Light Rail in London (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1389
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Are you aware of the Technology Strategy Board's 'Transport Action Plan 2013-14', which promotes competition to fund innovative 'light-rail demonstrator' projects, and will you be taking this suggestion forward?

Answer

Answer for Light Rail in London (1)

Answer for Light Rail in London (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes, I am aware of the Technology Strategy Board's Action Plan which is aimed at accelerating the deployment of innovative light rail solutions.  I understand that the total budget available in 2013-14 is £3m, which is clearly helpful but limited in its overall ability to deliver solutions on the ground.

In London we have a well-established light rail system in the form of Tramlink.

Of course we will keep this fund under review to see if it could be useful.