London Trams track upgrade work this Easter to deliver a more reliable service
Customers using London Trams can expect a more reliable service following essential track upgrade work which will take place in Croydon this Easter.
This upgrade work will see tracks replaced between George Street and Church Street from Friday 30 March until Wednesday 4 April, and from the junction of Cherry Orchard Road to Addiscombe Road from Friday 30 March until Sunday 8 April.
Throughout the work no tram services will operate as follows:
- Reeves Corner to Sandilands Friday 30 March until Wednesday 4 April
- East Croydon to Sandilands Friday 30 March until Sunday 8 April
Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the work.
A replacement bus service will operate between Friday 30 March and Wednesday 4 April between Waddon Marsh and Sandilands tram stops, stopping at Vicarage Road for Wandle Park.
Customers for intermediate stops should use existing bus routes.
Full tram services will resume from the start of service on Monday 9 April.
This work forms part of a wider programme of routine track replacement on the tram network, with the area of George Street from Wellesley Road to the High Street completed last year.
Rory O'Neill, TfL's General Manager for London Trams, said: 'This important track replacement forms part of a wider programme of works designed to provide customers with a more reliable service.
'While some closures will be necessary, we will work 24-hours a day to help reduce the time we need to spend in the area, helping minimise disruption to both residents and our customers.
'I thank you for your patience and ask you to check before you travel this Easter.'
London Trams will also take the opportunity to coordinate some routine maintenance at a number of locations and minimise future impact for customers, this includes platform resurfacing at Wellesley Road and Church Street tram stops.
Notes to editors
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