Thameslink 2000

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What action is the GLA family taking to encourage the commencement of the Thameslink 2000 project?


Answer for Thameslink 2000

Answer for Thameslink 2000

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Thameslink programme; managed by Network Rail, is supported by both the GLA and TfL. The DfT has recently given Transport & Works Act approval for the Thameslink project but no decision on funding has yet been made. The rail industry has identified a construction sequence for the project, which would deliver some of the scheme's benefits in time for the Olympics. A Government decision on funding is now expected in the summer. I would welcome a positive announcement in order that this project can commence as soon as possible.