Say goodbye to paper tickets as Croydon trams will soon cashless.

The justification by Transport for London to get rid of the 18-year-old ticket machines was that fewer than than 66 paper single tickets a day are sold across entire tram network.

General manager of London Trams, Mark Davis, said most people nowadays are using either Oyster or contactless cards to get around.

"The vast majority of tram customers already use pay as you go with Oyster or contactless to travel," he said.

"This is both cheaper than paper tickets and allows customers to use the mayor’s hopper fare to make unlimited bus or tram journeys within an hour for £1.50."

The last of the machines will removed on July 16, as they are replaced by a new customer information sign.

"As very few ticket sales are made using ticket machines, we will be removing the existing cash ticket machines and encouraging customers to switch to pay as you go, Travelcards or Bus & Tram Passes," Mr Davis said.

"All of which can quickly be bought from their local Oyster Ticket Stop, online or via the TfL app.”