The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, came to town today to launch a brand new tram service and an additional six trams, a welcome example of his and the Council’s ongoing commitment to invest in Croydon’s infrastructure.
With demand on the Tramlink increasing in recent years, the Council wisely decided to invest £3m towards the £16m needed to buy the six new state-of-the-art trams.
The frequency of the tram service on the busiest section between Thearpia Lane and Elmers End will increase to tackle overcrowding, with a new route adding an extra four trams per hour to the current six.
This kind of investment in key infrastructure is critical if we want more people living in the town centre and we want to attract employers to invest in the town.
Tramlink is one of the town’s key assets. With extra capacity now secured, we need to get on with extending the network – starting with Crystal Palace.