List of modern tramway and light rail systems in the United Kingdom

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This is a list of extant tramway and light rail systems in the United Kingdom. For a full historical list of all tramway systems that have existed in the country, see List of town tramway systems in the United Kingdom.

Operational tram (green) and light rail (blue) systems in the United Kingdom
Location System Traction
type
Date opened Notes
Blackpool Blackpool Corporation Tramways Horse, conduit electric and overhead electric 10 September 1892  
East London Docklands Light Railway Electric 31 August 1987 Light rail
Edinburgh Edinburgh Trams Electric 31 May 2014  
South London Tramlink, formerly Croydon Tramlink Electric 10 May 2000 [1][2]
Greater Manchester Metrolink Electric 6 April 1992  
Nottingham Nottingham Express Transit Electric 9 March 2004 [3]
Sheffield Supertram Electric 21 March 1994 [4]
Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne & Wear Metro Electric 11 August 1980 Light rail
West Midlands (BirminghamWolverhampton) West Midlands Metro Electric 30 May 1999  

Proposed systems[edit]

Cancelled systems[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Available Website". Railwaysofbritain.bravehost.com. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Available Website". Railwaysofbritain.bravehost.com. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  3. ^ Turner 2009, pp. 88–89
  4. ^ "Sheffield's Trams in c1960". Cyberpictures.net. Retrieved 3 November 2014.