We took over the running of Trams in 2008 and completely refurbished the network which had been created eight years earlier. The system uses a combination of on-street and segregated running.

We set the specifications for tram frequency and overall performance, and are responsible for fares and revenue. We also carry out maintenance and plan and fund improvements and extensions to the network.

Tram Operations Limited (TOL), a subsidiary of First Group, operates trams day-to-day. TOL's contract will expire in 2030.

Find out more about what we're planning next, including Trams 2030, on the Improving Trams page.

London's trams are easily accessible for people with buggies or luggage, and passengers with impaired mobility. There are connections to the Tube, London Overground, bus and National Rail services.

Quick facts

  • Just over 29 million passengers used the service in 2017/18
  • The tram network has 28km of track, 34 trams in the fleet and 39 stops
  • It serves seven National Rail stations and more than 50 bus routes
  • Trams are not new to Croydon. Until 1951 trams ran through the town along the A23 before being closed to make room for more buses and cars