Greenwich Waterfront Transit Scheme Cancelled

Boriswatch reports that the Greenwich Waterfront Transit Scheme has been canned by the Mayor:

However, lower projections for future fare revenue caused by the deterioration in the wider economy and the drain on TfL’s resources caused by the collapse of Metronet means that some work planned for 2009/10 must be cancelled or deferred until a later date.

This means deferral of works at some Tube stations including the project to install step free access to the Circle and Metropolitan lines at Baker Street.
In addition, the Greenwich Waterfront Transit Scheme will be cancelled given the Mayor’s earlier decision not to proceed with the Thames Gateway Bridge.

When we lived in Charlton we were consulted on the scheme and though it was an undeniably poor substitute for a new DLR link, it would have cut journey times to connect with the O2 and the Jubilee Line and added 40% capacity to existing bus services in a poorly-served area of London.

This is another reason to rue the cancellation of the Thames Gateway Bridge.

Poor old Thamesmead.