Mayor’s plans for London transport network may not be what they seem

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on Transport for London’s new Business Plan, said:

“There is much in this new Business Plan that is very welcome, such as the commitment to continued upgrades to the Tube, the extension of the Bakerloo Line and a pedestrian and cycle bridge linking Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf.

“The reduction on TfL’s reliance on expensive agency staff is certainly long overdue. Tackling this is something I long urged TfL to address.”

“However, not every aspect of today’s announcement is clear cut. There appears to be no firm commitment to extending the tram to Sutton for example. It is also not clear whether the extension of the Bakerloo Line will run all the way through to Bromley. I am also disappointed by no plans at all for the extension of the cycle hire scheme.”