Network Rail Sussex Routes Study

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4553
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you join me in asking Transport for London to support plans in Network Rail's Sussex Routes Study consultation for increased capacity on the Southern network, particularly through the Streatham area?

Answer

Answer for Network Rail Sussex Routes Study

Answer for Network Rail Sussex Routes Study

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is represented on the Board and Working Group of the Sussex Route Study and has therefore contributed to the development of the study. Both TfL and I fully support the proposals to increase rail capacity on the Southern suburban network, including the Streatham area.

My London Infrastructure Plan 2050 outlines how keen I am for TfL to run more rail services in the Capital, particularly in south London. This would give TfL greater ability to promote and implement capacity enhancements - as has already been seen in the significant improvement of London Overground since 2007.