Latest News

Passenger Information


   System Map

   Engineering Work

General Information
   Tramlink Shop
   Site Search / Archive

   Detailed diagrams
   Tram Stops

   Next tram displays
   Therapia Lane Depot
   The Control Room
   Radio system

The Trams
   Cab controls
   Coupling Trams
   Destination Blinds
   Technical Specs

   Photo Gallery
   Misplaced Vehicles
   HMRI tests
   Trams in the snow
   On Track Plant

Driver Eye Views
   Central Croydon
   New Addington
     Elmers End
   Through the depot

Special Reports
   Opening Special
   Royal Visit
   Review of 2000
   Tramlink Tours
   Ghost Stop: Centrale

   Tram naming

   Official TfL Trams Site
   Related sites
   E-mail me!

   Privacy Statement

S.J. Parascandolo


Tramlink Opening

Special Reports!

Posted: Thursday 11th May 2000 (23:40)

The 0429 - First Fare Paying Tram
Some of us got up early to do the first Fare Paying run at 0429 on Thursday 11th May from West Croydon. 2540 arrived on time and we were surprised to find as many Revenue Inspectors as Passengers eager to check our tickets!

The tram arrived at New Addington at 0452 to form the 0455 to West Croydon. This was rather tiring especially for me as I updated the site at 2300 on Wednesday, had 4 hours sleep and am still updating now (2330 Thursday)!

5 minutes to go!
© S.J.Parascandolo
Those that got out of bed for it!
© S.J.Parascandolo
2540 with the First Fare Paying
Croydon Tram at West Croydon
© S.J.Parascandolo
The First Fare Paying departure
from New Addington - 0455
© S.J.Parascandolo

Return to Opening Special Index

Designed by Trapdoor Internet Services