Results of the Sutton Link consultation

Transport for London (TfL) have released the results of the Sutton Link consultation on opening up a new transport route between Sutton and Merton.

The consultation ran until early this year and asked people for their views on one of three options:

  1. Extending the London Tramlink or installing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to Sutton and connecting to South Wimbledon,
  2. Extending the London Tramlink or installing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to Sutton and connecting to Colliers Wood,
  3. Extending the London Tramlink to Sutton along the existing rail route to Wimbledon via West Sutton and Sutton Common. 

TfL have today published a Consultation Report setting out the outcomes of the consultation and describing the issue raised by respondents. A copy of their report is available here.

In summary they found that:

  • 65 per cent of respondents supported or strongly supported Option 1 (South Wimbledon - Sutton)
  • 55 per cent of respondents supported or strongly supported Option 2 (Colliers Wood - Sutton)
  • 49 per cent of respondents supported or strongly supported Option 3 (Wimbledon - Sutton)

They also asked respondents the extent to which they supported or opposed each of the transport options they included. They found that:

  • 81 per cent of respondents supported or strongly supported the Tram option
  • 40 per cent of respondents supported or strongly supported the Bus Rapid Transit option

TfL are now reviewing every relevant issue raised by respondents to their consultation so that we can decide which route and transport option to progress to the next stage in the development of the Sutton Link. They will make a decision on the preferred option later this year, and will announce the decision as soon as possible after they have made it. TfL will also publish a ‘Responses to issues raised’ document at this time, listing and responding to all of the issues raised by respondents to this consultation.

Thank you to everyone who had their say and we will keep residents updated as the next steps progress.