10% more passengers are now using London Tramlink services between Wimbledon and New Addington on Sundays following the introduction of the enhanced timetable in mid December. On 14th December the frequency was increased from every 15 minutes to every 7/8 minutes and this has seen more passengers using the service.
Before mid-December the average passenger use was 39,834 but newly released figures show that this is now up to an average of 44,330 each Sunday.
Sharon Thompson, TfL’s Director of London Tramlink, said: ‘We’re pleased to see that our passengers have been quick to take advantage of the more frequent Sunday service we now offer on what is becoming an important leisure and shopping day. Our trams are running every seven to eight minutes along the Wimbledon to New Addington route between 10am and 6pm, making weekend travel much easier and more convenient.”
The same press release has confirmed that work to improve capacity at Wimbledon Station will commence later this year (although no official start date has been revealed). Once this work is completed a further improvement in frequency on the Wimbledon branch will be possible and an extra four Stadler Variotrams are on order to allow this increase.