A 34-year-old woman was arrested in London after her tirade of abuse on her fellow passengers on a tram was filmed and uploaded on YouTube.

The police were informed about the video My Tram Experience that went viral on YouTube, which shows a woman, with a child on her knee, go on a racist rant against fellow passengers in a tram.

In the two-minute clip, the woman from New Addington in Croydon, south London, is seen shouting at other passengers saying they are not British and should “go back to where you come from.”

The shocking video, filled with expletives and racist abuse, quickly spread on Twitter and YouTube, sparking unprecedented outrage.

“The woman has been arrested for racially aggravated offense as a result of #mytramexperience video brought to our attn,” British Transport Police said on its Twitter account.

The video footage shows the woman saying: What has this country come to ... with loads of black people and a load of f------ Polish.”

Sort out your own countries, don't come and do mine, Britain is nothing now, Britain is f--- all, my Britain is f--- all now.

When a passenger pointed out that there were children on the tram, she replied: Yeah fine, I've got my little kid here.

The video was shot on the Croydon-to-Wimbledon Tram link route, although police are yet to discover exactly what happened and where it happened.

A British Transport Police spokesman told BBC News they would not tolerate racism in any form on the rail network.

The video ends when another passenger in the tram tells the woman that she was waking up her baby.

The video was uploaded on YouTube Monday, and more than 124,973 people had viewed it by Tuesday.