London Overground extension to Sutton

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2186
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

As part of the tendering process for the next concession operator of London Overground, have Transport for London included plans for an extension of the line to Sutton, if not why?

Answers

Answer for London Overground extension to Sutton
London Overground extension to Sutton

London Overground extension to Sutton

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Train services to Sutton are the responsibility of the Department for Transport (DfT), not TfL, so it would not be possible for TfL to include an extension to Sutton in the new London Overground concession.

Improvements could be made to the service when the existing Southern franchise expires in 2021 and I will continue to make the case for TfL and local authorities to be more involved in the planning of the rail network in south London.

This answer was received on 14/07/15.