London tram passengers are set to face major disruption due to Croydon strike action and engineering works – here is everything you need know about the upcoming timetable changes.

There will be no service before 7am and after 6pm from Monday, March 25 until Wednesday, March 27 with just a reduced service running between Wimbledon and Reeves Corner, and East Croydon and Beckenham Junction/New Addington.

On Thursday, March 28, services are expected to have a delayed start and possible disruption throughout the day.

Further disruption is set to continue at the end of the month as essential engineering work follows from Friday, March 29 until Wednesday, April 24.

During this time, services will only run between Wimbledon and Wellesley Road and George Street and Wimbledon.

Passengers are warned that there will be no service on the rest of the London Trams network, with rail replacement buses operating between East Croydon and New Addington, and East Croydon and Beckenham Junction/Elmers End.

Passengers are urged: "Plan ahead, check before you travel and allow more time for your journey during these times."

Unite announced on March 19 that engineers vital to the running of Croydon Tramlink are set to go on strike over pay.

Around 60 tram, stores and infrastructure engineers are frustrated that their colleagues on the London Underground, who need the same qualifications and perform the same roles, are paid up to £10,000 more a year.

The disparity is causing Tramlink staffing shortages because workers leave as soon as a higher-paid job becomes available on the London Underground Unite.

General Secretary Sharon Graham said: “For years, TfL has gotten away with paying Tramlink engineers substantially less than their colleagues on the London Underground.

“Not anymore – our members are sick of being treated as poor relations by TfL.

“They have Unite’s absolute support in striking for fair pay.”

Negotiations have been ongoing with Transport for London (TfL) for over five years because the workers are on office worker contracts despite their technical roles.

The situation lowered their pay and stopped the workers from working together to talk about their pay as a group.

TfL agreed last year to change the workers' contracts but Unite claims it has failed to implement this commitment – leading to the upcoming strikes.

We have contacted TfL for comment.