Crossing between Newham and Bexley

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2013-10-09
Session date: 
October 9, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0042
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

Question

What active work is taking place into the proposal for a fixed crossing between Newham and Bexley (formerly the Galleons Reach crossing)? Do you acknowledge that a ferry service will be at best a stopgap and that you might as well invest in the infrastructure East London needs?

Answer

Answer for Crossing between Newham and Bexley

Answer for Crossing between Newham and Bexley

Answered By: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

It is clear that there is a need to take a strategic view of the case for new river crossings in east London.  This is particularly so given the crucial role this infrastructure will play in supporting the significant increase in London's population that is expected over the coming years.  TfL will continue to assess the need for new crossings in east London as part of its ongoing planning of the area, feeding into my forthcoming Infrastructure Plan 2050.