London Tramlink to run more trams in the evening

25 May 2011
"We are pleased to be able to offer passengers an increase in this service"

We are pleased to be able to offer passengers an increase in this service

From 31 May the eight-trams-an-hour service that operates between 7:00 and 19:00 will be extended until 21:00 after which it will reduce to four trams per hour. 

Last trams will continue to run between midnight and 00:30.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: 'Our trams are a highly popular way of getting around south London and stepping up the evening services will make it much easier for anyone going home from work or heading for a night out in that bustling part of the Capital to do so.'

Transport for London (TfL) is also looking to secure extra trams for its network, which would run as a new service between Elmers End and Therapia Lane and the intention is to have the new trams up and running next year.

Director of Tramlink, Phil Hewitt, said: 'We are pleased to be able to offer passengers an increase in this service, which will make off-peak evening travel more appealing and convenient with trams running every seven to eight.

'It is part of Transport for London's ongoing campaign to make tram travel a more popular option for travellers.'


Notes to editors:

  • London Tramlink runs 24 trams over a 28km network with 39 stops
  • It carries 27.7 million passengers a year with the busiest day ever being 30 November 2010 when 119,000 people used the network
  • Its passenger satisfaction score is 84 out of 100