The Tram network was launched in May 2000 linking Beckenham Junction, Elmers End, New Addington and Wimbledon with Croydon Town Centre.
Transport for London acquired Croydon Tramlink in June 2008 from Tramtrack Croydon Limited (TCL) for £98m. From October 2008 the London Trams brand was created. Transport for London invested heavily in the network by increasing services, refurbishing the tram fleet and tram stops.
Passenger numbers have doubled since the opening of the network. The current statistics are 32 million passengers per year use the network.
Transport for London Oystercards and Travelcards are valid on the London Tram network.