The chair of the council’s scrutiny committee wants members of the public to come forward with ideas and suggestions about how to improve the tram network.
The council streets and environment scrutiny committee will meet at the Town Hall on March 20, when it will examine Transport for London’s management of the trams. The first part of the meeting will look at the 2016 Sandilands tram crash and the lessons learned, while the second part of meeting will be about how the trams network can be improved.
Sean Fitzsimons, the councillor who chairs scrutiny, said, “Next year will be the 25th anniversary of the Croydon Tramlink Act, which basically set out the network we have today.
“No major extensions have been funded in that time, but in the rest of London, the Docklands Light Railway has been extended many times, London Overground was conceived and grown, but Tramlink remains virtually the same.
“I’m looking for people to come forward who can provide the arguments for new extensions. Is TfL inner-London centric? So will suburban light rail always lose out to inner London projects?
“If this is the case what are the answers to this? How else can we fund Tramlink extensions?”
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