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  Croydon Tramlink - The Unofficial Site
Tramlink has been a huge success in getting people out of their cars and has proved very popular.
Latest research shows that Tramlink has already achieved its objectives, removing FOUR million car journeys a year from London's congested roads.
Any communication intended for Croydon Tramlink, or any company or organization should be addressed directly to them.
tramlink.co.uk   (356 words)

  
  Tramlink - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tramlink (until recently known as Croydon Tramlink) is a public transport tramway in south London, operated by FirstGroup on behalf of Transport for London.
Tramlink meets National Rail lines at a number of stations, but because it runs in an area relatively under-served by the London Underground (one of the reasons for its creation), its only interchange with the Underground is at Wimbledon.
Tramlink is operated with articulated low-floor Flexity Swift CR-4000 trams built by Bombardier Transportation in Vienna.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tramlink   (766 words)

  
 Croydon Tramlink - The Unofficial Site
The radio system is vital to the effective running of the system and allows the Therapia Lane Control Room to communicate to a tram driver, to an operative on foot using a hand portable or to an operative driving one of the three road vehicles easily and clearly.
However because Tramlink has only three frequencies (one of which is used for controlling the channel selection and base station operation) it is difficult to take full advantage of the system's capabilities.
Tramlink uses these for communicating with some staff during incidents, for communications between Revenue Inspectors and for Back Up purposes on the Beckenham Line.
www.croydon-tramlink.co.uk /info/infra/radio.shtml   (1555 words)

  
 Christian Wolmar :: Croydon Tramlink quietly renationalised
The Tramlink was built by a consortium of five companies including a subsidiary of FirstGroup, the Royal Bank of Scotland and, in partnership, Sir Robert McAlpine and Amey.
It was one of the early PFI deals, with central government funding £125m of the overall cost of around £200m, and the consortium was given a 99 year concession to recoup their investment.
Tramlink was very successful in attracting customers but despite that it made little money for the consortium.
www.christianwolmar.co.uk /articles/tssa/apr,08.shtml   (479 words)

  
 London Trams - Tramlink Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tramlink's electrically powered trams are energy and space efficient.
Tramlink is included in the London Transport Travelcard Scheme.
Tramlink's smart red and white trams were manufactured in Vienna, based upon the successful K4000 series trams developed for Cologne.
www.dlr.co.uk /trams/abouttrams/companyinformation/ci_facts_trams.shtml   (324 words)

  
 ' Tramlink has improved the quality of life for most groups of people in the local area.'
There are 38 tram stops on the tramlink system, with the option to ad more to serve new areas as required.
Where Tramlink uses former Rail track platforms they have been lowered, (except at Wimbledon and Elmers End where the track was raised), from their present height of over one metre, to provide level boarding.
Tramlink has been designed and constructed in accordance with guidelines provided by the Health and Safety Executive's HM Railway Inspectorate.
www.coursework.info /i/18957.html   (612 words)

  
 British Trams Online - Features: Croydon Tramlink - Today and Tomorrow
After the results of this study were received the scheme went through the public consultation process and this proved to be a success with over 80% of respondents saying that they thought a tram system in the area would be a good idea.
This led London Transport and Croydon Council to submit the Croydon Tramlink Bill to Parliament in November 1991 as a private member’s procedure and this was finally approved on 21 July 1994 after the third reading.
The trams used on Tramlink were built by Bombardier (who are part of the Tramtrack Croydon Ltd group) in Austria and are designated CR-4000, based on the K-4000 trams of Cologne, Germany.
www.britishtramsonline.co.uk /tramlink.html   (1872 words)

  
 Croydon Tramlink - The Unofficial Site
Tramlink revenue staff have Oyster Readers to check their validity.
To use your tramlink ticket on these buses, Tickets must be purchased to "Addington+Bus".
Through tickets to Tramlink are also available from selected LUL stations, especially on the District line.
www.tramlink.co.uk /info/gen/tickets.shtml   (1656 words)

  
 Croydon Tramlink
Tramlink was built under a PFI scheme and is operated by a joint venture between Amey and an offshore company.
Ken Livingstone is pushing ahead with proposals for trams in other areas such as West London (where it would run down a main road and occupy normal road space for part of the way, much to the annoyance of local residents and businesses).
The Croydon Tramlink operates mainly on old rail lines or new private rights of way, but part of it also operates on the street and it is seen to contribute to congestion in South Croydon (tram breakdowns can also cause major traffic difficulties, and it certainly created many problems during the period of construction).
www.bromleytransport.org.uk /Croydon_Tramlink.htm   (1770 words)

  
 Croydon Tramlink   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Croydon Tramlink opened in May 2000 and provides transport links in south London on 28 km of track served by 24 trams.
Over 16 million passenger journeys were made on Tramlink in its first year of operation.
Tramlink is operated by Tramtrack Croydon Ltd (TCL) on behalf on Transport for London (TfL).
www.larif.org.uk /croydon_tramlink.htm   (89 words)

  
 Croydon Tramlink
The 'Tramlink Shop' is in George Street, opposite Safeway, open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and the telephone number for information is 020 8681 8300, the ‘020’ being necessary when phoning from outside the London telephone area.
The Tramlink hand-out map has been updated to include the new bus services which connect with Tramlink at New Addington and Addington Village - T31, T32 and T33 - and also to make it clear that Reeves Corner tramstop is for inbound cars only.
Tramlink is just allowed to squeeze into platform 10 of the station and the one tram-long available portion of the platform extends under the overbridge so is in a dark and gloomy location.
www.lrta.org /tramlink-old-updates.html   (2735 words)

