Mitcham tram stop
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|Location||Mitcham, London Borough of Merton
|Fare zone||London fare zones 3, 4, 5 and 6|
|Passengers (2009–10)||0.858 million total boardings and alightings|
|Passengers (2010–11)||0.876 million total boardings and alightings|
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.
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
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.
|Eastbound||Route 3 towards New Addington|
|Westbound||Route 3 towards Wimbledon|
Gauntlet track just northwest of the tram stop
|Preceding tram stop||Tramlink||Following tram stop|
towards New Addington
- "Tram Stop Usage 2009-10 (FOI)" (XLS). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2009-2010. Transport for London. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
- "Tramlink numbers 2010-2011" (PDF). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2010-2011. Transport for London. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
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