Transport for London are asking Londoners for their views on potential routes for the proposed Cross River Tram.
The Cross River Tram, which could be operational by 2016, is expected to run between Euston and Waterloo, with branches to Camden Town and King’s Cross in the north, and Brixton and Peckham in the south.
Trams would arrive every two minutes at central stops (Euston to Waterloo), and every four minutes at outer stops (Camden, King’s Cross, Peckham and Brixton).
According to Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone ”the tram will carry more than 60 million passengers a year, relieving some of the high demand on the Northern and Victoria lines.”
Launching the consultation exercise Peter Hendy, London Transport Commissioner pledged to “work with boroughs to provide major transport improvements for Londoners as part of the major regeneration of King’s Cross, Elephant & Castle, Brixton and Southwark.”
TfL is asking for views on route option on seven sections of the route. Euston to Camden, Euston to King’s Cross, Waterloo to Oval, Oval to Brixton, Brixton town centre, Waterloo to Peckham and Peckham town centre in south and central London.
The consultation will run from Tuesday 21 November 2006 until Tuesday 30 January 2007. Full details of the route options and the chance to respond can be found online at www.tfl.gov.uk/crt.
Responses can also be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, sending a letter to TfL FREEPOST NAT 22450, London SW1 0BR or by calling freephone 0800 234 6004.
In the New Year, TfL will be consulting on proposals for a depot in Peckham to service and house vehicles for the Cross River Tram.