Cross River Tram and Reduction of CO2 emissions

Meeting: 
MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Reference: 
2006/2242
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many cars will the CRT take off the road per annum and what is the reduction in CO2 associated with this traffic reduction?

Answer

Answer for Cross River Tram and Reduction of CO2 emissions

Answer for Cross River Tram and Reduction of CO2 emissions

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The main rationale for Cross River Tram is to provide a much needed increase in public transport capacity, relieving overcrowded Underground lines towards and through central London. It will also provide significantly improved access to central London for areas such as Peckham and will improve access to major developments such as Elephant and Castle. TfL expects that between 2.5 and 3m people that previously travelled by car will switch to the tram. They are continuing to review the impacts of the scheme as the design progresses.