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Part of Croydon’s tram network is having to close for a week

Part of Croydon’s tram network is having to close for a week
Apr 11, 2019 Shaking Hands 0 comments
This post was first published by My London on 10/04/2019.

Part of Croydon’s tram network is having to close for a week

The bridge itself will also be shut until June 7.

The next big step in the ongoing Blackhorse Lane Bridge works means there will be no pedestrian access over the tram line for two months.

From this weekend work to demolish and replace the current bridge over the tram line will begin.

As part of the bridge deck replacement, additional work will take place that will enable local utilities services to be permanently diverted with minimal impact to local residents.

To allow this work to take place safely there will be a full closure of the bridge over the tram line impacting cyclists, pedestrians and tram customers.

The 120-year-old bridge in Woodside has been closed since 2016 and work to install a new bridge started this summer.

It was supposed to re-open to the public this year but the discovery of a Victorian sewer meant that this was delayed until 2020.

What does it mean for cyclists and pedestrians? 

Between Sunday, April 14 and Friday, June 7, alternative routes will have to be used.

This will be via the footbridge linking Stroud Road and Tenterden Road.

And access to Lower Addiscombe Road will be via Coniston Road, Addiscombe Avenue and then Everton Road.

There will be signs on display so pedestrians and cyclists can find the nearest alternative route.

Part of the tram network will be closed for a week

While work takes place above and on the tramline, trams won’t be running between Addiscombe and Birkbeck, and Addiscombe and Elmers End from Saturday, April 13 until Sunday, April 21.

Rail replacement bus services will run between East Croydon and Birkbeck and Elmers End instead.

A TfL spokesman added: “This is one of a number of planned closures expected on London Trams this year.

“In addition to improvement work to these bridges, a number of essential track renewals will take place this year.”

Full details of all tram closures can be found out at  tfl.gov.uk/trams-closure.

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