Trams

Tramlink was established in 2000 and uses a combination of on-street and segregated running.

We took over the running of Trams in 2008 and completely refurbished the network. We introduced a new livery for the tram vehicles, and deep cleaned them inside and out.

We also repaired and upgraded tram stops, and carried out substantial work on the track to make the ride faster and smoother.

In 2012 we introduced six new vehicles to provide a new service between Elmers End and Therapia Lane.

Future plans include increasing capacity between Wimbledon and Croydon, track upgrades, more frequent services and improvements to security and policing on the system.

Access

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

Oyster is accepted on all tram routes.

Managing Trams       

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.

Quick facts

  • The tram network has 28km of track, 24 trams in the fleet and 39 stops
  • It serves seven National Rail stations and more than 50 bus routes
  • Thirty-one million passengers used the service in 2014/15
  • 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