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TfL funds four tube and tram projects


Transport for London has provided £24M for tram and tube improvement works at four London stations.

Part of TfL’s Growth Fund, the money will go towards improving tube services at Colindale, Walthamstow Central and Ilford, as well as upgrading the tram service at Elmers End in Beckenham.

In Colindale a new station will be built, while upgrades to the Victoria Line at Walthamstow Central Station include a second entrance and step-free access needed to support around 2,000 new homes in the area.

A third entrance at Ilford Station is included among the works as well as double tracking the tram line at Elmers End and adding a second platform to improve the Croydon Tramlink.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “I’m delighted to be announcing the next four schemes that will benefit from our Growth Fund – millions of pounds of investment that will directly improve people’s daily experience on our public transport network and unlock vital new housing and jobs.

“As London’s population grows, it is essential we continue to build world-class infrastructure like new Tube stations across the capital, but also target improvements in a way that can help deliver the new homes Londoners desperately need.”

TfL director of City Planning Alex Williams added: “Good transport links are vital to supporting growth in a city. Our Growth Fund is helping to unlock transport schemes which might not have been funded, helping to create more homes and jobs across London.

“By promoting ‘good growth’ across London, we can help the capital continue to prosper while providing new transport options for Londoners.”

Walthamstow Central will receive £15M from TfL, while Colindale has been awarded £5M to go towards its £22M project. TfL has set aside £3.3M for enhancements at Elmers End while £750,000 will be given to Ilford Station for its £2.2M works.

More than 15 schemes have already received funding as part of the scheme which still has £80M left to distribute.


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