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Sutton tram extension back on?

In late February, London Mayor Sadiq Khan revealed an updated 25-year transport strategy for the UK capital that includes a possible West London orbital rail line and a proposal to develop the long-awaited Tramlink extension to Sutton.

In late February, London Mayor Sadiq Khan revealed an updated 25-year transport strategy for the UK capital that includes a possible West London orbital rail line and a specific proposal to develop the long-awaited Tramlink extension to Sutton.

The document states that the Mayor’s office is to work with the London Boroughs of Merton and Sutton to develop the major extension to Tramlink that was previously announced under Mayor Boris Johnson in 2013.

The strategy also references longer-term projects such as a potential DLR extension from Gallions Reach to Thamesmead in a bid to deliver 90% increases in rail capacity in the capital by 2041.