London tram is a transit system serving the city of london united kingdom with the tube the urban suburban commuter train the bus the nigth bus or the river bus. The network consists of 39 stops along 28 km 17 mi of track on a mixture of street track shared.
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Tram london. London s tram network tramlink was introduced to south london in 2000 the london tram network runs from wimbledon through croydon to beckenham where it has proven a popular mode of transport. It is owned by london tramlink an arm of transport for london tfl and is operated as a concession by firstgroup. Tramlink is a fast frequent and reliable tram service to routes through central croydon from wimbledon beckenham elmers end and new addington.
Tramlink began operation in may 2000 as croydon tramlink becoming the first tram system in london since 1959. This first line was operated by a somewhat eccentric american george francis train initially there was strong opposition as although it was popular with its passengers the first designs had rails that stood proud of the road surface and created an obstruction. All access to trams is step free.
The tram network has 4 lines and 38 stations forming a rail network of 16 miles 27 km. You must wear a face covering wear a face covering on public transport or face a fine up to 6 400. The first generation of trams in london started in 1860 when a horse tramway began operating along victoria street in westminster.