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Consultation on Cross River Transit begins


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Transport for London

Consultation on Cross River Transit begins
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date
27 September 2001
source Transport for London
type Press release



Transport for London is launching a major public consultation on a proposed new transport scheme - the Cross River Transit.

This scheme is part of the Mayor’s strategy to improve transport in London. TfL has worked with the Cross River Partnership - (which includes the London Boroughs of Camden, Lambeth and Southwark and the City of Westminster) over a period of four years to develop this innovative transport scheme.

Cross River Transit (CRT) would be one of the biggest steps forward for surface transport in central London for decades. It would link Kings Cross/St Pancras and Camden Town with Euston, Holborn, Waterloo, Brixton, Elephant and Castle and Peckham. It would improve access to National Rail and Underground stations and extend links to parts of London currently without a rail service.

CRT, if chosen, would be more reliable and faster than existing bus services as it would run in its own lanes and have priority over other traffic. CRT vehicles would be cleaner and greener than existing options. An investigation is already underway to see if the electric options could be provided with power from renewable resources. The modern design of the vehicles would provide a comfortable ride with extra space for wheelchairs, pushchairs and shopping. The whole system would be fully accessible to people with mobility problems.

Scott McIntosh, Project Manager for CRT says "This scheme which has been developed with the co-operation of the Cross River Partnership would improve transport services for the people who live and work in central London. This ‘in principle’ consultation means TfL is asking people to come to our presentations, learn something about the scheme and how it would affect London and then give us their opinions on our proposals.

Copies of the consultation leaflet containing more information on the scheme and a questionnaire are being sent to libraries, community centres and other venues close to the route. A series of local exhibitions will take place during October and November. These will be in convenient places along the proposed route and will give local people a chance to find out more on the proposed CRT scheme - a list of times and places for exhibitions will be published later.



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