East London Line Phase 2 (2)

MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What steps have you taken to secure funding for phase 2 of the East London Line extension since the last MQT?


Answer for East London Line Phase 2 (2)

Answer for East London Line Phase 2 (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Over the past few months there has been ongoing liaison between the DfT and TfL on this matter. This has resulted in general agreement over some of the key elements that make up the funding package. Following this agreement, the remaining funding gap is around £30m. I have written to the Secretary of State for Transport proposing that this gap should be divided equally between the DfT and TfL. I am currently awaiting a response to this proposal.