London Mayor candidate Ken Livingstone has pledged to extend the Tramlink to Crystal Palace if he wins next year’s London Mayoral election. “It is madness to have extended the East London Line down to Crystal Palace and then not link it up to the tram,” he said on a recent visit to Croydon.
Boris Johson was accused of abandoning the outer boroughs after he dropped the extension plan in November 2008. 78 per cent of local residents welcomed the planned extension in a local referendum held at the time.
A few days later, Boris Johnson was promising to do exactly the same thing – extend the Tramlink to CP – although he admitted that he did not think that it would be a priority in his transport plans.