East London Line/Wimbledon Station

MQT on 2002-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2002
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


An edition of Modern Railways (April 2002) notes that the East London Line extension will require two platforms at Wimbeldon. Please could you comment on whether this will require moving Croydon Tramlink's terminus at Wimbledon Station and whether an enhancement of the terminus arrangements for the tram there could be made at the time of any changes.



Answer for East London Line/Wimbledon Station

Answer for East London Line/Wimbledon Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The turn round facility requirements of the East London Line services at Wimbledon have not yet been finalised. The SRA have had an initial assessment made of several options. It seems likely that the turn round will be achieved using only one platform and that this will be accomplished without any physical change to the Tramlink terminus.The services currently operated into Wimbledon can result in crowding on the Tramlink platform. This could be added to by additional people using the station and interchanging with Tramlink as a result of ELL services terminating at Wimbledon.Under Tramlink extension proposals currently being examined, a second Tramlink service would serve Wimbledon from Morden and Sutton. The existing tram terminal arrangements at Wimbledon would be unworkable if this second service were introduced. There is unlikely to be room for construction of an alternative tramway terminus within the confines of the railway station. An alternative site could be available on the South-West side of the railway bridge, although this would reduce the ease of interchange between Tramlink and National Rail services and means of minimise this impact would need to be examined. .