Croydon tram services now at 95 per cent capacity

By Tara O’Connor, Local Democracy Reporter

Tram services through Croydon are now running at 95 per cent capacity to support the increased numbers of people travelling to and from work.

While life starts to slowly get back to normal for some commuters, Transport for London (TfL) is still asking people to stay at home as much as possible.

And if travelling to East Croydon, you should expect to queue to enter the station at the busiest times, between 5.45am and 8.15am and 4pm to 5.30pm.

The station has been highlighted as one of the 20 busiest in London to avoid during peak times.

In the coming weeks, hand sanitiser is expected to be introduced at some tram stops and last month extra cleaning on the trams was introduced with a new anti-viral disinfectant that protects for 30 days.

There are just two new rules you’ll have to follow if you do need to get the tram – keep two metres apart – posters and stickers on the floor are in place now to remind passengers to keep their distance from others when travelling, and wear a face mask – the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on commuters to wear face coverings when travelling on all public transport in the capital.

British Transport Police Assistant Chief Constable Sean O’Callaghan said: “Our officers are out and about across the rail network, focusing their time at stations where they are most needed.

“At some of the busier stations you may see more officers than usual. They’re there to help keep passengers and rail staff safe – helping get people to where they need to be safely.”


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