Welcome to the unofficial Croydon Tramlink website.
What is Croydon Tramlink?
'Croydon Tramlink is the UK's number one tramway carrying 22 million passengers a year over a 28km (18.5 mile) modern tramway system covering South London, UK.'
Tramlink reachs out across on both sides from Croydon. Wimbeldon in the west and to the east is beckham ,Elmmers End and Addington. Since its opening Tramlink has reached its target to help to get 4 million cars off the streeets of Croydon.
Croydon Tramlink is not the first tram system in Croydon - old London trams used to run through the town along the A23 (Purley Way) which back then was London Road, North End and High Street.
There was also a Addiscombe route which branched off the main tram line at the Almshouses (near Waddon rail station) along the A232 up the High Street and through George Street, passing East Croydon station and into Cherry Orchard Road, it closed in 1927.
Tramlink opened in 1997 and was fully operational by May 2000 and was taken over by TFL (transport for London) in 2008. since then a new stop has opened (Centrale) and more 6 trams hae been added to the fleet
The Orpington - Addington line
All the plans made for this extention are right here! Read about the plans and look at the new route map. The advantages and disadvantages are included with info about all the stations.