DESCRIPTION(last modified February 22, 2017 )
The elder London tram network opened in 1870 (initial horse tram); electrification was completed in 1903. Tram service was closed in 1952.
A modern LRT line (Croydon Tramlink) opened in 2000 serving Croydon, a suburb 20 km south of London city centre. Tramlink route is a mixture of street track shared with other traffic, dedicated track in public roads and off-street track (including former railway segments).
Tramlink has been a succesfull experience, with an high annual ridership (about 20 millions of passengers) and important appreciation by the users; furthermore, this new LRT line has been a decisive factor in the development of Croydon territory, generating a remarkable increase of the immoveable properties values. Tramlink is articulated in 3 routes: Wimbledon-Croydon-New Addington, Croydon-Beckenham Junction, Croydon-Elmers End.
HISTORY(last modified February 19, 2017 )
|1870||initial horse tram opening||--|
|1952||tram network closed||--|
|10-05-2000||Croydon Loop-New Addington||Croydon Tramlink|
|23-05-2000||Croydon Loop-Beckenham Junction||Croydon Tramlink|
|30-05-2000||Wimbledon-Elmers End||Croydon Tramlink|
|10-12-2005||Centrale stop||Croydon Tramlink|
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
Single line length (Km)
Single line stops
Single line avg. distance (km)
Total track length (km)
Total network stops
Avg. stop net distance (km)
750 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Flexity Swift CR400,Variobahn