Since 2012 VolkerRail has been replacing worn out sections of track for London Tramlink, on the Croydon tram network.

Opened in 2000, London Trams is a 28km, 39 tram stop network, serving Croydon and the surrounding areas in south London, providing environmentally friendly, modern, public transport to passengers.

Over the last 12 years, VolkerRail has replaced more than 6,500m of track, across 32 areas of the network, including Reeves Corner, Addiscombe Road, Tamworth Road, Morden Road, George Street and Gravel Hill.

Embedded Framework contract

In 2022, VolkerRail was awarded a new Embedded Framework contract, by Transport for London (TfL), to undertake track renewals on London Trams.

This three year - extendable up to five year - contract was the third framework awarded to VolkerRail since 2012, each providing track renewal services over the embedded track network, to remove and replace worn out sections of track assets, along with design switches and crossings and plain line track along key sections of the network.

This work forms part of London Trams wider 15 year ‘Trams 2030’ plan, to accommodate growing demand, improve reliability and support the regeneration of Croydon town centre.

In March, the team renewed a section of plain line track at East Croydon tram stop, along with a crossover at George Street, and undertook remedial works at Church Street. This followed the the replacement of four turnouts in Phase 2

The award of this new contract to VolkerRail, to maintain the London Trams network, helps ensure TfL can continue to offer customers the safest and most reliable service possible.

Ruchi Patel Project manager for TfL