Overground to Sutton

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0471
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

You will know that delivering a tram to Sutton remains my priority. Can the Mayor advise me whether previous requests to extend the Overground to Sutton have been rejected?

Answer

Answer for Overground to Sutton

Answer for Overground to Sutton

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has previously considered extending the Overground to Sutton. Such an extension could be technically feasible but doing this in isolation could in fact lead to reduced capacity and longer journey times for existing users of the route.  On this basis, TfL has currently concluded that the benefits of extending services from West Croydon to Sutton are limited. I continue to champion the case for devolving control of the national rail network in London to TfL which would deliver benefits across the whole of south London including higher frequency services, particularly at off peak times as well as the introduction of new connections.