The Sutton Link is a proposed new, direct and quicker transport link between Sutton and Merton that would consist of either a tram route or a Bus Rapid Transport system. Consultation on the proposed link will close on January 6 2019.
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“We are consulting on proposals for a new, direct and quicker transport link between Sutton and Merton. We have called this the Sutton Link,” said a spokesperson from TfL.
“The Sutton Link would create a high-capacity route for people travelling between Sutton town centre and Merton using zero-emission vehicles. It would connect with other major transport services into central London and across south London, including National Rail, London Underground, existing tram and bus services. It would make journeys by public transport quicker and more attractive, and reduce the need for trips by private car.
“Many of the neighbourhoods along the proposed routes have limited public transport options. The Sutton Link would support new homes being built and would improve access to jobs, services, major transport hubs and leisure opportunities across both boroughs and beyond.
“Our work is at a stage where we would like to know your views about three potential routes. We are considering a tram or ‘bus rapid transit’ (BRT) for the Sutton Link and would also like to know your views on this.
“BRT is similar to a tram but runs on road segregated from traffic where possible, not on rails, and carries fewer people in each vehicle. A full explanation is included below in the section titled ‘About trams and bus rapid transit’.
Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake said:
“The Sutton Link is a great chance to secure a reliable transport link for our area. I encourage residents to attend the consultation session on 6th December to make their voices heard and have a meaningful say in the routes and tram or bus services that will best help connect them to Merton and Central London.”