Greenway Diversion

MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A section of the Greenway at Pudding Mill is closed until late 2014 for Crossrail. The Crossrail helpdesk advises pedestrians and cyclists to take an alternative route via Marshgate Lane and Stratford High Street. What role did TfL play in suggesting and mapping this alternative route and do TfL project an increase in accidents along this busy stretch?


Answer for Greenway Diversion

Answer for Greenway Diversion

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The delivery of the Crossrail Project is managed by Crossrail Limited under delegated authority from its Sponsors, Transport for London and the Department for Transport.

I understand that it was necessary to close part of the Greenway following the 2012 Olympics to enable the tunnel portal construction works at Pudding Mill Lane to progress safely. I gather that this was discussed with the London Borough of Newham and Transport for London, along with other local stakeholders before it was formally accepted following the review of Crossrail Limited's highways application (Schedule 3) for the Pudding Mill Lane construction site.

Crossrail Limited does not expect there to be an increase in accidents from this closure and has installed signage to help pedestrians and cyclists use the new route.