No trams will be running on services east of East Croydon for four weeks, including over the Easter school holidays.

From March 29 to 24 April 24, there will be no tram services from East Croydon to New Addington, Elmers End and Beckenham Junction.

Tram replacement bus services will be available to customers as maintenance works on the track will take place at two key locations: East Croydon and Sandilands Junction.

The work includes upgrading the switches and crossing units, which control how trams manoeuvre on the tracks, and renewing existing track.

Work on the tracks will take place at the same time as doing it separately would result in the “tram service being closed for longer”, according to TfL.

The closure will largely take place during the Easter school holidays when customer numbers are generally lower and engineering teams working around the clock to minimise disruption as much as possible.

Other public transport options remain available within Croydon and the wider surrounding area.

This includes London Overground at West Croydon, and National Rail at East Croydon, Elmers End, Birkbeck and Beckenham Junction.

To support customers with onward travel advice there will be uniformed trams staff at key tram stops.

These include:

  • Addington Village
  • Addiscombe
  • Beckenham Junction
  • Coombe Lane
  • East Croydon
  • Lloyd Park
  • New Addington
  • Sandilands
  • Woodside

Navid Golshan, TfL’s General Manager for London Trams, said: “This planned maintenance is vital to ensure we can continue to offer customers a reliable service across the London Trams network.

"The works being undertaken are essential and must take place at the earliest opportunity. I would like to thank customers for their patience while this takes place and would ask customers to plan ahead, allowing plenty of time for journeys.”