West London Tram

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


Can you please detail how much has been spent, to date, on the West London Tram scheme? Could you provide a yearly breakdown?


Answer for West London Tram

Answer for West London Tram

Answered By: 
The Mayor

West London tram will offer a better, faster, cleaner, and more reliable way of travelling as well as providing step-free access at all stops, thereby supporting the my aim of ensuring London's transport system is accessible to all. TfL continues to work to deliver this ambitious project, which has the genuine potential to support the area's social and economic development and provide a legacy for the future. There is a compelling case for this scheme as it offers the best transport solution to meet predicted rises in passenger numbers as well as supporting the agenda for more sustainable modes of transport. As you can see, the projects costs for this scheme are higher than those of Cross River tram simply because this scheme is at a more advanced stage in its development. Subject to TfL Board approval, TfL will be making an application for a Transport and Works Order (TWO). The expenditure to date on designing this complex and important project to the level of detail required for a TWO is below:Pre 2003/4: £1m2003/4: £7.3m2004/5: £7.5m2005/6: £7.5m2006/7: £6.5m (budgeted figure)Total to date: £29.8mTo date TfL has spent £29.8m on the development and design of the West London Tram. This expenditure is within budget and in line with similar major projects of this size.