Mayor of London offers letter of support for extension of tram link to Sutton

Roger Mills Beddington, Borough-wide, BUSINESS NEWS, Carshalton, Cheam, COMMUNITY NEWS, Hackbridge, HEADLINES, NEWS, Sutton, Wallington, Worcester Park 2 Comments

Tom Brake MP has received a letter of support from Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, offering his backing to the campaign to extend the tram to Sutton. 

Sadiq Khan also agreed that the tram link should be developed, because the scheme will improve access to jobs and housing, whilst reducing private vehicle use in Sutton.

Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington said:

“I am pleased to have Transport for London’s support for such an important scheme.This is an important step forward in our campaign to make a tram link to Sutton a reality.”

“With the Mayor of London’s support, our campaign has developed new momentum, and our next stop is securing funding from the Department of Transport (DfT). Many constituents have asked for improved public transport links, and I plan to deliver on their demands. I will continue to lobby ministers until the tram link receives funding through to completion.”

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Comments 2

  1. What’s the point of having the link extend to South Wimbledon when there is already a perfectly good underground link between Morden & South Wimbledon – it will just cause more disruption on an already crowded section of road. The Tram link needs to go to WIMBLEDON proper and we already have infrastructure that enables us to do that – it certainly suggests that this is NOT being done economically but for some other reason.
    As per the original plans in the early 1900s link the underground to the Sutton – Wimbledon line (200 metres of extension, same gauge) and run the tram into Morden if you want to connect to South Wimbledon. Also develop the Wimbledon – Sutton line as per the current West Croydon Wimbledon tramlink.
    Probably too sensible and doesn’t offer enough money to be squandered!

  2. I reject the idea of the tram links to Sutton I agree with Ian Lambert reasons, our borough is becoming gridlocked and with the parking enforcement action evolving it’s a horrendous idea that will bring all manner of serious damage by various factors.

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