Greenwich foot tunnel

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2043
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I continue to receive frequent reports of lift failures at the Greenwich foot tunnel. Given the importance of properly maintaining existing links across the river in this area, what discussions have you or TfL had regarding taking control of this tunnel as a strategic crossing?

Answer

Answer for Greenwich foot tunnel

Answer for Greenwich foot tunnel

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Greenwich foot tunnel, linking Greenwich with the Isle of Dogs, is owned and operated by Royal Borough of Greenwich.  TfL is aware through its involvement in the River Crossings Forum that Greenwich has had issues with the lifts servicing the tunnel, since refurbishment in 2013.

No discussions have currently been entered into regarding a transfer of ownership. TfL has made some funding available to the borough to trial shared cyclist and pedestrian use of the tunnel.