Tramlink

Meeting: 
MQT on 2001-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2001
Reference: 
2001/0335
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Whilst warmly welcoming the Mayor's proposals for a South London Tramlink, is the Mayor aware that the route proposed by Transport for London extends the tube/tram system to only one new community i.e. Peckham, whilst the remaining 85% of the route broadly mimics the Northern Line? Therefore would the Mayor give us a guarantee that he will consider other proposals that would link hundreds of thousands of South Londoners who have no access to either tram or tube systems and which would integrate the Croydon Tramlink with the Bakerloo Line at Elephant & Castle via Dulwich and which would provide for the first east/west rapid transit link south of the river ie linking Victoria via Peckham with Greenwich? .

Answer

Answer for Tramlink

Answer for Tramlink

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Thank you for welcoming the proposals for the Cross River Transit scheme that you refer to as south London Tramlink. The viability both financially and operationally has of course yet to be firmly established.

The route envisaged is from Camden and Kings Cross, via central London to Peckham and Brixton. One third of the route length would link Peckham with Elephant and Castle and central London, giving improved accessibility to approximately 50,000 disadvantaged people. The rest of the scheme would bring benefits to people and businesses along the route and much needed congestion relief to the Underground.

Once we have established whether the proposed scheme should go ahead and on what timescale we can consider further links. However, In conjunction with the Cross River Partnership, TfL is undertaking a transport study of inner south London which will consider in outline the need for such options. .