Tramlink route 5

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Route 5
Operated by London Tramlink
Depot Therapia Lane
Start Crystal Palace
End West Croydon
Level Daily (six trams per hour)
Frequency About every 8 minutes (proposed)
Journey time
Adult fares
Cash single £2.30
Oyster single £1.35

Tramlink route 5 is a proposed tram route which would have been operated as part of the Tramlink network in south London. The route would have been operated by Transport for London.


The proposed routes link Harrington Road stop with Crystal Palace, and Crystal Palace directly with Beckenham Junction, both terminating at Crystal Palace Parade.[1] There were three options on how to get to the Parade: on-street, off-street and a mixture of the two. After consultation in 2006 the off-street option was favoured, with trams running along existing railway as far as Crystal Palace Station, and then running round the western edge of Crystal Palace Park (within the current park's perimeter) to the bus terminus near the parade. The planned extension was cancelled due to a lack of funding in 2008, although the plans appeared to be revived shortly after Boris Johnson's re-election as London mayor in May 2012. The plan was cancelled again, six months later.[2]

Current Route[edit]

A tram at the Beckenham Junction terminus for Route 2
Route 5 (proposed)

Then back to Penge Road

Then to East Croydon and back to Beckenham Junction or Crystal Palace


  1. ^ "Croydon Tramlink extension to Crystal Palace". Lambeth Council Website. Lambeth Council. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Austen, Ian (7 December 2012). "Crystal Palace Tramlink extension not backed by Boris Johnson despite manifesto". Croydon Advertiser. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 

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