Additional transport capacity in Canada Water

MQT on 2009-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2009
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The London borough of Southwark is currently consulting on an area action plan for Canada Water and plans to construct a significant number of new homes in the area, which already suffers from road congestion and lack of capacity on local bus services. Will you direct TfL to begin planning now for investment in both the network and bus capacity to meet this future need, rather than dealing with it on a reactive basis?


Answer for Additional transport capacity in Canada Water

Answer for Additional transport capacity in Canada Water

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL aims to work closely with boroughs and developers at an early stage of development proposals to allow an assessment to be made of the transport implications. This in turn allows funding to be agreed and any transport improvements to be delivered in a timely fashion. This does depend on early action by the relevant boroughs or developers, as they initiate development plans and proposals.

The local bus network in Canada Water has been expanded in recent years and its capacity and reliability are kept under regular review. This will continue with the area action plan taken fully into account.