Silvertown tunnel funding dilemma

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A TfL email I have received states: 'We do not believe that it would be feasible to operate a new crossing at Silvertown without user charging in place, not least because we have said that user charging would be used to fund construction of the new tunnel.' Given that the results of TfL's crossings consultation show that only one third of respondents support the option of tolling the new crossing and the Blackwall tunnel, please explain how else you could pay for a Silvertown tunnel?


Answer for Silvertown tunnel funding dilemma

Answer for Silvertown tunnel funding dilemma

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written repsonse received on 1 July 2013.

TfL is currently developing its proposals for the scheme (including how the scheme can be paid for and the option of road user charging) and these will be shared in due course.