Derailment on London Tramlink

London Tramlink CR4000 2544 derailed late on Monday 29th December on the approach to Mitcham Junction causing the service to be suspended between Mitcham Junction and Belgrave Walk. Full details of the incident are not yet known but from a photo published on the Croydon Guardian website it appears that the derailment occurred when the track splits from single to double line. The tram came off the rails shortly after midnight (so in fact it happened on Tuesday 30th December) and a full investigation was immediately launched. Unfortunately it would appear that there was a delay in this being started as the tram remained in situ at Mitcham Junction overnight and through until shortly after 1500 when it was returned to Therapia Lane Depot having been rerailed. Throughout the disruption a shuttle bus was in operation from Mitcham Junction to Morden Road with a one tram service from Wimbledon to Belgrave Walk (every 30 minutes) and a normal 7/8 minute frequency from Mitcham Junction to New Addington.

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