Sutton Link Consultation Goes Live

Transport for London (TfL) are consulting on proposals for a new, direct and quicker transport link between Sutton and Merton. They have called this the Sutton Link.

Most people will recognise this as plans to extend the London Tramlink to Sutton.

The plans will see either a tram or a bus rapid transit (BRT) route installed between Wimbledon and Sutton on one of three potential routes. 

TfL have launched a consultation website for residents to view the plans, get more information and have their say.

Councillor Tim Crowley, Leader of Sutton Conservatives, said: "It is thanks to years of campaigning by Sutton Conservatives that improving local public transport infrastructure for Sutton is on the agenda. 

"I encourage everyone in Sutton to take a look at the the plans and have their say."

Steve O'Connell, your local Conservative London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton, said: "I am aiming to meet TfL to discuss this further, and understand the BRT option, which seems to have come out of Left Field.

"The fact remains that for 10 years as Sutton’s Assembly Member I have urged both Mayors and the Councils involved to step up and deliver the Tram for our Borough, which is among the worst served by Public Transport Investment. It is a matter of disappointment that the funding gap widens and the political will to deliver continues to be weak."

Paul Scully, Conservative MP for Sutton, Cheam and Worcester Park, said: "TfL have launched their consultation on the Sutton Link project which will bring the Tram to Sutton. This is much needed infrastructure which will be a major factor in driving future economic growth in Sutton.

"The public consultation runs until 6 January 2019. Do get along to the drop-in events listed in the link below to speak to the people involved in the planning of the project and to have your voice heard."

You can access the consultation and have your say here.