Bromley Council gives backing to DLR bid
PUBLISHED: 08:00 04 July 2013
The bid to bring the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Bromley has been backed by the council.
The extension would link to Docklands and east London and improve accessibility into central London.
A motion was passed at a full council meeting on Monday (July 1).
A Transport for London pre-feasibility revealed that the cost of extending the DLR to Bromley would be £800 million, which is 5.4 per cent of the estimated cost of Crossrail and just 2.4 per cent of what High Speed 2 is expected to cost.
Council leader Cllr Stephen Carr said: “Such an extension is the priority of the borough, more important and significant than other option as it will bring greater opportunities for our borough and south east generally.
“Unlike many parts of the capital, south-east London, and Bromley borough in particular, have not seen any new major infrastructure projects of this sort for many years.”
The proposal to extend the DLR to Bromley was outlined by London Mayor Boris Johnson in his 2020 Vision for London paper launched on June 11.