Mill Hill East tube line [3]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3278
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you consider in the longer term converting the Mill Hill East line to a Docklands Light Rail or tram type of service from Finchley Central through to Mill Hill East and on to Copthall Park, Mill Hill Broadway & Edgware possibly Bushey & Watford with a link from Mill Hill Broadway alongside the Midland Mainline and on through the Dudden Hill freight line to Old Oak Common. The addition of such facilities in North London would dramatically improve orbital connectivity?

Answer

Answer for Mill Hill East tube line [3]

Answer for Mill Hill East tube line [3]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My draft Transport Strategy sets out ideas to improve the National Rail network including orbital connectivity. The map in Figure 29 shows some ideas to how this could be achieved, including  a possible new passenger service between the Midland Mainline, the Dudden Hill line, Old Oak Common and Hounslow.

A light rail or tram line from Finchley Central to Edgware, Bushey and Watford might be harder to justify, as it passes through green belt land.

I would welcome your views on this. The consultation on my draft Transport Strategy is open until 2 October 2017. The consultation page is available here: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/transport/our-vision-transport/draft-mayors-transport-strategy-2017.