New service patterns should cut waiting times for most trips
The Wimbledon tram service will be running to a new service pattern from November 5, which is aimed at improving the service.
TfL say the changes will make the service more reliable and less crowded with more even intervals between trams. It should significantly reduce ‘bunching’ – when a number of trams run closely together, followed by a large gap – which can currently be a problem on many parts of the network.
Overall, the changes should result in a reduction in typical waiting times for more than 75% of passengers. In addition, there will be more early morning services from Croydon towards Wimbledon to meet both current and expected future demand.
There will be slightly fewer services than today at Elmers End (trams every 10 minutes rather than every 7-8 minutes) but passengers at that stop will benefit from more even-interval services, and trams will be extended to Wimbledon throughout most of the day. This change affects 4% of tram journeys.
Key features of the new service pattern include:
October 18, 2017