Expansion, improvements and upgrade for Croydon Tramlink

Following the March announcement from Transport for London, that ten new Light Rail vehicles were to be procured for the successful Croydon Tramlink system.


The mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced the shortlisted bidders to supply Transport for London (TfL) with up to ten more trams, which will increase services on the Tramlink network. City of Edinburgh Council and CAF, who constructed the trams as part of the BSC consortium, have been shortlisted, as have Swiss manufacturer Stadler and Polish manufacture Pesa.

This week it was announced that, in the near future, the following improvements and upgrades to the Tramlink system will take place:

  • The 'twining' of the sections of single line tracks on the Wimbledon line should start this year – with the section between Mitcham and Mitcham Junction being completed first.
  • Reconstruction of the Carshalton Road Bridge to enable twin tracks to pass underneath.
  • Demolition of the Willow Lane single lane carriageway road bridge, which has been closed to all traffic and pedestrians.
  • Construction of an additional tram stop between Mitcham and Mitcham Junction to serve the Willow Lane Industrial Estate.

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