  
 House of Commons - Transport - Written Evidence
It states that Tramlink has helped to attract inward investment to Croydon (£1.5 billion—London Borough of Croydon) and brought good transport links to relatively socially deprived areas.
Tramlink connects directly with mainline stations at East Croydon (for trains to the south coast) and central London, Wimbledon station for connections to central London, the south west coast, Hampshire and Surrey, and access to London Underground through the District Line.
Tramlink provides access to both local destinations and, via interchanges, with bus and heavy rail, thus accessing the wider London public transport network Tramlink has widely benefited those who previously couldn't use other modes of transport or where such transport was less frequent, less reliable, slower, or required changes.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200405/cmselect/cmtran/378/378we36.htm   (2431 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Business | Flagship tram firm running out of cash
Croydon Tramlink, a flagship £200m project viewed as a model for urban transport reform, has only enough cash left to run for seven weeks.
Tramtrack Croydon was in 1996 awarded a 99-year contract to build and run Tramlink, which opened in May 2000 as "state-of-the-art public transport".
But while Tramlink attracted 18 million passengers in 2001, it has struggled to run at a day-to-day profit, let alone cover the costs of construction.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/2729751.stm   (416 words)

  
 Tramlink
Tramlink will operate mainly on former railway corridors or on new segregated alignments.
Tramlink will have a simple fares structure with single cash fares carrying a small premium above current bus fares to reflect the higher quality of the services to be provided.
Travelcards will be valid on Tramlink and will provide the facility to interchange onto connecting bus and train services.
www.galet.freeserve.co.uk /tramlink/consult.html   (839 words)

  
 East Croydon station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
All services (excluding Virgin Trains and the Uckfield branch) that serve this station are powered by 750v DC Third Rail.
The station is an interchange with the Croydon Tramlink system, the trams of which have a stopping point immediately outside the front, and with the local bus service.
All three tram routes stop here in both directions, with services to Elmers End, Beckenham Junction, New Addington and Wimbledon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/East_Croydon_station   (450 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Croydon Tramlink, London, UK
These problems were finally solved in May 2000 with the opening of the Croydon Tramlink, a 15-mile (28km) modern light railway linking the local stations to the heavily-populated areas.
The Croydon Tramlink consists of a line from Wimbledon to Croydon, a clockwise loop serving various parts of Croydon, and an eastern section with branch lines running off towards Beckenham Junction, Elmers End and New Addington.
The Tramlink runs partly along the courses of old mainline suburban services which were closed and taken over in 1997.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A9396525   (1092 words)

  
 Trams of Hungary and much more...
I guess this is one of the reasons why Croydon Tramlink is sometimes referred to as "a new tram service in London" while when I was there I had the feeling of beeing in a completly different city...
If you arrive to West Croydon by train, what you'll see is the giant loop section of the Tramlink network, where all three routes share the tracks in one direction.
This is a railway station, and most of the route was built using abandoned railway lines, with a number of one-track sections.
hampage.hu /kozlekedes/croydon/e_index.html   (419 words)

  
 TheTrams.co.uk: Croydon Tramlink—Wimbledon route
The Wimbledon line has a number of single track sections, some of which are necessitated by limited clearances in the formation or by new bridges constructed to single track width.
The Tramlink depot is on this line, near to Therapia Lane stop.
Immediately after this stop is the Tramlink depot, which has access to running lines in both directions.
www.thetrams.co.uk /croydon/wimbledon   (692 words)

  
 alwaystouchout.com - Tramlink to Sutton and Mitcham
The Sutton Guardian and Croydon Guardian presented Mayor Ken Livingstone with the data from a survey of readers' support for extension of Croydon Tramlink to Sutton, Tooting, Streatham and Purley - the result of which was overwhelming in favour of the trams.
Local MPs are giving their backing to a mooted Tramlink extension to Sutton, after a local newspaper poll said 85% of those surveyed were in favour of such a project.
According to the Sutton Guardian, the Mayor has "shortlisted" Sutton as one of the forthcoming Croydon Tramlink extensions to be carried forward for a final decision on the route to be taken.
www.alwaystouchout.com /project/19   (808 words)

  
 The Croydon Tramlink (Penalty Fares) Order 2003
This Order may be cited as the Croydon Tramlink (Penalty Fares) Order 2003 and shall come into force on 15th July 2003.
(b) "Tramlink" has the meaning given by section 2(1) of the Croydon Tramlink Act 1994[3].
Certain functions conferred by the 1994 Act on London Regional Transport were transferred to Tramtrack Croydon Limited by the Croydon Tramlink (Transfer of Functions) Order 1996, S.I. 1996/2944 which, in accordance with section 207(11) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999, now has effect as if made by the Mayor of London.
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si2003/20031614.htm   (4274 words)

  
 House of Commons - Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs - Eighth Report
Despite the project's costs, an assessment of the different transport options for the area concluded that Tramlink enjoys a benefit to cost ratio of 2.7 to 1, and is a more attractive option than bus-based improvements to the transport system.
While Tramlink will be included in the Travelcard scheme, the possibility of offering through-ticketing to destinations on the national rail network outside the Travelcard area is being discussed.
TCL felt that Tramlink, as well as other light rail and tram projects, is particularly important for addressing suburban transport problems, especially on the orbital routes where congestion is most severe.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm199900/cmselect/cmenvtra/153/15306.htm   (3587 words)

  
 Tramlink
John Gent, the first speaker gave an illustrated presentation showing rail transport from the days of the Surrey Iron Railway that ran between Wandsworth and Croydon from its opening in 1803 until closure in 1896.
To ensure the theme of the day was maintained, John explained that as part of that railway had been used for 'Tramlink' services, the latter could arguably be described as based on the oldest public railway in the world.
John went on to focus on the development of the tram from early horse drawn vehicles, through experimental battery powered vehicles to the arrival of electrification in 1901.
www.lococarriage.org.uk /tramlink.htm   (1378 words)

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