Reducing Car Parking in North Greenwich Station

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0465
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

Given TfL's proposal to substantially reduce the car parking at North Greenwich station what steps have they taken to provide alternative parking and how do they intend to secure the future of this car park given London Underground's description of this station as a key gateway? This park and ride facility is used by my constituents from all parts of Greenwich as public transport to and from the station from some parts of the borough is inadequate. Reducing car parking will not encourage people to use public transport, as many will find it quicker to drive into central London or Canary Wharf.

Answer

Answer for Reducing Car Parking in North Greenwich Station

Answer for Reducing Car Parking in North Greenwich Station

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

TfL is bound by legal agreements entered into by LU in 2002 prior to transfer to TfL that require it to surrender half of the North Greenwich customer car park ahead of the Dome's re-opening, to support the development of the Greenwich peninsula. Bus services to North Greenwich station from the local area are already extensive and will be improved as demand for access to the peninsula increases.TfL is also contractually obliged to surrender the remainder of the car park at a later date.