West London Tram Consultation

MQT on 2003-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2003
Question By: 
Lynne Featherstone
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your Mayor's Report you state; At my press conference on 21 October I indicated my intention to go to consultation over West London Tram in early spring 2004 if possible - before the Mayoral election. I have been encouraged by the positive response the proposed scheme has had amongst local residents and businesses and the urgent need to address the problem of rapidly increasing congestion in this area.

Please provide a breakdown of the number of positive and negative responses you have received for each constituency along the proposed route, divided into business / residents.



Answer for West London Tram Consultation

Answer for West London Tram Consultation

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London's opinion poll in spring 2003 found that 56% of local residents were in favour of the West London Tram.Over the past few months TfL has been developing the design of the tram scheme, in discussion with the London Borough of Ealing and with representatives of 92 local groups which represent a wide range of residents, businesses and transport users. TfL has received a number of letters and comments from these groups which give confidence that the scheme is not only addressing key concerns (such as road closures), but is gaining widespread support throughout the community. TfL is engaging with stakeholders in all of the boroughs affected, including local politicians, community groups and businesses. This informal dialogue will be a prelude to a formal public consultation conducted in Spring/Summer 2004, which will enable us to quantify support for the scheme. .