Mayoral candidates discuss Bromley’s transport
by Marco Cillario Fri 18 March 2016, 12:16 pm
As the Mayor of London elections on 5 May get closer, candidates have revealed their visions on transport in Bromley.
Speaking to the Bromley Times, both Conservative candidate, Zac Goldsmith and Labour hopeful Sadiq Khan said they wanted Transport for London to take over services in the borough, which are currently run by rail firm Southeastern.
Khan said he considered the extension of the Bakerloo line to reach the borough, currently without tube networks, “an option”.
But he also called for Crossrail 3, telling the Bromley Times: “We’ve heard a lot about Crossrail, which connects the east and west, and Crossrail 2 to connect the north and south but what about a Crossrail 3 to serve suburban areas like Bromley?”
He added that he thought it would be beneficial and had called on the chancellor to recognise this.
Goldsmith said he hoped to emulate the “success” the Overground has had under current mayor, Boris Johnson.
“We’ve seen a 300% increase in passengers and capacity, satisfaction levels have increased and eventually it means more money for TfL to reinvest,” he told the newspaper.