Tramlink extension update

MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please give an update on work to develop plans to extend Tramlink to Crystal Palace and how this process has or will complement plans for implementing the a) the masterplan for Crystal Palace Park and b) plans for the National Sports Centre.


Answer for Tramlink extension update

Answer for Tramlink extension update

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In principle I am supportive of extending the tram network if it can be shown to be affordable and to represent value for money.  TfL has made much progress with feasibility work in the last 18 months and now has a better understanding of the costs and overall business case of potential extensions to both Crystal Palace and Sutton.

The Crystal Palace extension remains a potential opportunity. The next step is to get greater clarify of what is planned for the Crystal Palace area which will drive the potential demand volumes and route for the Crystal Palace extension.