The Mayor's Plan


Yesterday saw the launch of both the Mayor's Plan and the Mayoral Transport Strategy - thoughts, aspirations and plans for transport in London included in each.

The headline grabbing proposals in the Transport Strategy are:

  • a new road pricing scheme (which has already caused a fuss here and here, with suggestions it being of a £1 per mile charge).
  • the extension of light rail (the DLR extending to Dagenham Dock and other suggestions including Stratford, Lewisham and even west of Bank).
  • Growth and better management of the Underground (the Northern Line experiencing greater separation, and and extension to Battersea on the cards. Also the resurrection of a south-easterly extension of the Bakerloo Line).
  • Extension of tram routes.
  • Diverting the Watford branch of the Metropolitan Line to Croxley for better National Rail interchange.
  • Oyster at National Rail stations by the end of 2010.

The full 365 page document can be downloaded from the dedicated website here.