Wimbledon Tram frequency increases by 50 percent

31 March 2016  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

According to Transport for London (TfL) the frequency of Wimbledon Tram services is set to increase by 50 percent from Monday 04 April 2016.

Wimbledon tram

Passengers travelling on Transport for London’s (TfL) Tram network will be able to take advantage of more frequent services from next week. Trams travelling between Wimbledon and Croydon will rise from eight to 12 trams per hour. The increase in frequency follows the completion of work to build an additional tram platform at Wimbledon station late last year.

Wimbledon Tram service increases to 12 per hour

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.”

According to TfL, the tram network has experienced rapid growth in passenger numbers since it opened in 2000, from 18.5 million passengers in its first year of operation to over 32 million in 2014/15, and demand is forecast to increase to around 60 million by 2030.

32 million passengers recorded in 2014/15

In the last few years a number of improvements have been made including adding new track between Mitcham Junction and Beddington Lane which allows trams to travel in both directions simultaneously, resulting in more frequent and faster journeys for customers.

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