Category Archives: London Tramlink

Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2542

Before we move on from Croydon we feature an image of a tram which received an all over advert before the system had even opened.

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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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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink trackwork

Today’s “Picture in Time” is again looking at some trackwork on the Croydon Tramlink system.

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink trackwork

We are again on the way to Croydon Tramlink for this edition of “Picture in Time” as we feature an image of trackwork underway on the system a few years after opening.

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink Depot interior

Today “Picture in Time” is again heading to South London as we take another look at the infrastructure of the Croydon Tramlink system.

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink Depot

Over the next few weeks our modern tram edition of “Picture in Time” will be heading back to the early days of Croydon Tramlink concentrating mainly on the construction period with a series of images courtesy of Amey Transport Infrastructure.

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 3rd April 2021

Its back into the archives once again for this week’s selection of photos as we feature Croydon Tramlink in 2006:

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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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Trams in Video: London Tramlink in the Snow 2013

It has to be said that when snow falls on any UK tramway it seems to change the scene allowing for some different photos and video to be shot of the trams running and so it was on 21st January … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: London Tramlink 2544

For the only time in “15 Years Apart” for 2020 we take a trip to London Tramlink to see the changes in one of the original CR4000 trams.

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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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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Its another look into the recent past for this week’s photo collection as we go to Croydon in 2005:

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Tramlink inquest delay confirmed until Spring 2021

It has been confirmed that the inquest into the London Tramlink derailment at Sandilands in November 2016 will now not take place until spring 2021. The inquest had originally been due to start on 10th October but was delayed as … Continue reading

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Tram Operations Limited named Operator of the Year at Global Light Rail Awards

Its the Global Award ceremony where most of the winners seem to come from the UK but the winners have again been announced for the annual Global Light Rail Awards with the “big” Operator of the Year prize going to … Continue reading

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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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More Tramlink Engineering Works

Another closure on London Tramlink through the central Croydon area started on Friday 23rd October and will be continuing until Sunday 1st November. Throughout this period no trams will be running between Wandle Park and East Croydon in both directions.

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Tramlink derailment inquest postponed due to Coronavirus restrictions

The inquest into the London Tramlink derailment at Sandilands in November 2016 which tragically saw seven people lose their lives has been delayed after extra Coronavirus restrictions were introduced in London. It had been due to get underway on Monday … Continue reading

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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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London Tramlink works to see August and September closures

The 2020 programme of engineering works on London Tramlink have been announced with closures of sections of line during August and September as part of the renewal of the infrastructure. Most work will affect trams in the vicinity of the … Continue reading

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RAIB release report into incident at Gravel Hill which saw pedestrian hit by tram

The latest RAIB safety digest into an incident on a UK tramway has just been released and it relates to an incident which saw a pedestrian being hit by a tram at Gravel Hill tramstop on London Tramlink on 10th … Continue reading

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