Wimbledon Station (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2184
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Is the building of a second tram platform at Wimbledon Station a necessary pre-requisite for the Sutton tram Extension to be built?

Answers

Answer for Wimbledon Station (2)
Wimbledon Station (2)

Wimbledon Station (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The second tram platform at Wimbledon station will enable TfL to run 50 per cent more trams between Wimbledon and Croydon. If Crossrail 2 goes ahead, it may also provide an opportunity for additional tram capacity at Wimbledon station, including space for direct services to Sutton.

However, constraints remain on the approach to the station and so, if an extension to Sutton is built, it is expected that some Sutton services would travel along a new spur to South Wimbledon, calling at Morden Road and enabling an interchange for services to Wimbledon. This approach is set out in the Trams 2030 Plan.

I remain supportive of a future extension to Sutton if it can be shown to be affordable and to represent value for money. The scheme could bring significant economic and social benefits for south London. This could include unlocking growth and boosting business; creating jobs; improved access to education, retail and leisure facilities; growing local transport capacity; and, reducing car usage. TfL and the relevant boroughs will continue to work closely on this opportunity, including looking to build a funding package that would make the scheme viable.

This answer was received on 24/07/15.