TfL ups Tramlink frequency


Transport for London's (TfL) tram network will see a 50% increase in service frequency from Monday.

Following the construction of an additional tram platform at Wimbledon station late last year, and the earlier twin tracking between Mitcham Junction and Beddington Lane, Tramlink services between Wimbledon and Croydon will rise from eight to 12 trams per hour.

A TfL tram at the new Wimbledon platform

Rory O'Neill, TfL's director of trams, said: 'The Tram network is a crucial transport link to the community it serves and we are committed to continually improving our services. The extra trams will help meet increasing passenger demand and make a real difference to the customers who use the service every day.'

The Tramlink network has 34 trams and serves 39 stops, including seven National Rail stations and more than 50 bus routes.

TfL said the number of passengers on the network has increased from 18.5 million when it opened in 2000 to over 32 million in 2014/15, and that demand is forecast to increase to around 60 million by 2030.

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