Our "rail strategy for London's future" sets out how to provide more capacity as passenger numbers continue to rise.
TfL's rail forecast for growth are part of TfL's 'Transport 2025' and suggest that employment and population levels are expected to increase by a further one million in the next 20 years.
The rail solutions presented in this document will provide major benefits to both London and UK wide economies. The proposals make best use of existing National Rail infrastructure in London, ensuring growth is managed in as sustainable way as possible, at lower cost than building further new rail links, and fit well with wider Government and regional strategy.
Ian Brown, Managing Director of London Rail said:
"The future of our economy, communities and environment is inextricably linked to the ability of the transport network to respond to London's growth. Improving London's rail transport will play a crucial role in supporting the contribution that the Capital and the wider South East makes to the UK economy"
The Mayor of London and TfL published a 20 year transport programme 'Transport 2025' the vision for transport in London, which includes the rail requirements. The TfL initiative, published on 28th November, highlights the importance of sustained investment in public transport, and sets out ways that the impact of transport on the environment can be reduced together with measures to increase cycling and walking.