Cross River Tram Scheme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Reference: 
2006/2241
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What impact do you estimate that the proposed Cross River tram scheme have on the income levels of Peckham and Coldharbour ward residents ?

Answer

Answer for Cross River Tram Scheme

Answer for Cross River Tram Scheme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In the UK trams have already had a major role in bringing new jobs, investment and growth to local communities. Cross River Tram will significantly improve access to opportunities by linking residents in areas such as Peckham and Coldharbour to around 1 million jobs in central London. Areas served by Croydon Tramlink have benefited from an average drop in unemployment of around 10% since the trams started running.