All change on trams as TfL decides Elmers has reached an end

Inside Croydon

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports on an end to direct tram services from New Addington to Wimbledon

The operators of the Croydon tram system are to introduce drastic changes in the service next month – without consulting their passengers, or even Croydon Council first.

A direct service between Wimbledon and New Addington will become a thing of the past

The changes appear to be a direct consequence of speed restrictions imposed at various points on the tram network since the Sandilands derailment last November, when seven people were killed and 58 injured after a tram travelling from New Addington derailed and overturned on a tight bend.

The changes, which have been formally communicated to transport groups inly today, are to be implemented from November 5. While Transport for London and Tram Operations Limited have in no way accepted responsibility regarding any incidents on the network, it is clear from the…

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