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Tramlink in London

Tramlink is a light rail tram system operating in South London covering areas between Wimbledon, Beckenham Junction and New Addington. The network comprises of four routes that pass through central Coydon. Tramlink uses the same logo as the London Underground except that it is green in colour instead of red. 

The Tramlink network covers 28 km (17 miles) of track and 39 stops comprising of street tracks on public roads shared with other vehicles, dedicated tracks on public roads and on former railway lines. Tramlink services the suburbs of South London and therefore hardly used by tourists since most of London’s attractions are in the central area. The tram stops are unstaffed and have low platforms, which make the stops wheelchair accessible and easy for the elderly to board the trams.

Tramlink tram in East Croydon by Au Morandarte

Paying the Fare

You can purchase tickets from the ticket machines at the tram stops before boarding the trams. You can also use the prepaid cards (Oyster Card, Visitor Oyster Card or Travelcard) which offer better value than thetickets as well as convenience. Another option is the contactless credit/debit card such as Visa payWave and MasterCard PayPass. The fares are the same as the London buses. When using the cards, you must touch the card reader on the platform before boarding the tram.

Ticket machine at a Tramlink stop by Marathon

If you are using a contactless card (Oyster Card, Visitor Oyster Card or credit/debit card), you can get a free transfer to another tram or bus within one hour of touching the reader on the first tram or bus. Remember to use the same card for the second journey for the free transfer. The free fare will apply automatically after touching the reader for the second tram or bus.

Operating Hours & Routes

London’s Tramlink network comprises of 28 km (17 miles) of track, 39 stops and 4 lines or routes covering South London.London’s Tramlink network comprises of 28 km (17 miles) of track, 39 stops and 4 lines or routes covering South London.

  • Route 1 runs between Elmers End and West Croydon.
  • Route 2 runs between Beckenham Junction and West Croydon.
  • Route 3 runs between New Addington and Wimbeldon.
  • Route 4 runs between Elmers End and Wimbeldon.

Routes 3 and 4 run every 7-8 minutes on Monday-Saturday and 30 minutes on Sundays. Routes 1 and 2 run every 10 minutes on Monday-Saturday and 30 minutes on Sundays.

Tramlink stop at Beckenham Junction by Thryduulf

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