Croydon Tramlink - Construction

Croydon Tramlink - Construction

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Partial / Incomplete Date December 1998
Area Mitcham
Picture Reference Mit_​24_​8-27
Original Format Photo
Notes / History This photo, taken during construction, shows unit 2552 approaching a foot crossing. The destination blind shows "Driver under instruction".

The Tramlink route through Merton is over the former Wimbledon - West Croydon railway track. The railway closed in 1997 and the tramway opened in 2000.

Tramlink serves seven National Rail stations and has one interchange with the London Underground, at Wimbledon for the District line, and one with London Overground, at West Croydon for the London Overground East London Line.

Tramlink runs on a mixture of street track shared with other traffic, dedicated track in public roads, and off-street track consisting of new rights-of-way, former railway lines, and one section of alignment (not track) shared with a third rail electrified Network Rail line.

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