Tram services in East Croydon closed for four weeks 

Trams at Sandilands tram stop. Pic: Wikipedia

No trams will be running on services east of East Croydon between March 29 – April 24, due to maintenance works on the tracks.  

These maintenance services will be taking place in two key locations: East Croydon and Sandilands Junction.  

Tram replacement bus services will be available to residents and customers through bus routes.  

Other public transport services will remain available within Croydon. This includes the London Overground at West Croydon, and the National Rail at East Croydon.  

The closure will take place during the Easter break as customer numbers are lower during these times. Engineering teams will be working to reduce the disruption and finish the repairs on time.  

Some of the work that’s going to take place on the trams includes crossing units, upgrading the switches, and renewing existing tracks.  

‘Vital maintenance’

Navid Golshan, TfL’s General Manager for London Trams, said: “This planned maintenance is vital to ensure we can continue to offer customers a reliable service across the London Trams network.  

“The works being undertaken are essential and must take place at the earliest opportunity. I would like to thank customers for their patience while this takes place and would ask customers to plan ahead, allowing plenty of time for journeys.” 

To help customers efficiently travel within the area, uniformed staff will be present at the following tram stops:  

  • Addington Village  
  • Addiscombe  
  • Beckenham Junction  
  • Coombe Lane  
  • East Croydon  
  • Lloyd Park  
  • New Addington  
  • Sandilands  
  • Woodside  

Information regarding these disruptions will also be made available at tram stops, though customers are requested to plan ahead.  

The Hopper fare will still be available for all adults who are pay as you go customers. This means they will still pay £1.75 for any journey within the hour of tapping in.  

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