Tag Archives: Tramlink

Civic ceremonies and choir to mark tram crash anniversary

Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the Sandilands tram derailment, in which seven Croydon residents died. A civic ceremony to mark the anniversary will take place at Central Parade, New Addington, near the homes of many of those passengers who … Continue reading

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Say goodbye to tram tickets as TfL prepares to go ‘cashless’

Get ready to say farewell to those sometimes baffling and idiosyncratic ticket machines which stand like sentinels on the platforms of every stop on the Croydon Tramlink network. Transport for London has begun an eight-week public consultation on plans to … Continue reading

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Five fatalities in Croydon tram derailment at Sandilands

5pm UPDATE: It was just after 11am today that a spokesman for the British Transport Police announced that there had been “some loss of life” in the tram derailment which had seen two carriages come off the rails on a … Continue reading

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So Last Century vintage and retro fair, Sep 18

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Tram drivers’ union suspend strike action after ‘improved offer’

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has announced this afternoon that is suspending its planned strike action on the tram network after receiving a “much improved offer” from employers FirstGroup. Union officials speaking to Inside Croydon indicated that they will be … Continue reading

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Tram drivers to take two-day strike action next week

Train drivers who operate Croydon’s Tramlink system will be on strike over pay and conditions for two days next week. The strike will begin on Wednesday, June 15, with drivers not returning to work until after midnight on Friday, June … Continue reading

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Croydon really is ‘put on the map’ with latest Tube guide

It is undoubtedly one of the laziest and nonsensical of cliches – “putting Croydon on the map”. Which is probably why we hear it used so often by local politicians and attention-seekers. Because, of course, Croydon has been on maps … Continue reading

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Tram drivers’ 100% vote for strike action in dispute over pay

Members of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, who work on Croydon’s Tramlink network have voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action over what they call “the failure of FirstGroup to make an acceptable pay offer”. There was a … Continue reading

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Mayor Khan to extend one-hour Hopper fares to tram network

The Croydon tram network is preparing itself to be included in the one-hour Hopper fare scheme when it is introduced by Transport for London in September. Last week, Labour’s new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan announced the Hopper scheme, which … Continue reading

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Open data to provide up-to-date travel information on trams

Transport for London has made live service information available to tram passengers at the touch of a button. Tram passengers can access up-to-the-minute information about when their service will arrive and its destination along with the status of the service, … Continue reading

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