Category Archives: London Tramlink

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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15 Years Apart: Croydon/London Tramlink 2531

In this edition of “15 Years Apart” we are off to South London as we focus on a CR4000 which operates on the Tramlink network.

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Christmas and New Year services 2021/2

Although we are now entering a period with additional restrictions amid a new Coronavirus variant if you need to get out the house over the Christmas and New Year period (whilst taking all the necessary precautions to slow the spread) … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: London Tramlink 2538

This edition of “15 Years Apart” again features a modern tram as we take a trip to South London and the Tramlink system.

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 21st November 2021

Another two Photo Gallery week with images from London Tramlink and the Crich Tramway Village:

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Trams &: London Tramlink 2539 & bus

Its time to take another look of a tram along with a bus as “Trams &” returns for another edition.

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Coroner urges reassessment on automatic tram brakes

Sarah Ormond-Walshe, South London senior coroner, who presided over the inquest into the traffic deaths of seven people after a London Tramlink tram left the rails at Sandilands in November 2016, has called on the government to reassess the need … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 25th August 2021

This week’s update is a few days earlier than normal and comes with one Photo Gallery included – back into the archives for a trip to Croydon in 2007:

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Summer Tramlink engineering works

This article has been updated since original publication. School summer holidays usually means one thing for London Tramlink – engineering works! And so it is the case again in 2021 with no service through central Croydon to allow for rail … Continue reading

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New adverts on Metrolink and Tramlink

This article has been updated with the addition of a photo of Tramlink 2531. There have been another couple of vinyl adverts applied on trams in the UK – with Manchester Metrolink seeing another design added to 3064 while a … Continue reading

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Inquest rules Tramlink crash an accident

The inquest into the London Tramlink derailment at Sandilands in November 2016 has ruled that it was an accident following nine days of deliberations by the jury. The ruling has been met with anger and disappointment by the families of … 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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Lockdown Walks: Stagecoach Supertram 106

Out to Sheffield again for this edition of “Lockdown Walks” as we head to the Middlewood terminus.

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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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Sandilands tram derailment inquest gets underway

The inquest into the deaths of seven people who died after a tram on the London Tramlink system a Sandilands derailed on 9th November 2016 has finally started after delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Coroner Sarah Ormond-Walshe swore in … Continue reading

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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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