I think part of the reason they chose Variotram was there wasnt as many physical alterations as they expected there would be, very few if any platform alterations just some signal repositioning and track doubling to increase capacity.Does anyone know exactly what improvements are being installed on Tramlink? There's been vague talk and closures in relation to single track sections being doubled (plus all the platform extensions for the new trams) anyone have any more information?
Yes to the doubling (sooner than that I believe, but don't have a specific date); but the new platform is a difficult much longer-term aspiration.Doubling the current single track between Mitcham and Mitcham Jn is being worked on at the moment, and along with a new platform at Wimbledon should open for autumn I think.
Dualling much of the (short) branch.There's also work going on on the Elmers End branch this week, I'm not sure what exactly, though it could be for work for the new Route 4 coming soon (Elmers End-Croydon-Elmers End).
As mentioned above, that's a long term version (my error). I'm not sure where it would be located but I suspect that it isn't impossible.Where would the new platform go? Between the current Tramlink one and the edge of the station presumably? Not in the way of the "Thameslink" line?
Hang on - how does that work? Is that not already Route 2? Is the network being redrawn or something?There's also work going on on the Elmers End branch this week, I'm not sure what exactly, though it could be for work for the new Route 4 coming soon (Elmers End-Croydon-Elmers End).
Nope, it's in addition to provide extra capacity, it actually runs to Therapia Lane on the Wimbledon branch. All in addition to current operations, nothing's being redrawn or altered elsewhere.Hang on - how does that work? Is that not already Route 2? Is the network being redrawn or something?