Wimbledon Station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2183
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How will my constituents benefit from the building of a second tram platform at Wimbledon Station?

Answer

Answer for Wimbledon Station

Answer for Wimbledon Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The construction of a second tram platform at Wimbledon station is part of a package of works to improve the tram network. Passengers will experience the following benefits once the new platform is built and operational:

-         Extra frequency of trams between Wimbledon and Croydon, up from eight to 12 trams per hour, boosting capacity by 50 per cent.

-         A reduction in waiting times and on-board crowding.

-         Improvement in service reliability.

-         Less congestion on buses and on the road network, helping to reduce carbon emissions. 

The new platform will be located to the north of the existing tram stop and will allow TfL to increase the number of trams stopping at the station. TfL will carry out other improvements on the platform including the installation of additional ticket validators, new signage and a new passenger information display.