18th October 2009

Southern Electric Group
The Sandilands Spider

Tram Used 2532

Route :

Tram Route
2532 East Croydon [P2] - Sandilands - Arena - Birkbeck - Beckenham Junction
2532 Beckenham Junction - Birkbeck - Arena - Addiscombe Crossover
2532 Addiscombe Crossover - Arena - Elmers End
2532 Elmers End - Arena - Addiscombe - Sandilands Crossover
2532 Sandilands Crossover - Sandilands - Lloyd Park - New Addington
2532 New Addington - Lloyd Park - Sandilands - East Croydon [P3] - Therapia Lane Stop - Therapia Lane Depot Shed Door 1 (1)
2532 Therapia Lane Depot Shed Door 1 - Eastern Access Points
2532 Therapia Lane Depot, Eastern Access Points - (via CW) - West End Road 11 - West Exit - Beddington Lane - Mitcham Junction - Wimbledon
2532 Wimbledon - Mitcham Junction - West Croydon - East Croydon [P1] - Sandilands - (2) Lloyd Park Crossover
2532 Lloyd Park Crossover (2) - Sandilands - East Croydon [P3]

Notes :
(1) For Depot/Control Room Visit.
(2) Due to over-running engineering works at East Croydon, the centre platform was not accessible to/from the Wimbledon direction, but the tour had to start & finish in the centre road to make it easier to ensure 'normal' passengers didn't try to board. On the way back from Wimbledon, the tram was booked to reverse at Sandilands & return to East Croydon's centre platform, but a request to one of the Operators, about the possibility of reversing on a different crossover to that used earlier in the trip, was met favourably.


The tram displayed 'Special' for the tour, but in the depot it was changed
for a short period to read 'Crystal Palace' - a future extension of the system
(photo: Alan Sheppard)

Source : Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

Location Booked Actual
East Croydon 10.30d [P2/centre] 10.31 [P2/centre]
Sandilands ? 10/35
Beckenham Junction 10.47a ~ 11.02d 10.55 ~ 11.08 [Northern platform]
Addiscombe Crossover 11.15 ~ 11.17 11.22 ~ 11.23
Elmers End 11.22a ~ 11.37d 11.28 ~ 11.37
Sandilands Crossover 11.44 ~ 11.46 11.46 ~ 11.47
New Addington 11.59a ~ 12.10d 12.01 ~ 12.11 [Western platform]
Sandilands ? 12/24
East Croydon ? 12.29 ~ 12.30 [P.3/outer]
Therapia Lane ? 12.40 ~ 12.41
Therapia Lane Depot 12.38a ~ -
Shed Door 1 - 12.43a ~ 14.26d
East Access Points - 14.27 ~ 14.28
Depot Road 11 (West) - 14p32a ~ 14p42d
Therapia Depot ~ 14.38d -
Dundonald Road 14.51 ~ 15.04 14.56 ~ 15.03
Wimbledon 15.05 ~ 15.06 15.06 ~ 15.06
West Croydon ? 15.29 ~ 15.29
East Croydon ? 15.33 ~ 15.33 [P1]
Sandilands Crossover 15.37 ~ (Sandilands Stop 15.36 ~ 15.36)
Lloyd Park Crossover DIV 15.40 ~ 15.41
Sandilands Crossover ~ 15.39 (Sandilands Stop 15.46 ~ 15.46)
East Croydon 15.43a [P2/centre] 16.26 [P2/centre]


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