In Pictures: London Tramlink Engineering Works
London Tramlink joined in the summer engineering work fun during August with track being replaced at Reeves Corner which necessitated the Wimbledon-New Addington service being split between Monday 19th and Wednesday 28th August. Initially this saw trams running Wimbledon-Wandle Park before the final four days trams were extended through to Reeves Corner. Sunday 25th August saw the works move and this meant that no trams could run round the Croydon loop with services terminating at East Croydon.
The scene at Reeves Corner on 24th August with workmen in action to replace the tracks.
Another view of the worksite.
With trams unable to run all the way through between Wimbledon and New Addington the shuttle service between Wimbledon and Wandle Park utilised some Stadler Variotrams which are rarely seen beyond Therapia Lane. Here we see 2557 at Mitcham Junction with a Wimbledon bound journey.
And 2559 waits at Wimbledon. By 2016 scenes like this will be different with a revised terminus set-up at Wimbledon and Variotrams will be regular visitors here once again. (All photos: Ian Buck)
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