Tramlink to Sutton

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4233
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I believe that the extension of the Tramlink to Sutton could bring considerable benefits, including a reduction in traffic and a stronger economy in this part of outer London. Will you commit to the extension in the TfL Business Plan 2015?

Answer

Answer for Tramlink to Sutton

Answer for Tramlink to Sutton

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL and GLA officers have been working hard with relevant boroughs, including Sutton and Merton, to develop plans for possible tram extensions. This work is continuing, including looking to build a funding package that would make the scheme viable. I have confirmed in the TfL Business Plan that TfL could contribute to an extension of the tram network subject to a viable business case and sufficient third-party funding, including from the relevant boroughs. Work will be continuing on this in 2015.