This report captures a range of expert views on the prospects for the proposed Cross River Tram, which would connect north and south London via Waterloo Bridge. The report summarises the submissions made by guests at a seminar the Committee held to explore ways of boosting north-south transport links in the capital, and review the case for the tram, which is not currently funded beyond the initial design phase.
The report also makes recommendations that were supported by a majority of Committee Members, calling on Transport for London to:
- Explore all possible funding options for the Cross River Tram in order to come up with a funding package.
- Undertake and publish detailed analysis of alternatives to the Cross River Tram scheme and systematically compare the different modal options to ensure the most appropriate solution to the problems along the north-south corridor is pursued.
- Continue to work with representatives of affected communities to find solutions to local route issues so not to jeopardise the progress of the scheme.