Post Crossrail Investment in South West London

MQT on 2004-09-15
Session date: 
September 15, 2004
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Now that Crossrail is not coming to Kingston & Richmond could the Mayor; a. Outline the investment in rail services particularly from Richmond and Kingston into Central London, in both infrastructure and rolling stock he pressing for in. b. Improve the District and Piccadilly Lines to provide a better service that he is supporting and funding. c. Confirm his support for the Airtrack proposals to link South London with Heathrow Airport.


Answer for Post Crossrail Investment in South West London

Answer for Post Crossrail Investment in South West London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

a) Once my new powers over national rail in London are confirmed I will be seeking to influence improvements to the services in this area through the franchise renewal process.b) London Underground are planning to upgrade the capacity of both the District and Piccadilly, with peak capacity on the District line to increase by around 20% by 2020 and peak capacity on the Piccadilly line by 35% by 2015.c) My officers within TfL are represented on the Airtrack steering group and I fully support improvements to public transport and access to London's airports.