News POSTED ON: 17 December 2018

Transport for London (TfL) is consulting on proposals for a new, direct and quicker transport link between Sutton and Merton called the Sutton Link.

The London Borough of Sutton has been working with The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and other partners to enhance transport links to the Sutton site as part of plans to create The London Cancer Hub.

We have been discussing the need for major investments in transport infrastructure including the tram with TfL, local MPs, ministers and London Assembly members.

Earlier this year, our plans for The London Cancer Hub gained a major boost when Mayor of London Sadiq Khan committed to exploring options for bringing the tram to Sutton. As part of this work, TfL has been investigating a full range of alternatives that could bring similar benefits to a tram, as a result, they have come up with an alternative called Bus Rapid Transit which is being considered for some routes.

The public consultation, which launched at the end of October, now gives people the opportunity to state their support for the Sutton Link, feed in comments on their preferred route and advise on their preference of a tram or a Bus Rapid Transit system.

One of the three proposed routes takes the tram down an existing train track from Wimbledon station, while the others are new routes from South Wimbledon or Colliers Wood stations that could be delivered as a tram or Bus Rapid Transit.

We strongly support taking the tram to Sutton town centre as a critical first step to take it all the way to the site of The London Cancer Hub in Belmont.

You can access the consultation document here – and your response can be submitted via an online survey or via email using the reference ‘Sutton Link’. The deadline for responses is 6 January.