This consultation response sets out TEN members thoughts on procurement, timings and funding, examining how TfL can deliver the scheme and make it most beneficial to Londoners.
Overall, ICE London supports the proposed BLE proposals. With the Capital's population predicted to reach 10 million by 2030 and 11 million by 2050 and road congestion posing risks to the health and productivity of Londoners, it is increasingly necessary that we invest in extra capacity on the rail network. Planning now to meet future demand and promote modal shift is therefore key.
The lack of Underground services serving South East London and a reliance on buses along the Old Kent Road make the BLE an important component in upgrading London's transport network.
Want to become a member of the ICE London TEN?
The London Transport Expert Network (TEN) contains a number of ICE London members with the expertise to assist the region in its public voice activities. TEN members are the first point of contact for issues relating to ICE London's policy and public affairs activity, providing a pool of expertise the Institution can use to promote transport infrastructure to policy makers, the media and the public.
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ICE London would like to thanks all participants at the MTS Workshop, Lucinda Turner for speaking at the event and TfL for their assistance.
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