Mitcham tram stop

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Mitcham Handicapped/disabled access
Mitcham tramstop look east 2012.JPG
Location
Place Mitcham
Local authority London Borough of Merton
Operations
Managed by Tramlink
Platforms in use 2
Date opened Opened 2000 (Tramlink)
Transport for London
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6
Total boardings and alightings
2009-2010 0.858 million[1]
2010-2011 Increase 0.876 million[2]
Transport for London

Mitcham tram stop is a Tramlink stop in Mitcham in the London Borough of Merton. The stop is on Tramlink route 3 between Belgrave Walk and Mitcham Junction. It was formerly Mitcham railway station, which closed in 1997. The tram stop consists of twin platforms accessible by ramps at either end.

Infrastructure[edit]

Due to limited track space in the cutting northwest of the station towards Belgrave Walk tram stop, the tracks are interlaced for a short distance with one rail of the southeast bound track between the two rails of the northwest bound track. East of the station there used to be single track to Mitcham Junction Station.

Double line track[edit]

In late June 2012 a double line track was opened from Mitcham to Mitcham Junction, save for a short stretch of single track immediately to the west of Mitcham Junction due to the limited clearance under the road bridge. The track layout allows two trams to travel between the stations at the same time. Work started in Spring 2012 at the site laying the new track and installing the new OHLE (over head line) cables. The job took about three months to complete and 18 test tram runs passed successfully before opening.

Layout[edit]

Tram stop

Side Platform
Eastbound Route 3 towards New Addington
Westbound Route 3 towards Wimbledon
Side Platform

Gallery[edit]

Coordinates: 51°23′51″N 0°10′16″W / 51.397539°N 0.171125°W / 51.397539; -0.171125

Preceding tram stop   Tramlink no-text roundel.svg Tramlink   Following tram stop
towards Wimbledon
Route 3
towards New Addington

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tram Stop Usage 2009-10 (FOI)" (XLS). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2009-2010. Transport for London. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tramlink numbers 2010-2011" (PDF). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2010-2011. Transport for London. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.