Wimbledon Tram services increase by 50 per cent

31 March 2016

From next week, passengers travelling on Transport for London's (TfL) Tram network will be able to take advantage of more frequent services.

On Monday 4 April, services between Wimbledon and Croydon will rise from eight to 12 trams per hour. The increase in frequency follows the completion of work to build an additional tram platform at Wimbledon station late last year.

Rory O'Neill, TfL's Director of Trams, said: 'The Tram network is a crucial transport link to the community it serves and we are committed to continually improving our services. The extra trams will help meet increasing passenger demand and make a real difference to the customers who use the service every day.'

The Tram network has experienced rapid growth in passenger numbers since it opened in 2000, from 18.5 million passengers in its first year of operation to over 32 million in 2014/15, and demand is forecast to increase to around 60 million by 2030.

A number of improvements have already been made in recent years including adding new track between Mitcham Junction and Beddington Lane which allows trams to travel in both directions simultaneously, resulting in more frequent and faster journeys for customers.

Notes to Editors:

  • London Tramlink has 28km of track, 34 trams in the fleet and 39 stops.
  • It serves seven National Rail stations and more than 50 bus routes.