Services on London Tramlink through the town centre will be disrupted over the school Easter holiday period with further track replacement work to take place. Track is due to be replaced between George Street and Church Street and from the junction of Cherry Orchard Road to Addiscombe Road. Work will be taking place between Friday 30th March and Sunday 8th April with a two stage closure.
The work between George Street and Church Street will be taking place from 30th March until 4th April only with the other work taking the whole period to complete. During the work the following closures will be in place:
Friday 30th March to Wednesday 4th April: Reeves Corner to Sandilands
Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th April: East Croydon to Sandilands
During these periods trams from Wimbledon will terminate at Reeves Corner (until 4th April) and then extend through to East Croydon whilst all trams from Beckenham Junction, Elmers End and New Addington will all be forced to end their journeys at Sandilands. Although not confirmed on any information released yet it is expected that services on the Elmers End branch will not run early mornings or late evenings as usual with trams having to be stabled there with no access possible to the depot.
A replacement bus service is only planned to operate from Friday 30th March until Wednesday 4th April between Waddon Marsh and Sandilands stopping at Vicarage Road for Wandle Park. Any passengers wishing to travel to any other intermediate stop are advised to use service buses. No replacement bus will run for the last few days when trams are extended through the town centre.
As well as the track replacement work there will other routine maintenance taking place including platform resurfacing at Wellesley Road and Church Street tramstops.
Rory O’Neill, TfL General Manager for London Trams, said: “This important track replacement forms part of a wider programme of works designed to provide customers 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. I thank you for your patience and ask you to check before you travel this Easter.”