of 69% ranging from 57.4% on London … Continue reading

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TfL agree another funding package with the DfT

While tram and light rail only forms a fairly small part of Transport for London, the overall funding of the organisation is still kay to the future operation of London Tramlink and Docklands Light Railway and so the news that … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 15th May 2021

Its a quieter week for our latest main site update as we feature one set of photos from the archives:

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Update – Current services on operating systems across the British Isles

As restrictions continue to be eased we thought it was time to bring another summary of what services are being operated on tram and light rail systems across the British Isles. This is just the “public service” systems and doesn’t … Continue reading

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TfL funding package from the DfT extended

It has been confirmed that the current funding package between Transport for London and the Department for Transport has been extended until 18th May 2021. The package had originally been due to end on 31st March 2021 but with the … Continue reading

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So Nearly, Not Quite! Docklands Light Railway 53+22 & 78+07

It’s the series where we try to make excuses for bad photography – that’s right its time for another “So Nearly, Not Quite!”.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

As well as announcing this year’s winners of the British Trams Online Tram of the Year we also bring you another couple of Photo Galleries as part of this week’s main site update:

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Feasibility work underway for DLR extension to Thamesmead

Transport for London and their external partners have just started feasibility work on the proposed Docklands Light Railway extension from Gallions Reach to Beckton Riverside and Thamesmead. The £1 million project has been fully funded by external partners and will … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2020/21

Its been a year like no other and with restrictions and social distancing still in place the Christmas and New Year period will also be different but despite that there will still be services in operation across the various operating … Continue reading

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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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