Capacity Enhancement Projects (Supplementary) [20]

Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Question By: 
Angie Bray
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

Can I draw your attention to the Eddington Report which I would not think gives much comfort to those of you who support the idea of a West London Tram. He has looked at heavy infrastructure projects to alleviate extra pressures and has pointed out that the cost of delivering them is likely to be very high which may well constrain the relative returns from such fixed infrastructure. Of course we know his report is directly on behalf of the Chancellor, Gordon Brown, and he will be taking that as a good argument against giving the kind of funding that you will need for this kind of project.

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Answer for Capacity Enhancement Projects (Supplementary) [20]

Answer for Capacity Enhancement Projects (Supplementary) [20]

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

You need to read the report a bit more carefully. What he was actually referring to is mega mega projects which in national terms are things like Maglev and the north/south rail link, which Rod [Eddington] referred to as solutions -