Please check this page throughout the year for the latest updates and future works dates.

Blackhorse Lane bridge replacement

We're replacing Blackhorse Lane bridge, a single span bridge that crosses two tram lines between Blackhorse Lane and Addiscombe tram stops. Croydon Council-owned Addiscombe Railway Park bridge is being replaced at the same time in a joint project to save public money and time. Read more about the Blackhorse Lane Bridge works.

As part of this work, there will be no trams between Addiscombe and Birkbeck/Elmers End from Saturday 16 February to Sunday 24 February.

There will also be no trams between Sandilands and Birkbeck/Elmers End on Sunday 3 March and Sunday 10 March until 16:00 each day.

Addiscombe to Blackhorse Lane track maintenance

Maintenance work is improving the safety and ride quality of the tram track between Addiscombe Road and Blackhorse Lane. We'll replace over 1km of track, which includes improvements to the foundations on which new ballast, sleepers and rails are then laid. We're also improving the alignment of the new track to provide a smoother ride.

As a result, there will be no trams between Sandilands and Birkbeck/Elmers End over the weekends of 16/17 March and 23/24 March.

There will also be no trams between Addiscombe and Birkbeck/Elmers End over the weekend of 30/31 March.


For all works:

  • Replacement buses will run between East Croydon and Birkbeck
  • Trams will be less frequent than usual on the Wimbledon line and between Birkbeck and Beckenham Junction
  • The New Addington line will be unaffected

Essential maintenance of the tram network helps reduce the length and frequency of major, disruptive engineering work, and associated closures of the tramway. For safety reasons this work can only take place while trams are not running.