The Croydon tram network will be hit with major disruption this month while vital work is carried out.

For 16 days trams will not run between Wandle Park and East Croydon.

Until the end of August, work will be taking place to replace 180 metres of track at Reeves Corner.

Changes will be in place until August 31 at Reeves Corner for work to resurface the area and upgrade the tracks.

Replacement buses will be operating between Waddon Marsh and East Croydon.

Drivers and bus services will also be impacted by a closure of Tamworth Road while the work is carried out.

Transport for London will also be upgrading other town centre tram stops including painting and paving repairs at George Street, Wellesley Road, Centrale and Church Street Tram stops.

And following recent floods, drains will be cleared in the Dingwall Road area to reduce the risk of flash flooding.

Over the bank holiday weekend there will be further disruption for maintenance of the Addiscombe Road bridge.

For this work, trams will not run between Wandle Park and Beckenham Junction, Elmers End and New Addington via East Croydon.

Replacement buses will operate between Waddon Marsh and Beckenham Junction and Waddon Marsh and New Addington.

And Addiscombe Road from Billinton Hill will be closed to drivers from 6am on August 28 until 6am on August 29.

All tram services will be back to normal on September 1.

Mark Davis, TfL’s general manager for London Trams, said: “Thank you for your patience and understanding while this vital maintenance work takes place.

“The work is vital to improve reliability and ride quality for our customers.  Please do plan ahead and allow plenty of time for your journey.”