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.
All 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.
Tramlink South London
Download a Tramlink map from the Transport for London website
London bus and tram fares
When it comes to tickets, trams are treated as part of the bus network. There is a flat fare throughout the bus and tram network, £1.50 with pre-pay Oyster card or £2.60 if you are paying with a paper ticket. Travelcards are valid on trams.
Bus passes are valid for the whole bus and tram network and are not divided into zones. The standard adult fares for bus passes are:
- 7 day - £21.20
- 1 month - £81.50
- 1 year - £848
Concessions on London trams
All children under 16, as well as 16-17 year olds living in London and in full-time education, travel free on buses and trams once they have obtained a photocard (not required for children under 5).
Freedom Passes provide free travel for older and disabled London residents. Tram travel is free for wheelchair users, irrespective of whether or not they hold a pass.
See the Transport for London website for full details on how to apply.
It is easy for anyone to use London's trams. All access to trams is step-free. There is no need to use ramps or any other special features to board. You simply turn up and go.
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 easy reach 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.
See our Accessible London page for further information about accessible attractions, accommodation and transport in London.