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  • Croydon tram derailment
    Rail Business UK

    ORR to bring prosecutions over Croydon tram crash

    2022-03-24T17:02:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail & Road has announced that it is to prosecute Transport for London, Tram Operations Ltd and the driver over the fatal tram derailment at Sandilands in Croydon. ORR’s announcement on March 24 follows the completion of the investigation into the incident ...

  • The Light Rail Safety Standards Board has been established to facilitate more effective co-operation across the tram sector.
    Metro Report International

    Light Rail Safety Standards Board appointed

    2019-05-24T09:31:40Z

    UK: The Light Rail Safety Standards Board has been established to facilitate more effective co-operation across the tram sector. Allocated £1·5m of government funding, it will build on work undertaken by the safety steering group that was established by the UK Tram industry group following a derailment at Sandilands in ...

  • Photo: Transport for London
    News

    London trams to become cashless

    2018-06-04T13:45:38Z

    UK: Trams in London will become cashless from next month, Transport for London announced on June 4. Ticket machines are to be removed from all tram stops on July 16, leaving contactless payment, Oyster cards, Travelcards or bus & tram passes as the only ways to pay for tram travel. ...

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    Metro Report International

    London tram enhancements included in Growth Fund

    2018-05-22T10:37:58Z

    UK: Transport for London is to finance around one-third of the cost of double-tracking the Elmers End branch of the tram network, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced on May 21. TfL is to provide £3·3m from its Growth Fund towards the estimated £9m estimated project cost. In addition ...

  • The Rail Accident Investigation Branch makes 15 recommendations to improve safety in its report into the derailment of a tram at Sandilands in Croydon.
    News

    15 recommendations in Croydon Tramlink derailment report

    2017-12-07T14:40:07Z

    UK: The Rail Accident Investigation Branch made 15 recommendations to improve safety on December 7 when it published its report into the overturning of a tram at Sandilands in Croydon, south London on November 9 2016. RAIB found that the Bombardier CR4000 tram had been travelling at 73 km/h ...

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    Metro Report International

    London trams could become cashless

    2017-09-05T14:26:02Z

    UK: Transport for London has started a public consultation on proposals to remove ticket machines from tram stops, thereby making tram travel cashless. The consultation is open until October 29. As ticket machines at tram stops have reached the end of their useful life, TfL says that it is ...

  • Croydon Tramlink.
    Metro Report International

    Tramlink automated tram speed monitoring systems sought

    2017-06-02T11:15:55Z

    UK: Transport for London has begun early market engagement for the potential retrofitting of automated vehicle speed monitoring and driver vigilance devices to the Tramlink light rail fleet. This follows a fatal accident on November 8 2016, when a tram travelling at approximately 70 km/h on a section of line ...

  • Derailed Croydon tram near Sandilands (Photo: RAIB).
    News

    Excessive speed caused Croydon tram derailment

    2016-11-16T14:21:00Z

    UK: On November 16 the Rail Accident Investigation Branch published its interim report into a fatal derailment on the Tramlink light rail network in Croydon, south London, which had taken place at around 06.07 on November 9. The report provides key information and urgent safety advice ahead of the completion ...

  • London Tramlink Stadler Variobahn tram.
    News

    London Tramlink orders more Stadler trams

    2013-08-21T09:03:00Z

    UK: London Tramlink has awarded Stadler Pankow a firm order to supply a further four Variobahn trams for the light rail network centred on Croydon. The additional Variobahn cars trams are to be built at Stadler's plants in Berlin and are scheduled to enter service from 2015. The £10·2m contract ...

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    News

    Sutton presses for Tramlink extension

    2013-05-30T08:00:00Z

    UK: Plans for expansion of the Croydon Tramlink network to serve the neighbouring London Borough of Sutton were endorsed by the borough council on May 23, with the publication of an 'economic benefits prospectus' commissioned by the Opportunity Sutton development partnership. Transport for London is currently developing proposals for an ...

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    London Tramlink prepares to put new trams into service

    2012-02-15T16:27:00Z

    UK: London Tramlink is preparing to put the first of its six new Stadler Rail Variobahn trams into service by the end of February, with the rest scheduled to arrive at a rate of around one a month ready for the launch of a new Line 4 service in June. ...

  • The first of the new Stadler trams for Croydon Tramlink is delivered to Therapia Lane depot.
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    London Tramlink takes delivery of Stadler cars

    2012-01-24T09:16:00Z

    UK: The Tramlink light rail network in south London has begun taking delivery of six Stadler Rail Variotrams which Transport for London ordered in August 2011 at cost of £16∙3m.The first of the 32 m long five-section 100% low-floor air-conditioned trams underwent trial running in the German city of Chemnitz ...

  • Stadler Variobahn tram for London Tramlink.
    News

    Croydon tram on test in Chemnitz

    2012-01-04T14:51:00Z

    UK: The first of six Stadler Variobahn trams ordered to increase capacity on the Tramlink network in south London underwent testing in the German city of Chemnitz during December. Stadler won its first UK contract in August 2011, when Transport for London announced a £16·3m order for six Variobahn trams ...

  • Impression of new Stadler Variobahn tram for Croydon Tramlink.
    News

    Stadler wins London Tramlink tram order

    2011-08-18T11:10:00Z

    UK: Stadler Rail has won a contract to supply six Variobahn trams to increase capacity on the Tramlink light rail system in south London, Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced on August 18. The first of the new trams is scheduled to be delivered 'this winter' and all will enter ...

  • London Tramlink service at East Croydon station.
    News

    London Tramlink seeks bids for additional trams

    2011-01-31T10:12:00Z

    UK: Transport for London subsidiary Tramtrack Croydon Ltd is seeking bids for the lease of 10 new or second-hand trams to increase capacity on the light rail network in south London from the end of summer 2011. A new service is planned to run between Therapia Lane and Elmers End ...

  • Tramlink tram
    News

    Tramlink transferred to Transport for London

    2008-07-03T08:10:00Z

    UK: Ownership of the Tramlink light rail system in Croydon was transferred to Transport for London on June 27. Tramtrack Croydon Ltd held a 99-year private finance initiative concession to build and operate the 28 km network, but on March 17 the shareholders accepted TfL's offer to purchase the business ...

  • News

    Tramtrack Croydon buy out

    2008-03-27T14:28:00Z

    UK: Transport for London announced on March 17 than it had reached an agreement to buy Tramtrack Croydon Ltd, holder of a private finance initiative concession to run the 28 km Tramlink light rail system in south London. TfL will pay £98m for the company, with completion of the deal ...

  • News

    Trams to serve central London

    2002-07-01T10:00:00Z

    PLANS to build two new light rail lines in the British capital were announced by Mayor of London Ken Livingstone on May 29. Following public consultation and discussions with local authorities, he approved two light rail routes and two busways. ’People have been talking about these schemes for seven years’, ...

  • News

    Trams return to Croydon

    2000-06-01T10:00:00Z

    MONTHS of frustration turned to celebrations on May 5 when the first 11 km section of Croydon Tramlink opened between the town centre loop and New Addington. Tramtrack Croydon Ltd's Chairman Bob Dorey said it was an 'important day' when TCL 'brought trams back to London', 49 years after the ...