Ultra modern tramlines and underground systems in the British Isles.
Croydon - Tramlink
A mixture of dedicated lines and street running, it eminates from Croydon to Wimbledon, Beckenham and New Adlington.
Nottingham Express Transit
A modern tram system in Nottingham, opened in 2003, it runs from Hucknall to the centre of Nottingham, there is a spur to Cinderhill, there are plans to extend the system.
Manchester - Metrolink
This was the first of the new wave of tramways, it is an extensive system in the centre of Manchester with lines out to Bury, Eccles, and Altrincham with further extensions planned. Some of the line is reused from old BR lines but the centre of town is shared street track. During the construction in the centre of town the old tram lines were dug up
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
A large system of dedicated line some high level which links Bank to the areas of East London, Canary Wharf and city airport. It opened in 1987 and has had several extensions. It is fully automatic.
A 22km long line from the centre of Wolverhampton to Birmingham Snow Hill station. The line opened in 1999
Opened in 1995 an extensive system with mixed dedicated lines and street running. It follows a lot of the old tram system. It links Sheffield with Middlewood, Malin Bridge, Meadowhall and Halfway.
The first phase will connect Newhaven to the AIrport via the town centre, but the project is vastly over budget and behind schedule now currently due to open in 2014.
Stansted People Mover
An airport transit that goes between the terminal and departure gates after security. It is fully automatic.
Gatwick People Mover
An airport transit that goes between the north and south terminals, it is fully automatic.
Opened in 2004, two tram lines with brand new tramcars with mixed dedicated lines and street running.
The metropolitan railway was the first underground railway in the world, not more than a covered cutting. Now part of the London underground network of 11 lines covering some 250 miles.
Opened in 1896 it is a twin circular underground railway 6.5 miles long. Originally cable hauled it was converted to electric running in 1935. It runs an unusual 4' gauge.
Tyne and Wear Metro
Formerly three now two lines with 60 stations, the Tyne and Wear Metro serves Newcastle and the surronding area with an extensive light railway network. It was opened in 1980 and about 48 miles long.
Isle of Wight Railway
Stourbridge People Mover
Built by Parry this light weight tram runs on the branch line between Stourbridge town and Stourbridge Junction in the West midlands. It has a 2 litre engine and a wealth of desing features to make it very efficient.