TfL: London tram service to part-close for 14 days in February - when and why

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A TfL spokesperson said the work is “vital” to ensure reliability across the tram network is maintained.

Part of London’s tram network will be closed for two weeks this month for maintenance works, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

Planned work to replace track and points between East Croydon tram stop and along George Street (between Wellesley Road and Dingwall Road) will be taking place from Saturday February 10 until Saturday February 24.

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This will mean no trams will run between Reeves Corner and Sandilands tram stops with engineering teams working around the clock during the closure to minimise disruption as much as possible.

 During these works:

  • No trams will run between Reeves Corner and Sandilands, which includes Croydon town centre loop. Rail replacement bus TL1 and local bus services will serve all nearby tram stops along these routes enabling customers to continue their journeys. Services will continue on the rest of the London Trams network as normal.

  • The majority of the roads in the area continue to be open to traffic as normal but part of Church Street will be closed to traffic and some adjacent roads to the works may be impacted.  Addiscombe Road will be closed in parts during the first week of the closure but will reopen to traffic on the morning of February 19.

While the Croydon town centre loop is closed to trams for these works, additional maintenance work has been scheduled on Church Street between Middle Street and Old Palace Road.  

Additionally, road resurfacing works will take place on Addiscombe Road, from Cherry Orchard Road to Colson Road and Park Hill Rise to Chepstow Road, and on Tamworth Road, from Ruskin Road to North End. 

The London tram service will be partly closed in FebruaryThe London tram service will be partly closed in February
The London tram service will be partly closed in February

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.  

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“As part of this closure we have also taken the opportunity to undertake some additional essential works on Church Street, Addiscombe Road and Tamworth Road, with an aim to minimise the need for future closures. 

“I would like to thank customers for their patience while this takes place and would ask anyone travelling to plan ahead, allowing plenty of time for any journey.”

Other TfL closures

Other TfL closures taking place in February include the part closure of the Piccadilly line for five days. There will be no Piccadilly line service to Heathrow Airport from Saturday February 10 and Wednesday February 14 due to planned engineering works. TfL says the closures are due to upgrade works to points at Northfields, improving the line infrastructure alongside the introduction of transformative new trains from 2025.

The Elizabeth line will be partially closed on four weekends throughout February due to planned engineering works.

The London Overground will be partially shut for 10 days throughout the month.

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