Sandilands tram stop


Looking east at Sandilands tram stop
Location Addiscombe Road
United Kingdom
Operated by Tramlink
Platforms 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone London fare zones 3, 4, 5 and 6
Opened 2000
Passengers (2009–10) 1.224 million total boardings and alightings[1]
Passengers (2010–11) 1.180 million total boardings and alightings[2]

Sandilands tram stop is a light rail stop in the London Borough of Croydon in the southern suburbs of London. It serves the residential area along Addiscombe Road to the east of the centre of the town of Croydon.

The tram stop is served by all four Tramlink routes.[3]


London Buses routes 119; 194; 198; 466 serve the station.


Immediately to the east of the tram stop, the line descends in cutting to a junction with the trackbed of the former Woodside and South Croydon Railway. Tramlink route 3 diverges to the south along this trackbed, whilst routes 1, 2 and 4 diverge to the north along the same trackbed. To the west of the stop, the line runs alongside Addiscombe Road on a reserved track as far as the junction with Chepstow Road. From Chepstow Road the line runs within Addiscombe Road, sharing road space with buses and local traffic.

The area of Sandilands tram stop was one of the few places where property demolition was needed during the construction of Tramlink, in order to make way for both the stop and the cutting link to the former railway line.

2016 derailment

Trams waiting at Sandilands to reverse eastwards in 2011. Five years later, Tram 2551 (on the left) would be involved in a derailment in the area.

Early in the morning of 9 November 2016, 7 people died and more than 50 were injured when a tram derailed and rolled over at Sandilands junction, 150 metres (490 ft) southeast of the tram stop where two lines converge with a sharp bend.[4][5]


Preceding tram stop   Tramlink   Following tram stop
Route 1
towards Elmers End
Route 2
towards Wimbledon
Route 3
towards New Addington
towards Therapia Lane
Route 4
towards Elmers End


  1. "Tram Stop Usage 2009-10 (FOI)" (XLS). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2009-2010. Transport for London. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  2. "Tramlink numbers 2010-2011" (PDF). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2010-2011. Transport for London. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  3. "Buses and trams from Addiscombe Road" (PDF). Transport for London. Retrieved 2007-01-31.
  4. "Two trapped and more than 50 injured as tram overturns in Croydon". ITV. 9 November 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  5. "Croydon tram derailment: Police confirm 'some loss of life' as two remain trapped and 50 taken to hospital".

Coordinates: 51°22′30″N 0°04′42″W / 51.37501°N 0.078200°W / 51.37501; -0.078200

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