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May 30, 2016

TfL unveils new Tube map with tram services

UK’s Transport for London (TfL) has released a new Tube map in order to add London’s tram services for the first time.

UK’s Transport for London (TfL) has released a new Tube map in order to add London’s tram services for the first time.

Designed to provide easier travelling experience to the people who commute to Wimbledon, Croydon or Beckenham, the new map will be available in stations from next month onwards.

TfL noted that after the completion of an additional platform at Wimbledon last year, the services between Wimbledon and Croydon has been increased by 50%.

In February this year, four more trams were also added, increasing the total number operating across the network to 34.

"TfL noted that after the completion of an additional platform at Wimbledon last year, the services between Wimbledon and Croydon has been increased by 50%."

Service information has additionally been included to the electronic service update boards at TfL stations throughout London.

TfL’s new map features where and when major upgrade works will happen on the London Overground route between Gospel Oak and Barking, under Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.

Under TfL’s wider accessibility work, new stations with step-free access have also been included to the updated map.

TfL stated that South Tottenham on the London Overground was the newest station to be made step-free and is currently shown as step-free from street to platform.

Over the next few months, work at Vauxhall, Tottenham Court Road and Tower Hill will also be completed and will be included to the map, increasing the number of step-free stations with London Underground to more than 70.

Both the tram and DLR networks are totally step-free at present.

The new Elizabeth line, when it starts running through central London from December 2018, as well as planned extensions to the Northern and Metropolitan lines from 2020 will also be included in the new map in future.

Opened in 2000, the London Tram network is forecasted to serve around 60 million passengers by 2030.

In its first year of operation, the network served 18.5 million passengers and in the year 2014-15, the number of passengers served the network has been increased to more than 32 million.

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