Plans for Dingwall Road loop to deliver extra passenger capacity and improved reliability
- Supporting Croydon town centre redevelopment
- Part of plans to increase tram capacity by an extra 1,600 passengers an hour
- Passenger numbers expected to double to 60m by 2030
Transport for London (TfL) has published more detailed plans of the proposed new tram loop in Croydon, the next step of improvements to the tram network designed to meet increasing passenger demand.
The proposed Dingwall Road loop would see the trams routed anticlockwise via Dingwall Road and Lansdowne Road, which was the most popular option following a public consultation in November 2014. Views are now sought on these more detailed plans which add important passenger capacity without contributing additional congestion in Croydon town centre.
The Dingwall Road loop has been developed closely with Croydon Council, and would support one of the largest town centre regeneration projects in London. The development is expected to create over 5,000 permanent local job opportunities and deliver between 400 and 600 new homes, with the number of passengers using the tram network in the area expected to double by 2030. The Dingwall Road loop is the next stage of a long term strategy to improve reliability and increase the tram capacity in Croydon by over a third, enabling an extra 1,600 passengers an hour to travel in each direction.
Gareth Powell, TfL’s Director of Strategy and Service Development, said: “The success of the tram network since it began 15 years ago is outstanding, with passenger numbers expected to double by 2030. To support this growth it is important to plan for the future. The Dingwall Road loop is the next step of a series of improvements that will deliver extra passenger capacity and increased reliability to the whole of the tram network.”