- Mayor of London
- United Kingdom
The Cross River Tram is a Transport for London proposal for a tram system in London, England, to connect Camden Town to King's Cross, Peckham and Brixton.
In November 2008 the Mayor, Boris Johnson announced he would stop work on the scheme and investigate potential alternatives. SIXTEEN Months on and residents in Peckham have heard NOTHING!
The tram was planned to relieve overcrowding on the London Underground, and to improve transport in areas currently without good public transport, such as North Peckham & the Aylesbury Estate in Southwark, which would aid in the regeneration of these areas.
It enjoys high levels of support, particularly in Peckham, where it was seen as vital in improving access to new jobs and training opportunities and attracting inward investment.
This petition calls for a new Peckham to Elephant and Castle Express Shuttle Bus to be urgently introduced to bring forward some of the potential benefits of the tram to Peckham now that its future looks uncertain.
Ken Livingstone (London Mayoral Candidate) has confirmed that he would ask Transport for London to consider this proposal if elected.
Southwark Council have also voiced their support for the idea of such a new service.
Caroline Pidgeon (London Assembly Candidate for Southwark/Lambeth) has also stated that she supports introducing such a service.
Messages of support also received from local councillors from all the major political parties!
We the signatories of this petition call for the urgent introduction of an 'Express Shuttle Bus' service along the proposed route of the Cross River Tram between Peckham and Elephant and Castle.
We believe that this would bring forward some of the potential social and economic benefits of the scheme, increase awareness amongst residents and businesses of the proposed route and provide future users of the tram now that the future of this project is uncertain.
The Support a Cross River Tram 'Shuttle Bus' in London! petition to Mayor of London was written by EVOLUTIONQUARTER and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.