Tag Archives: Croydon Tramlink

Tram operators delay safer driver rotas till 2021 to save money

Tram operators delay introducing safer, shorter working hours for drivers for two years Ten extra drivers on the network will cost £500,000 per year TfL admits it has still to implement seven of 13 safety recommendations made following the Sandilands … Continue reading

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Tram union calls off strikes after breakthrough in talks

ASLEF, the drivers’ union, has agreed to suspend this week’s tram strikes after a breakthrough in talks with FirstGroup management over the weekend at the conciliation service ACAS. The strike was due to take place on Croydon Tramlink on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Trams union warns of ‘summer of strikes’ over pensions

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on the increasingly bitter dispute between staff and management over pensions for tram drivers The trades union representing Croydon’s tram drivers has handed the network’s management notice of three days of strikes next month: Wednesday … Continue reading

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Tram drivers to strike next Thursday in dispute over pensions

Croydon’s tram drivers will be on strike, next Thursday, March 28. ASLEF, the union which represents the majority of tram drivers, announced the strike action last night, after talks broke down at the arbitration service, ACAS, over a long-running dispute … Continue reading

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City Hall finances means no happy ending for trams fairy story

There was a time, not so long ago, when London had a well-funded, well-thought-out public transport network. Or was it just a fairy story? Following yesterday’s exclusive Inside Croydon report about how capital works on the tram network are to … Continue reading

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Jones secures £1.5m Government funds for tram safety board

Campaigning by Croydon Central Labour MP Sarah Jones has managed to secure the £1.5million government funding required to establish a Light Rail Safety Standards Board, one of the main improvements recommended by accident investigators following the Sandilands tram crash in … Continue reading

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TfL’s budget crisis forces it to axe tram improvement projects

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, is holding on tight for a bumpy ride over London’s public transport finances According to an internal Transport for London report obtained by Inside Croydon, the Mayor of London has been forced to abandon all … Continue reading

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