TfL Budget - South of the River (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th July 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Boff Andrew Boff Conservative

Of all the transport infrastructure upgrades since 2016, what percentage have taken place in boroughs south of the river?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Transport for London’s (TfL’s) budget is not split geographically in this way. However, around a third of London’s residents live south of the river and Transport for London’s (TfL’s) spending on Surface transport broadly reflects this. As examples, Low Emission Bus Zones have been introduced between Camberwell and New Cross, at Putney High Street and at Brixton to improve air quality for thousands of south London residents. Construction is also starting this summer on Cycleway 4 to Greenwich to improve the cycling offer south of the river.

Regarding Underground services, increased frequencies on the Victoria and Jubilee lines, the bus hopper fare and the Night Tube have provided direct benefits to people living and working south of the river. Work continues to extend the Northern line in south London which will help regenerate the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea areas by supporting new jobs and homes. TfL and I are also continuing to make the case to government to allow TfL more control over suburban rail services, which would have a particularly beneficial effect for south London and could pave the way for a metro-style service in south and southeast London.