Petts Hill Railway Bridge

Meeting: 
MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Reference: 
2006/2346
Question By: 
Bob Blackman
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Please provide a progress report on the planned replacement of the Petts Hill railway bridge.

Answer

Answer for Petts Hill Railway Bridge

Answer for Petts Hill Railway Bridge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In April 2006, TfL conditionally approved the business case for the Petts Hill scheme, and committed £4.0m towards the total cost of £7.0m. A recent agreement between Network Rail and the London Borough of Harrow, who are leading the project, means that detailed design can begin. Network Rail intends to complete design by April 2007. One of TfL's conditions of funding is a risk sharing agreement between stakeholders, and this is progressing. Traffic surveys have been updated to support approval for the scheme under the Traffic Management Act, and a meeting with residents associations to inform them of progress was held on 27 September 2006.However, the possible withdrawal of bus priorities along the route 140 proposed by the London Borough of Ealing could severely damage the business case for the scheme if implemented, so TfL is reviewing the business case and awaits decisions by the London Borough of Ealing. TfL has objected, with other stakeholders, to the route 140 proposals.