Docklands Light Railway Extension

MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Question By: 
Richard Barnbrook
British National Party
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can the Mayor update me on the development of the Docklands Light Railway project and confirm that the current financial crisis has not affected the original plans for its extension onto Barking and Dagenham and through to Havering?


Answer for Docklands Light Railway Extension

Answer for Docklands Light Railway Extension

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As indicated in the TfL Business Plan, funding has yet to be identified to implement the proposed extension through Barking Riverside to Dagenham Dock which would support the proposed plans. TfL has written to the DCLG and DfT for a commitment for funding. While the channels of communication remain open with Government on the scheme, a restricted amount of work will continue to seek this commitment.