Monday, 11 March 2013

Public Transport in London-London Tram Network

London has a modern tram network, referred to as Tramlink, which is based in Croydon, South London. The network has 39 stops, three routes and served 26.5 million passengers in 2008.

Trams run in parts of South London between Wimbledon, Croydon, Beckenham and New Addington. The services are frequent and accessible.

London's tram network, Tramlink, was introduced to South London in 2000, to provide an additional form of transport to the employment dense region of Croydon, South London. The London tram network runs from Wimbledon through Croydon to Beckenham, where it has proven to be a popular mode of transport.

London Bus and Tram prices: The prices for London Bus and Tram Pass are as follows: 7 days (one week) = £ 19.60; 1 month = £ 75. 30, 1 year = £ 784.

All children under 16, plus 16-17 year olds living in London and in full-time education, can travel free on buses. You will need a photo card (not required for children under 5).

Freedom Passes provide free travel for wheelchair users, as well as for older and disabled persons. This service can be applied for on the Transport for London’s (TfL) website.

Access to trams is step-free. There is no need to use ramps or any other special features to board. Additionally, all tram travel is free for wheelchair users, irrespective of whether or not they hold a Freedom Pass.

From Monday to Saturday, trams run every 10 minutes during the day to Wimbledon, Elmers End and Beckenham Junction; and approximately every seven minutes to New Addington.

At Wimbledon Station, there are passenger lifts to provide connections to other rail services; as well as to and from street level. To assist blind passengers and people with visual impairments, each stop has a tactile strip along its entire length, a safe distance from the platform edge.

The design of the trams themselves makes special provision for passengers with disabilities. People using wheelchairs can easily wheel on and off the trams; and there are two dedicated spaces for them to travel in each tram. Next to the wheelchair space is a specially sited intercom, which allows you to speak to the driver in an emergency, and an easily reachable stop request button. All doors have an opening button on them at an accessible height.

Trams have priority seats for elderly and disabled people, or those travelling with small children, in each section of the carriage; and plenty of easy-to-reach stop request buttons. The name of the next stop will be announced as the tram leaves the previous stop.

Are you considering visiting London and the U.K.? Then contact the London official visitor agency-Visit London and Partners at: 08701 566 366     

You can also contact the City of London Information Centre: Opposite St Paul's Cathedral:

City of London, Guildhall, PO Box 270, London, EC2P 2EJ

Telephone: 020 7606 3030

They can offer you credible, pursuable and realistic information and advice on the following fronts: Cheap flights to London, hotels in London, cheap hotels in London, boutique hotels in London, bed and breakfast in London, guest houses in London, holiday apartments in London, timeshare accommodation in London, youth hostels in London, transportation in London, bus tours in London, river tours in London, coach tours of the U.K., entertainment in London, tourist attractions in London etc.

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