Trams – industrial action 5 – 9 May

Transport for London have sent the following advice

I am writing to you to inform you that Unite the Union members at London Trams are due to strike from Sunday 5 May until Thursday 9 May. If the action goes ahead, we are expecting a reduced service on the whole of the London Trams network for some of these days.  

We are advising customers to plan ahead, consider alternative routes, check before they travel and allow extra time to complete their journeys.

The days and areas affected are set out below, but customers are advised to visit tfl.gov.uk/strikes for the latest information:   

Sunday 5 May 2024 

  • A normal London Trams service is expected to operate.  

Monday 6 May, Tuesday 7 May and Wednesday 8 May 

  

  • No service expected before 07:00 or after 18:00 on the whole of the London Trams network. 
  • A reduced service will operate between: 
  • Wimbledon and Reeves Corner 
  • East Croydon and Beckenham Junction/New Addington 
  • No service will operate through Croydon town centre or to/from Elmer’s End all day
  • Next tram information displayed at tram stops will offer limited information 
  • Customers are advised to plan ahead, to consider alternative routes, to check before they travel, and to allow more time to complete their journey 

Thursday 9 May 

  • Services are expected to start later than normal, with possible disruption throughout the day  
  • Next tram information displayed at tram stops will offer limited information 
  • Customers are advised to plan ahead, to consider alternative routes, to check before they travel, and to allow more time to complete their journey 

Where possible, customers should consider walking and cycling for local journeys. London Buses and London Overground are expected to operate as normal but could be busier than normal.   

  

Our staff and Travel Ambassadors will be deployed on the busiest parts of the London Trams network to assist customers with their onward journeys.  These locations include Addington Village, Beckenham Junction, East Croydon, Elmers End, West Croydon and Wimbledon.   

   

We will run a wide-ranging communications campaign to ensure customers are aware the strike action is taking place and to help minimise any inconvenience wherever possible.  This includes signposting customers to our latest travel information via tfl.gov.uk/strikes or the TfL Go app.  

We are urging Unite the Union to continue to work with us to find a resolution and call this strike off. 

Please also note that several train operators may be impacted by separate industrial action between Monday 6 May and Saturday 11 May.  The latest information is available on the National Rail website here.