Crystal Palace Tramlink
Posted 11 June 2007 - 11:36 AM
As many of you are aware TfL have been running a consultation on the Croydon Tramlink Extension to Crystal Palace. This is separate to the LDA consultation on the future of the park. However, there is evidently lots of cross over between the TfL's proposals as it has an impact on the park and the surrounding area.
TFL have published the results of their consultation into Croydon Tramlink Extension to Crystal Palace.
They have not as yet reached a decision as to which option they would like to proceed with.
The Executive Summary can be found:
A full copy of the report can be found:
For more information please contact: the Croydon Tramlink Extension team by:
Write to: Transport for London
London SW1 0BR
Telephone: 020 7126 3915
Email from Munish Chopra
Crystal Palace Park Consultation Team
Tel: 020 7357 6894
Fax: 020 7357 6604
Mob: 07974 330 274
Local Dialogue LLP
Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:47 AM
The next tram to Croydon will be a little while yet - back to the 157 or the 410!
Posted 10 October 2007 - 12:55 PM
Posted 30 October 2007 - 10:16 PM
I was at the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) Railway Network Annual Lecture given by Mike Brown, MD of London Overground, on Thursday 11th, the subject being Growing Capacity on London's Railways. Yes, Crossrail has been approved and will significantly improve the east-west transport flow through central London when it is open, as that is where new job opportunities are likely to grow - some 900K jobs over the next 10+ years. At the same time, the population of London is likely to grow by 1 Million, so transport is going to have to improve to move them all around, hence there are lots of plans to grow capacity and open new routes over that time, including the East London Line extension, extending trains and platforms on South-Eastern, Southern and South-West Trains to 10 or 12 coaches, the Thameslink 2000 scheme including a new Blackfriards station and changes to London Bridge.
Similarly, light rail systems such as Tramlink and Docklands Light Railway also need to grow, but there is only so much money that can be spent each year and, much more difficult to solve, only so many people with the necessary engineering skills that have to be spread among the projects underway, and the UK is light on people with those. ELLX and the other Overground improvements, plus Crossrail, alongside the Olympics, are going to absorb the funding and engineering capabilities in London during that time. Hence, other projects are going to have to be deferred, including the Crystal Palace extension of Tramlink, ELL Phase 2 to Clapham Junction, the Cross-River tram and the DLR extension to Dagenham.
The Standard article was reasonably accurate in that respect, but the plans for improving rail travel around London are impressive, long-overdue, but now starting to become a reality. Work has recently started on the fly-over to take north-bound ELLX trains over the National Rail lines from New Cross Gate onto the current East London Line tracks and is well-advanced at the northern end of the extension, but it is probable we won't see trams at the Parade for another 10 years yet.
Apologies for the long post, but I thought it worth it to share what Mike Brown was saying - from the horse's mouth, so-to-speak!
Posted 13 March 2008 - 11:51 PM
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 12:47 PM
Posted 06 November 2008 - 02:57 PM
But: "TfL will conduct a wider study involving the boroughs affected as part of the new sub-regional plans to assess the transport needs of this part of Outer London.
The Mayor has indicated that the recommendation from this study will form part of a future bid to Government."
Posted 06 November 2008 - 03:47 PM
Posted 06 November 2008 - 03:59 PM
I'm interested in this 'orbital express' bus service that is mentioned. Does anyone know anything more about likely routes for this?