Transport for London (TfL) is making live service information about its tram network available to passengers.
It will provide up-to-the-minute arrival, destination and service status information both through its own website and on electronic service update boards across other parts of the TfL network.
A TfL tram at Wimbledon station
TfL is also making the data available free to app developers at as part of its commitment to make the information it holds openly available to passengers.
It said around 8,200 developers are registered for its Unified API open data, which feeds almost 500 smartphone apps, ‘providing Londoners with a wide range of useful up-to-the-minute information about public transport and the road network’.
Rory O'Neill, TfL's director of trams, said: `The tram network is a vital transport link in south London and much has been done to improve it, including introducing extra services to help meet growing demand. Making live service information easily available to our customers will make using the tram network even easier, and shows how we're harnessing technology to give people better journeys.'
The availability of live travel data follows recent improvements to the tram service, including increasing services by 50% between Wimbledon and Croydon after an extra train platform at Wimbledon was completed last year. Four additional trams have been introduced.
TfL’s tram network carried over 32 million passengers in 2014/15, and demand is forecast to increase to around 60 million by 2030.