TfL: Tram closures between Croydon and Wimbledon for 10 days

The work is part of TfL’s programme to renew the London Trams infrastructure.

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Tram services in south London will be disrupted for 10 days this month, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

No trams will run between Wimbledon and Therapia Lane from Friday August 4 to Sunday August 13 while “essential engineering works can be carried out to improve the tramway”.

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The work is part of TfL’s programme to renew London Trams’ infrastructure, and will involve replacing 400m of track between the two stops, adding new drainage on 350m of existing track and 700m of “track tamping”, which helps to restore the level of the track.

TfL says work will take place 24 hours a day to minimise customer disruption.

The transport body said it will use this opportunity to undertake a number of other tasks to reduce the need and frequency of future closures including platform repairs, bridge inspections, vegetation removal and cleaning some of the tram stops and shelters.

During these works no trams will run between Wimbledon and Therapia Lane.

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A replacement bus service will run from Wimbledon to Waddon Marsh, calling at Morden Road, Belgrave Walk then all stops via Therapia Lane.

There will be disruptions to tram services in Croydon in AugustThere will be disruptions to tram services in Croydon in August
There will be disruptions to tram services in Croydon in August

TfL warns journey times will be considerably longer and customers may wish to use local bus routes.

Trams will continue to run from Therapia Lane to Croydon town centre, Beckenham Junction and Elmers End. The West Croydon to New Addington line will operate as normal.

Mark Davis, TfL’s general manager for London Trams, said: “These routine maintenance works are vital to ensure we can continue to offer customers a safe and reliable service across the London Trams network. I would like to thank customers for their patience while these take place and would ask anyone travelling to plan ahead, allowing plenty of time for any journey.”

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For status updates, live bus arrivals or to plan a route visit TfL’s website or use the TfL Go app.

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