Inside Croydon

Tram network in 10-day shutdown for rail works over Easter


Tram passengers are to encounter considerable disruption to their journeys for 10 days, beginning with Easter weekend, as Transport for London undertakes track replacement works.

Tough luck if you wanted to make use of the tram network during the Easter holidays

The tracks are to be replaced between George Street and Church Street from Good Friday, March 30, until Wednesday April 4, and from the junction of Cherry Orchard Road to Addiscombe Road from March 30 until Sunday April 8.

According to TfL’s official announcement, during the works no tram services will operate as follows:

A replacement bus service will operate between Waddon Marsh and Sandilands tram stops, stopping at Vicarage Road for Wandle Park. TfL says that passengers for intermediate stops should use existing bus routes.

Full tram services are due to resume from the start of service on Monday April 9.

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.

According to Rory O’Neill, TfL’s general manager for London Trams, “This important track replacement forms part of a wider programme of works designed to provide customers…” he means passengers “… 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.” Passengers.

London Trams will also carry out routine maintenance at a number of locations, including platform resurfacing at Wellesley Road and Church Street tram stops.