Central Croydon trams not running during half term

Croydon Guardian: Central Croydon trams not running during half term Central Croydon trams not running during half term

Trams running through central Croydon will be closed for most of next week as essential maintenance work takes place.

The Central Croydon loop will shut from tomorrow, October 27 to Thursday, November 1 while London Tramlink carries out annual improvements.

The service between Arena and Elmers End will also be suspended on Saturday before 8.30am and after 6.15pm, and all day Sunday.

Replacement buses will run between Reeves Corner and Sandilands tomorrow and Sunday.

Valid tram tickets will be accepted on bus routes 119, 194, 198 and 466 between Sandilands, East Croydon and the town centre, as well as other bus services in the area.

Oyster pay as you go customers will receive an automatic refund if they touch in correctly when boarding each mode.

When Elmers End tram stop is closed, the 289 bus links Addiscombe tram stop to Elmers End, and the 356 bus links Elmers End with Birkbeck tram stop.

Transport for London’s Chief Operating Officer, Howard Smith said: “These works are necessary to upgrade the network and keep the service running smoothly during the rest of the year.

“We apologise for any inconvenience but do our best to carry them out as quickly as possible and keep disruption to an absolute minimum for both passengers and residents.”

TfL said the works, as well as being vital for the maintenance of the system, will also help provide passengers with more comfortable and reliable journeys.

Normal service to the line will resume on Friday, November 2.

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4:05pm Sat 27 Oct 12

anthonyrobinsons says...

take note all TRAMLINK USERS. There are loads of yellow posters at BUS / TRAMS STOPS telling you were to catch the bus or tram around croydon. Well in this day and age people like to spoon fed, so i say it my way. if you are bus stop/tram stop in croydon and you are lonley, look and observe and think. has something happened. when i see people looking comfused,puzzled at bus ,tram stop waitaing for bus to come. i just look and observe not many cars and buses on road and can you see road works in front you what does that mean, road open ph yeh people think the road is open. no they do not observe as actually DINGWALL ROAD , WELLSELY ROAD AND CHURCH STREET IS CLOSED. SO STAND AT TRAM BY OH MEANS YOU BE WAITING FOR CHRISTMAS TO COME., I ASK U FOR XMAS PRESENT NEXT TIME
take note all TRAMLINK USERS. There are loads of yellow posters at BUS / TRAMS STOPS telling you were to catch the bus or tram around croydon. Well in this day and age people like to spoon fed, so i say it my way. if you are bus stop/tram stop in croydon and you are lonley, look and observe and think. has something happened. when i see people looking comfused,puzzled at bus ,tram stop waitaing for bus to come. i just look and observe not many cars and buses on road and can you see road works in front you what does that mean, road open ph yeh people think the road is open. no they do not observe as actually DINGWALL ROAD , WELLSELY ROAD AND CHURCH STREET IS CLOSED. SO STAND AT TRAM BY OH MEANS YOU BE WAITING FOR CHRISTMAS TO COME., I ASK U FOR XMAS PRESENT NEXT TIME anthonyrobinsons
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