Northern Line extension

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4556
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What is the current timescale for work to begin on construction of the Northern Line extension? What provision has been made to mimimise the impact on local residents and amenities during the works? What contacts for works management for the project have been provided to residents in the event of any problems or issues?

Answer

Answer for Northern Line extension

Answer for Northern Line extension

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am very pleased to say that a Transport and Works Act Order application to construct and operate the Northern line extension to Battersea was granted by the Secretary of State for Transport on 12 November 2014. TfL have appointed contractors; Ferrovial Agroman Laing O'Rourke (FLO) to deliver the scheme. FLO are expected to start site set up early in the New Year with the main work commencing in the summer.

For the last four years TfL has worked with local authorities and residents' groups to minimise the impacts of construction. In particular a 'Code of Construction Practice' has been developed and agreed with the relevant local authorities which commits TfL to the standards it must meet during construction. Site specific and topic based Environmental Management Plans as part of the 'Code of Construction Practice' will be agreed with local authorities following engagement with residents.

TfL has also set up a series of regular liaison meetings with local residents. These comprise four local groups and one route wide group. These will run for the duration of the project and enable direct contact with the project team.      

If anyone wishes to contact TfL about they can do so via [email protected]. Once works commence there will be a 24 hour hotline for residents to report problems.