Other London transport services
The Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a light-rail public transport metro for the redeveloped Docklands area of eastern London, England. The DLR is separate from the London Underground, having separate tracks and rolling stock. The two systems are, however, integrated wherever they meet, and share a single ticketing system. The DLR appears on the London Underground’s Tube map.
The Docklands Light Railway now includes 31 km of track. There are five branches: to Lewisham in the south, Stratford in the north, Beckton and King George V in the east and another leading into Central London (splitting to serve two nearby termini, Bank and Tower Gateway). Ticketing for single and return journeys is identical to the London Underground fare-zone system, and Travelcards that cover the correct zones are valid. One-day and season Travelcards provide considerable savings for passengers who make several journeys on different types of public transport in London.
London River Services
London River Services is an arm of Transport for London, which manages public transport on the River Thames in London. They do not own or operate any boats but licence the services of traditional operators. Some of these services are targeted at commuters, whilst others provide a tourist oriented cruise service. Most services are operated by Thames Clipper.Unlike the underground and bus networks, the river services do not accept Travelcards or Oyster cards and operators charge their own (usually rather higher) fares. Some operators give discounts to Travelcard holders and students.
Trams operated in London from 1861 to 1952 and re-emerged in 2000.
London Trams is an arm of Transport for London, which manages the second generation of tram services within London. Current and planned tram systems are:
- Tramlink which operates a three-route system in the area of South London around Croydon.
- West London Tram which is a planned new system in West London from Shepherd's Bush to Uxbridge.
- Cross River Tram a proposed new system in Central London from King's Cross and Camden to Peckham and Brixton.
Tramlink (until recently known as Croydon Tramlink) is a public transport tramway in south London, operated by FirstGroup on behalf of Transport for London. Tramlink meets National Rail lines at a number of stations, but because it runs in an area relatively under-served by the London Underground (one of the reasons for its creation), its only interchange with the Underground is at Wimbledon. The system, centered on Croydon, began operation in May 2000.