Category Archives: Tramlink

Tram service to Wimbledon to be suspended for 11 days

There will be no tram service between Wimbledon and Therapia Lane from Wednesday February 8 until Sunday February 19, while Transport for London carries out work to replace track in the Mitcham area. This work, which involves a modest 150metres … Continue reading

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TfL confirms 6% fare rises for capital’s buses, Tube and trams

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has today confirmed that the capital’s bus, Tube and tram fares will go up by almost 6per cent, an increase imposed by central government as part of last year’s post-covid bail-out. Mayor Khan said there was … Continue reading

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Town centre stations should be the focus for future vision

With more shops closing and others reducing their floor space in the run-down Whitgift Centre, ANDREW PELLING looks east for solutions to address the town centre’s retail decline The continued loss of retail outlets in Croydon comes as high street … Continue reading

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Union calls on Mayor Khan to intervene in TfL pension dispute

Strikes will hit London’s transport network tomorrow as Unite members at Transport for London, London Underground and Croydon Trams take action to defend their pensions, pay and jobs. Due to shift patterns, services could also be hit on Friday, November … Continue reading

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Civic service to mark 6th anniversary of Croydon tram crash

Croydon will remember those who lost their lives in the Sandilands tram crash at a civic ceremony in New Addington this Wednesday, November 9. The ceremony is set to begin at 11am at Central Parade, where a memorial was installed … Continue reading

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Trams union say FirstGroup ‘torpedoed’ ACAS pay deal

There could be more strikes on the tram network in the run-up to Christmas after union officials said that the operating company “torpedoed” a pay deal. The tram network is operated on behalf of Transport for London by Tram Operations … Continue reading

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‘Angry’ tram drivers to stage two days of strikes next week

Croydon tram drivers are to take strike action over pay and conditions next Monday and Tuesday, October 10 and 11. The Tramlink drivers, members of the ASLEF union, have voted to reject a below-inflation pay offer. Next week’s action follows … Continue reading

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London’s transport prepares for the funeral of the Queen

Transport for London are “doing everything we can to keep our city moving and ensure people can travel safely”, according to a statement issued by Andy Byford, TfL Commissioner, as the formal public events surrounding the national mourning of the … Continue reading

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ASLEF suspend tram strikes after managers improve pay offer

Train drivers’ union ASLEF has suspended the three days of tram strike action planned for next week, after managers made an improved pay offer. “Although the improved offer does not meet our members’ aspirations, ASLEF will always look for a … Continue reading

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‘Severe disruption’ expected as tram drivers stage 3-day strike

12.30pm UPDATE: Union suspends strikes ahead of arbitration talks Managers in charge of Croydon’s tram network are predicting “severe disruption” next week, as members of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, go on strike for three days for an improved pay … Continue reading

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‘No choice’: Khan accepts £3.6bn deal for London’s transport

Tories used threat of cuts to London’s bus routes to force London Mayor to accept pension ‘reforms’ and to move towards potentially dangerous driverless Tube trains The Conservative government has finally agreed a longer-term funding settlement for London’s buses, Tubes, … Continue reading

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RMT Rally to Save London’s Public Transport, Aug 31

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Managers refuse to talk to ASLEF union ahead of tram strike

Croydon’s tram drivers are to take strike action over pay and conditions next month, the third stoppage on the network this year. ASLEF, the tram drivers’ union, say that they have had no contact from management at Tram Operations Ltd … Continue reading

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Air ambulance called in after tram collision at Ampere Way

An air ambulance was called to the Ampere Way tram stop yesterday afternoon after a collision between a tram and an e-scooter rider. The rider was taken to hospital with a serious head injury after the incident, which the police … Continue reading

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Track replacement closes tram line to Wimbledon for 10 days

As part of Transport for London’s programme to renew the infrastructure of London Trams, work to replace nearly half a mile of track between Wimbledon and Therapia Lane will be taking place from next Monday, August 22, until Wednesday August … Continue reading

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Tram workers to join Tube staff in strike action on Aug 19

More than 1,000 Transport for London and London Underground workers will take strike action next Friday, August 19, in a dispute over pay, pensions and jobs. They include workers on the Croydon Trams. The workers, members of the Unite union, … Continue reading

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Tram crash driver could face Old Bailey trial early next year

Alfred Dorris, the driver of the tram that crashed at Sandilands in November 2016, is to stand trial, possibly at the Old Bailey, early in 2023. Dorris appeared at a preliminary hearing at Croydon Crown Court yesterday morning, where he … Continue reading

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Two days of tram strikes coming down the tracks next week

Drivers on the Croydon Tramlink network will be striking again next Wednesday and Thursday. The strike on July 13-14 follows a previous two-day stoppage last month in a dispute over pay. “There has still been no new offer from management … Continue reading

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Union claims TOL manager ‘intimidated’ striking tram drivers

Tram drivers entered their second day of strike action this morning with their union officials claiming that support for the industrial action had been solid, despite attempts by the operators’ management to intimidate staff on the picket lines. The dispute … Continue reading

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‘No one wants strikes. But I’m happy to stand on the picket line’

‘Travel misery’ won’t be over in south London any time soon. After a week of disruption on rail and the Tube, with airline strikes still to come, ANDREW FISHER, pictured left, appraises next week’s industrial action on Croydon’s Trams After … Continue reading

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Biggest rail strike for 30 years could see network in meltdown

Even Southern, a rail network where its workers are not striking, is asking passengers not to travel next week. By JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent Train operators are appealing to their regular passengers and commuters not to travel next week, when … Continue reading

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After nearly six years, TfL pleads guilty over Sandilands crash

Transport for London will plead guilty to health and safety failings over the Croydon tram crash. Seven died and 61 were injured when a tram derailed approaching Sandilands on November 9, 2016. Prosecutions against TfL, Tram Operations Limited, the tram … Continue reading

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After decades of wage stagnation, workers have one option

Croydon’s bin lorry crews are about to start three weeks of industrial action, as train, Tube and now tram drivers are also going on strike. It is often the only course of action that workers can take, writes ANDREW FISHER … Continue reading

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Trams join national train drivers’ disputes in summer of strikes

Croydon’s tram drivers are to take four days of strike action, beginning later this month, joining an estimated 50,000 railway workers from across three trades unions in what amounts to the biggest industrial action on the national transport network for … Continue reading

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TfL confirms 37 bus routes likely affected by drivers’ strikes

Transport for London has today warned passengers to expect as many as 37 bus routes, operating out of four Arriva garages, to be out of action during next week’s strike action. “Transport for London is advising customers to check before … Continue reading

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