In 2013, The Mayor published his 2020 Vision setting out his ambitions for London. A neo-Victorian surge of investment in mass transport is an essential element of the document.
Our transport goals
Central to the success of the transport projects outlined in the 2020 Vision will be the agreement of a stable 10 year funding settlement for TfL. If secured, we plan to complete a number of projects that cover a range of transportation methods.
Our goals are listed below.
Tube and Overground
The Mayor plans to introduce automated trains on 75 per cent of the Tube by 2020. We will also increase Tube service to a world-leading 40 trains per hour on major lines such as the Victoria and Jubilee.
A TfL funding settlement will allow us to:
- start construction on the extension of the Northern Line down to Vauxhall Nine Elms and Battersea by 2015
- electrify Gospel Oak to Barking on the Overground and extend it to Barking Riverside
- add an additional Overground station at Old Oak Common
- redevelop Tottenham Hale Underground station
- open up outer London town centre hubs by extending the Bakerloo line beyond Elephant and Castle, and the DLR to Bromley
- upgrade Wembley Park and Wembley Central stations
By devolving rail franchising power to the Mayor we will be able to develop an efficient metro suburban rail service. We’ll also conduct in-depth study into potential further rail and Underground lines south of the river.
Through the 10 year TfL funding settlement, we will:
- build a new Thameslink station at Brent Cross – Cricklewood
- redevelop East Croydon and Waterloo stations
- construct a single Euston-King’s Cross-St Pancras interchange station
- progress with four tracking the West Anglia Line
- upgrade Wembley Stadium station
The Mayor will further modernise London’s highways and traffic management, and consider the creation of new road tunnels such as replacing the Hammersmith flyover.
We also support a new river crossing to the east of the Dartford Crossing.
The TfL funding settlement will enable us to:
- put 2,000 new buses for London on our streets by 2020
- open the new Silvertown tunnel by 2021
- work with boroughs to relieve congestion through river crossings in places like Gallions Reach
Crossrail and Crossrail 2
Crossrail was funded through an efficient mix of public and private finance. The Mayor has plans to adopt a similar model to fund Crossrail 2, which is due to start construction in 2019.
With TfL funding in place, we will work to:
- Install an additional station on Crossrail at Woolwich and links to London City Airport
- Provide a transport link from Kensal Green to Crossrail
We will introduce measures to ensure at least 15 per cent of journeys in inner London are made by bicycle. We’ll also extend the Santander Cycle Hire network in north, south, east and west London.
We aim to build a new four runway eco-friendly hub airport . As with Crossrail 2, the Mayor plans to gain funding for this through a combination of public and private finance.
We’ll transform the Greenwich Peninsula waterside into a commercial development and transport hub, including a cruise liner terminal.
With TfL funding settlement secured, we’ll extend the tram network to Sutton, Crystal Palace and across to Wimbledon with a second track.