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London requires world class infrastructure and a transport system which maximises the city's economic efficiency and the quality of life of its citizens.

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Index Index Page 1 Introduction Page 2 The TEN priorities Page 3 Details of the Measures carried or proposed to carry out Page 7 Conclusion Page 18 Introduction LONDON, the capital of United Kingdom, is a gateway for international investment and tourism to UK. It is also a financial centre of Europe, to sustain this particular role, it requires world class infrastructure and a transport system which maximises the city's economic efficiency and the quality of life of its citizens. From 1980 London's resident population have risen over 16%, together with a strong economic and tourism growth resulting an extensive pressure on its supply of housing, offices, especially transport. Our London Mayor Ken Livingston has proposed a Transport Strategy to resolve this problem. This Strategy provides all measures for transport improvement, as well as environment and economic development enhancement. It mainly contend with the improvement of public transport, which includes buses, underground and over-ground railway services and it also provide measures to tackle central London congestion issues. In order to support London as an exemplary sustainable world city, "the Transport Strategy will increase the capacity, reliability, efficiency, quality and integration of the transport system to provide the world class transport system the capital needs." (Transport Strategy) It has marked ten key transport priorities, where its outlines are as follow, and will discuss thoroughly on later pages. 1. Reduction of traffic congestion 2. Overcoming the backlog of investment on the underground 3. Improving bus service 4. Integrating National Rail 5. Planning and providing new capacity 6. Improving car journey time reliability 7. Supporting local transport initiatives 8. Making the distribution of goods and services in London more reliable 9. Making the transport system more accessible 10. Improving network integration (4A Transport Strategy) Based on the above ten priorities, approaches were/ will be taken to address the diverse problem throughout London in order to improve London's transport system. ...read more.


upgrading existing lines, including refurbishment and replacement of trains; ? improving conditions at stations and interchanges, through a costed, prioritised programme of works, addressing first those stations most in need of improvement; ? making the Underground more accessible to more people, by creating a core 'accessible network', coupled with more widespread improvements to trains and stations; ? addressing Londoners' concerns about safety and personal security, both on the system itself and on journeys to and from Underground stations, including better integration with other forms of transport; ? providing new capacity, in the longer term, through proposed extensions to the network such as the east-west CrossRail, the Hackney-SouthWest Line, and extensions to the East London Line (Transport Strategy) The Dockland Light Railway Dockland Light Railway is a very crucial contributor to the regeneration of Dockland area. In order to ensure its service quality the following strategy will be used. ? a review of the capacity of the existing network in line with the emerging needs of the Docklands area; ? improved integration with other transport, including through ticketing and interchange initiatives; ? extending the benefits of station accessibility by ensuring surrounding areas and facilities are also accessible; ? supporting the extension of the DLR to London City Airport and exploring the potential for further extensions. (Transport Strategy) Croydon Tramlink Croydon Tramlink provides high standard service to the south London area, supporting its local services and town center, still improvement is proposed to: ? better integration with other transport services, including local transport to access Tramlink; ? extending the benefits to be gained through Tramlink's accessibility by ensuring surrounding areas and facilities are also accessible; ? exploring the potential for extending the Tramlink network to provide improvements to a wider area. (Transport Strategy) National Rail Post-privatisation of the National Rail industry resulting a lack of efficient service and poor safety standard. To improve this Mayor and the Transport for London will work with the Strategic Rail Authority, to ensure substantial investment and expand the existing network to provide an additional capacity. ...read more.


? Support for improvements to the West London Line, with a more frequent local passenger service and additional stations to serve new development. (Transport Strategy) New Thames river crossings in east London to assist regeneration In indicative priority order these are: ? A rail crossing at Woolwich, either by further extending the Docklands Light Railway beyond London City Airport or by extending the North London Line to link to the North Kent Line. ? A local road bridge between Barking and Thamesmead that would have dedicated lanes for public transport. ? A road bridge or tunnel between North Greenwich and Silvertown, with particular emphasis on local traffic and providing access to regeneration sites. (Transport Strategy) New intermediate mode schemes Currently four proposals for tram or bus transit have been identified: ? East London Transit, a bus based network between Barkingside, Rainham, Harold Hill, Collier Row and Elm Park. ? Greenwich Waterfront, a bus or tram based proposal extending to Abbey Wood. ? Uxbridge Road, a bus or tram based proposal from Uxbridge to Shepherd's Bush. ? Cross River Transit a bus or tram based proposal from Peckham across central London to Camden, including the linking of Waterloo, Euston and Kings Cross. (Transport Strategy) * All paragraph in the BOX were extracted directly from Mayor's Transport Strategy document Conclusion The following graph shows the improvement in the public transport services. These major improvement result in a great improvement in the mode of life which people are living. By the above statistics, we can realize the distribution of population and the employment projection have emerged to increase at a greater extend at outer London and Dockland area. We may conclude that the improvement in the public transport have result a greater accessibility in area other than the central London, and will be able to attract more human activities. National Rail Overcrowding Projected National Rail Overcrowding Projected Undergroung Overcrowding Underground Overcrowding According to the above graphical Statistic, the problem in overcrowding in the rail and underground services will be significantly solved by the improvement in other means of transport. ...read more.

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