Delays for Tramlink after lorry and tram collide

London Tramlink services between Elmers End/Beckenham Junction and East Croydon were suspended on Wednesday 27th November after a Warburtons bread lorry and a tram collided in Addiscombe. Details of the exact circumstances which led to the two vehicles colliding are not currently known but the tram involved – 2534 – suffered fairly significant damage (including eight broken windows and doors) and it is currently stabled at the depot awaiting repairs, with the damaged side covered by tarpaulins. Services were suspended from approximately 0545 but were back up and running by mid morning.

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One Response to Delays for Tramlink after lorry and tram collide

  1. DEAN FLANDERS says:

    Very sorry to hear of the accident involving 2534 (its previous and sadly fatal accident was in October 2008). As you will recall, it has been distinguished within the last six months with the advertising red and white livery of the Mcmillan Williams Solicitors which in my opinion stands well amongst the rest of the fleet, and I have been visiting Croydon Tramlink several times during the summer just to see it and take images. Sadly now I must assume that once 2534 is restored to service it would be back in the usual fleet livery since Mcmillan Williams might not continue to sponsor for this vehicle (it has also sponsored for a double-decker bus which is in the advertising livery).

    Hopefully, fingers crossed, another Croydon tram will be in some special livery in the future…could it be a heritage London Transport tram livery of red & cream, I wonder?

    DEAN FLANDERS