Peckham Transport Improvements

MQT on 2008-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2008
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What transport improvements will you deliver to the Peckham area as an alternative to the Cross River Tram?


Answer for Peckham Transport Improvements

Answer for Peckham Transport Improvements

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL will, as stated in the Business Plan, work with the Boroughs, LDA and GLA to assess potential alternatives to the Cross River Tram including improving existing public transport capacity. Recommendations from the study will form part of a future bid to government.

A number of transport improvements in the TfL Business Plan will benefit people in the Peckham area, including: - Increased capacity and frequency on the Northern, Victoria and Bakerloo lines which will benefit people living and working in Peckham and using the Underground as part of their journey. - Oyster validation equipment provision at all London Rail stations in zones 1-6. - Smoothing of traffic flows achieved through measures including re-phasing traffic lights, upgrading equipment at signal-controlled junctions, resolving problematic junctions and better co-ordination of road-works. - Cycling and walking improvements and local improvements in partnership with London's boroughs and Local Implementation Plans. - TfL contributed to the South Eastern franchise specifications, which will increase off- peak services and improve station and facilities at Peckham Rye. - TfL is working closely with Government to secure funding for Phase 2 of the East London Line which would serve Peckham directly. - TfL is working with the Department of Transport and Network Rail to improve rail services in the area. - By 2014 there will be capacity improvements on Southern and suburban services to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street, improving services for Peckham Queens Road Station. - LIP funding allocation for the London Borough of Southwark will continue to support local initiatives. In 2009/10 the allocation is £4.135m which includes investment in Bus Priority, Local Cycle Networks, Road Renewal and Streets for People.