Fifteen years have passed since trams returned to London in the shape of the Croydon Tramlink and like many other modern UK systems, it has been a great success, with a credible 32.3 million passengers carried in 2014/2015.
The system today operates four primary routes. From Wimbledon in the south, trams serve a town centre loop around Croydon and then split towards Beckenham Junction with a short branch to Elmers End, and a major route through to New Addington.
This programme features a driver's eye view around the system, filmed from the cab of tram 2543. Starting with a look around the main depot at Therapia Lane, we board our tram and set off on a journey over the entire system.
Filmed in July 2015 with the full permission of Tramlink, every station, junction and tunnel is shown including the interlaced track near Mitcham, the 512-metre long Sandilands tunnels, fast running on the Addington line and we even manage to run onto the rarely used centre track at East Croydon.
Running Time: 90 Minutes