It looks to me as though it would be possible to squeeze another single track in between Shortlands and Bromley South and a two bay terminus adjacent to the existing station at Bromley South without NR losing anything.
However taking over the under utilised Grove Park to Bromley North line might be the better option with street running down to Bromley South and possibly further south from there?
Could you not get the tram line down to railway level at Bromley South by running through where the 126 used to terminate and then follow the railway up to Beckenham Junction?
I agree with running it through the pedestrian area up to Market Square and then maybe cut up West Street - the problem would be how to get onto the Bromley North Branch from the road - redesigned station maybe?
Yes I would think it probably would be possible to do that with a few modest infrastructure changes?
the problem would be how to get onto the Bromley North Branch from the road - redesigned station maybe?
There's a very large bus stand, access roads and car parks right beside the tracks. Probably one of the easier places to get on to the tracks to be honest. Trams wouldn't necessarily need to use the existing station. They could quite readily stop outside with the existing platforms and stn building redeveloped if necessary. Tramlink stops don't need too much structure, just length.