Category Archives: Docklands Light Railway

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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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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