Ambitious plans to improve London’s transport in the next 25 years have been outlined in the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy.
Presented to the London Assembly for consideration, the Transport Strategy will be the backbone of transport planning in the capital.
The Strategy incorporates record investment plans which will result in new and improved rail in London, while tube and bus services will also benefit.
It follows Sadiq Khan’s draft strategy last year which has seen in excess of 6,500 key stakeholders and members of the public respond to it.
The Transport Strategy will make the capital even more accessible for people and businesses through the use of new Tube trains and signalling which will increase their frequency.
Elsewhere, the Elizabeth line will open in December, alleviating the strain on other parts of the network whilst also providing a brand new service that will also boost the economy.
Extensions to the Tube, London Overground and DLR are also covered in the Transport Strategy, which also highlights the importance of Crossrail 2 – something that will be reviewed to outline how it will provide value for money to the taxpayer – on economy, jobs and the ability to unlock housing sites.
The feedback from the consultation means that the Mayor’s Transport Strategy includes potential for a west London Orbital rail line.
Val Shawcross is the Deputy Mayor for Transport. She said the Strategy will provide ‘world class’ services.
She said: “Our ambitious strategy for the next 25 years shows how we can provide affordable, accessible and world class transport for every Londoner, while ensuring our transport network acts as a huge catalyst for new jobs and homes across the capital.
“We have looked closely at the input from thousands of people who have responded to the consultation and I’m pleased that our bold focus on encouraging walking, cycling and public transport, alongside reducing emissions, remains at the heart of our Strategy.”