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Tramlink Opening

Special Reports!

Open At Last!
Mayor of Croydon, Dr Shafi Khan Fred Roberts cut the ribbon
© John Bradshaw

Click Here for the Official Press Release.


The Event Timetable

Wednesday 10th May 2000
1045 Opening ceremony - Click Here for report.
1100 VIP specials - Click Here for report.
(NB 2 from New Addington, 1 from Sandilands to Addington via Croydon)

1140ish VIP trams arrived in Croydon.
1300ish Free Rides commenced.
First Run: 1230ish ex West Croydon (2550) and New Addington (2530)

Thursday 11th May 2000
0049 Last free tram leaves New Addington.
0429 First fare paying tram leaves West Croydon - Click Here for report.
(East Croydon 0433, New Addington 0452. First Return left New Addington 0455)

1500 Enthusiasts meeting - 'The Cricketers', Addiscombe Road - Click Here for report.

Tuesday 23rd May 2000
1045 Opening ceremony at Beckenham Junction - Click Here for report.
1202 First public tram leaves Beckenham Junction

Tuesday 31st May 2000
1015 Opening ceremony at Therapia Lane Staff Halt - Click Here for report.
1200 First public tram leaves Wimbledon.

Good Luck Tramlink!
Reg's sign at the front of the first tram.
© S.J.Parascandolo

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