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Even Westfield now agree there’s no need for £28m tram loop

Inside Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As first revealed by Inside Croydon last week, Transport for London is to make some wide-ranging schedule changes to the tram network from November 5. In particular, there will no longer be a direct service from New Addington to Wimbledon.

JOHN JEFKINS, pictured, outlines here the reasons for those changes, how they will affect passengers, and also what he believes is a better alternative

To cope with new speed restrictions at four corners on the tram network, which were introduced after the Sandilands derailment tragedy last year in which seven people died, Transport for London is proposing to cut two trams per hour on the busy Elmers End route – resulting in 25 per cent fewer trams connecting with trains from Elmers End and 14 per cent less capacity from East Croydon through Addiscombe to Arena.

Other changes being introduced from November 5 mean that more people…

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