Manifesto Commitment

MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please reconfirm your 2012 manifesto commitment to expand the East London Line to five-carriage trains by 2014, and the projected opening date of your Tramlink extension to Crystal Palace. What are your timescale milestones to extend the DLR from Lewisham, and Tramlink from Beckenham, to meet in Bromley (is that Bromley North station?) to provide your promised outer-London 'orbital rail loop'?


Answer for Manifesto Commitment

Answer for Manifesto Commitment

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am of course committed to all my 2012 manifesto commitments.

Work to assess the feasibility of extending the DLR southwards from Lewisham and to identify the best route is also under way. TfL is liaising with the Boroughs of Lewisham and Bromley on route options. TfL has also developed a Tramlink Strategy. Work on detailed expansion and extension options, costs, timescales and engineering issues is continuing.