TfL Budget - South of the River (3)

MQT on 2019-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2019
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Of all the transport infrastructure upgrades planned over the next three years, what percentage will take place in boroughs south of the river?


Answer for TfL Budget - South of the River (3)
TfL Budget - South of the River (3)

TfL Budget - South of the River (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London’s (TfL’s) budget is not divided along the geographic lines like that of the River Thames. TfL’s infrastructure upgrades are considered and designed to benefit all Londoners.

Local Implementation Plan (LIP) funding is the process through which TfL provides financial support to boroughs for schemes to improve their transport networks in line with my Transport Strategy objectives. In TfL’s 2018 Business Plan, the LIP allocation for 19/20 is £20,740,000 for boroughs south of the river and £44,005,000 for boroughs north of the river.*

Just under two thirds of London’s population is north of the river, the remaining third is south of the river, and TfL’s surface level schemes broadly reflect this.

There are a range of transport upgrades taking place, or planned, south of the River Thames. These include:

  • The upgrade of Elephant & Castle due for completion in 2024
  • The Northern Line Extension to Battersea via Nine Elms
  • Developing the Sutton Link

*This analysis excludes the London Borough of Richmond, which spans the River Thames.